Recruiting Catch-Up

Recruiting Catch-Up gives Trojan fans a one-stop-shop for all the recruiting news over the past week. Included in this week's edition, are updates on Kenny Rowe, Martez Wilson, Luther Davis, Terrance Toliver, Everson Griffen, Samson Szakacsy, Ahmad Paige, Donovan Warren, and many more.

Poly D is Lights Out

Long Beach Poly has had one thing going for them this year, and that is defense. Poly is normally known for lighting up the score boards on offense, but this year's team is very different. Kenny Rowe and junior Jurrell Casey have been a terror in opposing backfields all season long, and Friday night was no exception. Rowe finished the night with three sacks, a deflected pass, and a forced fumble. While Casey put up equally impressive numbers; racking up two sacks and a field goal block that was picked up by Donovan Warren and returned 65 yards for a touchdown. Long Beach Poly won the contest 35-8 over Wilson.

Broderick Leads Bruins

Broderick Green has been putting up big numbers all year long, but Friday night may have been his most impressive showing to date. Green led Pulaski Academy to a 48-27 victory over Central, rushing for 171 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. Green also added one pass reception for 20 yards.

Best Is Flat Out Unstoppable

When it comes to stats on the year, I have not seen a player put up bigger numbers then Salesian's own Jahvid Best. Best had been unstoppable on the year, and Friday night he had his finest outing of the year. Best rushed for a mind boggling 326 yards and five touchdowns in the 67-39 victory over Berean Christian, adding one more score on a punt return. Best had six touchdowns in all, and continues to show why he has an SC offer.

McKnight the Electric

Joe McKnight has proven to be Mr. Versatility on the season, leading Curtis HS (La.) to a number one ranking in the state. Friday night, McKnight and his Curtis teammates shut out St. Charles Catholic 40-0. McKnight had a very productive night, making it to the end zone three times. McKnight scored on pass receptions of 6 and 32 yards, while rushing for a two yard score.

Simas Making It Happen

Markques Simas has been on the Trojan recruiting radar for some time now, and is still very much in the picture. Friday night Simas had a big game against St. Augustine, hauling in touchdowns of 8 and 62 yards in the 26-21 victory over St. Augustine.

Future Trojans Clash

Thursday night provided one of the more interesting match-ups we've seen all year long min high school football. There were four future Trojans taking the field in the Servite Orange Lutheran match-up, with DJ Shoemate sitting out due to an injury. It was Servite who came up victorious, 28-21 in overtime, in one of the best high school football games of the year. Chris Galippo had a very nice showing, racking up seven tackles and proving his versatility. In overtime, Galippo nearly willed his team to a victory, getting three consecutive carries on offense and eventually scoring the game winning touchdown. Aaron Corp had an up and down night, completing 19 of 30 passes for a 145 yards and two picks. Corp also led Lutheran in rushing with 70 yards on the ground.

Click here to watch an internet broadcast of that game, featuring play-by-play from former USC announcer Tom Kelly

Click the following link to view senior season highlights of five-star linebacker Chris Galippo.

Davis Lists a Top 5

One of the hardest prospects to get a read on throughout the year has been Luther Davis of West Monroe (La.). Davis recently named his top five schools, with SC making that short list.

Click the following the link to read what Davis had to say about his favorites and his timeline for a decision.

Scott is Unstoppable

Darrell Scott looked to make his name known on the national stage Friday night as he led his Moorpark team to 33-13 victory over previously unbeaten Agoura HS. Scott rushed for 238 yards and five touchdowns on the nights; scoring on runs of 20, 3, 3, 71, and 8 yards.

Click the following link to view a profile of the talented 2008 prospect.

Knox One to Watch

2008 running back prospect Milton Knox of Birmingham HS has had a stellar junior campaign, and added to his impressive stats Friday night with a monster performance against rival Taft HS. Knox rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the 35-18 victory on 24 carries.

Top of the Board

Five-star defensive end prospect Everson Griffen of Agua Fria HS (AZ.) is considered one of the top high school football players in the 2007 class. Griffen will officially visit SC on Nov. 24, along with an unprecedented group of prep talent nationwide. contributor Jason Jewell was able to make it out to watch Griffen in action against Chaparral, and here is what he thought.

The following is a link about Griffen's five official visits.

Martez is All Set

Five-star defensive end prospect Martez Wilson of Simeon Vocational in Chicago (Ill.) has all five official visits planned out.

To view if SC made the final cut, click on the following link.

Scholarship Math – Fall 2006

The object of Scholarship Math is to figure out how many scholarships we will have to give on Letter of Intent (LOI) day next February 7th. It is not hard to do the math, but it is hard to foresee the future and that's where the drama lies.

Click the following link to view the most recent version of Scholarship Math done by contributor George Young.

Not Even Close

Now that league play has begun for the Oaks Christian Lions, do not expect any close calls or nail-biting finishes. This stretch of the season for Oaks Christian involves going through the motions. Oaks blew out Carpentaria Friday night 63-7, forcing Oaks Christian to sit their starters at half. Marc Tyler had a big night all around, rushing for 128 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries. Tyler also scored through the air, catching one pass for 51 yards and a touchdown. Safety Marshall Jones finished the night with two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. Cornerback Anthony Gildon recorded his seventh interception in six games.

Devine Talent

North Fort Myers standout running back prospect Noel Devine has been labeled by many as the next Reggie Bush, and Friday night Devine set out to prove that he is worthy of such high praise. Devine and his Red Knight teammates beat Lakewood Ranch Friday night 27-14. Devine finished the night rushing for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

Must See

For anyone who has not seen Jordan Campbell's senior season highlights, I suggest you do so. Through six games this season, Jordan Campbell has 81 tackles (47 solo), 2.5 sacks, six hurries, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and averaging 66.6 yards per punt.

Click the following link to view Campbell in action.

Watch Trojan recruits

Martin Coleman and the Edison Chargers take on the Esperanza Aztecs this Friday night, October 20th, at 7:00pm on the FSN Prime Ticket game of the week. Top Stories