Future Cougars Report: Week 11

PULLMAN -- Defense. Defense. Defense. The future Cougars took to the prep and junior college gridiron this week with big plays on their minds. One d-lineman added to his ridiculous tackles-for-loss number, two linebackers wreaked havoc and corner put up a crooked stat line. There was offense too, as one future Coug busted yet another long touchdown, a sight that's become commonplace for him.

DL Ngalu Tapa; (6-3, 275); Burbank (Luther) High; Sacramento, Calif. continues to put up ridiculous tackle numbers for a prep defensive tackles. He posted 12 tackles (8 solo) against Kennedy, four of which went for loss, in a 63-6 blowout win. For the season, Tapa has 102 tackles (57 solo) through 10 games and wait for it... 35 of them have been for loss. The Sacramento Bee this week said he is perhaps the section's strongest player as well as its most dominant run-stopper.

WR Calvin Green; (5-10, 175); Burbank (Luther) High; Sacramento, Calif. Green had another impressive outing this week -- he carried the rock just six times but he had 82 rushing yards and a 65-yard touchdown scamper to show for it. He also tacked on one reception for five yards. Defensively, Green assisted on three tackles on the evening. Green also signed a financial aid agreement with Washington State this past week, will be enrolling in January and will get a very early head start in the WSU program after his early graduation from high school. This is not a binding agreement and things won't be final-final until he takes that first class at WSU but it does remove the normal NCAA contact restrictions between schools and recruits. The Sacramento Bee said this week that Burbank has "perhaps the section's fastest player in versatile Calvin Green."

CB Joseph Turner; (6-2, 190); College of San Mateo, San Mateo, Calif., Turner recorded two tackles, two pass break-ups, and one interception in San Mateo's 52-28 win over De Anza.

LB Chandler Leniu; (6-1, 225); St. John Bosco High; Bellflower, Calif., Leniu has posted 27 tackles in two games to add to his eye-popping total. There's about a week delay before the defense stats go up and stats were unavailable for St. John Bosco -- but we have since learned Leniu had 14 tackles in a win over Mater Dei and added 13 in a 42-21 win over Servite. Leniu now has 152 tackles on the year, averaging a shade over 15 per game.

LB Frank Luvu; (6-1, 205); Tafuna High; Pago Pago, American Samoa: In the regular season finale for Tuvu and Tafuna Baptist, they had one of their closest games all season, winning "only" by a score of 68-14. Brandon Smart of Field House 100 tells us Luvu had 6.5 tackles, 4.5 of which went for a loss, as well as one pass breakup, one QB hurry/hit and he booted six touchbacks on kickoffs.

WR Zaire Andre; (6-0, 170); Inglewood High, Inglewood, Calif., Andre played quarterback for the third game in a row for Inglewood. He completed just five of his 16 pass attempts, but he rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts in a 19-15 loss to Morningside.

K Tristan Vizcaino; (6-2, 190); Damien High; La Verne, Calif., Vizcaino connected on all six of his PATs, and added a 25 yard reception in Damien's 42-28 win over Chino Hills.

LB Greg Hoyd; (6-2, 200); Vista Murrieta High; Vista Murrieta, Calif., Stats were not available for Hoyd in Vista Murrieta's 41-5 win over Chaparral.

CB Kevin Griffin; (6-1, 180); De La Salle High; Concord, Calif., Griffin collected two tackles in De La Salle's 55-0 win over California.

OT Braden Eggert; (6-7, 315); Napa High; Napa, Calif., Eggert and crew took down Vintage 28-7. Eggert helped pave the way for four rushing touchdowns and 160 rushing yards on the evening.

WR Keith Harrington; (5-8, 165); Northeast High; St Petersburg, Fla., Stats for Harrington were not available after Northeast lost to Lakewood 51-7.

OL Sean Krepsz; (6-5, 295); Martin Luther King High; Riverside, Calif., Stats for Krepsz were not available at press time after King lost to Roosevelt 27-21.

QB Peyton Bender (6-1, 175); Cardinal Gibbons High; Fort Lauderdale: Bender is out for the season with a broken collarbone he suffered last weekend. He finished the year 167 of 256 for 1,284 yards, with 28 touchdowns against just six interceptions.

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