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5 recruit games to watch

Friday, September 2nd

* Narbonne vs LB Poly (7pm PT, Fox PrepZone)

For longtime followers of local football it’s hard to imagine that the Poly vs Narbonne rivalry would be so competitive but the Gauchos are the ones who won a state title last year while closing the gap with the Jackrabbits in terms of overall talent. Narbonne features USC class of 2018 linebacker commit Raymond Scott, a classic inside linebacker type with a physical style. Poly has a junior TE with an SC offer in Camren McDonald.

* McGill-Toolen vs Murphy (7pm CT, GreatAmericanRivalry.com)

One of the best rivalries in the state of Alabama, #1 ranked McGill-Toolen, the defending state champs, feature USC wide receiver commit Marlon Williams, and they face #7 ranked Murphy. Last week Williams (photo above) had six catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. The game will be shown on-line as part of the Great American Rivalry series.

Great American Rivalry Series game preview 

* Grayson vs McEachern (7:30 pm ET)

On the same weekend that McEachern graduate Chuma Edoga will likely start at left tackle for the Trojans against Alabama, the current Indians team and Trojan DB commit C.J. Miller take on Grayson, which lost last week against national power IMG Academy.

* St. John Bosco vs La Mirada (7pm PT, Fox PrepZone)

La Mirada won a state title last year and is coming off a big win last week against Orange Lutheran but Bosco has been as strong as any team in Southern California recently so it will certainly be a big test. USC has offered La Mirada corner Elijah Hicks and and Bosco junior DB Jaiden Woodbey.

Saturday, September 3rd

* IMG Academy vs Corona Centennial (7:30 PT, Fox PrepZone)

While this game will certainly feature tons of athletes all over the field, it’s doubtful that too many people reading this on WeAreSC will be watching live considering the game will start while the USC vs Alabama game is still going on. But if you catch it on-line afterwards, the SC offers are out to 2018 WR Brian Hightower and OG Curtis Dunlap from IMG, along with 2018 WR Manuel Allen from Centennial.

Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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