Scout Recruiting Team Out West

Thomas Tyner

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

THURSDAY

Phoenix (Ariz.) Thunderbird at Phoenix (Ariz.) Greenway at 7:00 p.m.
This game features two of the state's runningbacks. Thunderbird's Kani Benoit is currenty a three-star back and has done nothing this season to second guess that. The 6 foot 200 pound Benoit has rushed for 669 yards and 10 tocuhdowns. Benoit currently has offers from New Mexico State, Idaho, and a handful of FCS programs. Greenway's Mark Dogbah centered 2012 with less notoriety but has played great thus far. He has rushed for 738 yards and is averaging almost 10 yards per carry. Dogbah does not have an offer yet. (@jason247scout)

Auburn (Wash.) Riverside at Kent (Wash.) Kentlake at 7:00 p.m.
Kent (Wash.) Kentlake 2014 defensive tackle Mason Johnson is the top prospect in the game. The 6-foot-3, 309-pound prospect has already started garnering college attention. Kentlake graduated a lot of talent this past year, losing players like Oregon State signee Caleb Saulo, but should be reloaded with young players.  (@JakeWorthen)

FRIDAY

Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Bonney Lake (Wash.) at Camas (Wash.) Union at 3 p.m.
This matchup in southern Washington sees Bonney Lake make the long trek down to the Washington/Oregon border against Union, home to one of the best marching bands in the state.  Bonney Lake's top prospect is 2014 lineman Stefen Land, who plays center and on the defensive line.  Union was hit hard by graduation but features a slew of good youngsters, including 2014 linebacker Jake Hawken and 2015 quarterback Nolan Henry, the cousin of former Oregon and NFL quarterback Kellen Clemens.  Trent Cowan, a 2013 prospect for Union, is one of the best kicker/punter combo players in the Northwest.  (@BrandonHuffman)

Chandler (Ariz.) at Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe at 7:00 p.m.
This has all of the makings of an exciting game. These are the top two teams in Division-one, both are undefeated and both are loaded with FBS caliber players. Mt. Pointe is led by a strong group in the trenches with UCLA commit Kenny Lacy and junior Natrell Curtis starting both ways. The Pride also feature one of the state's top playmakers in junior Jalen Brown. Both Brown and Curtis have double-digit offers already. Runningback Thomas Warren has been offered by New Mexico State. Chandler is known for having tremendous skill athletes and this year is no different. Quarterback Darell Garretson, a San Jose State commit, is off to a very good year. He is competing 67% of his passes and has thrown 11 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. Garretson has spread the ball around, hitting 8 different receivers for touchdwn passes. Senior Mitch McCulley is leading the Wolves in receptions, followed by two-star tighend Patrick Baldenegro. In the secondary, keep an eye on junior safety J.R. Hunt. He already has been offered by UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona. Tyler Shank is Chandler's top offensive lineman. He has an offer from Idaho. (@jason247scout)

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep at 7 p.m.
Desert Mountain is headlined by two 2014 stars in quarterback Kyle Allen and wide receiver Mark Andrews. Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Duke, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and UCLA have already offered Allen, and Andrews, 6-foot-6, 220-pounds, also boasts an impressive offer list, featuring Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, and Washington State. Offensive tackle Ryan Scheetz and center Ricky John are additional names to look out for on Desert Mountain's squad.. Led by senior quarterback Nick Duckworth, Notre Dame Prep has several players to keep an eye on. On offense, watch for Arizona State tight end commit, Grant Martinez, as well as offensive tackle Aaron Seiple. Defensively, pay attention to linebackers Duncan Morfitt (Army and Navy offers), Luke Taffuri (Army offer), and junior Phillip Caniglia, along with defensive end Parker Zellers, cornerback Maurice White (NAU, South Dakota State, Western Illinois offers), and junior safety Jordan Schlueter (Colorado State offer). (@InnaLazarev)

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure at Santa Margarita (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Maybe the game of the year early on, this one could help decide who represents the south in either the Open or D1 Bowl game at the conclusion of the season.  St. Bonaventure is battle tested having already beaten No. 9 Corona Centennial and Redlands East Valley, but Santa Margarita presents a different test. The Seraphs will lean heavily on running back Zachary Green (Arizona) who is a punishing between the tackles runner and a good receiver out of the backfield. Tight end Bryce Dixon('14) could end up being one of the more heavily recruited players in the Southland next year. Santa Margarita trounced Carson 72-0 last week. The starters should be crisp after many of them took snaps in the fourth quarter with a 10 touchdown lead. Nebraska commitment Johnny Stanton may be the best high school quarterback in the country because of what he can do with his legs and his arm. In front of him are a pair of D1 lineman in center Dane Crane (Washington) and Riley Sorenson. The Washington Huskies are well represented in this one with another commitment from safety Connor O'Brien as well.  (@GregBiggins)

Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne at Gardena (Calif.) Serra at 7 p.m.
How much do we really know about Narbonne? While talented, the Gauchos have blown out three terrible teams to the tune of 158-6. Serra has been in some battles already including a win over No. 17 Notre Dame on Prepzone. Narbonne is no fluke though, this same Gaucho team beat Serra last year and both teams are returning a bevy of college level prospects. Narbonne is led by Washington commitment Troy Williams at quarterback. Williams will leave Narbonne having started games in all four of his seasons. He is incredibly poised and has a plus arm with command of his offense. Cal commitment A.J. Richardson is Williams' go-to receiver. Linebacker Keishawn Bierria is one of the more unheralded players in the Southland, but he's one of the most active backers we'll see on the Prepzone. He is looking at offers from the likes of Arizona, Colorado, and Oregon State among others. Defensive end Paulo Lepua is one of the fastest rising prospect in California and boasts offers from Utah, Arizona, and Oregon State. Serra is not exactly coming to the field empty handed when it comes to talented players, though most of the Cavaliers talent lies in the underclass. Junior quarterback Jalen Green is a strong armed lefty who can run by most defenders on this level. Defensive back Adoree Jackson already holds offers from UCLA, Washington, and Nebraska, and he will be tested early and often by Williams. Linebacker Dwight Williams is part of a talented linebacker crew, and Williams already has an offer from UCLA as well.  (@KevinCarden)

Issaquah (Wash.) at Bellevue (Wash.) Newport at 7 p.m.
The star player for Newport is quarterback and Nevada commit Isaac Dotson. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal caller is a dual threat athlete that can punish teams with his arm and legs. Dotson was recruited by Pac-12 programs at safety, but chose to play quarterback for the Wolf Pack. Junior tight end Drew Sample has college size and potential at 6-foot-5, 225-pounds.  (@JakeWorthen) 

Portland (Ore.) Sunset at Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha at 7:30 p.m.
What will five-star running back Thomas Tyner do for an encore?  A week after rushing for 644 yards and 10 touchdowns, on his 18th birthday, the Oregon-bound Tyner will try to continue his torrid start.  Even if Tyner has a quarter of the production he had a week ago, that's a 150-yard, two-touchdown performance.  But as much as Tyner did last week, his offensive line has been a big part of his year, and Aloha features four-star offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley, who's committed to BYU and center A.J. McCollum.  Aloha will also welcome back tight end/defensive end Bryson Sullivan.  Sunset's top prospect is cornerback Bruce Jones, who has an offer from hometown Portland State.  (@BrandonHuffman)

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman vs. Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at Cerritos College at 7:30 p.m.
This game is a match up of two traditional West Coast football powerhouses. Bishop Gorman makes the trip to California with an offense led by Arizona committed quarterback Anu Solomon. The Gaels are stacked with talent, including receiver Ryan Smith (New Mexico and Utah State offers), cornerback Lorenzo Fertitta (Villanova and UNLV offers), and cornerback Justin Sweet (Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah State, and UNLV offers). There are also a handful of talented underclassmen on the team; the 2014 class is highlighted by safety Nathan Starks (6-0, 190), who holds offers from Arizona, Duke, Texas, UCLA, and Utah, and was a standout of the summer. 2014 defensive end Isaiah Nacua (6-2, 255) is an early BYU commit. Keep an eye on receiver Jamir Tillman, 2015 tight end Alize Mack, and 2014 quarterback Randall Cunningham, Jr., as a strong season could elicit offers for the talented prospects. Servite isn't lacking talent, either. Quarterback Neil Pauu, a 2014 prospect, has given an early commitment to BYU and running back Salesi Eteaki is a Utah commit. 2014 cornerback Demetric Woodard holds offers from Houston and Arizona State and continues to hear from other Pac-12 programs. 2015 receiver Tony Brown (6-1, 170) is a younger prospect to watch, as he had a strong showing over the summer and receiving some early Pac-12 interest.  (@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.

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure at Santa Margarita (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Maybe the game of the year early on, this one could help decide who represents the south in either the Open or D1 Bowl game at the conclusion of the season.  St. Bonaventure is battle tested having already beaten No. 9 Corona Centennial and Redlands East Valley, but Santa Margarita presents a different test. The Seraphs will lean heavily on running back Zachary Green (Arizona) who is a punishing between the tackles runner and a good receiver out of the backfield. Tight end Bryce Dixon('14) could end up being one of the more heavily recruited players in the Southland next year. Santa Margarita makes its second consecutive appearance on the Prepzone after humiliating Carson 72-0 last week. The starters should be crisp after many of them took snaps in the fourth quarter with a 10 touchdown lead. Nebraska commitmentJohnny Stanton may be the best high school quarterback in the country because of what he can do with his legs and his arm. In front of him are a pair of D1 lineman in center Dane Crane (Washington) and Riley Sorenson. The Washington Huskies are well represented in this one with another commitment from safety Connor O'Brien as well.  (@ScoutKennedy)

Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne at Gardena (Calif.) Serra at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
How much do we really know about Narbonne? While talented, the Gauchos have blown out three terrible teams to the tune of 158-6. Serra has been in some battles already including a win over No. 17 Notre Dame on Prepzone. Narbonne is no fluke though, this same Gaucho team beat Serra last year and both teams are returning a bevy of college level prospects. Narbonne is led by Washington commitment Troy Williams at quarterback. Williams will leave Narbonne having started games in all four of his seasons. He is incredibly poised and has a plus arm with command of his offense. Cal commitment A.J. Richardson is Williams' go-to receiver. Linebacker Keishawn Bierria is one of the more unheralded players in the Southland, but he's one of the most active backers we'll see on the Prepzone. He is looking at offers from the likes of Arizona, Colorado, and Oregon State among others. Defensive end Paulo Lepua is one of the fastest rising prospect in California and boasts offers from Utah, Arizona, and Oregon State. Serra is not exactly coming to the field empty handed when it comes to talented players, though most of the Cavaliers talent lies in the underclass. Junior quarterback Jalen Green is a strong armed lefty who can run by most defenders on this level. Defensive back Adoree Jackson already holds offers from UCLA, Washington, and Nebraska, and he will be tested early and often by Williams. Linebacker Dwight Williams is part of a talented linebacker crew, and Williams already has an offer from UCLA as well. (@ScoutKennedy)

Placentia (Calif.) Valencia at Santa Monica (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Two evenly matched opponents square as Santa Monica looks to rebound from its blowout loss to Mater Dei last week. Santa Monica will look to get USC commitmentSebastian LaRue more involved in the action as he's a threat receiving and on returns.  Valencia's Gabe Perez is a linebacker prospect drawing the attention of schools fromSan Diego State to Boise State. He looks to be leaning to the Broncos at the moment. (@ScoutKennedy)

Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham at Newhall (Calif.) Hart at College of the Canyons at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
The top prospect in this game is only a sophomore in Hart's receiver Trent Irwin. Irwin is a player I've likened to Reggie Miller of NBA fame. Irwin has an elite talent and boundless energy to get open, just like Miller working for his shot. Only Irwin's elite talent instead of shooting is catching. If the ball is near Irwin, he's going to catch it. Big junior tight end Davis Koppenhaver is a player to keep an eye on as well. At 6'5/210, he's not hard to find. (@ScoutKennedy)

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