UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Two

Sept. 4 -- Check out where UCLA prospects will be playing this weekend throughout the country...

***Game of the Week:***  Corona (Calif.) Centennial vs. Gardena (Calif.) Serra

These two battled in an epic CIF-SS Pac-5 first round playoff game a year ago, and Centennial would go on to win the Pac-5.  Now, two of the most fertile programs in the country collide in San Diego on Saturday night in the Honor Bowl.  Despite some graduation losses, Serra is still pretty stacked and they're headlined by UCLA verbal Oluwole Betiku, still in only 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 and San Jose State commit Blake Walls at linebacker.  Centennial is one of the favorites in the Pac-5 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.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman vs. South Jordan (Utah) Bingham

Bishop Gorman is one of the premier teams in the country, and ranked No. 1 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 safetyBubba Bolden.   Bingham has two of the best 2017 defensive linemen nationally, four-star defensive tackleJay Tufele whom UCLA has already offered, and defensive endLangi Tuifua, a four-star committed to Oregon. 

Kapolei (Hawaii) vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) Moanalua

UCLA committed offensive lineman Sean Auwae, leads Kapolei against Moanalua of Honolulu. 

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty vs. Bakersfield (Calif.) Ridgeview

Krys Barnes, one of UCLA's earlier commits, looks to give Liberty their first win of the season when they face crosstown foe Ridgeview. 

Rialto (Calif.) Carter vs. Rialto (Calif.)

A matchup of two Rialto schools has one UCLA commit and one UCLA target. Carter is led by the Toailoa brother, UCLA verbalLokeni Toailoa and his brotherLeni Toailoa, who's a commit to San Jose State right now, but has UCLA heavily pursuing him. 

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle vs. San Mateo (Calif.) Serra

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, who also plays defensive end for the Spartans. 

Encino (Calif.) Crespi vs. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran

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.   OLu features Harvard-bound quarterback L.J. Northington and Oregon offensive line commit Logan Bathke on offense and 2017 four-star safety Brandon McKinney, who UCLA is recruiting pretty heavily. 

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade vs. Redlands (Calif.) East Valley

The past two CIF State D-II champs meet in an intriguing non-league game.  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.   REV has a pair of three-star receivers who are getting a lot of attention, Khris Vaughn and C.J. Harris.

Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy vs. Broomfield (Colo.)

UCLA quarterback commit Matt Lynch starts his senior season when he leads Legacy against crosstown rival Broomfield in their 2015 opener.

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West vs. Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial

Clovis West features UCLA verbal Darian Owens as well as five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly and they continue their 2015 season with a game against Centennial of Bakersfield. 

Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak vs. Riverside (Calif.) King

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. 

Portland (Ore.) David Douglas vs. Forest Grove (Ore.)

UCLA commit Osa Odighizuwa and Douglas open their season against Forest Grove. 

Torrance (Calif.) North vs. Palos Verdes (Calif.) Peninsula

Another one of UCLA's main targets, Mique Juarez, currently committed to USC, take on Peninsula as they look for their first win of 2015. 

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw vs. Los Angeles (Calif.) Hamilton

Crenshaw has UCLA target @Marquis, who plays both receiver and defensive back and new Washington State commit Derek Moore on the defensive line.  Hamilton has Cal committed quarterback Armani Rogers, who UCLA has offered and is still recruiting and will have at their opener on Saturday against Virginia. 

Westlake (Calif.) vs. Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain

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.) Bullard

Buchanan has UCLA target Bryson Young on their defensive line while Bullard has three-star running back Charles Williams

Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins vs. Playa del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard

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 Johnson  as well as 2018 four-star Jalen Hall, all but Taariq Johnson holding UCLA offers and coached by former UCLA safety Milvon James. 

Santa Margarita (Calif.) vs. Corona (Calif.) Santiago

Santa Margarita continues their season Corona Santiago, who lost Blake Barnett to graduation. Stanford commit K.J. Costello runs the Eagles offense and now welcomes in receiverDylan Crawford, his longtime 7v7 teammate, to the Eagles. 

Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin vs. San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep

2016 four-star Lamar Jackson, one of the top safeties in the West, whom UCLA covets, leads Franklin in an intersectional matchup. 

Others

Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic and long snapper commit Johnny Den Bleyker vs. Hayward (Calif.) Mt. Eden, Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More and punter commit Bailey Raborn vs. Sulphur (La.), Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola and cornerback Myles Bryant vs. Palmdale (Calif.) Highland, Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy and UCLA tight end commit Jordan Wilson vs. Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) John Abbot College and UCLA kicker commit J.J. Molson vs. Drummondville (QC), San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa and UCLA receiver target Steffon McKnight vs. Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino and San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine and offensive line target Mike Alves vs. San Diego (Calif.) Madison.

Bye Week:

Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward and UCLA commit Breland Brandt have the week off.


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