UCLA Prospect Preview: Week One

Aug. 28 -- Check out where UCLA prospects will be playing this weekend throughout the country...

***Game of the Week:*** Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Chandler, the alma mater of Paul Perkins and Brett Hundley, has another player they'd like to add to the mix in four-star athlete target Chase Lucas as well as four-star receiver N'Keal Harry. The next quarterback in line at Chandler is Mason Moran, who committed to Oregon State despite backing up Paul Perkins' brother, Bryce, the past two years. Bishop Gorman is one of the premier teams in the country, and finished No. 2 last year by Scout. They feature Texas A&M commit Tate Martell at quarterback, 2017 four-star receiver Tyjon Lindsey, four-star Arizona State cornerback commit Alex Perry, four-star defensive lineman Haskell Garrett, who is one of UCLA's top 2017 targets and safety Bubba Bolden.

Kapolei (Hawaii) vs. Mililani (Hawaii)
A pair of Pac-12 commits are featured in this game, both a pair of Nike camp MVP's. Of UCLA interest is the newest Bruin commit, offensive lineman Sean Auwae, who leads Kapolei against defending state champion Mililani, which boasts Oregon four-star running back commit Vavae Malepeai.

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty vs. Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Krys Barnes, one of UCLA's earlier commits, leads Liberty in an intersectional game against traditional Southern Section power Mission Viejo. Barnes had a great offseason but has been even better in pads in his career and Liberty will need him against Mission Viejo, which doesn't have the star power it has had in years past but has a couple of guys of note, including defensive lineman Carter Hartmann, who's a Mountain West recruit.

Rialto (Calif.) Carter vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
Another game featuring a slew of high major prospects, including one UCLA commit and one UCLA target. Carter is led by the Toailoa brother, UCLA verbal Lokeni Toailoa and his brother Leni Toailoa, who's a commit to San Jose State right now, but has UCLA heavily pursuing him. Los Osos has Oklahoma commit Bryce Youngquist at linebacker and Arizona State verbal Cohl Cabral on the offensive line.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle vs. Euless (Texas) Trinity
A bigtime interstate contest features Scout's No. 1 ranked team in 2015, De La Salle, the defending CIF State Open Division Champions and traditional Texas power, Euless Trinity. De La Salle is led by four-year starter Boss Tagaloa, one of UCLA's most important targets as well as four-star tight end Devin Asiasi. Trinity has Scout 300 defensive tackle Chris Daniels.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi vs. Sylmar (Calif.)
A pair of UCLA commits and the son of a UCLA coach lead Crespi in 2015. While 2018 quarterback Hamish McClure, the son of UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure gets his feet wet at quarterback, he'll have the luxury of handing the ball off to power back Jalen Starks, UCLA's committed big back in the 2016 class. Defensively, defensive end Marcus Moore, who will get to play for McClure and with McClure, leads the Celts.

Gardena (Calif.) Serra vs. Lakewood (Calif.)
Despite some graduation losses, Serra is still pretty stacked and they're headlined by UCLA verbal Oluwole Betiku, who begins his second year of football this season. Besides Betiku, UCLA is after two-way athlete Brandon Burton too. The Cavs also feature USC commit C.J. Pollard, Arizona quarterback commit Khalil Tate and San Jose State commit Blake Walls at linebacker.

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade vs. Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Chaminade will be led at quarterback by UCLA commit Dymond Lee. While Lee is one of the best receivers in the Southland, he'll focus on quarterback this year for Chaminade, the position UCLA will give him first shot at.

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West vs. Merced (Calif.)
Clovis West features UCLA verbal Darian Owens as well as five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly and they begin their 2015 season with a game against Merced.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward vs. Malibu (Calif.)
After a season that had some injuries keep him out in 2014, UCLA's longest standing commit, Breland Brandt, will return for the 2015 season with a lot of focus and something to prove and they start their season against Malibu.

Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak vs. Romoland (Calif.) Heritage
Great Oak has a lot of talent in 2015, including UCLA commit Demetric Felton at running back, where he'll also line up in the slot and return kicks and punts to get the ball in his hands. Joining Felton is Arizona offensive line commit Bryson Cain and Navy commit Jake Schwarzer at linebacker. Heritage is paced by BYU commit Aleva Hifo.

Torrance (Calif.) North vs. Redondo (Calif.)
Another one of UCLA's main targets, Mique Juarez, currently committed to USC, gets his season started against Redondo in a matchup of neighboring schools.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw vs. San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills
An intersectional matchup between City and San Diego Section schools features UCLA targets on both teams. Mission Hills lost UCLA freshman DeChaun Holiday to graduation but they still feature Troy Warner, who decommitted from Oregon this week and has UCLA watching him. Crenshaw has UCLA target Marquis Lawson, who plays both receiver and defensive back and new Washington State commit Derek Moore on the defensive line.

Westlake (Calif.) vs. Oxnard (Calif.)
The Warriors have one of the nation's top receivers in Theo Howard, who UCLA is heavily pursuing since his decommitment from Oregon, and they pursued him even while he was committed. In the backfield, Westlake has running back Chase Jasmin leading the way in their first season under a new coach since the 1980's.

Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan vs. Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Buchanan has UCLA target Bryson Young on their defensive line while Edison has three-star linebacker David Tate and three-star defensive lineman Leevel Tatum leading the Tigers.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins vs. Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park
Hawkins has one of the best groups of young talent in the West, with 2017 five-star Joseph Lewis at receiver, four-star athlete Greg Johnson and four-star tight end Taariq Johnsonas well as 2018 four-star Jalen Hall, all but Taariq Johnson holding UCLA offers and coached by former UCLA safety Milvon James.

Corona (Calif.) Centennial vs. Salt Lake City (Calif.) East
Centennial is one of the favorites in the Pac-5, which they won a year ago, and they are loaded across the board, but no player is more high profile than four-star receiver Javon McKinley, who had a record-breaking 2014 season and now has UCLA on him more than they've ever been. East has a number of big-time Utah prospects in offensive lineman Johnny Maea and tight end Tangaloa Kaufusi.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) vs. San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral
Santa Margarita starts their season with an intersectional game against San Diego power Cathedral. Stanford commit K.J. Costello runs the Eagles offense and now welcomes in receiver Dylan Crawford, his longtime 7v7 teammate, to the Eagles.

Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin vs. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North
Clovis North was killed by graduation, including losing star running back Bolu Olorunfunmi, now at UCLA. Franklin, though, has their best player coming back, 2016 four-star Lamar Jackson, one of the top safeties in the West, whom UCLA covets.

Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic and long snapper commit Johnny Den Bleyker vs. Albany (Calif.) St. Mary's, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola and cornerback Myles Bryant vs. North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard Westlake, Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy and UCLA tight end commit Jordan Wilson vs. Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl Cohn, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) John Abbot College and UCLA kicker commit J.J. Molson vs. Trois Rivieres (QC), San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa and UCLA receiver target Steffon McKnight vs. Escondido, Pittsburg (Calif.), UCLA cornerback target Jordan Parker vs. San Ramon (Calif.) California and San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine and offensive line target Mike Alves vs. Ramona (Calif.).

UCLA commits kicking off next week:
Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy quarterback Matt Lynch, Portland Ore.) David Douglass defensive end Osa Odighizuwa and Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More punter Bailey Raborn.

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