Prospect Preview: Week Six

Damien Mama

A look at the week six matchups featuring UCLA commits and targets...

Game of the Week: St. John Bosco vs. Santa Margarita
UCLA targets galore are in this game.  Two of the top underclass quarterbacks in the country lead their teams in a game televised nationally by FOX Sports 1. Santa Margarita's K.J. Costello, a Scout 2016 Watch List passer runs the Eagles offense and 2015 receiver Kyle Sweet, the younger brother of Bruin receiver Logan Sweet, is his favorite target, the two connecting for 300 yards earlier this season against Bishop Gorman. Jeremy McNichols, a commit to Utah, is a versatile playmaker for the Eagles, playing both running back and receiver. St. John Bosco, ranked No. 8 nationally by FOX Sports, is paced by 2015 quarterback Josh Rosen, the No. 2 quarterback in the 2015 class nationally and a five-star by Scout.com. He leads a Braves offense that is bolstered up front by Damien Mama, Scout's No. 1 offensive guard prospect in the 2014 class. Boise State commit Shay Fields is his top target. Defensively, there are few teams as talented as the Braves, their line led by USC commit Malik Dorton and three-star Jacob Tuioti-Mariner at the defensive ends. Washington State commit Chandler Leniu, the heart and soul of the Braves defense, is their middle linebacker. And the secondary is loaded, with Cal commit and four-star Jaleel Wadood anchoring it at safety. Four-star cornerback Naijiel Hale, who's committed to Arizona, plays opposite three-star corner Chandler Hawkins, a verbal to Air Force.

San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra at Orange Lutheran (Calif.)
JSerra is led by two-way athlete Dante Pettis, one of the top sleeper prospects in the region. Pettis is a dynamic player on both sides of the ball capable of impacting the game at receiver and safety. He currently has offers from Nevada, San Diego State and Villanova but his talent level is high and he can play for just about anyone out West. Junior quarterback Nick Robinson is an intriguing player with some upside. At 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, he has a nice, athletic frame, quick release and a live arm. 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. Defensive back Cory Hollowell is another player to watch. The corner has looked strong in coverage all season and could be assigned the task of shadowing Pettis all over the field.

El Cerrito vs. Berean Christian
El Cerrito is led by UCLA commit Adarius Pickett, who's shining at both running back and cornerback for El Cerrito and he is joined by teammate D.J. Calhoun, a USC commit who UCLA was recruiting heavily (and now Pickett is). 

Carmel (Ind.) vs. Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike
Carmel features one of the best wide receivers in the state, senior Austin Roberts, who is committed to UCLA.

Elk Grove Cosumnes Oaks vs. Galt
Four-star 2014 receiver Alex Van Dyke will take on Galt before he leaves for Los Angeles on Saturday morning to begin his official visit to UCLA.  Cosumnes Oaks also boasts 2015 four-star receiver L.J. Reed.

Gardena Serra vs. Harvard-Westlake
Serra opens Mission League play and has all the players, eight with UCLA offers, including committed receiver Jordan Lasley, as well as five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson, four-star linebacker Dwight Williams, three-star safety Glenn Ihenacho, 2015 five-star linebacker John Houston, 2015 four-star defensive lineman Rasheem Green and 2015 four-star running back Malik Roberson (who is out for the year with an ACL injury) as well 2016 safety Brandon Burton.  Harvard-Westlake has three-star offensive lineman David Hartmeier.

Chaminade vs. Cathedral
Chaminade has a balanced attack led by Miami commitment Brad Kaaya at quarterback who was recently offered by UCLA and USC and running back Donovan Lee who has offers from Colorado and Colorado State among others. Defensively, Chaminade is led by UCLA commit Jojo McIntosh.

Auburn (Ala.) vs. Phenix City Central
UCLA commit Antreal Allen and teammate Rashaan Evans will face Phenix City Central and looks to improve to 6-1.

Compton Centennial vs. North Torrance
UCLA commit Denzel Fisher, who USC offered on Thursday, and his Apache team, open league play against North Torrance.

Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Gilbert (Ariz.)
Fresh off their first ever win over crosstown foe Chandler Hamilton, UCLA commit Dionte Sykes and 2015 quarterback recruit Bryce Perkins take on Gilbert and look to keep the momentum going.

Corona Centennial vs. Norco
Centennial opens Big VIII league play with a matchup against Norco.  Centennial has one of the most talented rosters in the West, with UCLA commit Barry Ware at receiver, Bruin target Viane Talamaivao on the offensive line, Cal commit but UCLA recruit Tre Watson at running back and plenty of other elite prospects.  Norco is led by Cory Young, the younger brother of Stanford running back Kelsey Young.

Fresno Central vs. Tulare Union
UCLA has their sights set on five-star receiver Michiah Quick, who's come alive in the past few games. Central defensive tackle Tashon Smallwoood has decommitted from USC, where he'd been committed since February, and UCLA is still recruiting him, and he's openly expressed that the Bruins are in his top five though Arizona State and Cal appear to be in a better spot right now.  Buchanan is paced by Oregon State commit Adam Soesman.

Corona Centennial vs. Norco
Centennial opens Big VIII league play with a matchup against Norco.  Centennial has one of the most talented rosters in the West, with UCLA commit Barry Ware at receiver, Bruin target Viane Talamaivao on the offensive line, Cal commit but UCLA recruit Tre Watson at running back and plenty of other elite prospects.  Norco is led by Cory Young, the younger brother of Stanford running back Kelsey Young.

Oakley Freedom vs. Antioch Deer Valley
Freedom is led by five-star running back Joe Mixon, UCLA's top target at running back and he'll go against a Deer Valley team that features rising linebacker Malik Hutchings, athletes Nsimba Webster and Nzuzi Webster and Robert Taylor

Other UCLA Targets In Action
Lompoc with Ainuu Taua take on Templeton.

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