Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert
Mountain at 7 p.m.
Desert Mountain is led by two of the state's top juniors in quarterback
Kyle Allen and wide receiver Mark Andrews. The two have already hooked
up for 11 touchdowns. Both are being heavily recruited and both hold
multiple BCS offers. Allen hold seven offers, while Andrews has 11.
Allen has a quick release and is a pro-style passer while at 6 foot 6,
Andrews is a difficult matchup for any defender.
North Canyon has a solid pair of juniors of their own, Bryant O'Georgia
does a little bit of everything for the Rattlers, including playing wide
receiver, defensive back and punting. Defensive end Christian Shaver has
the frame of a division-one player.
Renton (Wash.) Hazen vs. Burien (Wash.) Kennedy at 7:00 p.m.
Burien (Wash.) Kennedy athlete Cole Madison was one of the biggest risers over the spring and summer camp circuit. He committed to Washington State as a tight end, but most assume he will find his way to the offensive line once he gets to Pullman. Madison is an athletic player that overwhelms opponents with his quickness and strength. Excited to see him live for the first time this year, I think he has the potential to be special at the collegiate level. Burien (Wash.) Kennedy lineman Desmound Thompson is one of the most intriguing prospects in the state. The younger cousin former Husky Everette Thompson and current Wyoming quarterback Jason Thompson just moved to the states from Samoa a couple years ago. While he is still getting used to the game, coaches are drooling over his 6’6” 260lbs frame. Renton (Wash.) Hazen defensive end Cody Moorhead is top ranked player at his position. Moorhead holds offers from Army, Eastern Washington and Wyoming. (@JakeWorthen)
Chandler (Ariz.) High at Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton at 7 p.m.
Annually this game is one of the most anticipated match-ups in the
state. Crowds of nearly 10,000 people have been known to show up to
watch two times littered with division-one talent. This year is no
Chandler is led by quarterback Darell Garretson who has committed to
San Jose State. His back-up is just a sophomore, but Bryce Perkins
already has offers from Arizona State and UCLA. The Wolves use him in a
variety of ways. Garretson's favorite target is TE Patrick Baldenegro
but junior wide receivers Mitch McCulley and Dionte Sykes look like the
real-deal. Big guard Tyler Shank (Idaho and Air Force offers) is the
leader on the offensive line.
On defense, Chandler's top recruit is junior safety J.R. Hunt. Hunt
already has offers from Arizona State, Arizona and Montana. Defensive
lineman Dominic Nappe has been unblockable at times this season.
Hamilton has never lost to Chandler and after a 0-2 start to 2012, the
Huskies have won three straight. They are led on offensive by one of the
state's top offensive lines. USC commit junior Casey Tucker, Army commit
Patrick Joseph and guard Devon Finai look like a college offensive line.
Four-star corner Cole Luke has been playing both ways and is a big-time
playmaker. RB Frankie Felix (North Dakota offer) and QB Allen Thigpen
are having solid years.
Luke doubles as a lockdown corner but is not the Huskies' only player
on defense. Junior DE Qualen Cunningham has multiple BCS offers and
linebackers Luke Parrish and junior Santana Sterling will play at the
Chandler (Ariz.) High at Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton at 7 p.m.
Hamilton/Chandler is one of the best high school rivalries in Arizona. Separated by just over four miles, both Arizona Avenue schools feature an array of talent. Hamilton four-star cornerback Cole Luke, who has been playing on both sides of the ball, is an exciting athlete to watch. Luke, who is down to a top three of Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas, is set to make his college decision next month. On the offensive line, pay attention to offensive guards Patrick Joseph (Army commit) and Devin Finai, as well as 2014 USC offensive tackle commit, Casey Tucker. Junior defensive end, Qualen Cunningham, has already collected offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Washington. Additional players to keep an eye on for Hamilton are wide receiver Frankie Felix (North Dakota offer), linebacker Luke Parrish, quarterback Allen Thigpen, running back Kevin Walters, and defensive tackle Arik Burns, along with juniors, wide receiver Israel Simpson, safeties Josiah Pola and Juwan Jones (San Diego State offer), and linebacker Santana Sterling. The Huskies are stacked, but so are the Wolves... From senior quarterback Darrell Garretson, a San Jose State commit, to quarterback Bryce Perkins, who already holds scholarship offers from Arizona State and UCLA, as a sophomore, Chandler is loaded. Seniors to watch are tight-end Patrick Baldenegro (Air Force, Montana, North Dakota offers), offensive guard Tyler Shank (Air Force and Idaho offers), running back Myles Smith, wide receiver Eric Wilcox, and defensive end Dominic Nappe. Wide receiver Dionte Skyes and defensive tackle Jordan Hoyt are juniors to pay attention to, as well as junior safety J.R.
Hunt, who has already caught the eye of several college programs. Hunt currently
holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Montana.
Seattle (Wash.) Prep vs. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic at 7:00 p.m.
Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic cornerback Markell Sanders committed to Washington State before the season. At 6’1” 175lbs, he has a great frame for the position, but he struggled at times in coverage over the summer. Very intrigued to see how he looks on the field. Seattle (Wash.) Prep safety and running back Tere Calloway has been dealing with a knee injury for most of the season. The talented athlete has offers from all over the country and is taking his time in narrowing his list. Most schools like him as a safety, with just a couple recruiting him as a running back.
Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta at Palisades (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Vista Murrieta athlete Su’a Cravens, the top player in the state, will showcase his skills on both sides of the ball for the Broncos. Cravens has been playing safety this season, the position he will like play on the next level for USC. Cravens is the true definition of a football. He could be a star at a number of different positions including: safety, linebacker, running back or wide receiver. Along with Cravens, Vista Murrieta also has a talented quarterback in Nick Stevens. (@KevinCarden)
Culver City (Calif.) at La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat at 7 p.m.
Bishop Amat's offense features receiver Darren Andrews (5-10, 160), a prospect who emerged over the summer and ended his recruitment by committing to Duke in June, recently saying he was "one hundred percent" to the Blue Devils. Dionza Blue (6-0, 175) plays on both sides of the ball for the Lancers (running back and cornerback) and picked up an offer from San Diego State in August. Blue is also hearing from Wyoming, San Jose State, Colorado State, Duke, and Colorado.
Culver City also has talent at receiver with the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Julius Wilson, whose offers include California, Washington, Washington State, Illinois, Nebraska, and San Diego State. Players to watch on defense include defensive tackle Deon Young (6-1, 260) and middle linebacker Keishawn
Haley (6-0, 215), two prospects who FOX Sports NEXT names as defensive emerging
players in the West.
Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep at Tacoma (Wash.) Stadium at 7:00
Bellarmine's offense is headed by three-star quarterback Sefo Liufao. The
6-4 Liufau, a commit to Colorado, is one of the toughest quarterbacks you'll
find in the West, and can get it done with his legs just as much as with his
arm. Bellarmine also has safety/linebacker/receiver Calvin Chandler, who
has a handful of offers. Junior center Kevin Kors anchors the Lions
offensive line. Stadium doesn't have any D-I prospects, but its stadium
was named one of the Top 10 high school football stadiums in the country. (@BrandonHuffman)
Redlands (Calif.) East Valley at Mission Viejo (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
A pair of USC commitments headline this game. REV is led by future Trojan defensive end Kylie Fitts. Fitts could be the top defensive lineman in the state and has size, speed and a great motor that never turns off. Another player to watch for the Wildcats is two-way player Blake Braun. Braun is a big, physical safety who stands out at tight end as well. For Mission Viejo, everything stars with two-way standout Max Redfield. Redfield is headed to USC to play safety but he's one of the top receivers in the region and a top 50 player nationally as well. UCLA offensive line commit Erik Bunte recently made his Diablo debut after his somewhat controversial transfer from Pac 5 rival Santa Margarita. He’s one of he top tackles in the state. Junior quarterback Ian Fieber is having a strong season and is a definite BCS prospect. He has good size, a live arm and can make all the throws. Another junior to watch for the Diablos is running back Alex Suchesk. The athlete is a physical runner and one of the fastest players in the state having clocked a 10.72-100m last year. (@GregBiggins)
FSN WEST PREP ZONE
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.
Friday: West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade at Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at 7 p.m.
In a battle of two of the top running backs in the Southern Section, Chaminade's Terrell Newby looks to carry his team past Khalfani Muhammad's Notre Dame team that has been on a role since an opening week loss to Serra. Muhammad is a sprinter playing football and the Knights do a good job of trying to get him into space. Newby is a more complete back with quick feet and power in a compact frame. Muhammad is joined by several D1 prospects including offensive linemen Leroy Tanoai (6'4/280/Utah) and Kyle Sulka (6'4/255). Knight quarterback Kelly Hilinski (6'6/220) recently picked up an offer from Colorado. Speaking of Colorado, Newby is joined by Buffalo commitment Elijah Dunston.
Friday: Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure at Westlake (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Last year this would have been the game of the week, if not the month. But Westlake has fallen on hard times. A year removed from representing the South in the State Open Championship Bowl game, Westlake has been on the wrong end of consecutive blowouts by La Serna and Crespi. Running back/Defensive back Dashon Hunt is still the marquee name for the Warriors, but he hasn't been getting a lot of help lately. St. Bonaventure is coming off of a disappointing, but valiant loss to Santa Margarita in which the Seraphs had the chance to pull ahead with a two point conversion late in the fourth, but running back Zachary Green was stopped just shy of the endzone. Green put on an impressive display last week, and the Arizona commitment is simply relentless with the ball in his hand. Sophomore quarterback Ricky Town has superstar written all over him as he calmly stands in the pocket and delivers strikes.
Friday: Culver City (Calif.) at La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat at 7 p.m.
Receiver Julius Winston (6'1/180) leads Culver City's attack. He has a host of offers including Cal, Nebraska, Washington, and Washington State. While Duke commitment Darren Andrews (5'10/160) has been coming up big on both sides of the ball for Bishop Amat, including on Prepzone against Servite to open the season. Athlete Dionza Blue (6'0/175) has become the primary running back for Amat, and he has taken like a duck to water. Big 6'4/185 Joseph Cook hasn't gotten any scholarship offers yet that we know of, but he simply continues to make plays.
Friday: San Diego (Calif.) Steele Canyon at Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyons at 7 p.m.
Canyon's Drew Wolitarksy (6'3/200) is one of the best wide receivers in California that most people don't know about. Wolitarsky has set official visits to San Jose State and Army, and he has already visited Minnesota. Wolitarsky
has helped Canyon score over 50 points per game. (@ScoutKennedy)