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Weekend Recruiting Wrap

By Carson Marsh

Here is a look at what USC’s 2020 recruits were up to this past weekend, as we wrap another weekend of high school football.

QB Bryce Young of Mater Dei led his team to a 63-7 rout over Villa Park Friday night, throwing for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns in the first half alone. Young rushed for an additional 7 yard score on the first possession of the 2nd half before exiting the game. Mater Dei travel to Arizona next week to face off against top ranked Centennial of Peoria.

WR Joshua Jackson Jr. and the Narbonne offense were dominated by Utah state champions Lone Peak 41-21 on Saturday. Jackson had seven catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. Narbonne will look to rebound quickly with an upcoming match against St. Paul next Friday.

TE Jack Yary and Murrieta Valley dominated Paloma Valley 59-14, outgaining the opposing team by more than 300 yards in just the first half. Yary will play a pivotal role in Murrieta Valley’s upcoming away game against Santiago next Friday.

DT Jamar Sekona and the Marin Catholic Wildcats were defeated 19-7 by state champions McClymonds in a low scoring, defensive showdown. Sekona’s consistent pressure against the opposing Warrior’s offensive line largely contributed to the 13-7 halftime score. The Wildcats face off against Mitty at home this Friday.

DT Kobe Pepe and St. John Bosco’s power-packed defensive front dominated a talented Don Bosco offense and forced multiple turnovers throughout the game. Pepe largely kept 3 star tail back Kyle Monangai in check, as the runner amassed a poor 55 yards off of 14 carries. St. John Bosco faces their next challenge in Liberty high school this week.

OT Andres Dewerk and the Los Gatos offensive line earned the praise of their head coach as they shutout Oak Grove 44-0 this past weekend. Los Gatos running back Adam Garwood had a career game (146 yards on 13 carries, 3 TDs) due in large part to Dewerk and the offensive line group. With a formidable front led by Dewerk, Los Gatos looks to improve to 2-0 on the season when they play home to Leland high school next week.

OT Andrew Milek and the rest of the offensive line kept the ball moving as Brophy College Prep rolled past Shadow Ridge to a 21-0 victory. Brophy looks to continue their win streak against Tolleson Union next Friday.

OT Joey Wright and the Bishop Manogue of Reno offensive line unit struggled in a 34-11 defeat against Desert Pines. Desert Pines’s defensive front, led by DE Gabriel Lopez, blasted through the line on multiple occasions, blowing up plays and recording sacks that limited the team’s offensive progression. Bishop Manogue of Reno looks to get back on track next week against Oak Ridge.

OG Kyle Juergens and the St. Margaret Tartan’s offensive line paved the way for a dominating 38-9 victory over the Yucca Valley Trojans. The offense got off to a hot start scoring 17 points in the first quarter alone. The Tartans look to advance above .500 when they host La Mirada on Friday.

OL Jonah Monheim and the Moorpark Musketeers were defeated by Palos Verdes 27-21 on Friday night. The Musketeers look to get back on track this upcoming Friday against Notre Dame High School.

The Trojans also hosted offensive tackle Caadyn Stephen (photo above) on an official visit. The Trojans hold commitments from four offensive linemen, plus two-way lineman Juergens, but they’ll continue to recruit the offensive line this fall, as it’s easily the most important position in this recruiting cycle.