Prep Zone breakdown: No. 2 St. John Bosco-No. 3 Mater Dei
Who's ready for the biggest matchup of the 2015 Prep Zone season?
It's a matchup of two Southern California powerhouses rich in history, talent ... and victories. Both teams are 6-0 on the year.
And this season's Bosco squad, 12-2 in 2014, looks better than last year's team, which was led by current UCLA starting quarterback Josh Rosen ... so says Greg Biggins.
"They (Bosco) are extremely balanced on both sides of the ball," said Biggins, National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout.com. "Their QB (senior Quentin Davis) makes every right decision (18 TDs to one interception). Their defense is shutting guys down -- just loaded at every single spot."
The Monarchs are no slouches themselves, especially with legendary coach Bruce Rollinson patrolling the sidelines.
"Bruce does an awesome job ... but athletically, there's a pretty big discrepancy (between the two teams)," Biggins said. "Toughness-wise, Mater Dei will compete. They will come to play."
Biggins added that Mater Dei has to run the football ('they are huge upfront') to be successful and can't 'get into a track meet' with Bosco.
"I like their young quarterback (freshman Jonathan Daniels). They will want to air it out, but they must have 4-5 minute drives to crew up possession. Hit a couple big plays, a quick score ... it will be hard to drive 80-yards down the field (vs. Bosco)," Biggins said.
Between the two programs, many star players will continue their athletic and academic careers at major Division I universities. Several have already given verbal commitments to programs such as USC, Arizona, Notre Dame, Cal and Stanford.
Biggins said Bosco's best prospect to make an instant impact as a freshman at the next level ... is a junior offensive lineman, Wyatt Davis (OL, 6-foot-5, 320 pounds).
"His first offer was from Alabama," Biggins added.
For Mater Dei, expect to hear star linebacker Curtis Robinson's (6-4, 210) name called early and often during his Stanford career.
Back to Friday night, Biggins expects a great game ... and a 10-14-point victory by St. John Bosco.
"They are just so good ... it's hard to keep up with them," he added.