Scout on the Town Weekend Preview

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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 2013 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2014 and 2015 prospects and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.

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EAST

Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Wednesday: Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic at Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) at 4 p.m. ET (scrimmage)
Red Bank Catholic posses defensive tackle Josh Klecko, a Rutgers commit and the son of former NFL standout Joe Klecko, and class of 2014 offensive lineman Quenton Nelson, who holds offers from Rutgers, Old Dominion and Boston College. Bergen Catholic will content to be the best team in the state and has safety and Northwestern commit Kyle Queiro, class of2014 defensive end Garrett Dickerson (12 offers) and 2014 linebacker Cameron Queiro. Also, Crusaders class of 2016 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano holds a Rutgers offer.

Wednesday: Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) at St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) at 7 p.m. ET (scrimmage)
St. Peter's Prep has cornerback Tre Bell (Vanderbilt commit), receiver Charlie Callinan (Boston College commit), linebacker Shane Huber (UMass commit) and defensive back Trejon Dinkins (Buffalo offer) in its 2013 class and has 2014 running back Jonathan Hilliman (double digit offers) and 2015 cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (Rutgers offer).  Pope John has class of 2014 receiver Noah Brown, who holds offers from Boston College, Rutgers and Temple.

Friday: Strath Haven (Pa.) at Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter at 6 p.m. ET
Imhotep Charter is home to four-star running back David Williams, who is trying to set up official visits.
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Michael Clark- Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Salem (Virginia Beach, Va.) vs. Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.) at 7pm
Two of the most talented teams in Virginia square off in this early season showdown. Salem features three-star quarterback Bucky Hodges and three-star middle linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka, both Virginia Tech commits. The Sundevils also have one of the top wide receivers in the state Kwamane Bowens. Bayside is led by four-star running back and Virginia commit Taquan Mizzell, along with future five-star 2014 defensive back Quin Blanding. The Marlins also have 2015 cornerback Jamez Brickhouse, who is one of the top sophomores in Virginia.

Friday: Anson (Wadesboro, N.C.) vs. Richmond County (Rockingham, N.C.) at 7:30pm
Richmond is one of the favorites to win the 4A state championship. The Raiders are led by All-American offensive guard Tyrone Crowder. Crowder recently trimmed his list of schools to four – Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina, and Stanford. The Raiders also have defensive end Devante Covington (committed to South Carolina), running back Dakwa Nichols (committed to N.C. State), and offensive lineman Alex Norton. Anson, who will be looking to spring the upset, is led by senior quarterback Roderick Evans, senior offensive lineman Ishmael Bailey, senior wide receiver Bunyon Tyson, junior wide receiver Allen Campbell, and sophomore defensive end Devonta Teal.
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SOUTHEAST

Chad Simmons- National Recruiting Analyst

Thursday: West Forsyth (Ga.) at Gainesville (Ga.) at 7:00 p.m.
The top prospects on each team will be battling in this game and they are on track to become big rivals on the next level.  Mohamed Camara moves around the field for West Forsyth and Scout likes him as an outside linebacker.  He is committed to South Carolina.  He will trying to contain 2014 quarterback DeShaun Watson from Gainesville.  Watson had over 4,000 yards of total offense as a sophomore and he will be one of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 class.  He can run and throw and he is committed to Clemson.

Friday:  Station Camp (Tn.) at Beech (Tn.) at 7:00 p.m.
Two of the top 2014 prospects in the Southeast will square off in this game.  Jalen Hurd leads Beech into action and he is coming off a game where he rushed for 460 yards and five touchdowns last week.  He has offers from around 20 schools and Alabama may lead early.  He is a big and physical running back.  Leading the way for Station Camp is wide receiver Josh Malone.  He is a wide receiver with a good blend of size and speed and he has over a dozen scholarship offers as well. These two will be battling on the field Friday night and they could be battling for the top prospect in their state in 2014.

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Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Berea (Ky.) Madison Southern at Corbin (Ky.) Lynn Camp
Madison Southern is home to one of the top running back prospects in the Class of 2015 in Damien Harris. Harris, 5-foot-11 and 198-pounds, was banged up and did not play last weekend in their 48-27 loss to Bourbon County. It's expected that Harris will play this weekend. This sophomore already has verbal scholarship offers from teams like Tennessee, Michigan, Syracuse, Kentucky, Wake Forest, Illinois and even Fresno State. Last year as a freshman Harris rushed for 740 yards and 11 touchdowns. Lynn Camp is led by massive lineman Austin Hall. Hall is 6-foot-3 and 388-pounds. He's a two-way player as an offensive and defensive tackle for Lynn Camp.
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Mike Bakas - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Deland @ Mainland at 7:30 EST
It's a matchup between two rivals in the central Florida area. They're two of the most successful programs in the area in recent years and this should be another good one. Deland is led by senior running back JoJo Kemp (5-10/185), who ran for over 1,500 yards last season and committed to South Florida earlier this year. Mainland is led by four-star linebacker Quinton Powell (6-1/200), who is one of the most athletic linebackers in all of central Florida. Powell made an early commitment to Florida.

Saturday: Tampa Plant @ Tampa Jesuit at 7:30 EST
Plant, the defending state champs in Class 8A, are on the road to take on a quality Jesuit team this week. Plant is led by three BCS-level senior prospects. The top one is offensive lineman Richy Klepal (6-4/275) who committed to Florida State over Miami, Georgia, and a host of others earlier this summer. Safety Paris Bostick (6-0/185) leads a very talented secondary. Bostick committed to Georgia recently. Mitchell Wright, a South Florida commitment, is the leader of the defense. At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Wright is one of the top linebackers in the greater Tampa area. The top junior prospect to keep an eye on is offensive tackle Ray Raulerson (6-4/265). Jesuit is led  by senior receiver Travis Johnson (6-3/230), a four-star tight end prospect who is committed to Miami. Their junior class is led by linebacker Vincent Jackson (6-2/230), who already has a few BCS-level scholarship offers.
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Geoff Vogt - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Plantation (Fla.) at Hallandale (Fla.) at 7 p.m.

Cornerback Sojourn Shelton (Wisconsin, South Carolina, Wake Forest) and defensive tackle Monty Nelson (Michigan State, Wisconsin, Wake Forest) lead a very talented defense for Plantation.   Shelton is one of the best pure cover guys in the state and Nelson is perhaps the state's most under-rated defensive tackle.  A pair of juniors, Zachary Capron (OL/DL) and Ravian Pierce (WR/S) are future BCS recruits to keep an eye on.  Both have the talent to compete on both sides of the ball.   Hallandale has a pair of LBs in Robert Alexander and Jeremy Derrick that will receive D-1 attention.  Freshmen Joshua Hammonds is the younger brother of current UF wide-out Frankie Hammonds.

Friday: North Miami (Fla) at Naples (Fla.) at 7:30 p.m.

All Naples does is win football games and this will be the second big class Dade County team to make the the hour and a half long trip to the West Coast.  Sophomore quarterback Kilton Anderson teams with senior running back Manny Morgan to give the Golden Eagle's a potent offensive attack.  Anderson took over the playoffs a year ago and won some football games and had a terrific summer.  Morgan is very reliable and makes big plays.  The defense is always excellent.  North Miami cornerback Troy McCollum is committed to FIU despite holding BCS offers.  He is one of the more intriguing corners in Florida because of his excellent size(6'1, 180).  Junior wide receiver Stanley Clerveaux(6'3) is another player that brings an intriguing combination of size and athleticism to the equation. 

Sunday: Miramar (Fla.) at Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee at 2 p.m. 

Manatee won their fifth state title a year ago (7A) and Miramar lost in the state title game (8A).  It was Miramar's second trip to the state title game in three years (won in 2009).  Both programs are running on all cylinders.   It is Manatee that has garnered more of the national headlines heading into the season and they certainly return more proven talent.  Quarterback Cord Sandberg is committed to Mississippi State and is just about as good as a team can do at this position in the nation.  He is smart, athletic, clutch, and accurate.  He is also now experienced.  Anthony Lauro will get the ball no matter where he lines up (WR/RB), and wide receiver Ja'Quan Pollack is capable of making the big play.    Defensively Derrick Calloway(DT), Demarcus Christmas(DT-2014), Blake Keller (DE-UCF commit), and Marquis Dawsey (DE) make the defensive line dominant.  Physically huge.  Calloway is sitting on around 10 BCS and Christmas looks like he will be even more heavily recruited.  There is plenty of talent in the back 7.   Miramar will bring their vaunted 'Dark Side" defense led by linebacker Jermaine Grace (Miami, Tennessee, Pitt).  For the past three years Miramar's defense has been as good as anyone as they are very physical and disciplined.   Grace is one of South Florida's best linebackers and most athletic.  The offense will rely on WR Sean Avant, WR Khalil Webster, RB Alex Lee, and RB Cameron Rigby to produce points.
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John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Montevallo (Ala.) at Fultondale (Ala.) at 7:00 p.m.
In each school's first game of the 2012 season, versatile talents headline the game. Fultondale's leader and do-it-all player is Alabama commit Ardarius Stewart. The ATH plays quarterback currently, but his dual-threat skill-set projects at the wide receiver position – where he is currently a four-star prospect. Look for him to factor into the return game as well. On the flip side will be two-way starter Korey Cunningham for Montevallo. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound three-star lines up at defensive end and tight end, where he has snagged some FBS offers at the moment. After playing some offensive line in 2011, a big season from him could be the difference between the Sun Belt offers he holds and the SEC offers he covets from interested schools like Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee.

Friday: Milton (Ga.) at Alpharetta (Ga.) at 7:00 p.m.
This cross-town rivalry is flooded with SEC and ACC prospects not only in the class of 2013, but with elite potential in the 2014 class and even class of 2015. The headliner is Auburn commit Carl Lawson, who will look to help neutralize Alpharetta quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who is headed to Arizona State. Georgia verbal pledge Naim Mustafaa is the featured defensive end for the home team, but Milton's stout offensive line has several bodies who can hope to contain him. Wake Forest commits Cory Helms and Josh Harris control the middle while TCU-bound senior Eason Fromayan continues his transition from basketball to football at tackle. However, the most interesting line prospect may be 2015 guard Nick Wilson, who has already reeled in offers from Tennessee and North Carolina. Other notable players in the game are WR Carlos Burse (Vanderbilt commit), RB Peyton Barber (Ole Miss) and 2014 RB Treyvon Paulk, who has amassed early BCS extensions as well.
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Yancy Porter - Mississippi Scout
Thursday: Lafayette (Miss.) at Oxford (Miss.) at 7:00 p.m.
This cross rival game will be showcased on Fox Sports South. Lafayette has one of the top junior prospects in the south in D.K. Bufurd. The do-it-all slot back ran in the 4.2's this summer at several camps and has already reached the endzone four times this fall. Also keep an eye on the Dores' two-way standout in Bandon Mack. He doubles at quarterback and safety and has the frame and speed you are looking for on the next level. Lafayette owns a 33 game winning streak and the Chargers are hoping to end it. On Oxford's squad keep an eye out on their signal caller, Parker Adamson. He has thrown for over 400 yards and 3 TD's for the season.

Friday: Hoover (Ala.) at South Panola (Miss.) at 7:00 p.m.
South Panola is looking for a little pay back for last season's loss at Hoover. The Tigers have the number two safety in the country in Antonio Conner. He will also line up at receiver and returner on special teams. Last weekend South Panola had an off weekend but in week one Antonio had 13 tackles, 1 sack, a 65 yard reception and brought back a kickoff 85 yards. On the offensive line keep an eye on MSU commitment, Deon Mix. The 6' 4", 300-pound lineman has been sick lately and it is not known if he will play or not. Hoover has several players to keep an eye including South Alabama commit DB Devon Earl, Southern Miss commit Jamal Lucas, and their top overall prospect on their team is 2014 CB Marlon Humphrey. He already holds offers from Alabama and Tennessee.
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Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Thursday: Yulee (Fla.) at Gainesville (Fla.) at 7 p.m.
The hot name for Yulee is senior running back Derrick Henry. After decommitting from Georgia in June, Henry has named a final three of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, with the Tide leading the race. Holding down the defense for Gainesville is senior linebacker Keith Kelsey Jr., who missed the Hurricanes' preseason game with a back injury. Kelsey will be back on the field and is hungry to take on Henry. Plenty of schools are after Kelsey including Iowa State, Louisville, and South Florida. He's also got plenty of interest from the Florida Gators. Other names to watch for GHS are Florida wide receiver commit Chris Thompson, and juniors Tony James and Kenric Young, who both had strong performances in the preseason game against Dr. Philips last week.

Friday: Madison County (Fla.) at Suwanee (Fla.) at 7:30 p.m.
Senior offensive tackle Ira Denson broke on to the recruiting circuit with a bang after dominating the o-line drills at the Orlando Nike Camp. It will be exciting to see the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Florida State commit in pads in real game action. Shedrick Williams is also a name to know for Madison County. The senior cornerback has a handful of offers including Florida, Arkansas, South Florida, and Louisville. Senior running back Tommie Young and junior linebacker Brice Hamilton should be other play makers for Madison Co.
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FOX Sports South PrepZone Live
Thursday: Yulee (Fla.) at Gainesville (Fla.) at 7 p.m.
Four-star receiver James Onwualu leads Cretin-Derham along with quarterback Connor Rhoda.
http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/pages/prepzone

Friday: St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Christopher Columbus at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/pages/prepzone


MIDWEST

Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Zeeland West (Mich.) at Zeeland East (Mich.)
Heading back to my Alma Mater for a crosstown showdown. I'll be looking at West class of 2014 tight end Jordan Van Dort, a 6'5, 285-lb kid who is being looked at by Big Ten schools as an offensive lineman, and East's class of 2014 running back-defensive back Spencer Viening, a great athlete who is also receiving FBS and BCS attention.
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Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Massillon (Ohio) at Canton (Ohio) GlenOak at 7 p.m.
Massillon features Cincinnati commit quarterback Kyle Kempt, as well as cornerback Gareon Conley, who has pledged to Michigan. Two 2014 prospects will be BCS offer prospects in lineman Nathaniel Devers and safety Marcus Whitfield. For Canton GlenOak, both quarterback Reid Worstell and offensive lineman Steve Mathie hold MAC offers. Sophomore tailback Jason Simon is a 2015 prospect of note.

Friday: Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville at Solon (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
Solon features senior wide receiver Drew Barksdale who has committed to Boston College, and senior cornerback Darian Hicks who has committed to Michigan State. Glenville has several top prospects, including senior safety Christopher Worley, who holds BCS offers. In the junior class, cornerback Marshon Latimore is one of the top 2014 prospects in Ohio, and Marcellus Jones is in the mold of former Glenville linemen Marcus Hall and Aundrey Walker. 
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Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain at Union (Ky.) Ryle at 7:00 p.m.
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The "River Rivalry" on paper favors Colerain who is coming off a victory over the Ohio Division One state runner-up Pickerington Central in week one. The Cardinals are led by senior OL Dylan Wiesman who is committed to Cincinnati. Others to watch include seniors L.A. Ramsby (QB) and Chris Davis (RB). Both players return after missing last season with knee injuries. Underclassmen to watch include linebacker Tegray Scales, running back DeTuan Smith-Moore, wide receiver Travon Hudson and sophomore George Brown.

Saturday: Canton (Ohio) McKinley at Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne at 7:00 p.m.
This has been a good match-up over the past few years and is the first time McKinley has traveled to Wayne. Wayne has several players to watch in QB Javon Harrison who is committed to play safety at the University of Cincinnati. He is joined by DT Lovell Peterson, OL Cole Newsome and wide receiver Jesse Bray. McKinley will counter with DT Antoine Miles, OL Xzavier McAllister, WR Terrance Burt, LB Jamal Davis and sophomore Eric Glover.
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Beth Long - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Richards (Ill.) at Morris High (Ill.) at 7:00 p.m.
Morris High is highlighted by tight end prospect Danny Friend who is committed to Indiana in July -- and looks to be a big target as a receiver for Morris High. Morris also has Central Michigan safety commit Jeffrey Perry and under the radar wide receiver Anthonee Monson who are looking for big senior seasons. They go up against a young H.L. Richards team, led by 2014 quarterback Tommy Mister. Mister added offers from Notre Dame, Illinois, and Indiana this summer. He is joined by fellow junior, linebacker Romel Hill and 2013 offensive lineman Joe Kupcikevicus.
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Simone Scott - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Marion-Franklin (OH) at Pickerington Central (OH) at 7:30 p.m.
This is a battle between two teams lead by Michigan commits. Marion-Franklin won the City-South division last year with a perfect 7-0 record. The leader of their team is senior Jaron Dukes. The 6-foot-4, 200 pound wide receiver, who committed to the Wolverines in February, will have senior quarterback Corry Benson getting him the ball. Benson has been hearing from several schools around the Midwest like Toledo, Bowling Green and Cincinnati. As for Pickerington Central, Taco Charlton is the focal point of their team. Standing at 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, Charlton is capable of playing both linebacker and receiver and could make an impact on the Wolverines next season.
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FOX Sports North PrepZone Live
Thursday: Cretin-Derham Hall (Minn.) vs. East Ridge (Minn.) at 7 p.m.
Four-star receiver James Onwualu, a commit to Notre Dame, leads Cretin-Derham along with quarterback Connor Rhoda.
http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/prepzone_stream

Thursday: Burnsville (Minn.) vs. Eastview at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/prepzone_stream

FOX Sports Wisconsin PrepZone Live
Friday: D.C. Everest (Wisc.) vs. Appleton (Wisc.) North at 7 p.m.
Offensive tackle Connor Riese leads D.C. Everest.
http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/pages/prepzone_stream

Friday: Marshall (Wisc.) vs. Lodi (Wisc.) at 7 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/pages/prepzone_stream


MIDLANDS

Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Cedar Hill at Denton Guyer at 7:00 p.m.
This match-up is always one of the most anticipated. Denton Guyer checks in at No. 45 in the FOX Sports NEXT National Top 50 and Cedar Hill is a team that could make that very list with a big road win. Both squads are loaded with D1 talent. Guyer is led by Texas quarterback commit Jerrod Heard (2014), TCU offensive line commit Patrick Morris (2013) and Arizona wide receiver commit Ellis Jefferson (2013). The Hill boasts as much D1 talent as anyone in the state. Arkansas State quarterback commit Damion Hobbs (2013) leads the offense and has two quality receivers to get the ball to in Texas A&M commits Laquvionte Gonzalez (2013) and Quincy Adeboyjo (2013).

Friday: Abilene at Hebron at 7:30 p.m.
Abilene is a a sleeper pick by many this season, but it will get a sure test as it comes to ‘The Woodshed' in week one. Hebron was tough last season and is poised to be even better this year as some of its young talent will have more experience. Safety Jamal Adams (2014) has emerged as one of the top prospects in the country in his class and offensive lineman Zach Rogers (2015) proved that he was one of the state's best as a freshman last year. Three-star runnning back Dez Wortham (2013) will be a heavily used weapon on offense. Abilene will be led on offense by Tulsa receiver commit Keevan Lucas (2013) and on defense by Jake McMillon (2014).

Saturday: The Woodlands vs. Dallas Skyline at 6:00 p.m. @ FC Dallas Stadium
Another great non-district match-up to kick things off. The Woodlands will be bringing up a very talented team from the Houston area to face off against the Skyline Raiders, the Midlands top-rated squad. There may not be a more talented team in the country than Dallas Skyline, who is led by Ole Miss quarterback commit and Elite 11 alum Devante Kincade (2013) and four-star Oklahoma State wide receiver commit Ra'Shaad Samples (2013). On defensive side of the ball you will find athletic Texas A&M defensive tackle commit Kerrick Huggins (2013) wrecking shop. The Woodlands should be tough up front. Northwestern's tight end commit Jayme Taylor (2013) is a good blocker and pass catcher and future Colorado big man Jonathan Huckins (2013) will open up some huge holes.
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Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Houston (Texas) Bellaire at Alief Taylor (Texas) at 7 p.m.
No doubt that the Taylor football team is one of the most talent-heavy programs in the Lone Star State and easily the most star-studded in the Houston area. The headliner is clearly four-star defensive end Torrodney Prevot, who committed to USC this past summer. The other two defensive ends, Ogbonnia Okoronwu and Duke Ejiofor are also a pair of Division I players who will be at Oklahoma State and Rice respectively. In the secondary, safety Jonathan Wiggins is SEC bound going to Texas A&M and junior cornerback Chris Hardeman made an early commitment to LSU. On to the offense, running back Trevorris Johnson was flying under the radar for most of last year, but a solid off season landed him more than 10 offers. Ultimately, he decided on TCU. Wide receiver Keenen Brown is a top recruit for 2014, with offers to Ole Miss, Utah and SMU. Receiver Romello Brooker, also a junior will be a top target after a full, healthy season on the varsity level. For Bellaire, all of its top players are on offense, with speedster wide receiver Devin Lauderdale, a Texas Tech commitment, who chose the Red Raiders over several top options including Alabama, Notre Dame and West Virginia. Running back Denzell Evans is a Houston commit. The Cardinals have two offensive lineman committed with Dwayne Johnson to Purdue and Charles Sanders to UTEP.

Saturday: Klein Collins (Texas) at Cy Woods (Texas) at 7 p.m.
These two squads are part of the weekend doubleheader played at the new Dynamo Stadium in downtown Houston. Klein Collins has seen plenty of success in its short history and once again the offensive line is solid led by Tyler Tezano and Chance Allen, who are both headed to the Big 12 Conference with commitments to West Virginia and Kansas State. Running back Marcus Goodson is solid out of the backfield and will be working this season to haul in offer No. 1. Collins' junior class has a couple of solid players with athlete Jordan Thomas and linebacker Isaiah Santos, both of whom are future Division I players. Thomas has an early offer from Utah. Cy Woods is a stacked team as well. Linebacker Deoundrei Davis is a four-star defender and one of the state's best. He's headed to Texas. Staying with the defense, safety Alfred Pullom is Baylor bound. On offense, quarterback Nate German had a solid offseason, which led him to a committable offer to Rice. Both running backs for Woods can get it done with Trent Holmes, and Air Force commitment and Sam Stewart, a junior who holds offers from Texas Tech and Mississippi State.
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Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne at Fort Worth (Texas) Eastern Hills at 7 p.m.
And the 2012 season opens with the Bishop Dunne show. This will be a bit of a lopsided matchup for two reasons. One- football in the Dallas district has traditionally been stronger than that of Fort Worth. Two -,Coach Michael Johnson and Dunne bring in a load of talent- led by one of the top offensive tackles in 2013 in 6-foot-5, 275-pound Ishmael Wilson, a Texas A&M commit. And just when you think he's a monster, wait until you see Dunne's 6-foot-6, 295-pound junior, Jovan Pruitt, lined up next to him. Just as Wilson developed under former star tackle (now at Texas) Alex Norman, so too will Pruitt under the guidance of Wilson. Pruitt holds an offer from Colorado State, but with improvement in the classroom over the spring and summer, Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma look to jump on board. Speaking of jumping on board, '14 corner Nick Watkins has has had just about every storied college football program do just that-- from Alabama and LSU, to Michigan and Ohio State, Texas, Notre Dame, Stanford. Senior safety Deyleon Williams will be holding down the secondary with Watkins. Williams will also see time at receiver this year. Keep eye on junior transfer from Cedar Hill, LeShai Maston Jr., son of former Baylor standout Maston Sr. The long-armed 6-foot-4, 185-pounder will showcase his athleticisim at quarterback, receiver and outside lineback this fall. He is getting looks from Baylor, TCU and Texas Tech. Also keep eye on running back Justin Hawthorne.

Friday: DeSoto (Texas.) at Arlington (Texas) Martin (Tx.) at 7:30 p.m.
DeSoto enters 2012 having lost key seniors in DBs Bryson Echols and Jalen Mills and OT Curtis Riser. But Coach Claude Mathis, and what he has transformed into a powerhouse program, always manages to refuel. Much of the work will put on the shoulders of 4-star senior running back and Oregon pledge Dontre Wilson, who rushed nearly 800 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, also taking 12 grabs in the slot for 246 yards and five scores. New leader on the line will be Sergio Phillips, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound center committed to San Diego State, who has over the offseason developed a strong rapport with junior quarterback Desmond White. White will have some nice targets in firey, scrappy senior wideout Rickey Daniels and Kyle Collins. Both Daniels and Collins had dominant 7v7 seasons, expect each to have blowup falls. Holding it down on the defensive side will be DBs Myron Turner (Washington State commit) and Nick Orr, and linebacker Taylor Young, an honorable mention all-state selection last year with 116 tackles.

Martin comes off of a record-setting 2011. After falling to Euless Trinity in the regional quarterfinals four of the previous five years, it was on a cold day last November, among 30 mph winds, that Coach Bob Wager and his Arlington Martin Warriors finally knocked the wall, running past the Trojans, 19-7, to advance. Much of the "running" was done by current senior running back and University of Texas commitment Kyle Hicks (who will also play some quarterback, possibly some corner, for Martin this season.) The shutting down of Trinity's run game was courtesy of Devonte Fields, a highly-rated defensive end who could see the field early this fall as a true freshman at TCU. Filling Fields' shoes will be one who could ultimately surpass him- 2014 prospect Myles Garrett, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound "man child" as most describe him, who holds early offers from Texas, Arkansas and Minnesota and will likely add Texas A&M, TCU, Notre Dame and Ohio State soon. Opposite Garrett on the D-line will be '13 defensive end Chris Odom (6'3/220), the son of 13-year NFL veteran Cliff Odom and the younger brother of Baylor's Clifton Odom. Odom has been in close communication with Baylor, as well as TCU. 

Saturday: No. 8 Michigan v. No. 2 Alabama, Cowboys Stadium, 7 p.m.
Will be interesting to see how Alabama's defense handles Denard Robinson and his dual weapons. At the same time, Robinson has never faced a defense like the Tide's up in Big Ten country. Regardless, two of the most storied programs in college football- with a combined 25 titles and both in the preseason top ten- will square off for only the fourth time. Reason enough to follow this one.
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Aaron Cedeno - Kansas Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Overland Park (KS) Shawnee Mission South at Prairie Village (KS) Shawnee Mission East at 7 p.m. CST
Head Coach Chip Sherman has revitalized football at East during the past couple of years, and in 2012 he and the program got a big boost in the form of Waco (TX) Midway transfer Jordan Darling. A 6-foot-4, 222-pound quarterback, Darling spent the summer gelling with his new teammates and helped them to impressive records at a number of area 7-on-7 events. He's got prototypical size and good mobility, but his real strength is his arm - which is a cannon. Committed to Head Coach Charlie Weis and the Kansas Jayhawks, this will be Darling's first competition in his new home and we're eager to get a look at how he's adjusted.
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WEST

Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Euless (Texas) Trinity at Bellevue (Wash.) at Seattle Memorial Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
The four-time defending state champions in Washington, and #7-ranked team in the country, Bellevue, will welcome one of the premier programs in Texas, Euless Trinity, to this interstate game played in the shadows of the Space Needle.  Bellevue features a pair of Pac-12 linebackers in Washington commit Sean Constantine and UCLA commit Myles Jack and a secondary led by elite 2014 prospect Budda Baker.  Offensively, the Wolverines vaunted Wing-T offense will feature Baker in the backfield, but its the first game the Wolverines will play with out the heart and soul of their team, Tyler Hasty, behind center.  Trinity also has a pair of Pac-12 commits in receiver Jason Reese, who's verballed to Arizona State, and defensive end Sam Tevi, who's committed to Utah.  Defensive end Gaius Vaenuku also has a slew of offers.  Offensively, the Trojans are led by 2014 running back Tony Franklin.

Friday: Bothell (Wash.) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline
Led by the nation's top-ranked quarterback, Max Browne, Skyline begins defense of its 4A state title, and goes in search of their fifth state title in the past six years when they host KingCo rival Bothell, a team they've met numerous times over the past few years in some classics. The Spartans defense features Washington State commit Peyton Pelluer and one of Browne's favorite targets is Nic Sblendorio at receiver.  While Browne is the top player in the state of Washington, and the top quarterback in the region (as well as nationally), Bothell's 2015 quarterback Ross Bowers could be the next top passer from the Evergreen State, and the Bothell offense is all his to lead after sharing the duties as a freshman.  Bothell is led defensively by BYU commit Darrin Laufasa at linebacker, who also plays running back for Bothell.
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Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
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 National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins 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: ThunderRidge (Colo.) at  Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta at 7:00 p.m.
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ThunderRidge travels to Murrieta to take on Southern Section power No. 2 Vista Murrieta. This represents the first game for each program, and it will be our first chance to see California's top prospect Su'a Cravens (6'1/205) in action this year. Cravens does it all for the Broncos and is committed to play safety or outside linebacker for USC. Also on the Vista Murrieta defense is cornerback Treshon Broughton (6'0/170) who has offers from Nebraska, New Mexico State and Oregon State.. Quarterback Nick Stevens (6-4/195) grew into a playmaker for the Broncos last year and has offers from Colorado State and Utah State.  ThunderRidge doesn't have any players FOX Sports Next is tracking yet, but this high profile matchup with nationally ranked Vista Murrieta can provide an opportunity for the Grizzlies to get extra exposure on Prepzone.

Friday: San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills at No. 3 Mission Viejo (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
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Mission Hills opens its season with a tough test against Mission Viejo who is coming off an impressive 35-0 victory over Centennial of Bakersfield. If Vista Murrieta's Su'a Cravens isn't the best two way player in the state, Mission Viejo's Max Redfield (6'1/185) is. Redfield is also committed to USC and will line up at safety and receiver for the Diablos. Speedy transfer running back Alex Suchesk is a junior who will be one to watch in the Class of 2014. Mission Hills features Arizona commitment Devin Holiday (5'10/170) at cornerback.

Friday: Romoland (Calif.) Heritage at Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde at 7:00 p.m.
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Rancho Verde got a surprise from Elsinore in a 46-42 shootout loss. Heritage fared much better in a convincing 32-6 win over San Jacinto. The talented Rancho Verde squad features a pair of Washington commitment in Demorea Stringfellow (6'3/205), a receiver built like a linebacker, and offensive lineman Poasi Moala (6'5/265). Stringfellow should get tested by Cal commit Darius Allensworth (5'11/180) who lines up at corner and receiver for Heritage. Running back Jamal Morrow (5'8/180) also has offers from Washington State and Utah.

Friday: Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola at West Covina (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
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Loyola handed West Covina its only loss of the season in 2011, and the Cubs got off to a good start this year with a 42-27 win over Harvard-Westlake. West Covina got off to a hot start as well with a 34-0 shutout over Covina. Do everything athlete Cameron Walker makes an impact for Loyola at running back, receiver, defensive back and special teams. Walker has scholarship offers from most of the Pac-12 and beyond. West Covina lost the bulk of its college prospects to graduation, but this is still a talented Bulldogs squad.
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Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
Thursday: Norco (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw at 7:00 p.m.
2013 athlete Mossi Johnson, who will contribute as a wide receiver and defensive back for Crenshaw High School, is the Cougars top prospect. The three-star safety currently holds an offer from UNLV, but was impressive at camps this offseason and should add more in the near future. Crenshaw also features running back Jacob Knight, cornerback Max Lyons and 2014 dual-threat QB Ajene Harris. Once again Norco has a talented tailback in Joseph Ajeigbe, a Duke verbal commit. The 5-9, 191-pound running back runs with good pad level and is surprisingly physical. Also keep an eye on QB Coltin Gerhart, who is the young brother of Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart.

Saturday: Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman at Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis at 7:00 p.m. on FOX Sports NET
After an impressive opening win over Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel, Bishop Gorman jumped from #20 in last week's rankings to #9 this week, becoming the third West Coast team to make the top 10. They'll follow up their win by taking a visit to the Islands and facing St. Louis of Honolulu. Arizona commit Anu Solomon was outstanding in the win over Good Counsel, beating them with his arm and his legs. 2014 star Nathan Starks will lead the Gaels defensively against a stout St. Louis squad. Lorenzo Fertitta, who's committed to Villanova, had an excellent game in the opener as well, and Ryan Smith also made some bigtime plays for the Gaels offensively. Justin Sweet provided a huge boost for the Gaels defensively as well. St. Louis features a pair of SEC commits in receiver Jeremy Tabuyo (Texas A&M) and linebacker Colton Goeas (Tennessee) as well as two more West 150 prospects in offensive guard Reeve Koehler and defensive end Kamalei Correa..
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Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite at Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain at 7:00 p.m.
Red Mountain is coming off a huge win over top 10 ranked Avondale Westview. 6-3 215 pound QB Mason Thorman had a huge night throwing for 441 yards and 5 TDs. Aeron Carr and Drake Pierre are his two favorite targets. The speedy Carr has multiple FCS offers. Look for the Mountain Lions to establish the run game behind a strong offensive line led by Colin Marquez who is getting interest from BYU and Utah and Michael Keledjian. Keep an eye on 6-3 240 pound MLB Dalton Kirk.  Mesquite's top prospect is 6-2 270 pound center Aaron Tukuafu.

Friday: Goodyear (Ariz.) Millennium at Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial at 7:00 p.m.
Two top 10 ranked teams from the division-two ranks face up in this early season matchup. Millennium is coming off a big win versus Laveen Fairfax and has their hopes set on upsetting the #1 ranked Coyotes from Centennial.  Centennial is absolutely loaded. They are very strong on the offensive line where seniors Hayden Johnson (OT) and Spencer Nathe (OG) help pave the way for three-star RB Jalen Ortiz. Ortiz has over a dozen offers but it looks like Washington, Utah, Boise State, Arkansas and Arizona State may be the front runners. Johnson and Nathe both have offers from Air Force. While those two man the left side, keep an eye on juniors Layth Friekh and Kamryn Bennett on the right. Both are 6-4 265+ and have the looks of BCS level players.  Millennium's top prospect is 6-1 290 pound DT Gabe Hughes. Hughes will get to show what he can do against the very talented Centennial offensive line.
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Jake Worthen - Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Euless (Texas) Trinity at Bellevue (Wash.) at Seattle Memorial Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
The four-time defending state champions in Washington, and #7-ranked team in the country, Bellevue, will welcome one of the premier programs in Texas, Euless Trinity, to this interstate game played in the shadows of the Space Needle.  Bellevue features a pair of Pac-12 linebackers in Washington commit Sean Constantine and UCLA commit Myles Jack and a secondary led by elite 2014 prospect Budda Baker.  Offensively, the Wolverines vaunted Wing-T offense will feature Baker in the backfield, but its the first game the Wolverines will play with out the heart and soul of their team, Tyler Hasty, behind center.  Trinity also has a pair of Pac-12 commits in receiver Jason Reese, who's verballed to Arizona State, and defensive end Sam Tevi, who's committed to Utah.  Defensive end Gaius Vaenuku also has a slew of offers.  Offensively, the Trojans are led by 2014 running back Tony Franklin.

Friday: Bothell (Wash.) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline
Led by the nation's top-ranked quarterback, Max Browne, Skyline begins defense of its 4A state title, and goes in search of their fifth state title in the past six years when they host KingCo rival Bothell, a team they've met numerous times over the past few years in some classics. The Spartans defense features Washington State commit Peyton Pelluer and one of Browne's favorite targets is Nic Sblendorio at receiver.  While Browne is the top player in the state of Washington, and the top quarterback in the region (as well as nationally), Bothell's 2015 quarterback Ross Bowers could be the next top passer from the Evergreen State, and the Bothell offense is all his to lead after sharing the duties as a freshman.  Bothell is led defensively by BYU commit Darrin Laufasa at linebacker, who also plays running back for Bothell.
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Kevin Carden, West Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Norco (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw at 7 p.m.
2013 athlete Mossi Johnson, who will contribute as a wide receiver and defensive back for Crenshaw High School, is the Cougars top prospect. The three-star safety currently holds an offer from UNLV, but was impressive at camps this offseason and should add more in the near future. Crenshaw also features running back Jacob Knight, cornerback Max Lyons and 2014 dual-threat QB Ajene Harris. Once again Norco has a talented tailback in Joseph Ajeigbe, a Duke verbal commit. The 5-9, 191-pound running back runs with good pad level and is surprisingly physical. Also keep an eye on QB Coltin Gerhart, who is the young brother of Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart.

Friday: Corona (Calif.) Centennial at Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure at Moorpark College at 7:30 p.m.
Tailback Zachary Green, wide receiver Montre Lee, offensive lineman Garrett Schirber and 2015 quarterback Ricky Town lead St. Bonaventure's high-powered offense that put up 48 points last week. Green committed to Arizona in April and was named the running back MVP at the SoCal Nike Camp this offseason. Town is one of the most intriguing young quarterbacks in the region. Corona Centennial is stacked with talent, especially on the offensive and defensive line with Cal commit Cameron Hunt, 2014 OL Viane Talamaivao and defensive lineman Garrett Hughes. All three players have Pac-12 level talent. Wide receiver Ryan Pascarella and linebacker Jaycie Pearson are also impressive prospects
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Inna Lazarev, West Field Reporter
Friday: Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral at 7 p.m.
Chaparral is led by senior wide receiver Jake Roh, who holds offers from Arizona, Duke, and Oregon State. Wide receivers Josh Aganon and Jordin Hamilton are also names to look out for on the Firebirds squad. Junior tight-end Trevor Wood already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Washington to his name. Additional players to watch on defense are linebacker Alex Ziomek, safeties Alex Arnold and Tim Murphy., and junior cornerback Tyler Whiley. Arizona's No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013, defensive back Priest Willis, is the headliner for Marcos de Niza. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound, five-star is being recruited by top programs all over the nation. In addition to Willis, the Padres feature two University of Arizona commits in running back Mauriece Lee and wide receiver Paul Elvira. Senior linebacker Derek Craig is another name to pay attention to, as well as sophomore up and comer, cornerback Kamron Johnson.
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Annabel Stephan, West Field Reporter
Battle for Veterans Football Invitational - Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian HS
Friday: Oceanside (Calif.) vs. Oakdale (Calif.) at 5 p.m.

Both teams look to continue their undefeated record in week two of the season.  Oceanside features quarterback Tofi Paopao and defensive end Jordan Smith.

Friday: Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake vs. Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro  at 7:30 p.m.
Westlake, who opens up the season in this match up, features one of the West's top cornerback prospects, Dashon Hunt. The four-star defensive back holds double-digit offers and recently said he's leaning toward visiting California and Washington. He will head to Nebraska on Saturday for the Huskers' season opener versus Southern Miss. Westlake's offense is led by 2015 quarterback Danny Hong, who transferred this summer from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman and holds an early offer from Hawaii.

Saturday: Upland (Calif.) vs. Windsor (Calif.) at 5 p.m.
Talent is abundant throughout the Inland Empire and the Upland Highlanders are no exception. Led by quarterback Nate Romine, who is hearing from schools including Oregon State, Houston, and Air Force, as well as some Ivy programs, the Highlanders are poised for their second win of the season. The secondary features San Diego State cornerback commit Delvin Batiste and safety James Johnson, whose offers include Arizona State, Oregon State, and Arizona. Defensive end Joe Mathis, a five star prospect, has a collection of over fifty offers from the Pac-12, SEC, B1G, and Big12, and recently said that he was thinking about taking his official visits to Utah, Washington, Arizona State, Texas A&M, and either Alabama or Michigan. Newcomer Jeff Farrar, a 2014 receiver who recently transferred from Mission HIlls (Calif.) Alemany, is also one to watch.

Saturday: Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian vs. Granite Bay (Calif.) at 7:30 p.m.
Oaks Christian may have graduated some of last season's game changers in the spring, but the Lions have enough talent left on the team to avoid many growing pains. 2014 quarterback Brandon Dawkins already holds early offers from Notre Dame and Utah and receiver Francis Owusu gave his verbal to Stanford over the summer. Outside linebacker Cameron Judge, who FOX Sports NEXT recently ranked as one of the West's Preseason Top Ten Backers, committed to UCLA in June. The featured player for Granite Bay is outside linebacker Beau Hershberger, who FOX Sports NEXT named as one of the West's Preseason Defensive Emergers. The 6'2.5"m 225 lb. prospect holds offers from Yale, Sacramento State, and Northern Colorado, and recently made the move from defensive end.
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Thursday: Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne at Palos Verdes (Calif.) at 3 p.m.
Coming off a CIF City Section title in 2011, Narbonne is reloaded and ready to make another run in 2012. Key returners include four-star quarterback Troy Williams (Washington Commit), three-star receiver A.J. Richardson (Cal Commit) and three-star and linebacker Keishawn Bierria (uncommitted). Bierria remains pretty wide open in the recruiting process but has offers on the table from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State and Oregon State. The Gauchos' spread attack allows Williams to hurt the opposition through the air and on the ground. He passed for 3,247 yards and 34 touchdowns while also gaining 587 yards and 11 scores rushing in his junior year.

Thursday: Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral at Wilmington (Calif.) Banning at 7 p.m.
Four-star LSU commit Hayden Rettig leads the Phantoms at quarterback. The twenty-fourth nationally ranked QB only played in two games before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. Back to full health now, though, the strong armed gunslinger consistently looks towards do-it-all three-star ATH DaMari Scott to make plays. Scott holds five total offers and will certainly gain more attention as the season goes on. Also look for wide receivers Cameron Akins, Torry McTyer and Hasani Smith to make plays on offense.

Friday: Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade at 7 p.m.
Making the trek all the way to Los Angeles, Pulaski Academy of Arkansas features the no. 3 ranked tight end in the country in Hunter Henry. A dangerous offensive weapon, Henry mostly splits out in the slot or out wide to create mismatches (he's 6'6 240) versus linebackers and safeties. He chose to stay at home and play his college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks, committing back in July. For Chaminade, it's all about three-star running back Terrell Newby. A downhill physical runner, Newby has a vicious stiff arm that can send defenders flying out of his way. He remains one of the top uncommitted players out West but recently named his top four to be Washington, Nebraska, Oregon and Cal. As a junior, Newby rushed for 34 touchdowns and more than 2,000 yards. Also in the mix for the Eagles is Colorado commit Elijah Dunston, who plays receiver.
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