Renard Bell, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds: The Cathedral HS (Calif.) WR was the star of the Cougar 2016 verbals. Bell helped his team get a 28-26 win with a stellar performance, catching four passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Bell also returned two kicks for 55 yards, and as defensive back, had a tackle and a pass defensed.
Jalen Thompson 5-10, 166: The Downey HS (Calif.) WR/CB had himself a night. Thompson played all three phases of the game, in a 49-25 loss to Chino Hills. Thompson caught four passes for 64 yards, while defensively had five tackles and an interception. On special teams, Thompson returned two kickoffs for 47 yards. This performance comes off the heels of a big game on September 18, where Thompson had two catches for 94 yards and a TD, four tackles, an interception and four passes defensed.
Chima Onyeukwu, 6-3, 215 pounds: The Contra Costa (Calif.) JC OLB had a nice performance in in Contra Costa’s 33-28 win over Merced. Onyeukwu racked up five tackles, including two for loss, and one sack. Onyeukwu's sack came on a third-and-goal opportunity for Merced, and Contra Costa was able to turn away Merced on fourth down.
Cody Brewer, 6-6, 215: The Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi, Tex.) QB had a productive Friday night. Brewer completed 12 of 17 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a 62-27 rout, a win that boosted Flour Bluff's record to 3-2. Brewer played only one series into the third quarter. This season Brewer has completed 86 of 148 passes for 1,111 yards and 12 touchdowns. Brewer has a 143.9 QB rating and leads the big-school category in passing yards and TDs for the Corpus Christi Metro Area. Brewer has also rushed 30 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns.
Isaiah Love, 5-11, 165: The West Covina (Calif.) HS CB is still recovering from an injury sustained from a car accident back in May. The positive is he’s now running and lifting. Coach Mike Maggoire says that he should be ready to play in a few weeks.
D'Jimon Jones, 6-2, 175: The Federal Way quarterback was on the sideline on September 18 for his team’s game, as he broke his foot earlier in the year. I haven’t heard any updates, other than Jones was in a boot on the 18th.
Grant Porter, 6-0, 175: The Upland (Calif.) HS WR is injured, according to coach Tim Salter. Porter is expected to return in a few weeks.
Mason Vinyard, 6-4, 220: Helix (Calif.) High School was on a bye week.
Jihad Woods, 5-11, 215: Helix High School was on a bye week.
Derek Moore, 6-1, 220: Crenshaw (Calif.) High School was on a bye week.
No report: Justus Rogers, 6-2, 210 (Bellevue ATH); Skyler Thomas, 5-11, 170 (Citrus Hill, Calif DB); Joshua Watson, 6-5, 270 (Cascade OL); Josiah Westbrook, 6-2, 177 (Squalicum WR); Stephen Houston. 6-3, 185 (Rio Mesa, Calif. WR).