Friday Football Preview: Week 4

UCLA coaches will be out and about this weekend at several games throughout the Southland, and there are a couple of intriguing matchups, one specifically in the Inland Empire...

Here is a look at games involving UCLA commits and recruits in Week Four of the prep football season.

Game of the Week: Riverside J.W. North at Corona Santiago
A huge game for Big VIII positioning takes place at Santiago, where the Sharks host North. Santiago boasts 2010 quarterback prospect Brandon Connette and a couple of 2009 prospects, tight end Marlion Barnett, cornerback Sean Martin and lineman Jordan Johnson. Meanwhile, North has the defensive trio of UCLA recruits, safety Lester White, cornerback Maurice Cox and linebacker Marquise Cox. North is coming off two-straight CIF-SS titles but make their league debut tonight.

Los Osos at Fontana Kaiser
The Grizzlies, led by UCLA committed quarterback Richard Brehaut, look to bounce back from their first loss of the season a week ago in the non-league matchup with 1-2 Kaiser.

Murrieta Valley at Mission Viejo
In a game featuring two solid quarterbacks, Cal commit Allan Bridgford for Mission Viejo and sleeper passer Lyle Negron, the defense could be where this game is won. And the Diablos have a very good prospect in their secondary, UCLA commit Alex Mascarenas, who will probably be plenty busy against MV's passing game.

Visalia Mt. Whitney at Visalia El Diamante
Bragging rights are on the line when Mt. Whitney visits El Diamante. Mt. Whitney is led by running Ben Bowen, who clocked the fastest forty at the Los Angeles UnderArmour/ Combine this spring while El Diamante boasts running back Stefphon Jefferson, who's twice ran for over 240 yards, and UCLA commit Greg Capella on the offensive line.

Dominguez at Leuzinger
UCLA defensive line coach Todd Howard is expected to be at this game, and there are plenty of players to watch. Dominguez features USC commit Marquis Simmons, running back Marcus Darden and UCLA recruit Jamaal Burrell on the offensive line. Leuzinger counters with defensive prospects Dijon Washington at safety and Semaj Harris at cornerback.

Los Angeles Crenshaw at Culver City
With UCLA defensive coordinator expected to be in attendance, Crenshaw underclassmen Hayes Pullard and Lejon Baker will look to make an impression, as will seniors Marcus Andrews at cornerback and Nicholas Alexander, who camped at UCLA this spring, for Crenshaw.

Other UCLA Offers in Action
Arroyo Valley and lineman Michael Philipp host Alta Loma. Las Vegas Silverado and Keenan Graham will host Henderson Coronado. Reno McQueen and LB Kyle Van Noy host Elko.

Thursday Night Results
Corona Centennial (WR commit Ricky Marvray) def. Corona, 34-19

UCLA Recruits/Commits Not In Action
Bishop Amat (committed CB Sheldon Price and committed LB Isaiah Bowens) has a bye
Arcadia (committed LB Todd Golper out with a foot injury) will host Glendale Hoover
Diamond Ranch (CB recruit Brandon Sermons) has a bye

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