By Carson Marsh
The Trojans were dealt a major blow to their 2020 recruiting class as the team lost the nation’s no.1 dual-threat quarterback in Bryce Young of Mater Dei, who flipped his commitment to the University of Alabama. Since the Trojans have a long history of recruiting quarterbacks from Mater Dei – a high school that sits just 50 minutes south – Young’s decommitment made a loud statement for a team that had just recorded a win over No. 10 Utah, while starting its No. 3 quarterback.
The sting of Young’s decommitment didn’t last long however, as 2021 5-star quarterback Jake Garcia (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne High) committed just a day after Young’s decision. Garcia (photo above), 6-foot-2 and 188 pounds, is a gunslinging quarterback with a big arm, who is capable of making any type of throw. The no. 3 pro-style quarterback in the 2021 class, Garcia will be joining 2020 teammate Joshua Jackson Jr. in wearing the cardinal and gold.
USC 2020 Recruits in Action
WR Joshua Jackson Jr. and Narbonne took down Serra of Gardena at home by a score of 28 – 21. While he didn’t find the endzone, Jackson led all receivers with 6 receptions for 106 yards. Narbonne looks to continue the momentum against Lawndale (away) next Friday.
TE Jack Yary and Murrieta Valley defeated Oaks Christian in a 39-38 shootout. Yary played an integral role in the Friday night thriller, recording 9 catches for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns. Yary is a game-changing tight end that shines as the number one receiving option for his team. Murrieta Valley plays home to Buena Park this Friday.
DT Jamar Sekona and the Marin Catholic Wildcats defense shutdown Antioch with a score of 34-7. The Wildcats look to extend their winning streak against Pitman of Turlock next Friday.
DT Kobe Pepe and St. John Bosco defeated Mililani of Hawaii on Saturday of last week by a score of 42-10. Pepe and the veteran defensive line applied enormous pressure on the offensive line of Mililani, forcing rushed passes that resulted in two possessions ending in CB Josh Alford’s hands. Bosco has a bye week and plays away to Servite on October 4th.
OT/DL Andres Dewerk and Los Gatos took down Saratoga 52-38. Led by Dewerk, the offensive line was extremely productive, leading to Los Gatos rushing for 410 yards. Los Gatos has a home game against Milpitas this coming Friday.
OT Andrew Milek and Brophy College Prep defeated Mountain View of Mesa by a score of 26-3. Milek and the offensive line shined in the performance, protecting an offense that gained 454 total yards on the night. Brophy College plays away to Alhambra of Phoenix on Friday.
OT Joey Wright and Bishop Monague of Reno extended its winning streak at Reed last Friday, defeating the Raiders by a score of 39-21. Wright and the offensive line unit set up the offense for a huge night, as the team rushed for 233 yards (1 rush TD) and had 210 receiving yards (4 TDs). Bishop Monague plays away to Spanish Springs on Friday, September 27th.
OG Kyle Juergens and the St. Margaret Tartans defeated El Toro 49-16. The Tartans play home to Sante Fe Christian of Solana Beach on Friday.
OL Jonah Monheim and Moorpark had a bye week and faces off against Simi Valley on Friday, September 27th.
USC 2021 Commits in Action
QB Jake Garcia threw the ball well against Serra, leading the Narbonne offense to 28 points on 267 yards of passing and 3 touchdowns. Garcia finished the game passing 17 of 25, averaging 15.7 yards a throw with a long of 39 yards. Despite throwing two interceptions, the new 5-star commit has an impressive deep ball and a strong IQ for finding his receivers in tight windows. Narbonne plays away to Lawndale next Friday.
OLB Ma’a Gaoteote and St. John Bosco routed Mililani in Hawaii by a defensive shutdown score of 42-10. Bosco looks to remain undefeated when they play away to Servite on October 4th.
DT Jay Toia and the defense of Grace Brethren blanked Oaks Christian in a blowout score of 48-0. Grace Brethren looks to stay undefeated and plays home to Westlake on Friday.
WR Velltray Jefferson and the Edison Tigers recorded their first win on Friday defeating Dinuba 35-27. Standing 1-4 on the season, the Tigers look to extend their winning streak when they face off against Madera South on Thursday, October 4th.