Arizona's Top LBs
Chans Cox
Chans Cox
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 29, 2012
Jason Jewell


Preseason prospect rankings of the top LBs headed into the 2012 season.

Top 15 Linebackers

1. Chans CoxBlue Ridge
2. DeAndre Miller – Buckeye
3. Carlos Carroll – Salpointe
4. Andrew Curtis – Brophy
5. Luke Taffuri – Notre Dame
6. Robert Relf – Brophy
7. Duncan Morfitt – Notre Dame
8. Santana Sterling (JR) – Hamilton
9. Luke ParrishHamilton
10. Zack Bradley – Cactus
11. Derek Craig – Marcos de Niza
12. Wes Westbrook – Centennial
13. Aaron Borg – Saguaro
14. Wesley Payne (JR) – Mountain Pointe
15. Dalton Kirk – Red Mountain

Sleepers- Junior Cole Neubeuer from Pinnacle and Zach Denney from Basha are going through position changes. Both move from the d-line, where they had plenty of success last year, to have a better chance to get recruited because of their size.

Up and Comers- Taylor Powell from Salpointe started games last year on varsity as a freshman, keep an eye on him. The Notre Dame Prep coaches are excited about 6-2 210 pound junior Phillip Caniglia. There is a lot of talk that Cassius Peat may be the best of the brothers. Not sure what position he plays but at 6-2+ and 200+, linebacker could be it.

Riser- Aaron Borg from Saguaro is a player that could rise up this list. He wasn’t a starter until the end of last year but he showed quicks and explosion.

Others to Watch

Sammy Alcantar – Chavez – 6-0 205
Sean Appel – Campo Verde- 6-1 225
Brandan Banker – Mt. View- 5-10 165
Jarvis Berry – Youngker- 6-0 210
Isaiah Birkel (JR) – Boulder Creek- 5-11 185
Phillip Caniglia (JR) – Notre Dame Prep- 6-2 210
Oscar Carrisoza – Tempe- 5-8 170
Ray Casillas – St. Marys- 5-10 190
Hunter Cruz – Higley – 5-10 210-
Mason Darveaux – Highland- 5-11 180
David De La Ossa – Sabino
Zach Denney – Basha- 6-1 200
Matt Dietz – Pinnacle- 6-0 200
Antonio Diggs - Millennium- 5-11 195
Chris Dupont - Lake Havasu- 5-11 185
Joe Duran – Desert Mountain- 5-10 180
John Foltz – Peoria
Corbin Gouby (JR) – Marana Mt. View- 6-2 230
Brandon Grabowski – Buckeye- 6-1 185
Jordan Green (JR) – Agua Fria- 5-9 150
Cutter Hart (JR) – Buckeye- 5-11 205
Austin Henige – Willow Canyon- 5-11 170
Richard Herline - Mohave- 6-2 220
Dominique Hodge – Centennial- 6-1 180
Keshawn King – Desert Edge- 6-2 210
Gregory Labenz - Seton Catholic
David Lee - Joy Christian- 6-0 180
Gordon Longville – Ironwood Ridge- 6-2 220
Seth Manzanares – Goldwater- 6-3 205
Eugene McIlhenny – Mesa- 5-11 200
Cale Merrell (JR) - Duncan- 5-10 165
Tre Moore - Catalina- 6-0 200
TyReice Mustin (JR) - Orme- 5-9 185
Frank Ngoga – Ironwood- 5-11 195
Frank Ogas – Morenci- 6-2 215
Vincent Palma (JR) – 6-2 190- Pueblo
Landry Payne – Mt. Pointe- 5-9 160
Taylor Powell (SOPH) – Salpointe- 6-0 200
Eric Probst - Seton Catholic
Chance Randall - Payson- 5-11 220
Branden Redfern (JR) - Chino Valley
Gilbert Reger - Chavez- 5-10 190
Jose Rizo - Joy Christian- 5-10 200
Nathaniel Rodriguez (JR) – Desert Ridge- 5-9 165
Brock Sanderson – Campo Verde- 6-0 180
Joey Scelza – Moon Valley- 5-11 225
Ryan Shatto – Parker
Scott Simmons – Ironwood Ridge- 5-11 190
Beau Sitton – Corona del Sol- 5-10 180
Jonathan Snyder – Desert Edge- 6-0 190
David Stiles – Yuma- 5-9 160
Cody Tenney - Show Low
Roman Todorovich – Amphi- 6-2 220
Francis Tuita – Chandler- 5-11 190
Tre Tyler - Highland- 6-0 195
Grant Uphaus – Scottsdale Christian
Jaylon Ward – North Canyon- 5-10 180
Skyler Wengert – Williams Field- 6-0 210
Alex Ziomek – Chaparral- 6-2 230



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