Scout Recruiting Team Out West

Troy Williams

A look at the games that the Scout Recruiting Team out West will be hitting this weekend, including games featuring the top quarterbacks in California, Nevada and Washington...


Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne at Palos Verdes (Calif.) at 3 p.m.
Coming off a CIF City Section title in 2011, Narbonne is reloaded and ready to make another run in 2012. Key returners include four-star quarterback Troy Williams (Washington Commit), three-star receiver A.J. Richardson (Cal Commit) and three-star and linebacker Keishawn Bierria (uncommitted). Bierria remains pretty wide open in the recruiting process but has offers on the table from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State and Oregon State. The Gauchos' spread attack allows Williams to hurt the opposition through the air and on the ground. He passed for 3,247 yards and 34 touchdowns while also gaining 587 yards and 11 scores rushing in his junior year. (@cLoperII)

#21 Euless (Texas) Trinity at #7 Bellevue (Wash.) at Seattle Memorial Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
The four-time defending state champions in Washington, and #7-ranked team in the country, Bellevue, will welcome one of the premier programs in Texas, Euless Trinity, to this interstate game played in the shadows of the Space Needle.  Bellevue features a pair of Pac-12 linebackers in Washington commit Sean Constantine and UCLA commit Myles Jack and a secondary led by elite 2014 prospect Budda Baker.  Offensively, the Wolverines vaunted Wing-T offense will feature Baker in the backfield, but its the first game the Wolverines will play with out the heart and soul of their team, Tyler Hasty, behind center.  Trinity also has a pair of Pac-12 commits in receiver Jason Reese, who's verballed to Arizona State, and defensive end Sam Tevi, who's committed to Utah.  Defensive end Gaius Vaenuku also has a slew of offers.  Offensively, the Trojans are led by 2014 running back Tony Franklin.  (@BrandonHuffman, @JakeWorthen)

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral at Wilmington (Calif.) Banning at 7 p.m.
Four-star LSU commit Hayden Rettig leads the Phantoms at quarterback. The twenty-fourth nationally ranked QB only played in two games before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. Back to full health now, though, the strong armed gunslinger consistently looks towards do-it-all three-star ATH DaMari Scott to make plays. Scott holds five total offers and will certainly gain more attention as the season goes on. Also look for wide receivers Cameron Akins, Torry McTyer and Hasani Smith to make plays on offense.  (@cLoperII)

Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite at Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain at 7:00 p.m.
Red Mountain is coming off a huge win over top 10 ranked Avondale Westview. 6-3 215 pound QB Mason Thorman had a huge night throwing for 441 yards and 5 TDs. Aeron Carr and Drake Pierre are his two favorite targets. The speedy Carr has multiple FCS offers. Look for the Mountain Lions to establish the run game behind a strong offensive line led by Colin Marquez who is getting interest from BYU and Utah and Michael Keledjian. Keep an eye on 6-3 240 pound MLB Dalton Kirk.  Mesquite's top prospect is 6-2 270 pound center Aaron Tukuafu.  (@jason247scout)

Norco (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw at 7 p.m.
2013 athlete Mossi Johnson, who will contribute as a wide receiver and defensive back for Crenshaw High School, is the Cougars top prospect. The three-star safety currently holds an offer from UNLV, but was impressive at camps this offseason and should add more in the near future. Crenshaw also features running back Jacob Knight, cornerback Max Lyons and 2014 dual-threat QB Ajene Harris. Once again Norco has a talented tailback in Joseph Ajeigbe, a Duke verbal commit. The 5-9, 191-pound running back runs with good pad level and is surprisingly physical. Also keep an eye on QB Coltin Gerhart, who is the young brother of Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart. (@KevinCarden, @ScoutKennedy)


Bothell (Wash.) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline at 7:00 p.m.
Led by the nation's top-ranked quarterback, Max Browne, Skyline begins defense of its 4A state title, and goes in search of their fifth state title in the past six years when they host KingCo rival Bothell, a team they've met numerous times over the past few years in some classics. The Spartans defense features Washington State commit Peyton Pelluer and one of Browne's favorite targets is Nic Sblendorio at receiver.  While Browne is the top player in the state of Washington, and the top quarterback in the region (as well as nationally), Bothell's 2015 quarterback Ross Bowers could be the next top passer from the Evergreen State, and the Bothell offense is all his to lead after sharing the duties as a freshman.  Bothell is led defensively by BYU commit Darrin Laufasa at linebacker, who also plays running back for Bothell.  (@BrandonHuffman, @JakeWorthen)

Oceanside (Calif.) vs. Oakdale (Calif.) at Westlake (Calif.) HS at 5 p.m.
Both teams look to continue their undefeated record in week two of the season.  Oceanside features quarterback Tofi Paopao and defensive end Jordan Smith.  This is the first of four games of the Battle For Veterans Invitational at Westlake HS  (@AnnabelStephan)

Goodyear (Ariz.) Millennium at Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial at 7:00 p.m.
Two top 10 ranked teams from the division-two ranks face up in this early season matchup. Millennium is coming off a big win versus Laveen Fairfax and has their hopes set on upsetting the #1 ranked Coyotes from Centennial.  Centennial is absolutely loaded. They are very strong on the offensive line where seniors Hayden Johnson (OT) and Spencer Nathe (OG) help pave the way for three-star RB Jalen Ortiz. Ortiz has over a dozen offers but it looks like Washington, Utah, Boise State, Arkansas and Arizona State may be the front runners. Johnson and Nathe both have offers from Air Force. While those two man the left side, keep an eye on juniors Layth Friekh and Kamryn Bennett on the right. Both are 6-4 265+ and have the looks of BCS level players.  Millennium's top prospect is 6-1 290 pound DT Gabe Hughes. Hughes will get to show what he can do against the very talented Centennial offensive line.  (@jason247scout)

Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade at 7 p.m.
Making the trek all the way to Los Angeles, Pulaski Academy of Arkansas features the no. 3 ranked tight end in the country in Hunter Henry. A dangerous offensive weapon, Henry mostly splits out in the slot or out wide to create mismatches (he's 6'6 240) versus linebackers and safeties. He chose to stay at home and play his college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks, committing back in July. For Chaminade, it's all about three-star running back Terrell Newby. A downhill physical runner, Newby has a vicious stiff arm that can send defenders flying out of his way. He remains one of the top uncommitted players out West but recently named his top four to be Washington, Nebraska, Oregon and Cal. As a junior, Newby rushed for 34 touchdowns and more than 2,000 yards. Also in the mix for the Eagles is Colorado commit Elijah Dunston, who plays receiver. (@cLoperII)

Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral at 7 p.m.
Chaparral is led by senior wide receiver Jake Roh, who holds offers from Arizona, Duke, and Oregon State. Wide receivers Josh Aganon and Jordin Hamilton are also names to look out for on the Firebirds squad. Junior tight-end Trevor Wood already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington to his name. Additional players to watch on defense are linebacker Alex Ziomek, safeties Alex Arnold and Tim Murphy., and junior cornerback Tyler Whiley. Arizona's No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013, defensive back Priest Willis, is the headliner for Marcos de Niza. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound, five-star is being recruited by top programs all over the nation. In addition to Willis, the Padres feature two University of Arizona commits in running back Mauriece Lee and wide receiver Paul Elvira. Senior linebacker Derek Craig is another name to pay attention to, as well as sophomore up and comer, cornerback Kamron Johnson(@InnaLazarev)

Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro at Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake at 7:30 p.m.
Westlake, who opens up the season in this match up, features one of the West's top cornerback prospects, Dashon Hunt. The four-star defensive back holds double-digit offers and recently said he's leaning toward visiting California and Washington. He will head to Nebraska on Saturday for the Huskers' season opener versus Southern Miss. Westlake's offense is led by 2015 quarterback Danny Hong, who transferred this summer from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman and holds an early offer from Hawaii.  (@AnnabelStephan)

Corona (Calif.) Centennial at Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure at Moorpark College at 7:30 p.m.
Tailback Zachary Green, wide receiver Montre Lee, offensive lineman Garrett Schirber and 2015 quarterback Ricky Town lead St. Bonaventure's high-powered offense that put up 48 points last week. Green committed to Arizona in April and was named the running back MVP at the SoCal Nike Camp this offseason. Town is one of the most intriguing young quarterbacks in the region. Corona Centennial is stacked with talent, especially on the offensive and defensive line with Cal commit Cameron Hunt, 2014 OL Viane Talamaivao and defensive lineman Garrett Hughes. All three players have Pac-12 level talent. Wide receiver Ryan Pascarella and linebacker Jaycie Pearson are also impressive prospects  (@KevinCarden)


ThunderRidge (Colo.) at  Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta at 7:00 p.m.
ThunderRidge travels to Murrieta to take on Southern Section power No. 2 Vista Murrieta. This represents the first game for each program, and it will be our first chance to see California's top prospect Su'a Cravens (6'1/205) in action this year. Cravens does it all for the Broncos and is committed to play safety or outside linebacker for USC. Also on the Vista Murrieta defense is cornerback Treshon Broughton (6'0/170) who has offers from Nebraska, New Mexico State and Oregon State.. Quarterback Nick Stevens (6-4/195) grew into a playmaker for the Broncos last year and has offers from Colorado State and Utah State.  ThunderRidge doesn't have any players FOX Sports Next is tracking yet, but this high profile matchup with nationally ranked Vista Murrieta can provide an opportunity for the Grizzlies to get extra exposure on Prepzone(@GregBiggins)

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills at No. 3 Mission Viejo (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hills opens its season with a tough test against Mission Viejo who is coming off an impressive 35-0 victory over Centennial of Bakersfield. If Vista Murrieta's Su'a Cravens isn't the best two way player in the state, Mission Viejo's Max Redfield (6'1/185) is. Redfield is also committed to USC and will line up at safety and receiver for the Diablos. Speedy transfer running back Alex Suchesk is a junior who will be one to watch in the Class of 2014. Mission Hills features Arizona commitment Devin Holiday (5'10/170) at cornerback.  (@GregBiggins)

Romoland (Calif.) Heritage at Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde at 7:00 p.m.
Rancho Verde got a surprise from Elsinore in a 46-42 shootout loss. Heritage fared much better in a convincing 32-6 win over San Jacinto. The talented Rancho Verde squad features a pair of Washington commitment in Demorea Stringfellow (6'3/205), a receiver built like a linebacker, and offensive lineman Poasi Moala (6'5/265). Stringfellow should get tested by Cal commit Darius Allensworth (5'11/180) who lines up at corner and receiver for Heritage. Running back Jamal Morrow (5'8/180) also has offers from Washington State and Utah.  (@GregBiggins)

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola at West Covina (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
Loyola handed West Covina its only loss of the season in 2011, and the Cubs got off to a good start this year with a 42-27 win over Harvard-Westlake. West Covina got off to a hot start as well with a 34-0 shutout over Covina. Do everything athlete Cameron Walker makes an impact for Loyola at running back, receiver, defensive back and special teams. Walker has scholarship offers from most of the Pac-12 and beyond. West Covina lost the bulk of its college prospects to graduation, but this is still a talented Bulldogs squad.  (@GregBiggins)


Upland (Calif.) vs. Windsor (Calif.)  at Westlake (Calif.) HS at 5 p.m.
Talent is abundant throughout the Inland Empire and the Upland Highlanders are no exception. Led by quarterback Nate Romine, who is hearing from schools including Oregon State, Houston, and Air Force, as well as some Ivy programs, the Highlanders are poised for their second win of the season. The secondary features San Diego State cornerback commit Delvin Batiste and safety James Johnson, whose offers include Arizona State, Oregon State, and Arizona. Defensive end Joe Mathis, a five star prospect, has a collection of over fifty offers from the Pac-12, SEC, B1G, and Big12, and recently said that he was thinking about taking his official visits to Utah, Washington, Arizona State, Texas A&M, and either Alabama or Michigan. Newcomer Jeff Farrar, a 2014 receiver who recently transferred from Mission HIlls (Calif.) Alemany, is also one to watch.  (@AnnabelStephan)

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian vs. Granite Bay (Calif.)  at Westlake (Calif.) HS at 7:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian may have graduated some of last season's game changers in the spring, but the Lions have enough talent left on the team to avoid many growing pains. 2014 quarterback Brandon Dawkins already holds early offers from Notre Dame and Utah and receiver Francis Owusu gave his verbal to Stanford over the summer. Outside linebacker Cameron Judge, who FOX Sports NEXT recently ranked as one of the West's Preseason Top Ten Backers, committed to UCLA in June. The featured player for Granite Bay is outside linebacker Beau Hershberger, who FOX Sports NEXT named as one of the West's Preseason Defensive Emergers. The 6'2.5"m 225 lb. prospect holds offers from Yale, Sacramento State, and Northern Colorado, and recently made the move from defensive end.  (@AnnabelStephan)

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman at Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis at 7:00 p.m. (Hawaii time) on FOX Sports NET
After an impressive opening win over Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bishop Gorman jumped from #20 in last week's rankings to #9 this week, becoming the third West Coast team to make the top 10. They'll follow up their win by taking a visit to the Islands and facing St. Louis of Honolulu. Arizona commit Anu Solomon was outstanding in the win over Good Counsel, beating them with his arm and his legs. 2014 star Nathan Starks will lead the Gaels defensively against a stout St. Louis squad. Lorenzo Fertitta, who's committed to Villanova, had an excellent game in the opener as well, and Ryan Smith also made some bigtime plays for the Gaels offensively. Justin Sweet provided a huge boost for the Gaels defensively as well. St. Louis features a pair of SEC commits in receiver Jeremy Tabuyo (Texas A&M) and linebacker Colton Goeas (Tennessee) as well as two more West 150 prospects in offensive guard Reeve Koehler and defensive end Kamalei Correa(@ScoutKennedy) Recommended Stories

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