Thursday, September 6, 2012

Prospect watch for week two

Here's some more key games for this weekend:

Los Angeles region


This one will have numerous PAC-12 commits and plenty of other star power in L.A.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR NARBONNE: Washington commit Troy Williams will look to make his case on becoming the top player in the state at the quarterback spot. One of his weapons will be a future PAC-12 opponent of his, A.J Richardson (Cal). Also playing wideout is another explosive weapon for the Gauchos, 6-foot, 170 pound burner Greg Clark, who had three catches for 102 yards last week and has just a New Mexico State offer. Kwentin Polk and Bruce Hicks, two other underrated prospects for Narbonne, will help anchor a fast secondary against Long Beach Poly's speed.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR LONG BEACH POLY: Washington State commit Gerald Wicks continues the Jackrabbits' lineage of producing explosive and fast playmakers. Wicks has enough versatility to bounce between running back and receiver. Fellow running back mate Manusamoa Luuga is another dynamic playmaker who can run and catch. On the defensive side, 6-foot-2, 200 pound David Price is a rugged safety who has a tremendous leap, angle pursuits, and a nose for the football. The senior has PAC-12 and SMU offers on the table.


It's inner-city Los Angeles versus the 805 in this fast-paced contest in Southern California.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR CRENSHAW: The Cougars are coming in 2-0 and have one of the more underrated playmakers in the L.A region in versatile Mossi Johnson. He's a threat to score as a receiver, returner or defender.  Junior Jacob Knight is a burner who could emerge as the Cougars' next best running back.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR WESTLAKE: The traditional Ventura County powerhouse has an emerging superstar in sophomore Jesse Cuccia. The 6-foot-1, 170 pound defensive back already has three interceptions to lead his team. On offense, Alex Egurbide is a red zone threat at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds and bounces between tight end and wide receiver for the Warriors.

Central Section


It's the Division-I Central Section champ (Bakersfield) versus a team that could be the Division-II champ in Kern County, Garces-Memorial.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR GARCES: Even despite being near 6-feet-tall, quarterback Cruise Adams has done damage against defenses with mainly his arm, as he's thrown eight touchdown passes and just two interceptions. He also has some clutch play in him, since he helped lead a come-from-behind victory over San Luis Obispo in week one. Sophomore running back Sheldon Croney could be one to watch in the 2015 class in Kern County, with an average of over nine yards per carry and one monster running game (16 carries, 161 yards, three touchdowns in 77-34 rout of Golden Valley-Bakersfield) plus a monster receiving game (seven catches, 97 yards in 21-20 comeback win over San Luis Obispo). Senior Jake Sweaney doubles as a tall receiving option and defensive playmaker for Garces. The 6-foot-2, 195 pound target has a team-high four touchdowns off of eight catches and 191 yards. He also leads the way in picks with two. Fellow senior Angus Bellue is another tall option at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds with his team-high 12 catches, including a six reception, 182 yard night last week in the rout over Golden Valley.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR BAKERSFIELD: Um, where do we start? This team is ridiculously loaded everywhere. The Drillers clearly have more depth than anyone in Kern County. The backfield of Jeremiah Reddick and Derrick Vickers has proven to be fun to watch. Kevin Hayes is a freakish 6-foot-3, 170 pound target at wide receiver and safety, quarterback Asauni Rufus hurts you running and throwing, what more needs to be said?


This one should provide plenty of brute force and physicality. Both love using the trenches. Two of the more physical teams in Kern County and the Central Valley.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR LIBERTY: Corbin Jountii is emerging as a complete runner and had a 100 yard day against one of the better and more stacked defenses in the state in Central-Fresno last week. Wide receiver Kenny Davis is a reliable deep threat option who can make all kinds of grabs.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR TEHACHAPI: With all those massive mountain boys up front, the Warriors never seem to shy away from punishing people in the ground game. They once again bring a committee of backs with them. Junior 5-foot-9 backs Skylar Valencia and Christian Terle have combined for 536 yards and six scores for run-heavy Tehachapi. Senior Jorge Garcia averages over eight yards per carry and had an eight carry, 113 yard evening in the opener versus Exeter. Quarterback Bobby Howell, a three-year varsity starter, is very dangerous in the play action and already owns one Central Section title with the Warriors.


One is an emerging powerhouse in the Broncos. The other is an established monster in Buhach Colony. This could be the biggest statement game ever for Clovis North and head coach Cory Hall.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR THE BRONCOS: Outside of the usual dynamic stars of Marcus Rose (wide receiver/return man), Isaiah Duran (OL/DL), David Wells (tight end), and quarterback Christian Rossi, might be time to keep a close eye on running back Carson Guzman, who had his breakout night last week in the comeback win over El Diamante. Guzman ran for 165 yards on 17 carries last Friday.

PROSPECT WATCH FOR BUHACH COLONY: Leon Miles, Stefon Gold, and emerging 5-foot-7 junior Roosevelt Edwards are all the bell cow types for the Thunder running game. All three have well over 100 yards rushing and a combined five touchdowns. The man leading the way is the biggest mountain the Thunder has, the 6-foot-8, 350 pound road clearer known as Aaron Cochran. The tall three-star prospect had Big XII, PAC-12 and Mountain West offers ranging from Oklahoma, UCLA, to Fresno State. The tackle has 11 total.

No comments:

Post a Comment