USC recruits chase championships

While much of the attention will be on Saturday night’s massive matchup between Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco and Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei under the lights at Angel Stadium this weekend, the action on Friday night should also draw plenty of eyes.

USC commits Ajene Harris (Los Angeles/Crenshaw) and Uchenna Nwosu (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) will face off in the CIF City Section championship at East Los Angeles College, while top targets Adoree' Jackson and Jordan Lasley will chase yet another ring for Gardena (Calif.) Serra against four-star quarterback Brad Kaaya and West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade. But perhaps the most intriguing matchup will take place deep in the Inland Empire, where USC commits Viane Talamaivao and Austin Maloata hope to lead Corona (Calif.) Centennial past rival Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta again.

But even if their season ends on a sour note, Maloata and Talamaivao have the assurance they’ll continue to suit up in the same colors.