UCLA Prospect Preview: State Championships

Dec. 18 -- Check out the UCLA prospects playing for state championships this weekend...

**Game of the Week:***  Concord (Calif.) De La Salle vs. Corona (Calif.) Centennial

For the fifth time in nine years and third in the last four years, De La Salle and Centennial meet for the state championship, and this is the third time the Open Division title is on the line.  The Spartans have beat Centennial three times, in 2007, 2012 and 2014 while the Huskies won in 2008.  This is a rematch of last year's game, which the Spartans won 63-42.  This year, the venue has switched to Hornet Stadium in Sacramento after being in Carson the past nine years.  De La Salle is the only team to participate every year since the bowls were introduced in 2006.  They boast two key UCLA targets, tight end Devin Asiasi and defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa.  The Spartans also have a 2017 defensive lineman to watch in Tuli Letuligasenoa.  Centennial features arguably the best prep receiver in the Southland in Javon McKinley and three defensive backs that are headed to the Pac-12, including UCLA target Kentrell Love.

Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne vs. Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley

Narbonne has been the City’s best the past five years, and they’re paced by new UCLA commit Alex Akingbulu on the offensive line as well as a host of other FBS prospects and commits like Devaughn Cooper and Jamal Hicks.  The Gauchos are trying to win the first ever state championship by a City Section team.  They'll face Clayton Valley, who came up short in the D-II state title game a year ago, losing 34-33 to Redlands (Calif.) East Valley. Their top prospect is 2017 four-star offensive lineman Jalen McKenzie, who's mother went to UCLA, but McKenzie is out with a knee injury.

Season Complete:

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty and UCLA linebacker commit Krys Barnes have completed their season.  Westlake (Calif.) and UCLA receiver commit Theo Howard have completed their season.  Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy and UCLA quarterback commit Matt Lynch have completed their season. Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak and UCLA receiver commit Demetric Felton have completed their season. American River (Calif.) College and UCLA defensive tackle commit Nick Terry have completed their season. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West and UCLA receiver commit Darian Owens have completed their season.  Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (QC) John Abbot College and UCLA kicker commit J.J. Molson have completed their season.  West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade and UCLA athlete commit Dymond Lee 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. 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.  Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic and long snapper commit Johnny Den Bleyker have completed their season. Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral and 2017 UCLA safety commit Rhedi Short have completed their season. Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian and UCLA 2017 linebacker commit Rahyme Johnson have completed their season.  Covington (Ga.) Newton and UCLA 2017 linebacker commit Jaquan Henderson have completed their season.  San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine and UCLA offensive line commit Mike Alves have completed their season.  Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy and UCLA tight end commit Jordan Wilson have completed their season. Torrance (Calif.) North and UCLA linebacker target Mique Juarez have completed their season. Fontana (Calif.) Summit and UCLA receiver prospect Damian Alloway have completed their season.  


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