Scout Recruiting Team Out West
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Francis Owusu
Francis Owusu
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 25, 2012


A look at the games that the Scout Recruiting Team out West will be hitting this weekend...

THURSDAY

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro at 7 p.m.
This should be a great game as it is one of the state's top rivalry games. Chaparral is led by two-way starter Jake Roh. Roh is getting plenty of college interest as both a wide receiver and outside linebacker. Nevada is his most recent offer. The Firebirds have an excellent secondary. Safeties Tim Murphy and Alex Arnold have played well down the stretch and junior CB Tyler Whiley and senior Jordin Hamilton make a good duo. They will be given the task of attempting to shut down one of the state's top young prospects. Saguaro sophomore wide receiver is having a great year and already has verbal offer from UCLA and Arizona State.  (@jason247scout)

Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea vs. Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach at Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
The Metro League playoff game for the third seed for the 3A state playoffs features two of the traditional powers in the Emerald City.  Rainier Beach features one of the biggest offensive linemen in the West, 6-10, 340-pound Leo Keilani, who has offers from Idaho and Wyoming, and also boasts receiver KeiWuan Miller and junior running back Marquis Davis.  O'Dea is led by three-star receiver Tatum Taylor, who has shaken off an ankle injury that was feared worse than it was.  Taylor has double-digit offers, and is one of the more versatile players in the Northwest.  Sophomore running back Myles Gaskin, who also plays safety, is a 2015 prospect from the state to keep an eye on.  (@BrandonHuffman)

Anaheim (Calif.) Western at Tustin (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Anaheim (Calif.) Western will face an undefeated Tustin (Calif.) team in Friday night's match up. The Tillers' program is another in the Southern California that has a handful of prospects with Division-1 offers on the roster. Center David Maka (6-5, 350) holds offers from UCLA, Utah, and San Diego State, among others. The team features two talented running backs in Davonte Young (Arizona and SMU offers) and Terence Martinez (hearing from a few programs, including Arizona State and Colorado State). The Tillers' defense features outside linebackers Edward Tandy (6-1, 195) who holds California, Colorado, Washington, and Nevada offers and Marshaun Daniel (6-0, 205) who has picked up offers from Houston, Nevada, and UNLV offers.  (@AnnabelStephan)  

FRIDAY

Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood at South Jordan (Utah) Bingham at 5 p.m.
It’s a playoff rematch of an earlier season battle, won by Bingham 34-14, in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. Cottonwood sports as much division 1 talent as any team in the state of Utah with 5 star QB Cooper Bateman, an Alabama commit, the headliner. The Colts struggled to a 2-6 regular season record, due largely in part to a new coaching staff, but have played significantly better over the second half of the season. Bingham is led by 3 star defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei, the younger brother of Utah defensive lineman, and future NFL top 10 pick Star Lotulelei. Lowell has offers from all over the Pac 12, but the Utes have remained the frontrunner for his services since the dawn of his recruitment. On the offensive side of the ball, Bingham has 2014 Scout 100 tight end Dalton Schultz, a Stanford lean, leading the attack along with wide receiver Hayden Wiechers, who is committed to BYU. (@InsideTheUtes and @UtahUtesInsider

Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza at Laveen (Ariz.) Cesar Chavez at 7 p.m.
Marcos is led by the state's top prospect in defensive back Priest Willis. Arizona commits Paul Elvira and Mauriece Lee are dangerous on offense. Keep an eye on junior QB Josh Eckely. He is a true dual-threat quarterback. Chavez looks to finish the season undefeated. The Champions have received very little press this season but are playing great football. Their QB Arturo Macias has thrown 24 TDs and only 2 INTs.  (@jason247scout)

Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle at Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep at 7 p.m.
Brophy Prep is led by four-star quarterback/wide receiver duo, Tyler Bruggman and Devon Allen. Bruggman is a Washington State commit, while Allen, a UCLA lean, is deciding between the Bruins, Stanford, and Arizona State. Other Broncos to watch for are offensive guard Charlie Renfree, linebackers Andrew Curtis and Robert Relf, running back D'Amani Grayer, defensive tackle Dominic Riccitelli, and junior offensive lineman Austin Hall. Pinnacle features a strong rushing attack, led by Harvard offensive tackle commit Billy Nichols, and senior offensive guards Carson Purtell and Jack Kness. Also, keep an eye out for Pioneer linebacker Matt Dietz, and long snapper Mike Lizanich, who is committed to Tulane. (@InnaLazarev)

Auburn (Wash.) Riverside vs. Auburn (Wash.) at 7 p.m.
The two crosstown rivals meet, and Auburn is looking to avenge a loss last year to Auburn Riverside, the first win for the Trojans in the rivalry's history.  Auburn is trying to clinch the #2-spot out of the SPSL North, suffering their first loss last week.  The Trojans' top two prospects are Demontrea McKinley and Kevin Shelton, the younger brother of Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton.
(@BrandonHuffman)

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany at Eninco (Calif.) Crespi at 7 p.m.
Alemany has two very talented receivers headlined by USC commit Steven Mitchell. Mitchell is an elite recruit, a top 100 player nationally and arguably the top pass catcher in the region. His cousin Devin Ross is no slouch himself and is headed to Colorado. Super soph Desean Holmes is another elite skill athlete and has already been offered by Houston and Utah. Junior Aubrey Jackson is the teams top lineman and has Div I size and potential. Crespi has two of the top safeties in the region on their side and Tyler Foreman has the talent to play for any school in the country. His sidekick Brandon Arnold is a tough, physical hitter and is currently favoring California and Michigan State. If the Celts are to pull off the upset, they'll need a big game from talented receiver Jabrian Blackwell, who was one of the big revelations on the summer 7 on 7 circuit. (@GregBiggins) 

Gig Harbor (Wash.) Peninsula vs. Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes at 7:00 p.m.
Lakes wide receiver and Washington commit Sammie Long has great size at 6’4” 190lbs. Long is best when the ball is in the air and has the ability to go up and pull it down. Long also holds an offer from Utah and could consider visiting later this year. In addition to Long, Lakes has another college level wide receiver in Marquin Russell. He holds offers from Army and Idaho and is an elite athlete that some believe could be more talented than Long. Two Lakes players that have a chance to be the top prospects in the state in their respective classes are 2015 defensive end Benning Potoae and 2016 offensive tackle Jared Goldwire. Potoae is the younger brother of current Washington Husky Sione Potoae and is already a dominant force. Just a freshman, Goldwire stands 6’6” 265lbs and will bring back memories of Lakes' last giant lineman, USC tackle Zach Banner.  Peninsula tight end Kyle Self is a prospect to keep an eye on. Self has interest from FBS and FCS programs.  (@JakeWorthen)

Moorpark (Calif.) at Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian at 7 p.m.
Oaks Christian will get a stiff test from a solid Moorpark team on Friday night, with a berth in the Marmonte League championship game at stake. Oaks Christian is once again loaded with talent, starting with 2013 standouts Cameron Judge, a UCLA linebacker commit, and Francis Owusu, a Stanford wide receiver commit. Oaks also has plenty of young talent like 2014 quarterback Brandon Dawkins, who currently has offers from Notre Dame and Utah, and a pair of elite 2015 prospects in offensive lineman Reno Rosene and athlete Darick Holmes.  (@KevinCarden)   

La Verne (Calif.) Damien at Chino Hills (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Chino Hills (Calif.) receiver Jack Austin is the game's most highly touted prospect; the 6-foot-3, 205-pound player picked up offers including Oregon State, San Diego State, and Utah before committing to the Boise State Broncos in June. Quarterback Matt Simko, who transferred from Ontario (Calif.) Colony before the season, is one to watch. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound player has received interest from schools including San Diego State, San Jose State, Oregon State, and Illinois. La Verne (Calif.) Damien quarterback 2014 Gage Pucci (5-11, 185) impressed in the 7on7 circuit and has mentioned interest in Boise State, Iowa State, Rice, Tulane, and UNLV. Junior middle linebacker Joe Provenzano (6-0, 210) has received interest from Purdue, the University of San Diego, San Diego State, and Portland State. (@AnnabelStephan)  

 

FSN WEST PREP ZONE LIVE COVERAGE:
Prepzone hits its stride this week with two of the best matchups you'll find anywhere including more college prospects than some entire states. Here is a look at the games and the players to watch this week.

FOX Sports West features four games per week streamed live on the internet with broadcasters and color analysts, and multi-angle cameras. This week Prepzone Live will feature host Kevin Barnett and Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy, highlighting the action from each of the four games as well as other news and notes across the Southland. Here is a look at this week's action on FOX Sports West's Prepzone.  (@ScoutKennedy)

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco vs. Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
St. John Bosco took a big step towards winning the Trinity League when it knocked off Mater Dei last week. Bosco's key player on offense is USC offensive line commitment Nico Falah (6'5/270). Bosco is still a relatively young team and has several juniors picking up scholarship offers already including Damien Mama(6'3/320) who starts on the offensive line with Falah, defensive lineman Malik Dorton(6'2/220), and defensive back Jaleel Wadood (5'10/150). Servite has fallen on hard times this year after ruling the Trinity League much of the last decade, but the Friars still have talent including running backs Charlie Etiaki(6'0/195), a Utah commitment and junior Andrew Moore (6'1/210). BYU commitmentNeil Pauu (6'3/190) began the season at quarterback, but the junior athlete has been moved around some after a slow start.  (@ScoutKennedy)

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade (7-1) vs. La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Running back Terrell Newby (5'10/185) is looking for an encore after his eight touchdown performance against Harvard-Westlake last week (Link Here). Newby continues an impressive senior season that has shown him get better every week. The soon to be 4-Star running back is considering Cal, Nebraska, and Oregon. Teammate Elijah Dunston (6'1/180) is a wide receiver committed to Colorado. St. Francis is coming off of four straight losses. The Golden Knights had been hanging tough with foes until Serra blew them out last week 42-6.  (@ScoutKennedy)

Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge at Corona del Mar (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Corona del Mar is 3-0 in the Pacific Coast League and is coming off of two impressive wins over Irvine and Northwood. The Sea Kings feature an impressive running attack led by senior Cayman Carter (6'1/180) who has 10 touchdowns on the season.  Woodbridge is also coming off of two straight wins including University and Beckman. The Warriors need this one to have a chance of keeping Corona del Mar from sewing up the Pacific League. Austin DeFreitas (6'1/200) is an impressive running back for the Warriors, having already run for over 1,400 yards.  (@ScoutKennedy)

Riverside (Calif.) Rubidoux at Lake Arrowhead (Calif.) Rim of the World at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Rim of the World may not literally be the edge of the earth, but anyone trying to get to Lake Arrowhead from Los Angeles on a Friday evening may find the edge of the earth is easier to get to. The Fighting Scots enter the game against Rubidoux coming off a tough loss to Citrus Valley. The Scots need this win to keep pace with the winner of Citrus Valley/Banning tonight. Should Banning win tonight, that sets up a winner take all Banning / Rim of the World match next week for the Mountain Valley League Championship. Should Citrus Valley win, Banning, Rim of the World, and Citrus Valley could all finish 4-1 in League play, but Citrus Valley would hold wins over Rim of the World and Banning, having lost to Rubidoux earlier this season... got all that?  (@ScoutKennedy)


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