Scout On the Town Weekend Preview
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Da'Shawn Hand
Da'Shawn Hand
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 20, 2013


The Scout.com recruiting team will be at top games throughout the country all weekend...

Follow the Scouts of Scout.com on Twitter as they bring you live coverage of the weekend's high school football across the nation, with several members of the Class of 2014 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2015 and 2016 prospects and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.

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EAST

Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Parlin (N.J.) Sayreville at East Brunswick (N.J.) High, 7 p.m.

Sayreville is usually good for finding FBS prospects many schools don't know about, and in the 2015 class there is another one in athlete Miles Hartsfield. He is a running back/slot receiver/defensive back, and he can make plays from any of those positions. Rutgers is the only school to offer so far, and the Scarlet Knights have a nice history at the school located 15 minutes from the campus. The last three FBS players from the school - David Milewski, Daryl Stephenson and Delon Stephenson - each wound up at Rutgers.
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Michael Clark- Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson at Woodbridge (Va.) at 7:30 p.m.

This is a crucial early-season matchup as both teams are 1-2. Stonewall Jackson is led by defensive tackle Tim Settle, who is the top 2015 prospect in the country. Stonewall Jackson also features Virginia Tech commit Greg Stroman. Stroman will play cornerback at Virginia Tech, but lines up at quarterback for Stonewall Jackson. Last season, Stroman threw for 2,038 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,138 yards and 14 touchdowns. Woodbridge is led by five-star defensive end Da’Shawn Hand, who is down to Alabama, Florida and Michigan. Woodbridge also has 2015 quarterback Mike Majette, who has an offer from West Virginia.
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Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Holmdel (N.J.) St. John Vianney at Rumson (N.J.) Fair Haven at 7 p.m.

Three-star Rumson defensive end Donald Bedell flew under the radar before a strong camp showing at Rutgers over the summer led to an offer and verbal commitment to the Scarlet Knights. Bedell trains often with five-star Notre Dame tackle commit Quenton Nelson and picked Rutgers over Connecticut and Temple. For St. John Vianney, 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end Justin Gille holds offers from Old Dominion and Buffalo.
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Tony Greco, Panther Digest Publisher
Friday: Gateway (Pa.) at Altoona (Pa.) at 7:30 p.m.

Gateway is looking to improve to 4-0, with a challenging road test at Altoona in a WPIAL Quad-A Foothills Conference matchup. The Lions are paced by 2015 linebacker Kevin Givens. Givens (6-3, 225) has rushed for 140 yards so far this season (4.2 avg) with two touchdowns, but is being recruited for defense in college. He holds offers from Temple and Massachusetts. On the other side of the ball, a Gateway is home to a number of talented Division I prospects. At the top of the list is four-star safety Montae Nicholson. Nicholson has flourished in three games this season. Last week in a 43-25 win over Kiski Area, Nicholson caught a touchdown pass to open the scoring, returned an interception for a touchdown, then capped things off by returning a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. On defense, he finished with eight solo tackles. Nicholson earned WPIAL Player of the Week honors for his performance. Adding to the aerial attack for the Gators is four-star receiver, and West Virginia commit, Ricky Rogers (13 catches, 178 yards, 3 TD). Also on the field are Temple commits Delvon Randall (11 cacthes, 178 yards, 4 TD) and Brenon Thrift. Cornerback Anthony Davis recently decommitted from Temple. Pittsburgh is reportedly one of his new favorites. Keep an eye on defensive back Cameron Gray for the Gators. He was recently invited down for the Pittsburgh-New Mexico game. He's also been hearing from Georgia Tech. The 6-1, 205-pound corner was moved there from safety earlier this season. He may also see some time at running back.
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Jacquie Franciulli, Field Reporter-East
Friday: Richmond (Va.) Varina vs. Richmond (Va.) Hermitage at 7 p.m.
Hermitage will hope to be the first team this season to hand Varina a loss on the year. The Panthers have a lot of questions surrounding them this season with only 6 returning starters and a lot of inexperience on the squad, but some of the young talent is certainly making noise early. We don’t have to look further than 2016 defensive tackle Sulaiman Kamara. Kamara is already gathering some interest from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Miami, penn State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland and Purdue. Offers should soon follow.  Varina, although victorious against Thomas Dale last week, will look to work on ball possession this week, since the Blue Devils gave up three turnovers last Friday night that could have cost them the game.

Sunday:Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military Academy Post Graduates vs. Newport News (Va.) Christopher Newport University at 1:30 p.m.
Fork Union has a plethora of talent on its roster. The main story coming into this weekend though is Virginia commit, quarterback Corwin Cutler’s return. Cutler was sidelined last fall in the opening playoff game with a knee injury. This Sunday he will be back on the field for the first time since his injury. Other notable commits on the team are Maryland’s Derwin Gray, Clemson’s Kyrin Priester, North Carolina pledge Marquis Haynes and Miami commit Ryheem Lockley.
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Rachel Klein, Field Reporter- East
Friday: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) at Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) College High at 7 p.m.

Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play kicks off this weekend with a match-up of two of the conference’s top teams, Our Lady of Good Counsel and Gonzaga. Our Lady of Good Counsel is led by Notre Dame offensive line commit Sam Mustipher and Maryland defensive end commit Jesse Aniebonam. Good Counsel’s defense is loaded with talent, including: Kentucky safety commit Kobie Walker, and one of the top 2016 defensive backs, Kendre Jones. Jones already has offers from Penn State, Maryland, and Virginia. Junior defensive end Darius Fullwood is another national prospect to keep an eye on, he has double-digit offers from a number of top programs in the SEC, Big Ten, ACC and more. Gonzaga also has plenty of talent to rival Good Counsel, especially in the 2015 class. Two-way lineman Richie Petitbon blew up on the national scene this summer and promises to be one of the top linemen in his class. The Eagles quarterback Nick Johns, is a 2015 prospect with a strong arm and play making ability. Wide receiver Jabari Greenwood, who has offers form Maryland, UVA, and Rutgers among others, is a primary target for Johns. Lastly, junior cornerback Marcus Lewis is sizable corner and a versatile athlete who has offers from Clemson, Temple and Maryland..
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Greg Pickel, Fight On State Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Gateway High (Pa.) at Altoona High (Pa.) at 7:30 p.m.

Home to a quintet of class of 2014 FBS prospects, Gateway hits the road to take on Altoona and class of 2015 linebacker Kevin Givens. Gateway safety Montae Nicholson holds 24 offers, and is beginning to lay out his fall visit schedule. So far, Pittsburgh and Oregon will receive stops after the four-star made it to Michigan State earlier this month. Teammate and three-star cornerback Delvon Randall is committed to Temple, as is three-star middle linebacker Brenon Thrift. Like Nicholson, three-star cornerback Anthony Davis is still undecided, but has trimmed his list to Temple, Pittsburgh, and Virginia. On the offensive side of the ball, Gateway features four-star West Virginia wide-receiver commit Ricky Rogers. Givens is the lone FBS recruit to suit up for Altoona, manning an outside linebacker spot with a 6-foot-3, 225 pound frame.
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SOUTHEAST

Chad Simmons- National Recruiting Analyst

Thursday: Auburn (Ala.) at Montgomery (Ala.) Lanier at 7:00 p.m.
Auburn is 2-1 and Lanier is 0-3, so these two teams appear to be going in different directions. The team with two wins has the top prospects. Leading the way for Auburn is Scout 100 outside linebacker Rashaan Evans. He is visiting UCLA officially next weekend and the Bruins, Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia are his final four schools. Cornerback Antreal Allen is already committed to UCLA. Rush end Darian Yancey is committed to Southern Miss. Blaise Taylor, son of former Auburn coach Trooper Taylor is an elusive slot receiver and he has a handful of offers. Senior defensive backs Selwyn Torbert and Delwyn Torbert will sign football scholarships as well.

Friday: Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian at Madison (Fla.) Madison County at 7:00 p.m.
This game is loaded with prospects and each school has big-time Division 1 prospects. Trinity Christian has only given up eight points this season and they are 2-0 coming off a bye week. Madison County has played a tough schedule and they enter this game 1-2. Linebacker Brice Hamilton and running back Deonshay Wells lead the senior class, but their top prospect is 2015 athlete Akevious Williams. He is 6-foot-2, 176 pounds and he can play on either side of the ball. Another underclassman to watch is sophomore Tony Wooten. On the other side, Trinity Christian is loaded. Wide receiver Isaiah Ford and offensive lineman Kavaris Harkless are seniors and both are committed to Louisville. The junior class is very strong and cornerback Kevin Toliver II leads the way. He has been named a five-star by Scout. Linebacker Jeffery Holland has over three dozen scholarships. versatile lineman Kendrick Norton is being pursued by the 'Big Three' (Florida, Florida State, and Miami) in Florida, and defensive backs Ben Edwards and Deontai Williams both have long offer lists. More juniors on this team has offers. The top 2016 prospect is running back Jalin Buie. The 5-9, 182 pound sophomore has offers from Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, and others.

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Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Lakeland (Fla.) Christian @ Tampa Berkeley Prep, 7 p.m.
Two of the better 2015 quarterback prospects are playing in this one. Brad Mayes is the signal caller for host Berkeley Prep. Mayes is a smart quarterback that makes good decisions with the ball. He has a good, accurate arm and can extend plays with his feet. Mayes doesn't have any offers but is starting to garner a ton of interest from within the state and the Southern region. Lakeland Christian has a dynamite duo in quarterback Christian Alexander and running back T.J. Simmons. They too are both juniors. Alexander already holds a Miami offer. He is your prototype, classic pro-style guy. Last year on his fourth carry of his first game, Simmons blew out his ACL. After a rigorous rehab Simmons is poised for a spectacular junior year. He picked up an offer from Ohio State on Tuesday to go along with offers from teams like Florida, Miami , Louisville, South Florida and UCF.
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Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy at Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic at 7:00 p.m.
Two undefeated Florida teams will collide Friday night as IMG Academy travels to Ocala to face Trinity Catholic. Several big-time prospects will be in action, namely Alabama quarterback commitment Bo Scarborough, who continues to be pursued by several other programs including Florida, Georgia, UCLA, and Notre Dame. Penn State quarterback commitment Michael O’Connor will be leading the IMG offense. For Trinity, the big name is Jordan Woods. The 2016 defensive lineman already has offers from big-time programs including Florida, Florida State, Miami, and South Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound lineman is one of the top sophomore prospects in the state.
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Geoff Vogt - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Friday
: Punta Gorda (Fl) Charlotte at Venice (Fl)
One of the best rivalries on the West Coast of Florida over the last decade, these two programs are consistent playoff teams and this should be a good test for both. Charlotte is led by senior twins Dwight and Dwayne Reynolds, both should make an impact at wide receiver and defensive back. Both have big play ability and are veteran starters. Venice has underclassmen talent that is ready to step up and become names on the recruiting trail. The Indians are tough to beat at hour before one of the best fan bases in the state.
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Steve Robertson - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Forrest County AHS (MS) at Purvis (MS) at 7 p.m.
Mississippi State running back commitment Dontavian Lee will look to lead the FCAHS ground and pound game against Florida State four star wide receiver pledge Markell Pack. Lee has helped the Aggies to a 2-1 start. This weekend’s contest will be the third straight road game for FCAHS who is expected to make some real noise in 4A south once region play starts in a few weeks. Purvis is off to a 3-0 start thanks in large part to some extremely stingy defense. The Tornadoes have only allowed seven points in the past two weeks. Pack is Mississippi’s top receiver prospect for the 2014 signing class, so look for his team to get the ball in his hands in a variety of ways in this big matchup for both teams.
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MIDWEST

Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Rochester (Mich.) Adams at Southfield-Lathrup (Mich.) at 4:30 p.m.
Adams has a player who has moved up the rankings quickly this off-season in Matt Sokol, who plays quarterback but will play tight end at Michigan State, where he has committed. We will be getting a closer look at him to see if he deserves further rise as things continue to be updated. We will also be looking at younger brother Mark Sokol, a defensive lineman.
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Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Loveland (Ohio) vs. Cincinnati (Ohio) Glen Este at 7:00 p.m. Glen Este High School
The FOX Sports Ohio game of the week has a pair of Eastern Cincinnati Conference teams battling as the Glen Este Trojans (1-2) take on an undefeated Loveland Tigers (3-0) team with a lot of offense. The Trojans will look to sophomore quarterback Tyler Pilcher who has passed for 410-yards and three touchdowns on the season to lead them. Senior running back Jordan Harris may be short in stature at 5-foot-5, 165-pounds, but he’s averaging 146-yards per game with four touchdowns. The Tigers counter with a dynamic running duo of junior Nate Slagel who has rushed for 527-yards and nine touchdowns and freshman Luke Waddell who is a player to keep an eye on in the future. Waddell has already rushed for 340-yards on only 31 attempts and scored three touchdowns on the ground and has proven to be just as effective catching four balls for 66-yards and another score. We’ll also be keeping an eye on under the radar tight end Jake Elfers who is listed at 6-foot-5, 235-pounds.

Friday: Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier vs. Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller at 7:30 p.m. Lockland Stadium
This should be a great cross-state battle as the Louisville (Ky.) Tigers travel up to Ohio to take on defending big school champion Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller. Things start up front for the Tigers as offensive tackle John Kurtz, who at 6-foot-5, 255-pounds, is a prospect to watch holding offers from Western Kentucky and Ball State. Senior quarterback B.J. Nagle is a name familiar to Louisville fans as his father Browning Nagle was a standout for the Cardinals program. The Crusaders will counter with Ohio State pledge Sam Hubbard and junior defensive tackle Elijah Taylor who holds early offers from Michigan State, Illinois, West Virginia and Louisville to name a few. Moeller also has several other prospects to watch including senior defensive end Chalmer Frueauf (3.5 sacks) and senior wide receiver Isaiah Gentry who holds a couple of Mid American Conference offers and is picking up interest. We also hope to get a chance to see sophomore tight end Jake Hausmann.
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Simone Scott - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Westerville (Ohio) Central vs. Dublin (Ohio) Scioto at 7:30 p.m.
Westerville Central will be on the road this week to take on a talented Dublin Scioto team. Scioto is coming off of a 30-28 loss in week two and is hoping to bounce back. Leading the attack will be linebacker Nick Conner. The junior holds offers from Illinois and Kentucky and has been hearing from Ohio State. On the offensive side of the ball, running back Darius McDonald has over 300 yards and three touchdowns so far this season. Kentucky commit Nick Richardson will be the star on the line for Westerville Central. Also keep an eye out for cornerback Eldin Anu. The senior holds offers from Kent State and Savannah State and is hoping to continue his impressive play this season.
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Derek Young - Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Pickerington Central (Ohio) at Lancaster (OHIO) at 7:30 p.m.
Pickerington Central is lead by senior running back Tawain Gordon who has heard from Kent State, Akron, Pittsburgh, Toledo, and West Virginia. Wide receiver Andrew Meyer is off to a good start to his senior season as well. Senior linebacker Isaiah Richmond has heard from a few MAC schools and Indiana but is still waiting on his first offer. Junior wideout Eric Marshall is another prospect to watch for Pickerington Central. Lancaster is anchored on the offensive line by Ohio State commit Kyle Trout. He had a great summer camp circuit and has impressed early on in his senior campaign.
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Beth Long - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Benet (Ill.) at Crete-Monee (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m.
Two of the most talented teams in the Chicagoland area match up Friday night, defending 6A State champions Crete-Monee take on state semi-finalist Benet Academy. Crete-Monee features one of the top uncommitted prospects in the Midwest, four-star linebacker Nyles Morgan matched up against four-star junior quarterback Jack Beneventi of Benet. The Warriors also are led by senior defensive lineman Chris Slayton who has offers from all across the country including Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and more. Slayton has also lined up as a tight in in the first several weeks of the season to help Crete-Monee remain undefeated. Another top prospect on the team is linebacker Omari Stringer, who just picked up his first offer from Toledo. Benet lost one of their top players to injury, Porter Ontko, but looks to use Beneventi and several other younger prospects to create mis-matches against Crete-Monee.
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Anna Hickey - Indiana Recruiting Reporter
Friday: West Lafayette (Ind.) Harrison at Fishers (Ind.) High
Fishers is not short on talent on the offensive side of the ball, featuring play-makers such as seniors wide receiver J-Shun Harris and running back Harvey Allen, and juniors wide receiver Josh Lloyd and running back Maurice Campbell. Harris is a three-star prospect and Indiana commit. Allen and Campbell have yet to pick up interest from schools, but that should soon change with how the duo has been performing so far this season. Offensive guard Drew Broughton for Fishers is a three-star prospect who holds an offer from Massachusetts.
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Ryan Easterling - Illini Playbook
Friday: Ottawa (Ill.) at DeKalb (Ill.) at 7 p.m.
Last season, this game featured two of the state's top running backs in Ottawa senior Miguel Hermosillo and DeKalb sophomore Dre Brown. Now, Brown has his chance to prove himself as a back against an Ottawa team that went undefeated in the regular season last year. Both teams come in with a 1-2 record, making this game a must-win for both teams as far as playoff hopes are likely concerned. First year DeKalb coach Matt Weckler is taking over a football team that had a head coach per year the prior two years and is looking to add some stability to the Barbs' program. Ottawa dropped their first two, including a week 1 loss in overtime to Yorkville, but the Pirates got a win last week and may have the momentum coming into this one.
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MIDLANDS

Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: No. 31 Coppell (Texas) at Garland (Texas) at 7:00 p.m.
Five-star defensive end Solomon Thomas headlines this Thursday non-district matchup, looking to lead his nationally-ranked Coppell Cowboys to a 4-0 record with district play two weeks away.  Thomas, the No. 5 defensive end in the country and No. 22 overall prospect, is always a force to be reckoned with- and a versatile one at that, seeing time at nose tackle last week to help contain four-star 2015 running back Chris Warren and Rockwall. Even with a guy like Thomas on the squad, it’s been Coppell's offense that has stolen the show this season, racking up nearly 50 points a game. Quarterback Skyler Bonneau has completed 15-of-27 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns with another 32 yards and a score on the ground. His running back tandem of junior Charles West and senior Gavin McDaniel, younger brother of former Coppell standout and Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel, have again proven to be quite the reliable option. West has taken 36 carries for 512 yards and six touchdowns; while McDaniel has also scored six times with 249 yards on 36.  Baylor tight end commitment, 6-foot-5, 227-pound Blake Mahon has added five touches for 81 yards and a touchdown. As for Garland, the 0-3 Owls still look for that first win as injuries have plagued both sides of the ball this season. In fact, Garland had 14 injured starters by the end of its 51-9 loss to McKinney Boyd on Sept. 12. That’s 14 positions manned by a backup or a backup’s backup. And in the case of the secondary, Garland has been using starting wideouts Jalen Evans and Devonte Hayden, as well as backup quarterback Bryce Wager to plug the holes. Speaking of quarterback, Garland has been without its starting quarterback V.J. Gates who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a preseason scrimmage. Gates, who threw for nearly 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns last year, is one of three starters who will be out for the season. Filling his shoes is senior Luther Kirk who may only have 159 yards through the air and yet to pass for a touchdown, but has taken advantage of the ground game, tallying 152 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Blocking for him is senior offensive guard Daniel Russell, younger brother of Baylor quarterback Seth Russell. Daniel has been garnering interest from Baylor, Tulsa, New Mexico and a handful of others. 

Friday: Celina (Texas) High vs. Texarkana (Texas) Liberty Eylau at Royse City Stadium at 7:30 p.m. CST
The big draw in this game is Scout.com five-star prospect Davion Hall. Hall stars on both sides of the ball at safety and wide receiver and has proven a tough player to contain. He has made his commitment to play with Baylor, but still seems to be entertaining the thought of schools in the SEC like Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M. He took an unofficial visit to see the Aggies take on the Tide in College Station last weekend. Celina is one of the top 3A schools in the state year in and year out and this year the case is not different. They are led by Class of 2015 quarterback Nathan Elliott, who has been starting since he was a freshman. He has already secured his first two FBS offers from North Carolina and Army.
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Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Houston (Tex.) Cy Ridge vs. Houston (Tex.) Cy Woods at 7 p.m. CST
Now into district play, Ridge takes on Woods for a Thursday. Ridge brings a great deal of fire power with two solid Division I wide receivers in Darious Crawley and Kemah Siverand, the latter is a four-star 2015 athlete. Also, offensive lineman Willie Wright is a good player as well. For Woods, it looks to Rice running back commit Samuel Stewart to make plays. Conversely, on defense, linebacker Taylor Holmes is the guy expected to lead the way.

Friday: Houston (Tex.) Lamar vs. Houston (Tex.) Alief Elsik at 7 p.m. CST
Lamar is continuing in its winning ways with a 3-0 start, now traveling to Southwest Houston to play Elsik. Offensively and defensively, this Lamar team is clicking and leader Darrell Colbert is having a pretty good start so far. Colbert, along with one of his top targets in Shelby Walker is committed to SMU. Top 2015 running back Ronnie Wesley is one to watch while offensive lineman Braylon Hyder leads the guys up front.  On the defensive side, Baylor defensive line commit Ira Lewis is solid as is secondary players like John Bonney (Texas commit), John Plattenburg and top 2015 recruit Holton Hill. The latter two have multiple scholarship offers. For Elsik, the team has struggled offensively. It looks as though top defensive back Dominique Barnett is pulling double duty at quarterback as well. He does have a couple of Division I receivers on the edge with Malcolm Washington and Baylor pledge Ishmael Zamora. 
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Bob Przybylo - Midlands Reporter
Friday: Tulsa (Okla.) Union at Broken Arrow (Okla.) High at 7 p.m. CST
Is it possible Oklahoma high school juggernaut Tulsa Union could be 0-3? Oh, it’s possible as the Redskins need to win on the road Friday to avoid that from happening. It’s a mini-Bedlam game Friday at Broken Arrow as Tulsa Union features two Oklahoma commits, while Broken Arrow’s top two commits are pledged to Oklahoma State. Tulsa Union features three-star wide receiver Jeffery Mead and three-star tight end Carson Meier, who have both pledged to the Sooners. Mead and Meier are both off to nice starts to their senior season. Broken Arrow, meanwhile, is led by four-star running back Devon Thomas and four-star linebacker Gyasi Akem. Thomas was injured in last week’s win so it’s not known just how healthy the future Cowboy will be. Broken Arrow also features Colorado State quarterback commit Coleman Key and one of the best in-state defensive back prospects for the Class of 2015 in Markale Moses. Broken Arrow is 2-0 and is coming off a road victory against Bentonville (Ark.) High. 
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Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: No. 31 Coppell (Texas) at Garland (Texas) at 7:00 p.m.
Five-star defensive end Solomon Thomas headlines this Thursday non-district matchup, looking to lead his nationally-ranked Coppell Cowboys to a 4-0 record with district play two weeks away.  Thomas, the No. 5 defensive end in the country and No. 22 overall prospect, is always a force to be reckoned with- and a versatile one at that, seeing time at nose tackle last week to help contain four-star 2015 running back Chris Warren and Rockwall. Even with a guy like Thomas on the squad, it’s been Coppell's offense that has stolen the show this season, racking up nearly 50 points a game. Quarterback Skyler Bonneau has completed 15-of-27 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns with another 32 yards and a score on the ground. His running back tandem of junior Charles West and senior Gavin McDaniel, younger brother of former Coppell standout and Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel, have again proven to be quite the reliable option. West has taken 36 carries for 512 yards and six touchdowns; while McDaniel has also scored six times with 249 yards on 36.  Baylor tight end commitment, 6-foot-5, 227-pound Blake Mahon has added five touches for 81 yards and a touchdown. As for Garland, the 0-3 Owls still look for that first win as injuries have plagued both sides of the ball this season. In fact, Garland had 14 injured starters by the end of its 51-9 loss to McKinney Boyd on Sept. 12. That’s 14 positions manned by a backup or a backup’s backup. And in the case of the secondary, Garland has been using starting wideouts Jalen Evans and Devonte Hayden, as well as backup quarterback Bryce Wager to plug the holes. Speaking of quarterback, Garland has been without its starting quarterback V.J. Gates who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a preseason scrimmage. Gates, who threw for nearly 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns last year, is one of three starters who will be out for the season. Filling his shoes is senior Luther Kirk who may only have 159 yards through the air and yet to pass for a touchdown, but has taken advantage of the ground game, tallying 152 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Blocking for him is senior offensive guard Daniel Russell, younger brother of Baylor quarterback Seth Russell. Daniel has been garnering interest from Baylor, Tulsa, New Mexico and a handful of others. 
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Annabel Stephan, Midlands Field Reporter
Friday: Belton (Texas) at Round Rock (Texas) at 7:30 p.m.
The offensive line is the position to watch in this match up between Round Rock, who currently stands at 1-2, and Belton, who is still looking for their first win of the season. In fact, each team has a future Texas Tech offensive lineman on their roster. For Round Rock, the line is anchored by Robert Castaneda, a three-star prospect who stands at 6-foot-4, 300-pounds. Castaneda was originally a Kansas State commit, but after two trips to Lubbock and conversations with the Red Raiders' staff, Castaneda decided that Texas Tech was the best fit. Scout projects Castaneda to play guard at the next level. On the other side of the field is Justin Murphy, a 6-foot-8, 275-pound prospect who committed to Coach Kliff Kingsbury in mid-June; Murphy is projected to play tackle in college.  Other prospects to watch on Round Rock's roster include receiver Keyon Dilosa, a 6-foot-2.5, 180 prospect who has been hearing from UTSA, Kansas State, Colorado, and New Mexico, among others, and 2015 defensive end Breylin Mitchell, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound TCU commit. For Belton, keep an eye on receiver Andre Ewing: the 6-foot-4.5, 190-pound athlete has received interest from Air Force, Iowa State, and Navy.
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Randall Newsome, Midlands Staff Writer
Cedar Hill (Texas) High @ DeSoto (Texas) High at 7:30 p.m. CST

This is one of the most electrifying rivalries in the state of Texas and both high-powered offenses intend to light up the scoreboard. Bragging rights, the playoff picture, and the District 7-5A title are all on the line. DeSoto now ranks seventh in the nation in the FOX Sports HS Top 50 and is coming off of a 61-35 blowout against perennial power Euless (Texas) Trinity. Cedar Hill (No. 43) pummeled Beaumont (Texas) Ozen last week 48-0. Cedar Hill is doing damage on the ground racking up 341 yards rushing last week led by running back Denvre Daniels. DeSoto’s senior quarterback Desmon White launched an aerial assault of 344 yards and five touchdowns in limited action last week. The big play ability of Damarkus Lodge of Cedar Hill and rising star Kevin Thomas of DeSoto will make this one of the most exciting match-ups in high school football this season.
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WEST

Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic vs. Portland (Ore.) Jesuit at 7:00 p.m.
The Holy War returns to Jesuit, after Central Catholic stunned them a year ago, avenging a 2011 loss when CC missed a field goal in the final seconds to hand Jesuit the win.  This is one of the better matchups in the West this week, with a whole slew of Pac-12 prospects on display, including the top three prospects in the state of Oregon.  Jesuit features four-star linebacker Joey Alfieri, a commit to Stanford as well as three-star Henry Mondeaux, who plays tight end and on the defensive line and has a slew of Pac-12 offers.  Jesuit also boasts Christian Martinek, who's headed to Oregon State to play baseball and safety Trent Werner.  Central Catholic features Arizona State commit Connor Humphreys as a defensive end as well as an offensive lineman and Jacob Nall, an Oregon State commit, plays both outside linebacker and running back for the Rams.  Both teams have underclass running backs that are prospects, Chase Morrison for Jesuit and Cameron Scarlett for Central Catholic.
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Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Orange (Calif.) Lutheran at Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo at 7 p.m.
The Lancers are led by one of the nation's elite 2015 prospects in defensive end Keisean Lucier-South. The 5-star prospect has offers from several Pac 12 programs including Arizona, California, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington along with national programs like Miami, Tennessee and Texas. Linebacker Aisea Tongilava is a San Jose State commit and one of the fastest 'backers in the state. He ran a 4.58-40 at the SoCal NIKE Camp and earned all-Trinity League honors last season. Cabrillo is led by one of the top wide receivers in the West, Washington commit Rashead Johnson. Johnson is an electric playmaker and is off to a fast start this year with 28 catches through three games. San Jose State commit Darren Gardenhire is making plays on offense, defense and special teams. He'll play for safety for the Spartans but can make big plays at receiver and in the return game as well. Another receiver to watch is Jerin Scroggins, younger brother of Arizona quarterback Jesse Scroggins. Scroggins, an off-season transfer from Lakewood, is a solid route runner with good hands.
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Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
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.

Friday: Mission Viejo (Calif.) at La Habra (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.  Live Stream
Mission Viejo looked terrific against East Coast power Don Bosco Prep last week. Quarterback Ian Fieber (San Jose State) showed off a strong arm and good vision as he hit several targets including Boise State verbal commitment Sean Modster. La Habra was dominating for a half against La Mirada and hung on to win thanks to a huge play by linebacker Alex Bush. Boise State commitment Greg Gaines is impressive at defensive tackle, and for fun, he gets some carries at fullback. Gaines is 6'1/295. USC commitment Toa Lobendahn didn't play two weeks ago on Prepzone, and is likely still out per CIF transfer rules.

Friday: Corona (Calif.) Centennial at Alemany (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream
It's out of the fire and in to the frying pan for Centennial as they're coming off of their first loss against Long Beach Poly. The Huskies are still a juggernaut on offense with quarterback Robert Webber using his arm and legs to hurt opponents, and running back Tre Watson (Cal) should find more open running lanes against Alemany than he did against the Jackrabbits. UCLA receiver commitment Barry Ware also looks to rebound after being held without a catch by Iman Marshall and Poly. Viane Talamaivao (Alabama) is a people mover on the offensive line. The defense led by yet another Boise State commitment Jaylen Johnson began to gel against Poly. Alemany's defense has gotten off to a great start in its first three games. Defensive back Quentin Tartabull spearheads the defense this year, and next year he's headed to Cal. Quarterback Alif Grayes is a steady hand with a good arm and quick release. He has a host of weapons to throw to including the nation's No. 3 junior receiver Desean Holmes.

Friday: San Dimas (Calif.) at Monrovia (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream
Running back Kurt Scoby has been elusive on and off the field in his career. Scoby attended several schools as a junior before settling with Monrovia as a senior. Scoby has already paid big dividends for the Wildcats as he's rushed for over 400 yards in Monrovia's first two games.

Friday: Quartz Hill (Calif.) at Canyon Country (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream
Colorado commitment Cade Apsay leads Canyon Country. He lost his top receiver to graduation, but he had found a new connection with junior Liam Cabrera who has over 200 yards in Canyon Country's first two games.
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Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Scottsdale (Az.) Horizon at Phoenix Paradise Valley at 7 p.m.
Paradise Valley is out to a hot early start and their top prospect is wide receiver Jordan Brown. Brown is having a great year on both sides of the ball; he was once only thought f as a wide receiver bit after growing an inch and adding 15 pounds, schools are think Brown could also play safety. No offers yet for the talented Brown. Horizon has a 2015 prospect that already has an offer. Offensive tackle Jake Grant was offered by Utah at their camp this summer. Grant plays tackle now but looks like a guard at the next level.

Friday: Surprise (Az.) Shadow Ridge at Goodyear Desert Edge at 7 p.m.
What a great game this is shaping up to be; Two undefeated upstart teams from the west side of Phoenix. Desert Edge is a bit of the more known commodity as they reached the state title game in 2012. Their top two prospect, wide receiver Elijah Marks and outside linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson, are having great years already. Marks has had two straight 200 yard games while Murphy-Richardson scored twice on defense last week. Shadow Ridge doesn't have a player with a division-one offer yet but offensive lineman Tevita Matu could be the first in school history. Matu has size, strength and plays nasty.
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Lindsey Thiry, West Coast Field Reporter
Friday: St. John Bosco (Calif.) at Loyola (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
The roster of St. John Bosco (3-0) is loaded with division one talent and the No. 4 nationally ranked Braves shouldn't have any trouble getting past Loyola (1-2) on Friday night. St. John Bosco's offense is led by 2015 No. 2 rated quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen is protected by one of the strongest offensive lines in the country anchored by top-rated offensive guard Damien Mama. Rosen is continuing to pick up scholarship offers, his latest from Notre Dame, to bring his total to 12. Mama is closing in on his list of favorite schools and has three official visits set so far this fall including trips to Alabama, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. On defense the Braves boast some of the best players from Southern California who are committed to Pac-12 programs, including defensive end Malik Dorton (USC), cornerback Naijiel Hale (Arizona) as well as safety Jaleel Wadood (California).
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