Friday Prospect Preview: Week 2

Many UCLA commits and prospects are in big games Friday, and many are actually facing off, with some even on ESPN tonight in a nationally televised game. Malcolm Jones, Kirifi Taula, and Julious Moore are in huge games...

Week Two has some serious clash of titans, with two games in Seattle featuring UCLA commits and targets. Here is a look at games involving committed prospects and other UCLA targets.

Game of the Week: Oaks Christian at Skyline (Wash.) at 7 p.m. on ESPNU
The #1-ranked team in Washington, Skyline, hosts the #1-ranked team in California, Oaks Christian, in a game on ESPNU. Skyline boasts the top-rated quarterback in the country in Jake Heaps and elite 2011 prospect Kasen Williams. Oaks counters with one of UCLA's primary recruits, Malcolm Jones, who'll play both running back and linebacker, as well as a host of other D-I commits and prospects.

Sacramento Grant vs. Bellevue (Saturday)
The defending open division state champions from California, Grant and the defending state champions from Washington, Bellevue meet in the nightcap of the CBA Best in the West Classic. The talent is in the trenches for both sides, with Bellvue led by UCLA verbal Julious Moore and Grant paced by elite 2011 tackle Viliami Moala.

Encino Crespi at Anaheim Servite
The Troy Thomas Bowl, featuring head coach Troy Thomas' alma mater and former team, Crespi, against the team he's currently coaching, Servite, will go a long way in seeding and posturing for the CIF state bowl berths. Crespi has one the last two meetings against Servite, with Oregon commit Bryan Bennett leading the attack each time. But Servite has impressive wins over two CIF champions, Long Beach Poly and Clovis West. The Friars are led by UCLA recruits Kirifi Taula on both sides of the line and 2011 prospect Troy Niklas.

San Marcos Mission Hills at Chula Vista Eastlake
Tony Jefferson, committed to UCLA as a safety, has been outstanding on offense for Eastlake, who're looking for their first win of the year after losing their opener and tying in game two. Mission Hills is coming off a big win over Tesoro earlier this season.

Pittsburg at Danville Monte Vista
Monte Vista, and UCLA's committed quarterback, Brett Nottingham, will be tested by a secondary that features another one of UCLA's top targets, safety Erick Dargan, as well as cornerback Tracy Clark, who's got double-digit offers as well. Nottingham had a big game in the first week and will look to keep hold of the top spot in the area for Monte Vista.

Chula Vista at Encinitas La Costa Canyon
Under-the-radar quarterback Victor Perez for Chula Vista will be tested against the defending San Diego Section champs, who feature Kenny Stills, a five-star receiver by Scout.com, and one of UCLA's primary receiver recruits. Stills returned to receiver last week after playing running back in Week One, and caught three touchdown passes.

Gardena Serra at Carson
Serra junior quarterback Connor Preston has been impressive in his first two games for the Cavs, thanks to the receiving trio of UCLA target Paul Richardson, 2011 stud George Farmer and USC commit Robert Woods. Defensively, UCLA offeree from the 2011 class, Jason Gibson, leads the Cavs along with 2010 prospects Bene Benwikere and Devon Spann. Carson counters with UCLA target Wade Yandall, who leads the Colts on the line.

Fontana Kaiser at Riverside J.W. North
There will be talent all over the field in the top matchup in the Inland Empire. Kaiser is led defensively by Josh Shirley, the West's top outside linebacker, and USC commit Anthony Brown at corner and running back. North counters with Flipper Anderson's son, Dres Anderson, who's committed to Utah and running back E.J. Schexnayder at running back.

Fresno Edison at Fresno Central
The Tigers return after a week off to face crosstown foe Central. Edison is led by UCLA commits Tevin McDonald in the secondary and defensive lineman Wesley Flowers, as well as UCLA recruit Rykeem Yates, who had three sacks in the opener.

Orchard Lake St. Mary Prep vs. Warren De La Salle
UCLA pledge Earnest Thomas looks to get his St. Mary Prep squad into the win column for the first time when they host De La Salle in their homecoming game.

Other UCLA Offers in Action
Los Angeles Cathedral and receiver Anthony Jefferson will host El Segundo. El Cajon Valhalla and defensive tackle Shane Pennix will host Montgomery of San Diego. La Canada St. Francis, coached by former Bruin Jim Bonds, and now featuring UCLA target Dietrich Riley, will host Crescenta Valley. Moreno Valley Rancho Verde and defensive end Ronald Powell host Murrieta Valley.

Thursday Night Action
Loyola, without Anthony Barr and with Jerry Neuheisel suffering a concussion, dropped a nonleague game to Newport Harbor, 28-14. Tesoro and Sil Ajawara got their first win, a 45-14 win over El Modena.


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