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.