Coaches Out Watching Prospects

UCLA coaches will be busy Friday and Saturday out scouting and checking in on many high school and junior college players. Rick Neuheisel will spend some time in the Inland Empire, and Norm Chow is forced to be in Hawaii...

UCLA's coaches will again be out Friday -- and Saturday -- scouting high school and JC prospects.

We've tried to piece together where they're going to go with information from various sources.

Head Coach Rick Neuheisel seems like he's going to be spending some time in the Inland Empre Friday night

He's planned to go to the Los Osos/Rancho Cucamonga game.  He's there to see UCLA-committed QB Richard Brehaut, and probably running back Arby Fields and OL Matt Shinn.

The plan is for Neuheisel to then join defensive line coach Todd Howard at the Centennial/Riverside North game, which is loaded with prospects.

On Cenntennial:  UCLA-committed WR Ricky Marvray; DL Will Sutton; OL Gavin Pascarella; RB Arthur Burns, USC-committed LB Vontase Burfict.

On North: S Lester White; LB Maurice Cox; DB Marquise Cox; 2010 RB Emery Schexnayder.

We've also heard that Neuheisel, during the day, is going to visit some other high schools. We definitely know he'll be at La Canada St. Francis, to see 2010 WR Dietrich Riley, who UCLA has offered.  We've also heard he's supposed to visit Gardena Serra, for 2010 WR Robert Woods (offered), and 2011 WR George Farmer (offered).

As we reported yesterday, Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow is in Hawaii today, to visit Honolulu Punahou, to see UCLA commits RB Dalton Hilliard and WR/ATH Roby Toma, and highly coveted linebacker Manti Te'o.   He'll also almost certainly visit Kapolei High to see UCLA-committed OL Stan Hasiak.  

DL coach Todd Howard is going to have a busy Friday. As we said above, he'll be with Neuheisel at the Centennial/North game.  He's supposed to be at Serra/Point Loma game to watch Woods and Farmer. Point Loma also has 2010 RB Leslie Rogers. He'll more than likely split his time between these two games this evening.

It could be siginficant that Neuheisel and Howard will be in attendance to watch D-tackle Will Sutton.

Howard is also scheduled to go by Compton High today to see DL Justin Brown, USC-committed Chris Metcalf and 2010 DB Josiah Marshall.  We've had a report that he's expected at Venice High to see DB J.R. McConico during the day. 

We've heard that OL Coach Bob Palcic could go to see Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral play tonight, featuring the offensive line prospect UCLA just offered, Taylor Lewan.

Other players we've heard UCLA is planning to either check in on today at their high school or watch tonight:


Jamal Smith, WR, Oxnard, committed to Utah
Eric Turner, Jr. PK/CB
James Johnson, WR, Valley Center
Eddie Nuckols, DT, Mission Hills
Tyler Gaffney, RB, Cathedral
Everett Benyard, OL, Cathedral, committed to Oregon
Keith Price, QB, St. John Bosco, committed to Washington
Will Shamburger, DB, St. John Bosco, committed to Boise State
Devon Flournoy, WR, Birmingham, committed to USC


Derrick Malone, 2010 DB, Colton
Maalina Killina, 2010 LB, Colton
Jonathan Mack, 2010 DB, Colton (Christian Ramirez's half-brother)
Tyler Shreve, 2010 QB, Redlands East Valley
Trajuan Briggs, 2010 RB, Birmingham
Peter Thomas, 2010 QB Valhalla
Josh Jacko, 2010 DB, Cathedral
Jordan Lance, 2010 LB, Cathedral
Ricky Seale, 2010 RB, Escondido
Christian Thomas, 2010 TE, Highland
Brock Vereen, 2010 RB/CB, Valencia

UCLA coaches will also be out on Saturday to watch JC prospects.  A UCLA coach will be in attedance at the Mt. SAC/ElCo. game.  Mt. SAC features OL Jose Acuna (6-6, 300).  ElCo is always loaded with talent.

Coaches will be in attendance at Compton-Harbor, more than likely to watch Reggie Dunn, the WR, and Maxwell Lacy, the DB. 

A UCLA coach will be at the Palomar/Fullerton game, to watch Fullerton OL John Cullen; and they'll attend the Santa Rosa/Football match-up, to see Foothill OL James Meeks and Santa Rosa OL Tobin Cameron.

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