One thing we’ve noticed about the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco program is when they travel, they travel in waves and several Braves teammates will be on the road together this weekend.

The Braves have a bye this weekend when playoffs starting up and several of Bosco’s top prospects will head to Louisville to watch the Cardinals host Clemson.

Junior quarterback Pierce Clarkson is probably the headliner and is having a big season. Since league play has started, his game has really taken off and he has been among the top quarterbacks nationally in the ’23 class.

He’s a true-dual threat quarterback who can take off and run anytime and is a much better pocket passer than given credit for. In the Braves big win over nationally ranked Anaheim (Calif.) Servite over the weekend, he made two incredible plays, escaping pressure, getting outside the pocket and making a big throw down the field for touchdowns.

He suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter and had to leave the game but was 5-5 for 156 yards and the two aforementioned touchdowns. Clarkson visited Louisville over the summer and we know the Cardinals are high on his list.

Also visiting this weekend will be fellow ’23 standouts R.J. Jones, JShawn Frausto-Ramos, Deven Bryant and Jahlil McClain plus ’24 top 50 prospects Peyton Woodyard and Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa.

Jones is one of the top safety prospects out West and rated the No. 213 player nationally in the Top247. He just visited Cal over the weekend and picked up an offer from Louisville back in June. He’s a highly instinctive player with good ball skills and a very good open field tackler as well.

Frausto-Ramos is another four-star defensive back prospects and is one of the most physical corners in the state. He visited Cal along with Jones over the weekend and the two have also visited Arizona State, Ohio State and USC together.

Bryant is one of the most physical linebackers in the region and hits like a truck. He's a true inside 'backer with very good football instincts and shows the ability to play in space, blitz and is always around the football. 

McClain is a talented wide receiver who started his sophomore year as a cornerback. He has a lot of natural ability and shows good body control and ball skills. He visited Texas earlier in the year and was also offered the Cardinals in mid-June. 

Woodyard is a long, rangy free safety and has had a strong sophomore year for the Braves. He's all of 6-1, pushing 6-2, covers a lot of ground, looks comfortable in coverage and will hit anything crossing the middle. He recently visited Notre Dame and was just offered by the Cardinals on Sunday. 

Viliamu-Asa had a huge freshman season this past spring but unfortunately tore his ACL in the final game of the season and has missed his entire sophomore year. He came in to the year rated the top '24 prospect in the state and No. 10 nationally. He was also offered by Louisville on Sunday.