UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Twelve

Nov. 13 -- Check out where UCLA prospects will be playing this weekend throughout the country...

***Game of the Week:*** Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy vs. Auroro (Colo.) Regis Jesuit

The second round of the 5A state playoffs match up teams with Power 5 commitments on each squad.  Legacy has UCLA verbal Matt Lynch at quarterback and in the second round for the first time in eight years.  Regis Jesuit is led by Nebraska tight end commit Jack Stoll as well as Penn defensive line commit Ace Escobedo.

Westlake (Calif.) vs. Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Westlake, of course, has new UCLA verbal Theo Howard, but he missed last week with a concussion, which makes the Warriors challenge that much tougher against a stacked Serra squad that earned the top spot out of the Mission League.  Serra boasts UCLA targets in safety/receiver Brandon Burton and defensive end Oluwole Betiku.

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade vs. Corona (Calif.) Centennial

Chaminade quarterback/receiver Dymond Lee, a UCLA commit, will lead the Eagles along with 2018 four-star T.J. Pledger at running back and fast rising receiver Jordan Chin, who camped with the Bruins this summer and is seeing his recruitment take off.  The Huskies are the defending Pac-5 champs and the top overall seed in the Pac-5 and their top prospect is Scout Top 50 receiver and Bruin target Javon McKinley, a top 10 receiver nationally.  

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian vs. Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan

Oaks is led 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 month from Oaks and they’re keeping an eye on three-star running back Gil’Scott Jackson.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola vs. Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson

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 and their third place finish gives them a winnable game over Wilson, who was awarded the Moore League’s #1 spot after Poly had to forfeit games.

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat vs. Norco (Calif.)

Bishop Amat has UCLA commit Chris Gaston anchoring the secondary and a pair of USC commits in Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney.  Norco counters with Michigan-bound three star athlete Victor Viramontes, Oregon linebacker commit Troy Dye and 2018 running back Travis Dye, both the younger brothers of former Bruin safety Tony Dye.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw vs. Wilmington (Calif.) Banning

Crenshaw and UCLA verbal Marquis Lawson as well as Washington State pledge Derek Moore take on Banning in their opening round game of the City Section D-I playoffs.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey vs. Carson (Calif.)

Dorsey has new UCLA offered jumbo athlete Nahje Flowers along with San Diego State running back commit Parie Dedeaux and they open the City playoffs with Carson.

Los Angeles (Calif.) vs. Bell (Calif.)

Los Angeles, which has UCLA 2017 four-star defensive line target Martin Andrus leading the unbeaten Romans, won the Coliseum League and after winning the D-III title in the City last year, move up to D-II this year and are the No. 1 seed in that division and will try to win their second straight City title.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral vs. La Crescenta (Calif.) Crescenta Valley

Cathedral has safety Rhedi Short, one of UCLA's 2017 verbals, along with receiver Jamire Calvin and safety Elijah Blades and they get started in the CIF-SS Southeast Playoffs against Crescenta Valley.

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

Clovis West and UCLA verbal Darian Owens as well as five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly take on Frontier in their first round CIF-Central D-I playoff game.

Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak vs. Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro

Great Oak hopes to have UCLA commit Demetric Felton back from a shoulder injury and they’ll need him going against Tesoro and Arizona quarterback commit Devon Modster in their CIF-SS West Valley division playoff opener.

Other Games:

American River (Calif.) College and UCLA defensive tackle verbal Nick Terry face Sacramento (Calif.) City College. Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy and UCLA tight end commit Jordan Wilson face Chattanooga (Tenn.) McCallie, though Wilson is sidelined.  Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic and long snapper commit Johnny Den Bleyker play Hercules (Calif.) in their playoff opener. Covington (Ga.) Newton and UCLA 2017 linebacker commit Jaquan Henderson meet Sharpsburg (Ga.) East Coweta in a playoff game. Fontana (Calif.) Summit and UCLA receiver prospect Damian Alloway face West Covina (Calif.) South Hills to open the CIF-SS playoffs.

Byes:

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle and UCLA targets Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa have a first round bye in the CIF-NCS D-I playoffs.  Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty and UCLA commit Krys Barnes have a first round bye in the CIF-Central Section D-I playoffs.  Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More and UCLA punter commit Bailey Reborn have a playoff bye.

Season Complete:

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) John Abbot College and UCLA kicker commit J.J. Molson have completed their season.  Rialto (Calif.) Carter and UCLA linebacker commit Lokeni Toailoa and safety commit Leni Toailoa have completed their season.  Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward and UCLA defensive end commit Breland Brandt have completed their season. 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.) Crespi and UCLA defensive end commit Marcus Moore and fullback commit Jalen Starks have completed their season.  Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian and UCLA 2017 linebacker commit Rahyme Johnson have completed their season.


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