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UCLA Prospects In Games This Weekend- Week 1

Sept. 2 -- Check out where UCLA prospects will be playing this weekend throughout the country as the prep season is fully underway across the country...

***Game of the Week:***  Corona (Calif.) Centennial vs. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy at the Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo

If Tropical Storm Hermine doesn’t become Hurricane Hermine, than this much anticipated game will be played.  Right now, though, it’s up in the air. If it does get played, Centennial will be led by UCLA commit Jaylan Shaw in the secondary. Meanwhile, Tanner McKee, Centennial’s four-star 2018 quarterback, had a big game in his first start last week, both in the air and on the ground.  And the Huskies also have 2018 four-star receiver Manuel Allen, who UCLA is watching early on. IMG has two major UCLA targets, 2017 five-star Dylan Moses, who will visit UCLA officially in November and 2018 receiver Brian Hightower, the former Calabasas receiver who moved to IMG and is a Scout 100 prospect in the 2018 class who spent time on the UCLA campus this summer (and is close with Bruin target Darnay Holmes). 

Santa Anta (Calif.) Mater Dei vs. Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair

The Monarchs have a ton of talent and a slew of prospects UCLA is recruiting, including Bruin commit Quentin Lake in the secondary.  Plus there are a number of other players the Bruins have offered in the 2018 and 2019 classes.  UCLA’s top in-state tackle prospect in 2018, four-star Tommy Brown, anchors the Monarchs’ offensive line while at receiver is 2018 four-stars Nikko Remigio and Amon-Ra St. Brown, who both have offers and 2019 prospect Horace McCoy.  Bishop Amat was hurt by graduation and could be down this year, losing Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney.  Mayfair doesn’t have Alterraun Verner walking through that door anytime soon. 

West Orange (Fla.) vs. Winter Garden (Fla.) Foundation Academy

UCLA’s newest commit, quarterback Austin Burton, tries to improve West Orange to 2-0 when they take on nearby Winter Park in their second game of the season.  

Roseville (Calif.) vs. Rio Linda (Calif.)

UCLA tight end commit Jimmy Jaggers and Roseville look to move to 2-0 when they visit Rio Linda. 

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon vs. Ventura (Calif.) Buena

Sierra Canyon stands 2-0, thanks to an efficient offense featuring UCLA offensive line verbal Kanan Ray and they take on the third program in Ventura. 

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit vs. Tualatin (Ore.)

Jesuit begins their state title defense behind UCLA offensive line commit Jaxson Kirkland when they take on Tualatin. 

Chaffey (Calif.) College vs. Citrus (Calif.) College

UCLA offensive line commit Ronald Rudd starts his sophomore season with Chaffey in their opener with Citrus. 

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley vs. Redlands (Calif.) Citrus Valley

UCLA’s crown jewel of their class, five-star defensive end Jaelan Phillips starts his senior season when REV meets crosstown foe Citrus Valley in their opening game. 

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade vs. Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure

Chaminade has two Scout 300 prospects in 2018 that UCLA has high on their board, running back T.J. Pledger and defensive tackle Mykee Irving, to go with 2018 four-star quarterback Brevin White.  St. Bonaventure has 2017 three-star offensive lineman Casey Roddick, who UCLA will watch this fall and 2018 three-stars Kamakani Crosby at defensive end and running back Chuck Wick plus Mason Quandt at quarterback.

Calabasas (Calif.) vs. Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian

Calabasas is loaded, featuring UCLA target Darnay Holmes , the No. 1 cornerback in the 2017 class nationally, plus 2018 four-star corner Bookie Radley-Hiles as well as a pair of Nebraska commits in quarterback Tristan Gebbia and receiver Keyshawn Johnson. UCLA’s first commit to the 2017 class was Salesian linebacker Rahyme Johnson, and while he decommitted, the Bruins are back recruiting him and he and teammate Deommodore Lenoir, a commit to Oregon, open their season against Verbum Dei.  

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman vs. Cocoa (Fla.)

Scout’s defending national champions, Bishop Gorman, rolled Texas power Cedar Hill last week.  Now they move on to take on a school from Florida.  While Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell will start for the Gaels, 2018 four-star quarterback and UCLA target Dorian Thompson-Robinson will play receiver, split out next to 2018 four-star tight end target Brevin Jordan.  Defensively, two more UCLA targets lead the Gaels, four-star safety Bubba Bolden and 2018 four-star linebacker Palei Gaoteote.  Cocoa has 2017 four-star athlete Bruce Judson, who’s a commit to South Florida. 

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) vs. Norco (Calif.)

Rancho Cucamonga has UCLA cornerback recruits Thomas Graham and Jaylon Redd while Norco has 2018 three-star Travis Dye, the younger brother of former Bruin safety Tony Dye. 

Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral vs. Riverside (Calif.) Poly

Chaparral has 2018 offensive line target Justin Dedich and teammate Steven Jones, who the Bruins are watching, plus Cal commit and former UCLA recruit Michael Onyemaobi.  

Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum vs. El Cerrito (Calif.)

Inderkum, which has UCLA recruits in tight end Josh Falo and safety Trajon Cotton, plus prospect Victor Jones at defensive end, takes on El Cerrito, which features 2017 four-star lineman Aaron Banks, who just named a top ten with UCLA in it earlier this week. 

La Mirada (Calif.) vs. Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

The Matadores, who won the state title last year, have a strong squad coming back, with UCLA cornerback recruit Elijah Hicks, tight end prospect Sire Woods and Colorado commit Chase Newman.  Across the field is a talented Bosco roster which features the No. 1 safety in 2018, UCLA recruit Jaiden Woodbey, plus more 2018 talent, like quarterback Re-Al Mitchell, who had a 98-yard touchdown run in his first start. 

Buena Park (Calif.) vs. Paramount (Calif.)

Buena Park is loaded this fall, with a pair of Cal commits on their roster, but no recruit is better on their team than four-star cornerback Elijah Gates, a big UCLA target this year.  And 2018 is good for Buena Park too, with four-star receiver Devon Cooley, who was offered by UCLA at their Elite Camp, their headliners. 

Claremont (Calif.) vs. Upland (Calif.)

Claremont has 2018 four-star linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu, who has a UCLA offer while Upland has 2019 quarterback David Baldwin, who has a few offers and 2017 prospect Gary Theard. 

Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt vs. Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower

Roosevelt has 2018 receiver target Chase Williams, a four-star who was offered at the Bruin Elite Camp, to lead their offense plus 2017 linebacker Richard Cage, who is on the Bruins linebacker board.= 

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly vs. Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne

The Jackrabbits are looking to get back to the playoffs since they were sidelined a year ago, and have some talent still in the pipeline, like 2018 four-star tight end Cam McDonald and 2017 three-star safety Josh Talbott, both who have UCLA offers. Narbonne has 2018 four-star linebacker Raymond Scott and Darien Butler plus 2017 backer Anthony Pandy to make up one of the best LB corps in Southern California. 

Mission Viejo (Calif.) vs. Oak Hills (Calif.)

The Diablos feature 2018 four-star cornerback Olaijah Griffin, one of UCLA’s main targets in that class while Oak Hills has receiver Kevin Davis, who UCLA offered earlier in the spring. 

Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley vs. La Mesa (Calif.) Helix

Clayton Valley and offensive lineman Jalen McKenzie, one of UCLA’s main line targets, travel to the Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo to take on Helix, which has Arizona commit Scottie Young and linebacker Ezekiel Noa.  

Other Games to Watch:

Provo (Utah) Timpview and Bruin safety target Chaz Ah You take on Taylorsville (Utah).  UCLA defensive tackle target Greg Rogers and Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View play Orem (Utah).  Antioch (Calif.) and running back Najee Harris face Milpitas (Calif.) Defensive tackle Popo Aumavae and Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary’s play Santa Rosa (Calif.) Cardinal Newman. Los Angeles (Calif.) and defensive tackle Martin Andrus face Compton (Calif.) Dominguez.  Kahuku (Hawaii) and UCLA recruit Aliki Vimahi meet Ewa Beach (Hawaii) Campbell.  Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton and UCLA target Sione Lund take on American Fork (Utah).  Fontana (Calif.) Summit and running back Stephen Carr face Hesperia (Calif.).  Running back Drake Beasley and La Canada (Calif.) meet West Covina (Calif.) South Hills.  Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde and receiver Bryan Thompson take on Rialto (Calif.) Carter.  2018 four-star safety Isaac Taylor and San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine face Carlsbad (Calif.). Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino and 2018 four-star running back Chris Brown meet Rancho Bernardo (Calif.).

Thursday Results:

Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins def. Eagle Rock, 42-0

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