Arizona's Top DBs
Priest Willis
Priest Willis
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 2, 2012
Jason Jewell


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

Top 25 Defensive Backs

1. Priest Willis – Marcos de Niza
2. Cole Luke – Hamilton
3. Jalen Ortiz – Centennial
4. Jalen Brown (JR) – Mountain Pointe
5. Cameron Denson (JR) – Salpointe
6. J.R. Hunt (JR) – Chandler
7. Tyler Williams – Ironwood Ridge
8. Ryan McKinley – Boulder Creek
9. Maurice White – Notre Dame
10  Jordan Schlueter (JR) – Notre Dame
11. Trevor Osborne – Northwest Christian
12. Nick Farina – Desert Vista
13. Jake Matthews – Ironwood Ridge
14. Travonn White – Mountain Pointe
15. Matt Brindley – Sabino
16. Juwan Jones (JR) – Hamilton
17. Josiah Pola (JR) – Hamilton
18. Kyle Woolard – Desert Edge
19. Jordin Hamilton - Chaparral
20. Isaiah Huston – Boulder Creek
21. Anthony Hovorka – Desert Ridge
22. Ryan Castellani (JR) – Brophy
23. Tyler Whiley (JR) – Chaparral
24. D.J. Hampton – Kellis
25. Nate Simpson – Centennial

Riser- Travonn White from Mt. Pointe has crazy athletic ability. Nationally ranked long jumper and part of the Pride’s state record 4x1 team. Played safety last year but will move to corner for his senior year. Could absolutely blow up.

Up and Comer- Loved what I saw this summer from sophomore Kamron Johnson from Marcos.

Sleepers- These three all could make cases to be in the top 25. Myles Spearman from Valley Vista is getting a ton of Ivy League interest. Alex Arnold from Chaparral performed so well at Arizona’s camp that he almost walked away with an offer. No one is talking about Chris Goss from Buena but at 6-4, he covers a ton of ground in the middle of the secondary.

Others to Watch

Matt Bailey – Basha- 5-9 165
Chad Bennett (JR) – Liberty
Jayleen Brisco – Centennial- 5-11 185
Brandon Brown – O’Connor- 5-11 180
Derron Brown (JR) – Fairfax
Maceo Brown – Corona del Sol- 5-10 145
Jacob Bukowiecki - Valley Vista- 6-1 180
Amare Burkes (JR) – Centennial- 5-11 165
Abram Chairez – Ironwood
Hunter Clancy – Highland- 6-2 190
Kevin Delavara – Flowing Wells- 5-11 175
Ronald Dowdell – Desert Edge- 5-9 150
Gaetano Florio - Willow Canyon- 5-9 145
Evan Ford (JR) – Peoria-
D.J. Frazier – Chandler- 5-10 160
Blaine Freeman – Kellis
Antonio Garcia – Kellis- 5-9 150
Fabian Gholston (SOPH) – Fairfax- 5-10 170
Louis Golding – Parker
Tyler Goldsmith - Round Valley- 5-11 165
Santana Gomez – Moon Valley- 5-7 150
Mike Graff – Queen Creek
D’Amani Grayer – Brophy- 5-9 165
Matt Hartlen - Cactus Shadows- 6-2 190
Kevin Holt - Mohave- 6-1 170
Aric Howard – Sahuarita- 5-10 180
Aaron Koehne - Valley Lutheran- 6-1 160
Dalton Krum – Basha- 6-1 190
James Loveall (JR) - Bagdad- 5-11 175
Cody Lowe – Bagdad- 6-3 220
Arturo Macias – Chavez- 6-1 185
Josh McDowell – Campo Verde- 5-7 155
Deryn McGee - La Joya
Gary McKay (JR) – Chaparral- 5-9 155
Angel Medina - Camelback- 6-1 185
Jared Moreland – Pinnacle- 5-8 150
Tim Murphy – Chaparral- 6-3 185
Ryan Neel – Horizon
Damian Otero – Bradshaw Mountain- 5-11 165
Andres Perez - Mohave- 5-7 150
Jack Peru – Trevor Browne- 5-7 145
Trevon Pierce – Fairfax- 5-10 175
Dillon Proby (JR) – Fairfax- 5-11 185
Ty Reidhead (JR) - Snowflake- 6-0 150
Antwane Sonneveldt – Poston Butte- 5-9 165
David Stiles – Yuma- 5-9 160
Christian Tyler - Scottsdale Christian
David Vega - Sunnyside- 5-7 160
Levi Wallace – Tucson- 6-0 170
Boston Whitlow - Basha- 6-1 180
Jay Williams (JR) - Salpointe- 5-10 175
Billy Wilson (JR) – Tolleson- 5-9 160
Mythias Young – Higley- 5-8 155
Matt Young – Desert Vista- 5-10 170



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