Friday, October 2, 2009

A new feature on Sunday's....

Since we've been very busy with getting films and looking at prospects for the class of 2011, we are going to start a new feature on Sunday, called "The Inside Track." Basically, it's a recruiting column on the IE, the IE and nothing but the IE.

In the column we'll have recruiting stories plus a feature I ook from SI's Peter King called 10 Things I Think I think.

The first one is coming on Sunday.

Hope to see you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Check out the WR numbers...

If there is a more fun position group to follow right now in the area, it's the WR core. According to Maxpreps, here are the top five WR in yards receiving in the IE...

1. Antoine Arnold (Junior, Chapparal) 19 rec, 392 yards
2. Vanzell Richardson (Senior, San Bernardino) 15 rec 377 yards
3. Sean Alston (Senior, Los Osos) 25 rec, 374 yards
4. Austin Hill (Senior, Corona Roosevelt), 10 rec. 343 yards
5. Chance Gunyard (Senior, Claremont) 13 rec, 295 yards

Here are my thoughts: Arnold is a stud. Richardson will be watched very closely by us. Alston is the ultimate sleeper. You all know how we feel about Hill and Gunyard is having a nice senior year.

This is a very strong group that will only get better as the season goes along.

Todd Handley of Riverside King... Could he be the best in 2011

If you remember back to our rankings that we posted for the class of 2011, one of the players that just missed being in our top-10 was Todd Handley (5-8, 153, 4.56) of Riveside King HS.

We loved him at the Nike Combine and the Nike Camp. Most importantly, he started at RB his sophomore year and did a really good job.

Well, if his last two games are any indication, he's sitting on a big 2011. Two weeks ago, he absolutely lit it up against Palm Desert, rushing for 242 yards on 20 carries.

That was on top of a huge game against Heritage in which he carried the ball 16 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

He'll definitely make our top 10 in a very short time. He's definitely making himself to being the top running back for the class of 2011.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bobby Ratliff of Etiwanda to Washington State

The big news of the morning is the word that Etiwanda WR Bobby Ratliff (6-1, 180, 4.7e) has committed to Washington State.

Here is the story as was broken by ESPN Rise's Greg Biggins. Click here.

This is one of those middle of the road recruits that Washington State usually gets and thrives on. Ratliff is rated 26th currently of our top 100 recruits for the IE and the East SGV Regardless of Position. And he is our fourth rated player for the WR position.

This is the second recruit that Washington State has picked up. They also have secured a commitment from Brandon Golden (RB) of Charter Oak. Interesting pick up.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've added the wdiget to the Blog....

I've added the widget to our blog that keeps track on the players in the Inland Empire only!! If you want the San Gabriel Valley Widget, please go to and get their widget.

Its our hope that is helps out with your following of HS football in the IE.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Deontae Cooper to Washington

It's being reported that Citrus Hill RB Deontae Cooper has committed to Washington.

First off here is Greg Biggins' story right here.

This is a huge pick-up for the Huskies. Our service has Cooper rated as the fifth best player in the IE Regardless of Position. He is the type of running back that Steve Sarkisian needs at Washington. Good looking body that can run downhill in a hurry.

The Huskies are in the game also for Corona RB Jordon James. If they get both James and Cooper, they are on their way to having a great recruiting class.

We are projecting right now that Redlands East Valley DE Andrew Hudson could very well be a Husky too. That means Washington could nab three of our top-10 rated players in the area. Washington is making inroads and it's making life in the Pac-10 very interesting.

Nice pickup

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Priority Sleepers...

Our service has tabbed four players as priority sleepers. These are prospects that caught our eye on film last year, performed well at the combines and are not getting as much as ink on recruiting websites. So here are the four players that you may not have heard about...until now!!!!

Ronald Douglas (Chaffey, ATH, 4.87) -- He ran one of the fastest 40's at the LA Combine and has backed up a nice off-season with two really good games to start the season. He has 45 carries for 322 yards (avg 7.22 yards per carry) and has four touchdowns. Looks good on film, he's on his way to getting big looks if he continues to perform like his has the last two weeks.

Will Smith (Riverside Notre Dame, ATH, 6-2, 186, 4.82) -- Another kid that caught our eye at the Nike LA Combine, and he had a great UCLA camp this summer has lit up the stat board for ND. He has carried the ball 23 times for 117 yards and leads the teams in tackles with 12 (6 of them solo). Looking forward to getting the tape so we can take a gook look at him. Impressive.

Kenny Mitchell (Etiwanda, ATH, 5-10, 177, 4.70) -- This was one of the ten fastest 40 yard electronic dashes at the LA Nike Combine, and he has made himself a threat at the WR position, opposite that of stud WR Bobby Ratliff. Has 7 catches for 71 yard (Ratliff has 78 yards on 4 receptions) and coaches have been raving about him. Looking forward to seeing him in action on Friday night this week.

Cedric Provost (Canyon Spring, CB, 6-0, 177, 4.68) -- Another one that blew up the timers at the Nike LA Combine, Provost has disappointed a bit in the early part of the season. But he has an upside and could catch some momentum late in the year. Has 10 carries for 34 yards and has four tackles (two of the solo) -- and for a corner prospect..that's not bad. One to follow.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Scout's Preview - Colony at Los Osos

Scout's Preview - Colony at Los Osos
Kickoff: 7:00 P.M.

What a way to start the season on a Thursday night with a game that will be watched by scouts - like myself - very closely.

Let's take a look at the prospects that colleges will be taking a look at when the get the gametape....


Kenneth Scott (Sr. 6'3 1/2, 194, 4.69HT) -- This was a player that was highly rated early in the recruiting but lost a bit of luster because other guys were just getting better. This is a possession receiver in every sense of the word. He projected to being an inside receiver at college. One thing about him, he is football fast. Finds a way to get open and has good hand-eye skills. Lots to like about him and he is a verbal commit to Utah.

Jared Bell (Sr. 6'0, 170, 4.66HT) -- Questions about his speed has haunted his recruiting process. Ran track this past spring and did fairly well in the hurdles. More of a zone corner rather than a press-corner, sleek body that needs to be a in college weight room in more ways that one. He sports an offer from Colorado and could see his stock rise with a big effort tonight.

Edward Todd (Sr, 5'11, 228, 5.00) -- Love this kid's athletism. He doesn't look the part on the hoof, but when you pop in the game tape, your quickly impressed. Didn't help any when he ran a below average 40 yard dash, but we like the kid and have labeled him a senior evaluation prospect. One to follow.

Eric Alt (Sr, 6-5, 334, 6.15) -- The one thing about this kid is that he is big. The downside for this kid is that he is big. He looks the part on the hoof, but his gametape comes up very lacking. He doesn't get off the ball very well and moves in below average fashion. This is a kick that is in need of junior college football in a hurry.

Los Osos

Tony Washington (Sr, DE, 6-4, 218, 5.10e) -- You talk about a kid that has made a nice rise on recruiting boards, this is the guy. He just got an offer from Oregon and UCLA is rumored to be going to the game to take a look at this kid tonight, A tall slender bodied kid that has very long arms a great get-off. He is matched up against Alt tonight, that should be the worth the price of admission. Interested to see how is plays in the wake of the untimely death of his father. More than on solid ground with us.

Blake Loncar (Sr, QB, 6-4, 207, 5.12HT) -- The start of the post Richard Brehaut era starts tonight with this guy under center. Real husky built kid with fair speed, he needs to use this game as a springboard to bigger and better things. Coaching staff just loves him. He will be under the radar big time tonight.

Other Los Osos Prospects to watch

Sean Alston (Sr, WR, 5'10, 175)
B.J. Sonboli (Sr., OL, 6'3, 299)
Kalien Wright (Sr.,S, 5-10, 170e)
Will Harris (Sr, OG, 6'3 240e)
Nick Martin, (Sr, ORT, 6-4, 270e, transfer from Alta Loma)

Enjoy the game.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Blow out the notebok coverage on Thursday...

With the start of the season scheduled for Thursday, we will mark with our special kickoff 2009 thread with links to all the major newspaper previews for the IE and the East SGV.

We'll also give you previews of the big games in the area (from a recruiting point of view) and we will be twitter on Thursday night. Which game...yet to be determined because of the fires.

See you tomorrow.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Special Teams Prospects...

Yes, colleges are looking for Special Team prospects with a lot of more urgency. So it is in that vain that we have 2010 and 2011 top special team prospects.

Class of 2010

1. Alejandro Maldonado (K, 5-10, 180, Colton) -- A Washington commit. He can definitely strike successfully for the 40 yard with consistency. Rates high.

2. Trevor Romaine (K, 6-0, 180, Centennial) -- Surprised that he doesn't have an offer. Definitely a top-combo guy (can kick and punt) and definitely comes from a top notch program. Looks good.

3. Rob Horrell (Long Snapper, 5-11, 210 Rancho Cucamonga) -- Long Snapping guru Chris Rubio has mentioned that this is his best prospect that he has worked with in a long time. Fires it back to the punter in .7 seconds consistently. Solid as a rock!

4. Rory Perez (P, 6-2, 170, Canyon Springs) -- Rates very high with Chris Sailer. He is another top combo guy and Sailer feels that he hits a D-1a ball. Senior film becomes a really priority with this prospect.

5. Nick Fernandez (K, 5-8, 160, Chapparal) -- Rates a bit lower of the top 2 on our board. Sailer likes his upside and feels that he is getting better.


1. Jake Van Kinkel (K, Upland) -- Reportedly sports an offer from San Diego St. We have a bit of a question on his consistency. But he strikes it very well.

2. Jacob Osborne (K. Ayala) -- Coach raves about him and he had a nice combine in the spring with Chris Sailer. Watching tape in 2009 to see if he can move up on the board.

3. Andres Magallon (K, Los Osos) -- Begins his second season as the starting kicker for LO. Has an upside and needs to be followed.

4. Alex Trujillo (Long Snapper, Centennial) -- Good looking kid fires it back with speed and consistency. Getting more solid in our eyes.

5. Luther Roger (Long Snapper, J.W. North) -- Is improving from the spring. Needs to be more consistent to really catch the eye. Prospect.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Evening Briefing....

I am writing to you from Alhambra, where the smoke from the fire is far away as possible. I can safely tell you that the schools in the Pasadena area will not be practicing tomorrow. Trust me.

Anyway, he is the latest off the recruiting wire. It's been a slow day around here.


Rancho Cucamonga TE Randall Telfer (our seven ranked player on our Top 100) has been under the radar this summer. That is how recruiting works. You commit early, you become old news after a while. To read about his summer click here.


Darrin Lewis from Pomona HS has been way under the radar. And when I say under the radar, I mean WAY under the radar. Well has an D-1AA offer and has committed. To read more click here.

And speaking of Rancho Cucamonga, they are thinking big down there according to the Daily Bulletin's Clay Fowler. To read more click here.

Tomorrow we will feature four players that we are calling "Diamonds in the Rough." These are players that you have not read about, but they have a chance to "get out." That is a recruiting term for a kid that might get an offer...

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Your Lunch Time Briefing....

It's lunch time. So what better thing to do is to eat a Subway sandwich (our choice of preference, spicy italian on Honey Oat with the works) and get caught up to snuff with what is going on.


With all the talk of Jordon James, and others, Cooper has been relatively quiet this sunmmer. Well, caught with and for the latest - click here.


Jared Bell was a kid that we thought he was a senior evaluation kid coming into the summer. He was on a lot of recruiting bards. Well after he got a offer from Colorado, many thought that would launch his recruiting. That hasn't been the case and now Colorado is coming in for the kill. They want a verbal commit. For more click here.


It's back to the film to watch the hightapes of the following players....

* Derron Smith of here

* Anthony Brown of here.


Greg Biggins of ESPN RISE gets the latest on our number six top-rated player in the IE in Corona Roosevelt's Austin Hill. For more click here.

Talk to you tonight...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Evening Briefing....

Lots of stuff today. So let's get right to it.


Don Lugo DE George Uko is making his trips known to everyone. To find out what his three schools that he wants to visit, click here...

By the way Daily Bulletin Prep Writer Clay Fowler wrote a thread on the expectations of the Don Lugo team. To read it, click here...


Kaiser DE Josh Shirley has narrowed his college choices to eight. To find out the eight schools, click here...

TOP 10 DEFENSES IN SO CAL... has started a countdown of the top-10 defenses in Southern California. To find out 6-10, click here...


Time for all of you to watch some prospect film. Today, it's Andrew Hudson of Redlands East Valley HS (our ninth top rated player on our Top 100 Regardless of Position). To watch his tape, click here...

ESPN RISE's Greg Biggins caught up with Corona safety Demetrius Wright to see what is going on with is recruiting. To read it, click here...

See you in the morning. Remember to follow us on Twitter at

Here comes the Class of 2011...It's Never to Early to Take a Look

I know that it is early, but it's time to look into the future. The SGV/IE Scouting Service is proud to release it's Top 10 list for the Class of 2011. Skill guys are predominate here. Here it is!

1. Antoine Arnold (Ath, Chaparral, 6-4, 180, 4.42)
2. Devon Blackman (WR/DB, Summit, 6-3, 190, 4.43)
3. Devante Wilson (DE, Corona, 6-4, 220, 4.6)
4. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu(CB, Chino Hills, 5-9, 174, 4.6)
5. Junior Pomee (TE, Rancho Verde, 6-4 1/2, 230, 4.6)
6. Darius Guillory (WR, Chaparral, 5-10, 190, 4.8)
7. Michael Eubanks (QB, Corona Centennial, 6-5, 230, 4.9)
8. Ryan Henderson (CB/RB, Rancho Verde, 5-10, 167, 4.4)
9. Todd Handley (RB, Riverside King, 5-8, 153, 4.56)
10. Derrick Brown (QB, Vista Murrieta, 6-3, 210, 4.8e)

Hope you like it. Any suggestions? Drop me a line on twitter at

The 2nd Top 10....

Since there is no news for the briefing this morning, we thought it would be great to give you our "2nd 10" for the class of 2010. These are guys that we have ranked from 11-20 on our Top 100 Regardless of Position.

11. Deontrae Lewis (Norco, RB, 5-11, 174)
12. Tyler Slavin (Corona Roosevelt, WR, 6-1 1/2, 191)
13. Tony Washington (Los Osos, DE, 6-4, 218)
14. E.J. Schexyayder (J.W. North, RB, 5-11, 202)
15. Tyler Shreve (Redlands East Valley, QB, 6-4, 206)
16. Ofa Fafita (Arroyo Valley, LB, 5-10 1/2, 207)
17. Kenneth Scott (Colony, WR, 6-3 1/2, 194)
18. Derron Smith (Banning, Ath., 5-11, 164)
19. David Peterson (Redlands East Valley, C, 6-4, 255)
20. Brandon Brown (Corona Centennial, LB, 6-2, 235)

This afternoon we will give you our first top-10 list for the class of 2011. No other service can give you a list like what we have. See you then.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Evening Breifing....

Good evening. Things are just now picking up a bit with several players already making plans to make their first visits of the fall. With that, here is the latest from the recruiting wire.


Los Osos Defensive End Tony Washington is now narrowing things down and making his decision on the four schools that he wants to visit. To read more click here.

Interesting to note that the fifth one is still up in the air. Wondering if they are waiting for UCLA to offer????


Etiwanda athlete Bobby Ratliff (rated 26th on our top 100 regardless of position list) has decided on his first official. To find what it is click here


It must be nice to be the top ranked player in the state, top 10 in the nation and have everyone drooling over you. Such is the life of Rancho Verde DE Ronald Powell. To find out about his summer, click here

Have a nice evening everyone. Talk to you in the morning.

Top FIve Non Offer Prospects in the IE

Here are the Top-Ranked Non-Offered Players in the Inland Empire. We anticipate their status changing as the season starts.

1. Lamar Bratton (OLT, J.W. North, 6-1 1/2, 268, 5.22) -- I think many colleges are missing the boat with the player. He has great technique and a decent body. Projects as a guard or center at the next level. He needs to be offered! Love this kid.

2. David Dash (Ath, A.B. Miller, 5-8, 169, 4.60 -- Turned in one of the fastest 40 yd dash times at the Nike Combine in Los Angeles early in the spring. Very much in the mold of a RB that can play in space. Waiting to see what happens with the rest of the RB's that have already been offered.

3. Necho Beard (WR, Rancho Verde, 6-0, 186, 4.56) -- The 4.56 was turned in at the Nike Combine in LB. This kid can flat out fly. Love the way he performed at the Nike Camp at USC and it won't be long until someone will offer him. Projects to being an inside WR.

4. Marcel Peoples (WR, Corona Santiago, 5-8, 163, 4,70) -- On a team that passed the ball very inconsistently, he stood out on film. Another kid that is quick in speed. With new HC Jeff Steinberg on board, look for his senior film to just shine. He has a lot going for him.

5. Greg Watson (QB, Rancho Cucamonga, 5-10, 160, 4.92) -- Oregon had offered this kid as a DB, but dropped after that got a commit from a CB is Sarcamento. This kid is a playmaker, but he needs to show that he can play on defense too. Might be tough to get this kid an offer. But, there is hope.

SIerra League will be very interesting...

As a scout, league predictions are the last thing that we want to write about. But there is usually one league that is loaded with college prospects that makes us take notice. This year one of the leagues is the Sierra League. The projected top 4 teams in the league have at least one big-time college prospect. Let's take a look at those four schools.

Glendora – We are very interested in both class of 2011 prospects QB Chad Jefferies and WR Wallace Gonzalez. In speaking with the people that have worked with Jefferies this summer, they have raved about his arm. And when we were invited by Chris Rix to watch him throw during a QB training session, the arm strength was not in question. What he needs to improve on is his accuracy with the deep ball. But, he’s got good RPM’s and seems football savvy enough. All that is in question now is how he handles blitzes when the bright lights are on. And…can he shred defense’s with ease. There are questions, but one of them is not his ability. He has it! Gonzalez is that perfect Z-Receiver type that D-1 schools are looking for. Now, he’s not the fastest cat out there (our estimation is that he can run an electronic forty in a 4.8 – 4.9 range. But he has large hands, a great body and terrific size. I would personally love for him to take control of a game. He needs to have that inner confidence to say, “get me the ball and I’ll score.” One player that has literally fallen under the radar is RB Andre Holmes. His junior tape was not all that bad. Again, speed is in question, but we say that he has good “football speed.” However, it’s not a good thing to be a good running back this year in Southern California.

Damien – A sleeper school that will no longer be a sleeper school now that Gano is a the helm. Great article on on DT Tre Hale. It’s good to know that he knows that he needs to be injury free for the season and come out with great performances. They also have a couple of interesting sleeper prospects that need to be watched. I said it in the summer and I’ll say it again, Damien wins a thriller over Bishop Amat during the pre-season.

Chino Hills – HC Derek Bub has done a great job since taking over and he as a very talented squad. First they have a Pac-10 prospect in class of 2011 CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. He was voted first team All-CIF last year and that doesn’t happen all that often. He quick, got a nice body to him and technically sound. They also have a really nice RB in class of 2011 prospect Nate Harris. One league HC told me last week that he thinks Harris is the best player on the team. And when you couple that with QB Ryan Hotchkiss and an offensive line that really impressed us at the Los Osos lineman competition; that will make this team very formidable.

Ayala – Tom Inglima is one of the top guys in the business and will inherit a team that will be very young in the secondary. But, he also has one of the top sleeper QB’s in the IE in Orange Lutheran transfer Ryan Orozco. We had a chance to work with the kid at the USC Rising Starts camp and he impressed so much that he reportedly got a preferred walk-on offer from Jeremy Bates when the camp is over. Big strapping kid with a big arm, Ayala will definitely come out throwing this year. They also have a nice lineman in Patrick Kim. The projected offensive guard at the next level has an offer from UTEP.