Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North vs. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly at 7:30 p.m.
Long Beach Poly, regarded as arguably the top talent producer in all of high school football over the past twenty years, is once again loaded with college level talent at several positions. The top overall prospect for the Jackrabbits is sophomore cornerback Iman Marshall. The elite 2015 corner looked terrific last week against Mater Dei, keeping four-star tight end/wide receiver Thomas Duarte in check all night. Junior safety John Smith is the most impressive 2014 safety that I have seen in person. Smith has great size, physicality and ball skills. UCLA linebacker commit Jayon Brown is another big-time prospect that plays with a lot of passion and attitude. On the offensive side of the ball, Washington State tailback commit Gerard Wicks is a tremendous power backs and is a great get for Mike Leach. Clovis North is lead by 6-foot-6 tight end David Wells, a San Diego State commit. (@KevinCarden)
Corona (Calif.) Centennial vs. Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne at 7:00 p.m.
Centennial is known for their line play and they have one of the best tackles in the state in California commit Cameron Hunt. Hunt could play tackle or guard in college and has landed offers in the last week from Oregon, Michigan and Nebraska. On the other side of the line, DE Garrett Hughes has also committed to Cal and has had a very solid season. Junior QB Robert Webber may not have the size to play at the next level but he has dominated the competition this year. Webber has thrown for 3,344 yards and 34 touchdowns with just four picks and rushed for another 648 yards and seven more scores. Narbonne has as much BCS talent as any school in the region. Washington QB commit Troy Williams is the state's top signal caller and Cal WR commit A.J. Richardson has been a game breaker all year. The defense is led by DL Paulo Lepua who had 19 sacks this season and linebacker Kieshawn Bierria, easily among the top handful of 'backers in the state this season. (@GregBiggins)
San Diego (Calif.) Madison at Monrovia (Calif.) at 7:30 p.m.
Monrovia (12-2), the reigning CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Champion, will make it's first bowl appearance this Saturday as the Wildcats face off against the 12-1 Warcats in the Division III Regional Finals. Madison's offense features a pair of Arizona commits in running back Pierre Cormier (5-11, 180) and wide receiver Lee Walker (6-0, 160), who both verballed to the Wildcats in August. Scout calls Cormier, a three-star prospect, "one of the most explosive backs in the region." Monrovia receiver Mason Bryant, a 6-foot, 175-pound prospect, leads the team's offense. Bryant saw an increase in his recruitment over the season, picking up offers from Air Force, Army, and Ohio, as well as offers from six of the eight Ivy League programs: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Pennsylvania, and Yale. This season, Bryant has led his team in every receiving category and has focused more on the season that on recruiting, keeping his options open and waiting to take visits. The Wildcats' defense features a pair of Division-1 bound linebackers: George Frazier (MLB), a 6-foot-3, 235-pound player committed to Colorado, as well as Brett Walsh (OLB), a 6-2, 215-pound Northwestern commit. Cornerback Anthony Craft (5-10.5, 170) holds offers from San Jose State, UNLV, and South Dakota State. (@AnnabelStephan)