UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Thirteen

NOV. 28 -- We look at the games this weekend involving UCLA commits and recruits in Week Thirteen...

Game of the Week: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco vs. Norco (Calif.)
Its a matchup of the past two CIF-SS Pac-5 champions when No. 1 seeded Bosco, who won it in 2013 (en route to the state title) meets Poly, who won it in 2012 (before losing in the D-I state bowl game). 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. Poly is loaded all over and could have their most talented teams in years. DB Iman Marshall is one of the nation's top corners and will see time at receiver as well. Defensive lineman Joseph Wicker can play inside or outside, and has ten sacks in the first three games and that led UCLA to offer him last month. Defensive back Colin Samuel, who UCLA offered this week, gives the Jackrabbits two of the biggest and most talented corners in the state. Josh Love is a smooth, efficient quarterback and junior receiver Jack Jones, who UCLA offered at their camp this summer, is one of the most explosive players in the state.

Corona (Calif.) Centennial vs. La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat
Bishop Amat has a pair of UCLA 2016 recruits who've both been offered by the Bruins, defensive back Trevon Sidney and receiver Tyler Vaughns. The Huskies have a great one-two punch at receiver led by California commit Greyson Bankhead and standout junior Javon McKinley, who has a UCLA offer. Los Angeles NFTC running back MVP J.J. Taylor is electric out of the backfield. Defensively, Oregon corner commit Jihree Stewart leads the secondary and fellow corner Gabreal Hughes will be one of the fastest players on the field.

Upland (Calif.) vs. Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta The Highlanders will host Vista Murrieta in their CIF playoff semifinal. UCLA four-star linebacker commit Josh Woods, who was terrific last week against Hart, 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. Vista Murrieta has a handful of FBS prospects, receiver Colin Baker, a commit to San Jose State, defensive tackle Tevita Mounga, a commit to BYU, tight end Jamie Nunley, a commit to Arizona and three-star outside linebacker Shannon Walsh.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman vs. Henderson (Nev.) Liberty
This game will boast commits to UCLA, USC, Notre Dame and Washington. The Gaels are the No. 1 team in the country by Scout and continue the Nevada state playoffs this weekend in the D1 State Semifinals. Gorman has a five-star commit to the Bruins in tight end Alize Jones, the West's top player at the position. Gorman also has UCLA target Cordell Broadus at receiver and 2017 quarterback Tate Martell, a Washington commit, now completely running the Gaels offense. Another 2017 four-star is receiver Tyjon Lindsey, a versatile all-purpose weapon. Liberty has USC commit Noah Jefferson, who plays tight end and defensive end for the Patriots.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy vs. Lakeland (Fla.) Christian
While Lakeland Christian running back T.J. Simmons, a UCLA commit, will likely continue to sit after a leg injury, First Academy TCA and UCLA commit Victor Alexander, along with teammates like Jeff Holland, Ben Edwards and Kevin Tolliver, will be in action.

Manvel (Texas) vs. Cypress (Texas) Woods
Last week, Manvel put up a season best 76 points and then cornerback William Lockett left for his official visit to UCLA, where he sealed the deal with the Bruins. This weekend, with no visit folllowing, Manvel and Lockett look to stay unbeaten when they play Cypress Woods in the 6A D2 Regionals.

Others:
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North and UCLA commit Bolu Olorunfunmi have completed their season. San Leandro (Calif.) and UCLA commit Stephen Johnson have completed their season. Herriman (Utah) and UCLA commit Andre James have completed their season. 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. Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde and UCLA commit Tevita Halalilo have completed their season. Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol and UCLA commit Cassius Peat have completed their season. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran and UCLA target Keisean Lucier-South have completed their season. Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker and UCLA target Osa Masina have completed their season. Lodi (Calif.) Tokay and UCLA commit L.J. Reed have completed their season. Orange (Calif.) Coast College and UCLA commit Zach Bateman have completed their season. La Mirada (Calif.) and UCLA target Tony Brown have completed their season. Monrovia (Calif.) and UCLA target Octavius Spencer completed their season. San Gorgonio (Calif.) and UCLA target Nathan Meadors have completed their season.


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