Key games featuring USC recruits


Here are this week’s high school football games featuring USC commits:

Houston (Texas) Alief Hastings at Houston (Texas) Alief Taylor:: USC defensive end commit Torrodney Prevot and Alief Taylor (6-3) wrap up the regular season looking for momentum heading into the playoffs.

Moorpark (Calif.) at Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany: USC receiver commit Steven Mitchell and Alemany (8-2) open the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs at home, where they haven’t lost this season.

Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco: USC offensive tackle commit Nico Falah and St. John Bosco (6-4) made history by winning the school's first Trinity League championship last week. Now, they look to take the next step in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs.

West Covina (Calif.) South Hills at Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta: Su’a Cravens and Vista Murrieta (10-0) are favored in the CIF Southern Section Inland Division bracket and would likely receive a state bowl game bid if they were to capture the crown.

Norco (Calif.) at Redlands (Calif.) East Valley: USC defensive end commit Kylie Fitts is out as he recovers from a broken wrist, but Redlands East Valley (5-4) still has championship aspirations in a challenging CIF Southern Section Inland Division bracket.

Corona (Calif.) Santiago at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.): Four-star cornerback Chris Hawkins is surrounded by future college players in the Rancho Cucamonga (8-2) defense. Hawkins wants a ring before he enroll early at USC, but it will be a difficult task in the CIF Southern Section Inland Division.

Templeton (Calif.) at Santa Monica (Calif.): Before four-star receiver Sebastian LaRue takes his official visit to Washington State this weekend, he’ll do his best to guide league champion Santa Monica (7-3) to a good start in the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs.

Hillmar (Calif.) at Auburn (Calif.) Placer: USC defensive tackle commit Eddie Vanderdoes led Placer (10-0) to its first outright league championship since 1981 last week and now turns his attention to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.

Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy at Eads (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian: Four-star cornerback commit Jalen Ramsey set official visits to Washington (Dec. 7) and Alabama (Jan. 11) earlier this week, but his interest lies in pushing Brentwood Academy (8-2) into the Tennessee State II-AA semifinals.

Richmond (Ky.) Madison Central at Louisville (Ky.) Trinity: After losing their perfect record in the regular season finale, USC defensive end commit Jason Hatcher and Trinity (9-1) seek redemption against the KHSAA Class 6A field.

Lake Stevens (Wash.) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline: Record-setting quarterback Max Browne of Skyline (10-0) has one final goal before he enrolls early at USC: a Division 4A state championship.

New Lenox (Ill.) Lincoln-Way West at Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy: USC running back commit Ty Isaac of Joliet Catholic (8-4) looks to continue his postseason tear in the third round Saturday.