UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Eleven

Nov. 6 -- Check out where UCLA prospects will be playing this weekend throughout the country...

***Game of the Week:*** Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw vs. Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey

Crenshaw and UCLA verbal Marquis Lawson as well as Washington State pledge Derek Moore take on Dorsey, who has new UCLA offered jumbo athlete Nahje Flowers in one of the best rivalries in California.  A Crenshaw win and a LA High loss helps the Cougars earn a share of the Coliseum League title.

Westlake (Calif.) vs. Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian

The Marmonte League title is on the line and Westlake bragging rights are too.  And the game has added intrigue with the return of Oaks coach Jim Benkert to Westlake HS, where he coached for 26 years.  An Oaks win puts the Lions at 10-0 before the playoffs start and in position for a potential top 4 seed in the Pac-5.  They’re lead by new UCLA quarterback offer Matt Corral, a 2018 four-star as well as former UCLA commit Michael Pittman, the USC commit the Bruins are trying to flip back.  UCLA also offered 2017 tight end Colby Parkinson last weekend from Oaks.   Westlake, of course, has new UCLA verbal Theo Howard, but he is out with a concussion, which makes the Warriors challenge that much tougher.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins vs. Los Angeles (Calif.)

Hawkins with UCLA targets Jalen Hall, Joseph Lewis and Greg Johnson, tries to clinch a tie for the Coliseum League title but needs to beat Los Angeles, which has UCLA 2017 four-star defensive line target Martin Andrus leading the unbeaten Romans, who can wrap up the league championship with a win.

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade vs. Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Chaminade quarterback/receiver Dymond Lee, a UCLA commit, will lead the Eagles against the Cavs and 2018 running back T.J. Pledger gives the Eagles playmaking ability out of the backfield.  Serra boasts UCLA targets in safety/receiver Brandon Burton and defensive end Oluwole Betiku.  A Serra win clinches the Mission League title outright.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola vs. La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat

Bishop Amat has UCLA commit Chris Gaston anchoring the secondary and a pair of USC commits in Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney.  Loyola, with Stanford commit David Long and UCLA target Myles Bryant, as well as new 2017 running back offeree Drake Beasley, continue to plug along this season.  The winner has an outside chance at a co-Mission League title but worst case gets the #2 seed out of the league.

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly vs. Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan

The Jackrabbits are led by five-star athlete Jack Jones who plays receiver and defensive back as well as 2017 linebacker Joshua Brown, Jayon's younger brother and 2018 safety Cameron McDonald, who UCLA offered in September. Utah commit Davir Hamilton, who has a UCLA offer, plays both ways for the Jackrabbits.  

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle vs. San Ramon (Calif.) California

De La Salle features UCLA’s top interior line prospect, Boss Tagaloa as well as tight end target Devin Asiasi. The Spartans also boast versatile athlete Antoine Custer, who bolsters their running game. 

Rialto (Calif.) Carter vs. Fontana (Calif.) A.B. Miller

Carter, with UCLA verbal Lokeni Toailoa and his brother Leni Toailoa, one of UCLA's newest commit, try to stay alive for a playoff berth and an outside chance at a shared league title.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral vs. Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul

Cathedral has safety Rhedi Short, one of UCLA's 2017 verbals, along with receiver Jamire Calvin and safety Elijah Blades and a win by the Phantoms wraps up the top spot out of the Angelus League.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian vs. North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake

Salesian has UCLA verbal Rahyme Johnson as well as 2017 recruit Deommodore Lenoir and they try to stay alive for a playoff spot.

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

Clovis West and UCLA verbal Darian Owens as well as five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly take on Clovis, who’s top player is new Idaho commit J.J. Wills, a three-star receiver who’s the son of former UCLA running back Shawn Wills.

Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak vs. Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa

UCLA commit Demetric Felton  looks to continue his monster senior season and Great Oak meets Murrieta Valley, which has running back Quincy Wimpish.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward vs. Lancaster (Calif.) McAuliffe

UCLA commit Breland Brandt will lead Windward in his final prep game.

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

Liberty and UCLA commit Krys Barnes can win the Southwest Yosemite League outright if they can get past Bakersfield, who’s trying to clinch a tie for the league title.

Other Games:

American River (Calif.) College and new UCLA defensive tackle verbal Nick Terry face Butte (Calif.) College. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) John Abbot College and UCLA kicker commit J.J. Molson vs. St. Jean (QC) in the playoffs. Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More and UCLA punter commit Bailey Raborn face Lafayette (La.) Northside. Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy and UCLA tight end commit Jordan Wilson have a first round bye in the playoffs. Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic and long snapper commit Johnny Den Bleaker play Fremont (Calif.) Irvington. Covington (Ga.) Newton and UCLA 2017 linebacker commit Jaquan Henderson meet Conyers (Ga.) Rockdale. Fontana (Calif.) Summit and UCLA receiver prospect Damian Alloway face Fontana (Calif.).

Thursday results:

Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy and UCLA quarterback commit Matt Lynch beat Boulder (Colo.), 38-14 in the first round of the state playoffs. Corona (Calif.) Centennial and UCLA target Javon McKinley beat Norco (Calif.), 67-20.

Season Complete:

Kapolei (Hawaii) and UCLA center commit Sean Auwae have completed their season.  Portland (Ore.) David Douglas and UCLA defensive line commit Osa Odighizuwa have completed their season. Encino (Calif.) Creeps and UCLA defensive end commit Marcus Moore have completed their season.


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