UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Nine

OCT. 31 -- A look at the games this weekend involving UCLA commits and recruits in Week Nine...

Game of the Week: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco vs. Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
In a game that features two of the nation's best quarterbacks, both top ten prospects in the country, Bosco will try to clinch at least a tie of their third straight Trinity League title. Bosco is led by the nation's top quarterback, Josh Rosen, UCLA's quarterback commit. The Braves have a slew of stars in their sophomore and junior classes too, namely four-star 2016 running back Sean McGrew and D.J. Morgan, a safety/receiver. Servite has receiver target Equanimeous St. Brown, a four-star recruit the Bruins are recruiting plus his younger brother, Osiris St. Brown, a 2017 four-star, with four-star quarterback Travis Waller, a commit to Oregon, on offense. Defensively, linebacker Jack Savage, the three-star linebacker who's the son of UCLA baseball coach John Savage, anchors the Friars.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) vs. Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Santa Margarita is led on defense by UCLA commit Rick Wade and on offense by 2016 four-star quarterback K.J. Costello. They also boast sleeper receiver Kyle Sweet, the younger brother of Bruin receiver Logan Sweet. Mater Dei has UCLA 2016 offensive line target Frank Martin and another 2016 standout in Curtis Robinson, who is starting to rack up offers.

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North vs. Clovis (Calif.)
The Broncos come in loaded with one of the Central Section's best teams and they have a pair of Pac-12 commits plus several other D-I prospects on their team. Bolu Olorunfunmi, a three-star running back committed to UCLA, heads into his third year as the starter in the backfield and rushed for 130 yards last week in his season debut. Fullback Westin Hatcher, who leads the way for Bolu, is a Top 5 fullback in the West. Defensively, Bransin Johnson, Malachi Foote and Noruwa Obanor are a part of a secondary that has all three with D-I offers. Linebacker Hayden Haupt has a number of offers too. Scout 100 defensive tackle Jacob Daniel, a commit to USC, is the top defender on the Broncos. Clovis has three-star receiver J.J. Wills from the 2016 class and the son of former UCLA running back Shawn Wills.

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde vs. Riverside (Calif.) North
Rancho Verde has UCLA four-star offensive line commit Tevita Halalilo and Florida four-star quarterback commit Sheriron Jones. The Mustangs also feature Arizona commit Cedric Peterson at receiver. The winner is trying to stay alive for the Inland Valley League title.

Upland (Calif.) vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
UCLA linebacker commit Josh Woods is part of a talented Upland team which features two Washington State commits, Kameron Powell and Tyler Hilinski and 2017 four-star athlete Nathan Tilford, who has a UCLA offer already. Rancho Cucamonga's top prospect is receiver Blake Fisher.

Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol vs. Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep
UCLA's newest commit, defensive end Cassius Peat, will lead Corona Del Sol against Notre Dame Prep in thier final game of the season.

Herriman (Utah) vs. Salt Lake City (Utah) West
UCLA verbal Andre James and Herriman take on West in their final regular season game.

Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton vs. Syracuse (Utah)
Brighton has the state's top prospect, and one of UCLA's primary targets, Osa Masina, leading them offensively and defensively.

Others:
Thursday night games: Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian and UCLA receiver commit Michael Pittman beat Moorpark (Calif.), 35-21. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly and UCLA targets Iman Marshall and Joseph Wicker beat Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan 57-0 in a game that UCLA head coach Jim Mora and defensive line coach Angus McClure attended. Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman and UCLA tight end commit Alize Jones beats Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde, 49-0. San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra and UCLA lineman target Luke Wattenberg beat Orange (Calif.) Lutheran and UCLA linebacker recruit Keisean Lucier-South, 24-20. San Leandro (Calif.) and UCLA commit Stephen Johnson beat Castro Valley (Calif.), 57-14. Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy and UCLA commit Victor Alexander beat Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence, 42-0. Lodi (Calif.) Tokay receiver and UCLA commit L.J. Reed take on Tracy (Calif.) West. UCLA commit William Lockett and Manvel (Texas) look to stay unbeaten against Pasadena (Texas) Memorial. Lakeland (Fla.) Christian running back T.J. Simmons is out for the season with a broken leg and will be out for their game with Fort Meade (Fla.). Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis and UCLA commit Fred Ulu-Perry have completed their season. Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward and UCLA commit Breland Brandt have completed their season.


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