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September 6, 2013
Now that it's the first full week of September most prospects are getting into the next football season and Friday night is of course the biggest night of the week for many high school teams. There were many members of Arizona's 2014 class already in action last week and more will join that group this weekend.
Quite a few of the future Wildcats have started the 2013 season off well, so here's a look at some of this week's notable games featuring UA commits.
Salpointe at Crespi: Arizona commit Cameron Denson and his squad from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe have really had a hot start to the 2013 season. Last week the four-star prospect had five catches for nearly 180 yards and a touchdown in his team's second win of the year. Denson and the Lancers will play in their third state in three games Friday night when they travel to Encino, Calif., to take on Crespi at 7 p.m.
The two teams opened the season last year in Tucson with Crespi coming out on top in that contest.
St. John Bosco vs Clovis North: Three-star cornerback commit Naijiel Hale and his team from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco is one of the best in the nation, and this week it will get its first real big test of the year. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North is making the trip down to Southern California for Friday night's contest looking to prevent St. John Bosco from starting the year 2-0.
Hale had a limited role in his team's 40-7 win over Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, and he finished the game with three tackles. He will likely see the field much more in this contest, so it will be interesting to see how things play out for the UA commit.
Game time is set for 7 p.m. at St. John Bosco High School.
Oceanside vs Serra: After earning a big victory in its season opener last week, UA commit Jace Whittaker's Oceanside team will face quite the challenge Friday night. The Pirates will host one of California's top teams in Gardena (Calif.) Serra - a team loaded with tons of star power. The Arizona commit scored a touchdown last week in his team's win, but things will certainly be tough this week.
Whittaker's squad will have to try and slow down a team that features the likes of five-star recruits like Adoree' Jackson and John Houston, four-star recruits like Dwight Williams and Rasheem Green, and a host of talented three-star prospects as well.
Oceanside has its own weapons alongside Whittaker with three-star prospects Mikah and Alijah Holder.
It certainly could be an entertaining game Friday night at Oceanside High School. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Oaks Christian vs Upland: One of more noteworthy performances last week was Arizona commit Brandon Dawkins' showing in close game against Bakersfield, Calif. In that contest the three-star prospect passed for six touchdowns and around 400 yards in a one-point win. This week the challenge could be just as tough with a talented Upland, Calif., squad on the other sideline.
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian has plenty of talent on its squad with prospects like Dawkins and three-star recruit D.J. Riggins, but Upland has its own talent as well.
The group is led by four-star 2015 quarterback Tyler Hilinski and three-star athlete recruit Jeffery Farrar. The game will be part of the Battle for Veterans showcase at Oceanside High School, so the kickoff is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Chaparral at Marcos de Niza: Arizona tight end commit Trevor Wood missed quite a bit of time last season after injuring his shoulder, but maintained that he would return back to previous form when his senior season rolled around. The Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral standout did just that in his first game back last week to open the 2013 season.
Wood didn't score a touchdown in his team's big win over crosstown rival Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro, but he did have seven catches for 94 yards in the win.
This week the Firebirds travel to Tempe for a meeting with Marcos de Niza, who despite losing some quality prospects still has some talent on its roster. The group is led by quarterback recruit Josh Eckley who passed for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a win last week. He also rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
There are of course plenty of other Arizona commits in action, but these are just a few of the more notable games to look out for this weekend.
GOAZCATS.com Senior Recruiting Editor
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