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Scout on the Town - Week 1 Review
LaGrange (Ga.) Troup County vs. Auburn (Ala.)
Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala.) is the top linebacker in the country. He played his first game at his new school this weekend, and he played a little differently. He played middle linebacker in Auburn's 4-3 scheme and he was dropping in coverage more than he was blitzing. When he did blitz, he looked like the Foster we all know, but with his dropping into coverage, he was not around the ball quite as much. He still showed great explosiveness, he was solid in space, and this will really prepare him for when he gets to Auburn.
Texas A&M commitment Cameron Luper (Auburn, Ala.) plans to play wide receiver on the next level, but he is still playing quarterback. He may not be six feet tall, but he has a live arm, he is very athletic, and he made plays with his arm and legs in this contest. He shows touch, the ability to buy time in the pocket, and the threat he is in the open field. A&M is getting a very good athlete who could help them in so many different ways.
Ricky Frazier (Troup County) had a strong performance. He could be a corner or safety on the next level. He had a couple of nice one-on-one tackles and he scored a touchdown on a long pass when ran past the Auburn defense. He is a little under the radar still, but Frazier is an athlete that has that football toughness, great ball skills, and good size.
Newnan (Ga.) vs Marietta (Ga.)
Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga.) is not too far outside the Scout100 and he played like one of the best in the country on this night. He set the tone early when he blocked a punt then scored a touchdown out of the ‘Wildcat' position a couple of minutes later. Matthews was all over the field in this contest and he had over 100 receiving yards, a couple of touchdowns, two bone-crushing hits at safety, and over half a dozen tackles. He closed on the ball well, he showed a good burst when he got the ball in his hands, and this Georgia commitment showed why he has all the offers he has.
Anthony Jennings (Marietta, Ga.) is committed to LSU and he played well although his team fell to Newnan. He is a very athletic quarterback and he ran for a touchdown, he caught a touchdown pass, and he threw a touchdown pass as well. He has a quick release, he is a real threat with his legs, and he has an above average arm. A few of his throws came out high and he did throw an interception, but overall, he played well. He is a smart quarterback, he showed the ability to reset and get the ball out of his hand quickly, and he will challenge the guys ahead of him when he gets to Baton Rouge.
Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee vs. Marietta (Ga.) Kell
Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell) really stole the show in this game. He caught a couple touchdown passes, he played well on the defensive side of the ball, and he was one of the top performers at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Langley showed very good straight-line speed, hands, and he has the ability to play on either side of the ball on the next level at South Carolina. He will likely end up at corner or free safety.
Loganville (Ga.) Grayson vs. Poweder Springs (Ga.) McEachern
Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) is the top prospect in the country and most people that did not know that coming into this game would not have left thinking he was that type of prospect. He really did a good job of playing his assignments, staying home, and making the plays if he was free to do so. He had a few nice runs out of the backfield showing great power and good athleticism, but on defense, he was relatively quiet because the ball constantly went away from him.
Wayne Gallman (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) played both sides of the ball for Grayson in their win and he really showed a little more quickness at running back. He had more of a burst when he got the football and he hit the hole quicker than he did a year ago. He is committed to Clemson as a running back, but he could play linebacker there as well. He has good size, he made plays on both sides of the ball Saturday, and he looked a little better than he did as a junior.
Jajuan Dulaney (Power Springs, Ga./McEachern) is an offense tackle that is still growing. He is a long and rangy tackle that needs to develop some lower-body strength. He slides well in pass coverage and he showed solid mobility, but he is not a very strong offensive lineman right now and more of a finesse guy. He is weighing around 260 pounds at this time and he needs to hit the weights, work on his punch, and become more of a physical player in the trenches.
Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County vs. Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett
This was an exciting game that came down to wire and Donnie Miles (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) played a big role in the Bulldogs victory. Miles hardly left the field and this North Carolina commitment scored on a 79 yard touchdown run as a running back and he was in on a pass break-up at safety too. He worked a little at cornerback and he is not likely to play there in Chapel Hill, but he is a very good safety. He is smart, he reads the quarterback well, and reacts on the ball well. He is a gamer.
Devondre Seymour (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) is coming back from a back injury that sidelined him in North Gwinnett's scrimmage last week and after playing sparingly in the first half, he played most of the second half. He really bends well, he has great length, he makes good adjustments, and he has a lot of upside. He is both solid in run blocking and pass protection. He really stepped up when his team needed him in this game.
Octavius Jackson (Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt County) is an offensive tackle that is committed to Florida and he struggled in this game. He went up against 2014 defensive end Dante Sawyer ((Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) and Sawyer got the better of him in this game. He has good feet and he can move, but he really has to work on his technique. If he does not get his hands locked onto the defender, then he was losing the battle. He did not adjust well, so he struggled much of the game. I really like his athleticism and he has some potential, but in his second year as an offense tackle, he still showed he has a ways to go.
Kingland (Ga.) Camden County vs. Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge J.J. Green (Kingsland, Ga./ Camden County) is a versatile athlete and like he does in most games, he made plays. He ran for close to 90 yards averaging around 10 yards per carry, he has a few receptions including one for a long touchdown, and he locked the receiver he was covering. He may not be the biggest kid on the field, but he just makes a lot of plays. He is a confident athlete that is committed to Georgia where he will likely be used as a slot receiver and as a punt returner.
Brice Ramsey (Kingsland, Ga./ Camden County) plays for Camden County who runs the ball about 85-90 percent of the time, so he will never put up big numbers, but he was 6-8 for 132 yards and three touchdowns in this game. He could have had four, but the pass was dropped in the end zone. He was very efficient, he threw the ball very well, and he continued to show the quick release, the live arm when needed, nice touch, and confidence. His coach said earlier in the week that he feels Ramsey will play on Sunday after he finishes at UGA.
Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood vs. Marietta (Ga.) Walton
Tyren Jones (Marietta, Ga./Walton) was the player of the day at the Georgia Dome. He ran for 302 yards against a strong Brookwood defense and he showed why he is considered one of the top running backs in the country. He may be very close to a finished product, physically, but he is a very good running back that does so many things well. He had his spin move working for him in this game and he showed great vision, balance, and power. He ran for over 2,300 yards as a junior and he got off to a good start as a senior Saturday night. He is committed to Alabama.
Parker McLeod (Marietta, Ga./Walton) is committed to Alabama like Jones and he got off to a slow start, but he really came on the last three quarters. He made a nice throw across the middle after stepping up in the pocket and reading his progressions, then he showed he could throw on the move outside the pocket as well. Parker is a very smart quarterback who can manage a game, and he is playing with a lot more confidence this season.
Brandon Kublanow (Marietta, Ga./Walton) did a very good job protecting McLeod and paving the way for Jones Saturday night. He is known as ‘The Finisher' and ‘Bull' and he really set the tone early when he pancaked a Brookwood defensive lineman and knocked his helmet off. He fired off the ball well, he really locked onto the guy in front of him, and won a lot of battles. He played tackle and he held his own there, but there is no doubt that he will play guard or center at Georgia.
Shaun McGee (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) went up against Kublanow some at defensive end, but Kublanow won most of those. McGee is a little better when he is space, not lined up on the ball going against a strong offensive lineman. He is a very good athlete, but struggled to disengage when trying to get off his blocks. He could cross-train at inside and outside linebacker when he gets to Georgia, but he will not spend more time in the two-point stance than he will with his hand down.
Kyrin Priester (Snellville, Ga./Brookwood) is a very good receiver and although Brookwood did not go his way too often, when they did, he made plays. He made a diving catch, he caught a ball thrown well over his head, and he showed very strong hands in this game. He ran good routes and he is deceptively quick down the field. He finished with only a few receptions, but they were some of the top catches made in the Georgia Dome over the weekend.
Jamie Newberg, National Recruiting Analyst
Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson vs Tampa Plant
Mitchell Wright (Tampa Plant) had an outstanding night from his outside linebacker position, recording three sacks and a forced fumble. He had to be in on double digit tackles. This South Florida pledge has a tremendous motor and is active all over the middle. He can rush the passer, play the run or drop in overage. He's physical and aggressive. He's not the biggest ‘backer out there but he certainly has the frame to fill out. You knew that Wright was good but not this good. He was impressive on this night.
Richy Klepal (Tampa Plant) started at right tackle for Plant, where he anchors a very large and talented offensive line unit. This group looks like the strength of the Panther football team. Klepal had a solid night, where he did a nice job in blocking in the run game. He's not the quickest guy off the ball but he does a good job of playing low and playing with balance. Plant really tried to establish the run early and play power football and Klepal was a key contributor.
Paris Bostick (Tampa Plant) had a solid night. This future Georgia Bulldog had a couple of big hits from his safety position and a nice kick return for a touchdown. Bostick has nice size and can pack a punch in the run support game. This kid shows good range when playing deep and can also line up closer to the line of scrimmage and be effective. He also possesses very good speed, as evident with his 61-yard return and score.
Ray Raulerson (Tampa Plant) is the other starting tackle opposite Klepal. He's listed at 6-foot-5 and 265-pounds and looks a shade shorter than Klepal. Raulerson gets off the ball well, shows good feet and was very effective as a blocker, as Plant played a lot of power football against Boyd Anderson. In the pass game he has a nice base and slides well in protection.
Eddie Jackson (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Boyd Anderson) is the younger brother of Demar Dorsey. Like Dorsey, Jackson has super speed. Jackson only had two touches but scored both times he touched the ball, showing blazing speed. The first was an 86-yard bomb. The second was a very long kickoff return that was called back because of penalty. Florida Atlantic has offered.
Justin McDonald (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Boyd Anderson) is a safety prospect with scholarship offers from Syracuse and Rutgers. He showed flashes as to why he's one of the most coveted defensive backs from the Sunshine State. He forced a fumble early in the first quarter and was in on a number of tackles throughout the game. He showed range from his safety spot and often lining up in the box. Sometimes he tends to get over aggressive in run support and gets himself in trouble. McDonald was also beat on a deep route for a score.
There may not be another offensive line prospect that passes the eye test better than Sandley Jean-Felix (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla./Boyd Anderson). He has the size (6-foot-5, 300-pounds) and is long. Jean-Felix has good athleticism and footwork. He's just very raw because he hasn't played the game long at all. In fact, Jean-Felix didn't play last season at all. This is a kid you red-shirt and project as a sophomore in your college program. He could be a real diamond in the rough. Against Plant, he really struggled with Mitchell Wright's speed and quickness off the edge in the first half.
Geoff Vogt, Florida Recruiting Analyst
Miami Carol City vs Miami Norland
Carol City handled defending state champion Norland 21-7 in the Kickoff Classic. Carol City quarterback Akeem Jones continued his rapid improvement and seems poised for a big senior year. He might be the state of Florida's top uncommitted signal caller. Norland received a tremendous performance from defensive end Paul James. At 6-foot-3 and 240-pound James showed a lot of explosiveness and lived in the backfield. After missing significant time as a junior, James seems ready. Looking to the future, Carol City junior Trayon Gray (5-foot-11, 175-pound) looked like he is a top athlete to keep an eye on. He might end up playing quarterback next year, but figures to be recruited as a wide receiver or cornerback. At 6-foot-4 Norland junior Kendrick Edwards will look to follow in Tommy Streeter (Miami) and Rodney Smith's (FSU) footsteps.
Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar vs Cape Coral (Fla.) Ida Baker
At least in Southwest Florida Ida Baker announced that they will be for real with a 9-8 victory over a very talented Dunbar team. Senior OL/DL Regie Meant (6-foot-4, 265-pounds) showed why his stock is on the rise. Meant is sporting several BCS offers with schools like Kansas State starting to take notice. Dunbar linebacker Anthony Gordon led a fierce defensive effort. Gordon, a starter at South Fort Myers High School as a sophomore, is back from injury and possesses great size at 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Baker safety Johnny Garrow had the best game among a host of top talent in the 2014 class for the Bulldog's. At 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, Garrow played great in coverage as well as against the run. He could be a future linebacker. Dunbar sophomore linebacker James Hurajay looks ready for prime time. While lanky, he has great speed and toughness.
Miami Booker T. Washington vs Miami Northwestern
Booker T. Washington is ranked No. 1 in the country by at least one poll and they played like it on Saturday night. The Tornado's whipped neighborhood rival Northwestern 32-6 behind a brilliant defensive game by linebacker Matthew Thomas. At 6-foot-3 Thomas is a national recruit for good reason: he can do it. He holds offers from much of the country, but seems to be focused on Miami, Alabama, and Florida State. 2014 prospects, quarterback Treon Harris, defensive lineman Chad Thomas, and cornerback Nigel Patton also had big games for BTW.
Steve Robertson, Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Liberty (Miss.) Amite County vs Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County
A week after leading Wilkinson County to their first win over 6A Natchez High since 2001, LSU 2014 verbal pledge Devin Voorhies fought through the weather and led his team to a 32-8 shelling of rival Amite County. As is the case with a lot of rural schools, Voorhies is playing quarterback because he is the best athlete on his team. Lining up behind center allows him to touch the ball every play and have a larger impact on the game. Voorhies is expected to spend his college career in the defensive secondary once he enrolls in Baton Rouge. On Friday, Voorhies ran for a score and a pair of two point conversions and tossed a pair of third quarter touchdown passes to put the game away.
John Garcia, Jr., Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Spanish Fort (Ala.) vs. Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Deon Johnson wants to prove his versatility as a senior, and he displayed just that on Friday night. The Alabama commit was the best wideout, running back and returner on the field despite limited preseason playing time. He hauled in passes on the first two plays of the game, which provided him some momentum the rest of the night. Johnson showed speed in the open field, soft hands and a better run-after-the-catch ability than he has in the past. He ended up with 186 total yards on the night, including a 72-yard kickoff return in which he actually ran through some tackles despite a slender 185-pound frame. Johnson scored as a running back after catching seven passes with ease to lead Spanish Fort to a win over Muscle Shoals.
Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen vs Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge
Though he may not play quarterback at the next level, Auburn commit Jason Smith led his McGill-Toolen squad to a convincing rout of talented Tuscaloosa Northridge on Saturday. While he didn't drop back and throw many times, Smith dictated the pace of the entire game with his dual-threat ability. His athletic presence made things easier for his running backs and kept the defense at ease throughout his limited preseason playing time. His numbers weren't great (115 total yards, 60 passing, one touchdown), but the team's Oregon mentality allows his skill-set to flourish. Smith got his team out of jams when five players were converging on him in the backfield, and when he got into the open field, the first defender rarely even got his hand on him - much less bring him down. We're still thinking wide receiver at the next level, but his leadership will certainly translate.
The most anticipated player of the Champions Challenge didn't disappoint even in a half of playing time. 2014 running back Bo Scarborough, sporting a knee brace after rehabbing from ACL surgery, looked to be ready to roll in 2012. His size is always imposing at about 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, but how it translates to a balanced attack is simply special. He is devastating in the open field despite his bulk, and it was evident on the first play of the game, when he dashed for 50 yards after making a defender miss in the backfield. Scarborough also flashed his power in the open field, not hesitating to run through defenders on routine by lowering his shoulder, spinning or even using a stiff arm two or three times on a given play. The elite talent had some issues catching the ball out of the backfield, but his time as a running back was still must-see football. He finished with 98 yards on 10 carries, adding a catch for 4 yards and a kick return for 24. The undeclared Scarborough maintains that Georgia is his leader, and he is contemplating unofficial visits this fall though none are currently set.
Amy Campbell, Florida Field Reporter
Gainesville vs Orlando Dr. Phillips
It was defense-dominated game Friday night at Dr. Phillips High School as Gainesville took the 23-12 victory. Eight of the Hurricanes' twenty-three points were scored by the defense, who were missing one of their star linebackers, Keith Kelsey Jr. Kelsey is nursing a back injury and should return this week. GHS senior wide receiver and Florida commitment Chris Thompson didn't have his best performance offensively as he only had one catch for the night. Thompson matched up against the star of the game, safety Marcell Harris, who had three tackles, two pass breakups, and one pick. Harris would have had two picks, but pass interference was called on his teammate. For Dr. Phillips, 2014 athlete Deionte Gaines had two receptions for 90 yards. Gaines will be one to watch in the class, he sure can move. For GHS, 2014 running back Tony James had a couple of nice plays, as did 2014 wide receiver Kenric Young.
Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst
Traverse City (Mich.) West vs Kenowa Hills (Mich.)
Traverse City West (Mich.) 2014 offensive lineman Connor Hayes showed why he has several BCS offers. He's a tough, strong interior guy who finishes blocks strong and is dominant in the run game. Kenowa Hills (Mich.) 2014 defensive end Zach Evans emerged as a player to watch. He had three sacks in the win for his team. The 6-foot-3 and 235-pound Evans is an aggressive player with a motor and the college interest should increase over this year.
Grand Blanc (Mich.) vs. Flint (Mich.) Carman-Ainsworth
Michigan State commit Gerald Holmes started his senior season off with a bang, rushing for 162 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. In the first half, he showed his toughness and ability to break tackles. For a bigger back (6-foot-0, 195-pounds), he has some wiggle and elusiveness and breaks a lot of arm tackles. He rarely went down on first contact. That first half left me liking what I saw, but I wanted to see him in the open field. I got my wish as he broke a 78-yard touchdown run and outran a pretty fast Grand Blanc defense. He fits what the Spartans do as far as power, downhill running, but his speed and athleticism are good, so he's definitely more than just a pounder.
Detroit East vs. Oak Park (Mich.)
In the first game of the Detroit Kickoff, Oak Park pulled off an upset over Detroit East English Village Prep. Leading the way was 6-foot-2 senior Brian Williams, who doesn't have any offers currently, but may be in line for some. Speedy running backs Malik Washington, a junior, and John Kelly, a sophomore, are also going to receive their share of college attention. Oak Park also had two sophomore linemen who looked like future big timers in Ricardo Smith (6foot-1, 240-pounds) and Shahid Bellamy (6-foot-3, 265-pounds). For Village Prep, Michigan commit Khalid Hill had a good game, showing his speed on a 65 yard catch and run for a score. He's a good athlete for big kid. Ball State pledge Desmond King had a nice game, grabbing one interception and doing some damage on the ground.
Port Huron (Mich.) vs Utica (Mich.) Eisenhower
In the second game, Port Huron's Central Michigan commit Mark Chapman showed his athleticism and elusiveness at quarterback, even though he's recruited for wide receiver. Eisenhower keyed on him a lot, and did a good job containing him, but he got loose a couple times. Utica Eisenhower's top recruit, David Curle, went both ways and is a powerful lineman who plays hard and plays tough. He currently holds several MAC offers.
Detroit King vs Southfield (Mich.)
Game three pitted Detroit King and Southfield. In a losing effort, King's seniors performed well. Ohio commit Leon Alexander is a big target who may end up playing strong safety or linebacker in college. Mycial Allen, who has several offers, isn't as big, but is a good athlete who can make things happen after the catch. Senior quarterback Davaun Williams has a strong arm and can make all the throws. Junior linebacker Carl Fuller is an impressive athlete currently with a Syracuse offer. He's long, fluid, and able to play sideline to sideline. For Southfield, senior receiver Brandon Bean came up big. He's a physical receiver who is currently without an offer, but has several schools interested. Junior defensive end Lawrence Marshall should also be hearing from more and more schools as this year goes on. He has good size and was constantly in the backfield.
Detroit Cass Tech vs Detroit Brother Rice
In the night cap, Cass Tech defeated Brother Rice. Cass junior Damon Webb had two touchdown receptions, two forced fumbles, one that he recovered, and an interception which thwarted a late Brother Rice drive to help seal the 25-18 Cass victory. He is one of the best in the Midwest for next year. Michigan State commit Jon Reschke had a big performance for Brother Rice in a losing effort. The game was littered with top recruits. Cass has Michigan commits Jourdan Lewis and David Dawson, Iowa pledge Delano Hill, new Michigan State commit Dennis Finley, Illinois commit Kenton Gibbs, Toledo verbal DeJuan Rogers and a host of others with offers. Class of 2014 linebackers Gary Hosey, Deon Drake and William White came up big. White had 14 tackles and a sack. Hosey had the 74-yard go ahead touchdown run.
Beth Long, Midwest Field Reporter
Bolingbrook (Ill.) vs Plainfield (lll.) South
Bolingbrook showed why they are the defending 8A state champions, by beating Plainfield South 33-6. The game was highlighted by Bolingbrook signal caller Aaron Bailey who showcased his ability as a duel threat quarterback, running back Omar Stover and Plainfield South 2014 linebacker Clifton Garrett who racked up 18 tackles.
Chicago (ll.) Marist vs Chicago (Ill.) St. Rita
In a matchup of two of FOXSportsNEXT Illinois top 25 teams, Marist showcased their powerful offense, highlighted by an impressive fourth quarter rally by top 2014 wide receiver Nic Weishar. Weishar dominated the final drive, most notably grabbing a big pass on 4th and 7 to keep the drive alive. Marist continues to look good with a 35-25 win.
Chicago (Ill.) Robeson vs. Chicago (Ill.) Julian
Julian was missing two of their best players in defensive end Khairi Bailey and Michigan State defensive end commit Demetrious Cooper, due to a transfer rule. But under the radar running back Devon Sanders had a big game. The quick back had 73 yards and two touchdowns in the second half.
Simone Scott, Midwest Field Reporter
Middletown (Ohio) vs Cincinnati St. Xavier
Jalin Marshall (Middletown, Ohio) put on a show at the Crosstown Showdown Saturday night. The 2013 Ohio State commit put up over 320 yards on 23 carries, scored three touchdowns and even threw for a touchdown against powerhouse St. Xavier (Ohio). In a game in which both teams took the lead in the last five minutes, Marshall orchestrated a 77 yard drive in under a minute to put his team in scoring position. Even though they came up short, it was easy to see what makes Marshall such a talented player.
Scott Kennedy, Director of Scouting
Arroyo Grande (Calif.) vs Lompoc (Calif.) Washington running back commitment Lavon Coleman (5-foot-11 and 210-pounds) rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns as Lompoc shut out Arroyo Grande on FOXSportsWest.com's Prepzone on Friday. Coleman is a hammer inside with enough speed to break long runs night after night. He's a downhill runner that wears down opponents with body blows before eventually seeing an opening and breaking away including a 65-yard run on Friday against Arroyo Grande on Friday night.
Greg Biggins, National Recruiting Analyst
Compton (Calif.) Dominguez vs Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
USC offensive line commit Nico Falah (Bellflower, Calif./ St. John Bosco) had a great opening night showing why he's the top line prospect in the West. Falah lined up at left tackle most of the night but has the versatility to play just about anywhere in college and his frame might be best suited to play guard at the next level. He has great feet and is the most athletic lineman in the state. He did a great job getting to the second level and taking on linebackers and safeties and was physical at the point of the attack. He showed great lateral mobility and finished his blocks well all game long.
Junior athlete Jaleel Wadood (Bellflower, Calif./ St. John Bosco) is one of the most versatile players in the state and lined up all over the field. His primary position will be in the secondary and he plays safety for Bosco but will likely move to corner in college. He also saw a lot of time at running back and is the teams primary punt returner. Wadood is a dynamic player with great football instincts. Defensively, he covers a ton of ground and is always around the ball. He doesn't have great size, hence the likely move to corner, but he plays big and isn't afraid to come up and deliver a blow in run support. He showed very good quickness and power running the ball and returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown. Arizona State and Oregon State have both offered.
Junior offensive lineman Damian Mama (Bellflower, Calif./ St. John Bosco) might have been the biggest man on the field looking all of 6-5, 345 pounds. Mama played right tackle but could end up at guard depending on how much weight he carries. He's a physical road grader and plays with a mean streak. He's not the athlete Falah is, but is very tough, relentless and is the kind of lineman that can wear down an opposing defensive end or tackle. Colorado has offered.
Defensive back Kalan Montgomery (Compton, Calif./Dominguez) bounced between safety and corner and could play on either side of the ball in college. He has a great frame, long and lean and looked about 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. He had an early interception playing corner and then moved to safety for the remaining three quarters. Montgomery has good cover skills, plays physical in press coverage and has good ball skills. Arizona, Hawaii and San Diego State have offered.
Junior defensive end Uriah Dillon Leiataua (Compton, Calif./Dominguez) has a huge upside and was one of few bright spots for the Dons. At 6-foot-4, 265-pounds, Leiataua has everything you're looking for in a college end. He's big, powerful, quick off the edge and has a motor. He had two sacks and was tough to block all night long. According to the Dons coaching staff, BYU will be tough to beat for Leiataua.
Kevin Carden, California Recruiting Analyst
Los Angeles Alemany vs Pasadena USC wide receiver commit Steven Mitchell lived up to the hype during Alemany's 45-8 victory on Friday. The four-star prospect was electric with the ball in his hands, made a number of acrobatic catches, and ending the night with two touchdowns. Colorado wide receiver commit Devin Ross also added a touchdown reception for the Warriors. 2014 cornerback Alif Grayes had a solid night in coverage and also showed the ability to come up and be a factor in run support. It was a long night for Pasadena but quarterback Brandon Cox, a Arizona commit, showed a lot of potential as a dual-threat quarterback. He will be a perfect for in Arizona's offense in the future.
USC wide receiver commit Steven Mitchell lived up to the hype during Alemany's 45-8 victory on Friday. The four-star prospect was electric with the ball in his hands, made a number of acrobatic catches, and ending the night with two touchdowns. Colorado wide receiver commit Devin Ross also added a touchdown reception for the Warriors. 2014 cornerback Alif Grayes had a solid night in coverage and also showed the ability to come up and be a factor in run support. It was a long night for Pasadena but quarterback Brandon Cox, a Arizona commit, showed a lot of potential as a dual-threat quarterback. He will be a perfect for in Arizona's offense in the future.
Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy at Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge
Four-star quarterback Tyler Bruggman from Phoenix (Az.) Brophy Prep had a busy week, playing not one, but two games. I watched his 2012 opener versus Glendale (Az.) Mountain Ridge on Wednesday night and Bruggman did not disappoint. He looked incredibly crisp to start the game, going 9 for 9 early and helping his team to a 21-0 1st quarter lead. Because of double-digit dropped balls, Tyler's stat sheet won't show it but he was super accurate. He carries himself very well in the pocket and is a good leader.
Bruggman's teammate, four-star WR Devon Allen, showed why he is so heavily recruited taking two deep balls 70+ yards to the house against Mt. Ridge. He also scored another TD Saturday against Santa Margarita from California. Allen has blazing speed, runs sharp routes, will go across the middle and has good size.
Chandler (Az.) Hamilton at Phoenix (Az.) Mountain Pointe
Phoenix (Az.) Mountain Pointe pulled off a big upset of traditional power Chandler (Az.) Hamilton on Friday and a big part of it was the play in the trenches for the Pride. Four-star offensive tackle Kenny Lacy and 2014 offensive guard Natrell Curtis played almost every snap on both sides of the ball and looked excellent. Last year when I saw Lacy I thought he was a raw but super athletic prospect. Friday he showed that he has worked hard this off-season, looking like a seasoned vet from a technique standpoint. He has developed a nasty streak that he lacked in 2012.
Not to be outdone for Hamilton was junior offensive tackle Casey Tucker, who has committed to USC. At 6-foot-6 and 275-pounds, Tucker showed that he has the ability to play either tackle spot for the Trojans. He has excellent feet, will finish his blocks and is very technically sound.
In the same game, there was a great battle out in the skill positions. Four-star senior cornerback Cole Luke from Hamilton battled elite junior wide receiver Jalen Brown for much of the evening. Luke ended the night with an interception and a fumble recovery and played a huge part in the return game. Brown had an amazing one-handed interception while playing in the secondary.
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