Arizona's Top RBs
D.J. Foster
D.J. Foster
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 1, 2011
Jason Jewell


Breaking down the top RB prospects in the Grand Canyon State

Arizona's Top RB Prospects for 2011 Season

1. D.J. Foster - Saguaro
2. Alex Howard - Williams Field
3. Anthony Lopez - Mesquite
4. Trae Armstrong - Deer Valley
5. Casey Jahn - Northwest Christian
6. Jalen Ortiz (JR) - Centennial
7. Mitch Fischer - Ironwood Ridge
8. Joey Counts - Desert Ridge
9. Seivion Morris (JR) - Westview
10. Jordan Mitchell (JR) - Cibola
11. Lucas Petrrullo - Chaparral
12. Kani Benoit (JR) - Thunderbird
13. Seth Ellis - Coolidge
14. Leandre Vaughn - Agua Fria
15. Manny Vera - Cienega
16. Connor Hustead - Thunderbird
17. Michael Grubbs - Copper Canyon
18. Keith Huckaby - Agua Fria
19. Ben Grams - ALA
20. Chans Cox (JR) - Blue Ridge

Riser- Tony Hatfield - Poston Butte- This kid can run. Anxious to see what he will do against a full varsity schedule.

Johnny Pena - Salpointe- No reason this junior isn't in the top 20. Will be a four year varsity starter.

Pound for Pound Award - Kye Russell - North Canyon- Runs hard, can catch the ball out of the backfield but at 5-5 doesn't get the attention that a player that is 5-10 would get.

Biggest Questions- When is the last time T-Bird was in the the discussion for possibly having the state's best duo in the backfield? A lot of small school backs in the mix for top backs, would they perform the same way against big school comp? 

Watch List

Mike Arredondo - Desert Vista- 6-1 2
David Atkerson - Mayer- 5-9 165

Boone Baker - Mogollon

Remington Baldwin - Joseph City

Randel Barber - 5-11 180- Maricopa 

Ryan Benedict - Liberty- 5-9 175

Dallas Brown - Sabino- 5-11 165

Luke Daulton - Coconino- 6-1 160

Dillon Davidson - Marana Mt View- 5-10 165

Tyler Ellenberger - North Canyon- 5-9 170

John Flowers - Tolleson- 6-0 175

Brandon Flores - Campo Verde- 5-10 145

Shai Harris - Independence- 5-10 160

Kelvin Harold - Gila Ridge- 6-0 205

Dillan Johnson - Mt. Pointe- 5-8 165

Tari Jones - Desert Edge- 6-0 175 

Weston Kimmel (JR) - Marana Mt View- 5-9 170

Aaron King - Paradise Valley- 5-10 180

Dustin Lambson - Goldwater- 5-10 185

Cameron Larson - Saguaro- 6-0 210

Da’Quan Lee (JR) - Youngker- 5-8 180

Jace Luzania - Valley Union

Sosaia Maafu - Arcadia- 5-11 200

Richie Martinez - Apollo- 5-7 175

Brian McCarty (JR) - Nogales- 5-8 160

Zach Mefford - Millennium- 6-2 190

Carlos Melendez - San Tan Foothills- 5-10 195

Dominic Mercruio - Corona del Sol- 6-0 185

Andy Meza - Gila Ridge- 5-8 170

Brandon Milek - Tempe Prep- 6-1 190

Shayne Miller - Westview- 5-6 160

Steven Mitchell - Cibola- 6-1 205

Keith Newsome - Alhambra- 5-7 155

Dmitri O’Brien - Valley Lutheran- 6-2 175

Wayman Payne - Kellis- 5-8 160

Paul Perkins - Chandler- 5-10 170

Wesley Pritchett (JR) - Flowing Wells- 6-0 210

Kaeger Ruff - Gila Bend

Zach Skeen - Chaparral- 5-8 190

Myles Smith (JR) - Basha- 5-9 180

Joziah Strong - Williams Field- 5-11 190

Laron Tarkington - Chandler- 5-10 175

Jake Vehonsky - Highland- 5-9 155

Greg Vinueza-Daly - Rincon- 5-7 180

Kevin Walters (JR) - Desert Ridge- 5-7 160 

Danny Warden - Mohave Accelerated- 6-0 195

Thomas Warren (JR) - Mt. Pointe- 5-11 170

D’Andre Williams - Tucson- 5-8 160

Disclaimer: Remember these rankings are subjective. They are based on my opinion on who is the best college prospect, not the best high school player. They are subject to change and please expect them to throughout the year. I am sure I missed a kid or two or three. If I did, please email me at jason76@24-7football.com.



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