Scout High School Top 50 Poll: Week 1

Aug. 26 -- It's the first week of Scout's high school football poll, and many schools with UCLA prospects are in it, including #1...

Rank  Team (Record) City, ST

1.

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De La Salle (0-0) Concord, Calif. 

De La Salle begins the season No. 1, and it has the top defenisve tackle in the West in Boss Tagaloa anchoring the line of scrimmage as it looks to continuing its winning ways.


Next: 8/29 at No. 46 Trinity (0-0)

2.

Bishop Gorman (0-0) Las Vegas, Nev.

New Texas A&M commit Tate Martell, a five-star quarterback and the No. 2 quarterback in the nation, leads Bishop Gorman on a trip south as it tries to extend a 24-game winning streak.

Next: 8/29at Chandler (1-0)

3.

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American Heritage (1-0) Plantation, Fla.

Defensive end Brian Burns, who is considering the likes of Florida, Florida State, LSU and Georgia, led a spirited defensive effort to beat highly-publicized IMG in the season opener.

Last: Beat IMG Academy, 19-7
Next: 8/29 at Stephenson (2-0)

4.

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DeSoto (0-0) DeSoto, Texas

Ohio State quarterback commit Tristen Wallace and four-star class of 2017 receiver KD Nixon are part of the enormous offensive weapons for DeSoto.

Next: vs. Martin (0-0)

5.

St. Thomas Aquinas (0-0) Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Receiver Sam Bruce, who is committed to Miami, had a 44-yard touchdown reception to lead St. Thomas Aquinas to a season-opening win.


Last: Def Dillard 24-0
Next: 8/28 Booker T. Washington (1-0)

6.

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Allen (0-0), Allen, Texas

Scout's defending national champs are also home to the No. 1 offensive tackle in the midwest, Greg Little.


Next: 8/28 vs. No. 42 Guyer (0-0)

7.

St. Peter's Prep (0-0), Jersey City, N.J.


The defending New Jersey non-public Group IV champs are re-tooling, but have Boston College commit K.J. Gray and two-offer 2017 quarterback Jonathan Lewis leading the offense.


Next: 9/3 vs. St. Frances Academy (0-0)

8.

Manvel (0-0) Manvel, Texas

A loaded squad includes Scout 100 member Deontay Anderson, Texas commit Reggie Hemphill, TCU commit D'Eriq King, Florida commit Kyle Trask, Ole Miss commit D'Vaughn Pennamon and four-star Jordan Carmouche.

Next: 8/28 vs. Westfield (0-0)

9.

Centennial (0-0), Corona, Calif.

Scout 100 receiver Javon McKinley and a trio of defensive backs either committed to Pac-12 or strong Pac-12 interest.

Next:  8/28 vs. East (0-0)

10. 

Chandler (1-0) Chandler, Ariz.

Oregon State commit Mason Moran was 15 of 15 for 195 yards and two touchdowns, and he also ran for a pair of scores in the season opener.


LastDef. Pinnacle 56-10
Next: vs. No. 2 Bishop Gorman 0-0

11.

Paramus Catholic (0-0), Paramus, N.J.


The Paladins have a plethora of talent, including uncommitted receiver Donald Steward and the nation's No. 1 player, defensive tackle Rashan Gary.


Next: 9/4 vs Eastern Christian (0-0)

12.

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St. John Bosco (0-0) Bellflower, CA 

Washington running back commit Sean McGrew leads the offense, and will run behind five-star class of 2017 offensive tackle Wyatta Davis.


Next: 8/28 at La Mirada (0-0)

13.

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IMG Academy (0-1) Bradenton, Fla.

IMG is home to more prospects than any other program in the nation, but got off to a rough start in an unexpected season-opening loss.

Last: Lost to No. 3 American Heritage 19-7

Next: 8/30 vs. Miramar (1-0)

14. 

Archbishop Wood (0-0) Warminster, Pa.

Rutgers quarterback commit Anthony Russo and class of 2017 receiver Mark Webb, who already has a nice offer list, lead the Vikings offense.

Next: 9/5 vs. Allentown, N.J. (0-0)

15. 

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Miami Central (1-0), Miami, Fla.

A pair of Florida State commits, Jamel Cook and Keir Thomas, lead Miami Central while Darnell Salomon, whose list includes Alabama, Miami and LSU, is also a big-time offensive threat.

Last: Def. Royal Palm 48-6

Next: 8/29 at No. 32 DeMatha (0-0)

16.

Serra (0-0) Gardena, CA

Five-star defensive end Oluwole Betiku, who is committed to UCLA, gets to team up with USC commit C.J. Pollard, a defensive back. Arizona commit Khalil Tate is the quarterback.

Next: 8/28 vs. Lakewood (0-0)

17.

Cedar Hill (0-0) Cedar Hill, Texas

A pair of SMU defensive back commits -- Michael Clark and Eric Sutton -- patrol the secondary while 2017 four-stars Avery Davis (QB) and Camron Buckley (WR) should make the offense go.

Next: 8/28 at South Oak Cliff (0-0)

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Archer (1-0) Lawrenceville, Ga.

The headliners for the Tigers are Ohio State safety commit Isaiah Pryor (2017) and receiver Kyle Davis, who has Auburn, Georgia and LSU on his list.


Last: Def. North Paulding 49-21

Next: 8/29 vs. Peachtree Ridge (0-1)

19.

Bingham (1-0) South Jordan, Utah

The top team in Utah in 2014 holds the same position in 2015, and looming is a Sept. 4 showdown with No. 2 Bishop Gorman.

Last: Def. Westlake 38-0
Next: 8/28 at Herriman (0-1)

20.

La Salle (0-0) Cincinnati, Ohio

La Salle has a stacked backfield with running back commit Jeremy Larkin and class of 2017 running back Jarell White, who holds ofrers.


Next: 8/28 vs. Carmel, Ind. (-0)

21.

Don Bosco Prep (0-0) Ramsey, N.J.

The Ironmen have Iowa defenive end commit Brandon Simon, Maryland defenisve back commit Tyrone Hill and class of 2017 offensive lineman Liam Fornadel playing for legendary coach Greg Toal.

Next: 9/5 vs. No. 23 St. Joseph Regional (0-0)

22.

Folsom (0-0) Folsom, Calif.

Folsom's offensive cornerstone is offensive tackle Jonah Williams, the No. 1 offensive tackle in the West and an Alabama commit.

Next: 8/28 vs. Clayton Valley (0-0)

23.

St. Joseph Regional (0-0), Montvale, N.J.

A well-coached team will have plenty of work to do along the ultra-competitive North Jersey parochial scene, but 2017 athlete Louis Acceus, who holds a few offers, will have a big say in how the season goes.

Next: 9/5 at No. 21 Don Bosco Prep (0-0)

24.

Archbishop Rummel (0-0) Metairie, La.

Arkansas commit Briston Guidry anchors the defensive line while cornerback Kristian Fulton, who has Florida, LSU and Texas on his list, leads the secondary.

Next: 9/4 vs. University Lab (0-0)

25.

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McEachern (1-0) Power Springs, Ga.

Class of 2017 Georgia quarterback commit Bailey Hockman ran for one school and threw for another in the season-opening win.

Next: 9/4 vs. Buford (1-0)

26.

Ocean Lakes (4-0) Virginia Beach, Va. 

Ocean Lakes is looking to repeat at state champs and has the nation's No. 2 cornerback, Florida State commit Levonta Taylor, to roam the secondary while stud 2017 defensive tackle Eric Crosby (double digit offers) anchors the line of scrimmage.


Last: Def. Hermitage 9-0
Next: 8/28 vs. Salem (0-0)

27.

Katy (0-0) Katy, Texas

A pair of Northwestern commits in Paddy Fisher sand Travis Whillock join Houston commit Collin Wilder on a stacked defense.


Next: 8/27 vs. Kingwood (0-0)

28.

Flanagan (0-0) Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Class of 2016 lineman Devin Bush Jr. is looking at Auburn, Florida State and Michigan and 2017 cornerback Stanford Samuels has Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Florida State on his list.

Next: Stoneman Douglas (0-0)

29.

Bergen Catholic (0-0) Oradell, N.J.

The Crusaders are pushing for a state title and much of it will hinge on the play of the East's top quarterback, Jarrett Guarantano, who is committed to Tennessee.

Next: 9/5 vs. No. 3 American Heritage (1-0)

30.

Mallard Creek (1-0) Charlotte, N.C.

Tight end Thaddeus Moss, the son of former NFL standout Randy Moss, had a 13-yard touchdown catch in the opener. Mallard Creek is also home to Florida State defensive end commit Josh Brown.

Next: 8/28 at Butler (1-0)

31.

Archbishop Moeller (0-0) Cincinnati, Ohio

Three Big Ten commits -- Jake Jausman (Ohio State), Ryan Smith (Indiana) and Matt Coughlin (Michigan State) -- join Pitt commit Thomas Macvittie on a loaded roster.

Next: 8/28 vs. Cathedral, Ind. (0-0)

32.

DeMatha (0-0) Hyattsville, Md.

The Stags have a tough opener but plenty of talent in Maryland commits Tino Ellis and D.J. Turner, Penn State commit Shane Simmons and Scout 300 lineman Terrance Davis, who already has four Power 5 official visits set.

Next: 8/29 vs. No. 15 Miami Central (1-0)

33.

Bishop Amat (0-0) La Puente, Calif.

USC commit Trevon Sydeny and five-star receiver Tyler Vaughns make Bishop Amat tough to match up with from a talent standpoint, and UNLV commit Matt Brayton is big on the offensive line.

Next: 8/28 vs. Mater Dei (0-0)

34.

Colquitt County (1-0) Moultrie, Ga.

Defensive end JaQuain Blakely, a Tennessee commit, made five tackles and had 1 1/2 sacks in the opener.

Last: Def. North Gwinnet 45-14
Next: 8/28 at Plant (0-0)

35.

South Panola (1-0) Batesville, Miss.

Southern Miss commit Demetrius Market returned the opening kick 98 yards for a touchdown to get South Panola off to a positive start.

Last: Def. Clinton 35-25

Next: 8/28 vs. Meridian (0-1)

36.

St. Xavier (0-0) Cincinnati, Ohio

Class of 2017 quarterback Sean Clifford, a Penn State commit, leads an offense that features tight end Noah Davis (Michigan State commit) and class of 2017 four-star offensive tackle Mat Bockhorst.

Next: 8/28 vs. Covington Catholic (0-0)

37.

Steele (0-0) Cibolo, Texas  

Steele has a pair of Texas Tech commits on offense (Bryson Denley and Antoine Cox) and Texas A&M commit Mark Jackson on defense.


Next: 8/28 vs. Madison (0-0)

38.

Union (0-0) Tulsa, Okla.

Union is home to running back Tyler Adams (Navy offer) and class of 2017 four-star cornerback Tre Brown.

Next: 9/4 Carroll (0-0)

39.

Clay-Chalkville (1-0) Pinson, Ala.

Dual-threat quarterback Ty Pigrome, who has a handful of offers, was 17 of 27 for 297 yards and ran for 59 yards.

Last: Def. Blackman 38-7
Next: 8/28 at Minor (1-0)

40.

Narbonne (0-0) Harbor City, Calif.

Arizona commits Devaughn Cooper and Sean Riley join Nevada commits Lawson Hall and Daniel Brown on the Gauchos. Uncommitted Jamal Hicks and offensive lineman Alex Akingbulu (four-star) give them loads of talent.

 

Next: 9/3 vs. Long Beach Poly (0-0)

41.

Lake Taylor (0-0) Norfolk, Va.

Cornerback and Ohio State commit Wayne Davis is on one side of the ball and 2017 offensive lineman Darnell Ewell, who holds double digit offers, is on the other side.

Next: 8/28 at Heritage (0-0)

42.

Guyer (0-0) Denton, Texas

Two of Texas' best in the 2017 class are five-star quarterback Shawn Robinson and tight end Brian Polendey. Over/under on how many times they hook up for scores?

Next: 8/28 vs. No. 6 Allen (0-0)

43.

Red Bank Catholic (0-0) Red Bank, N.J.

Offensive tackle Liam Smith, who is committed to Duke, will also play on the defensive line while quarterback/safety Eddie Hahn (UConn commit) is on the mend after a knee injury in last week's scrimmage.

Next: 9/11 at Long Branch (0-0)

44.

Trinity (0-0) Euless, Texas.

Four-star defensive tackle Chris Daniels, running back Ja'Ron Wilson and athlete Tyler Natee are part of the talented group at Trinity.

Next: 8/29 vs. No. 1 De La Salle (0-0)

45. 

Park Crossing (1-0) Montgomery, Ala.

Defensive backs Jeawon Taylor (Florida commit) and P.J. Blue (South Carolina commit) and offensive tackle Marcus "Tank" Jenkings (2018) make Park Crossing a must-see for Scouts.

Next: 8/28 at Lanier (0-1)

46.

Hoover (1-0) Hoover, Ala.

Linebacker Jeremian Moon, who is committed to Florida, will try to lead a Hoover squad that lost loads of talent from the 2014 team.

Last: Def. Oakland 24-6

Next: 8/28 vs. Manatee (1-0)

47.

Ben Davis (1-0) Indianapolis, Ind.

Michigan running back Chris Evans got his season off to a banging start by rushing four times for 112 yards and three touchdowns ...in the first half.

Last: Def. Arsenal Tech 63-0

Next: 8/28 vs. Avon (2-0)

48.

St. Mary's (0-0) Orchard Lake (Mich.)

A loaded 2017 class has four-star recruits K.J. Hamler and James Ross as well as offer-holding Dwayne Chapman and Ricahrd Bowens. Northwestern commit Cameron Kolwich anchor the offensive line.

Next: 8/29 vs. Loyola (0-0)

49.

Westfield (0-0) Houston, Texas

Westfield has Arizona State quarterback commit Dillono Sterling-Cole to throw to Scout 100 receiver Tyrie Cleveland. Houston commit Ed Oliver plays defensive tackle.

Next: vs. No. 8 Manvel (0-0)

50.

Bothell (0-0) Bothell, Wash.

Bothell concluded its 2015 season 14-0 and the top team in the Pacific Northwest, and it is beginning this season atop the perch as well.

Next: 9/4 vs. Eastlake (0-0)


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