2013 Arizona Preseason DL Rankings
Natrell Curtis
Natrell Curtis
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 19, 2013
Jason Jewell


We start our defensive rankings with the big boys upfront

DLs

1. Qualen Cunningham – Hamilton
2. Jalen Jelks – Desert Vista
3. Natrell Curtis – Mt. Pointe
4. Cassius Peat (JR) – Corona del Sol
5. John Jackson – Canyon del Oro
6. Caleb Peart (JR) – Hamilton
7. Jordan Hoyt – Chandler
8. Kelepi Fifita – Central
9. Trevor Wood – Chaparral
10. Nathan Elridge (JR) – Boulder Creek
11. Marshall Forest – Chaparral
12. T.J. Widner – Valley Christian
13. Brandt Davidson – Salpointe
14. Sammy Taueli (JR) – Mesa
15. Brian Calhoun (JR) – Deer Valley
16. Cruz Flores - Chandler
17. Logan Palmer – Marcos de Niza
18. Marlon Xavier (JR) – Deer Valley
19. Thomas Turley – Corona del Sol
20. Fou Ili – Desert Ridge

Riser- Jordan Hoyt – Chandler- Had a very good sophomore season but was injured prior to the start of his junior year. Already has three offers but could explode with good early film.

SleepersAnthony Reaves – Desert Vista- Played wide receiver as a junior but at 6-3 and well over 200 pounds, Coach Hinds will put his hand in the dirt and let him use his speed to rush the passer.

Mason Johnson – Higley- Transfer from Williams Field that has a high motor.

Up and Comer- Brian Calhoun – Deer Valley- Was hurt most of his sophomore year at Centennial but looked the part when I saw him this Spring.

Finton Connolly (JR) – Campo Verde- Physical specimen that had a solid sophomore year.

Little Giant- Abram Cook – Valley Vista- The junior is a stump at DT, standing under 6 feet tall but was unblockable at times this summer at camps.

Cody Carrel – Westview- Carrel is about 6-1 205 but has great speed and a high motor.

Small School- Kohl Nixon – Williams and Jace Hardy – Winslow. Both were among the state’s leaders in sacks.

Two Way Players- Several of these above mentioned players could also be recruited on the other side of the ball. Natrell Curtis is the state’s top guard as well as d-tackle. Trevor Wood is the state’s top TE, while Kelepi Fifita, Brandt Davidson and Walker Lee are very good OLs. T.J. Widner, is the lone quarterback of the group, not often seen.

Others to Watch

August Aiono – Gilbert- 6-1 255
Larry Alvarez – O’Connor- 5-9 220
Joey Ancona – Kellis- 5-9 210
Michael Barker – Mt. View- 6-1 190
David Bassett – Shadow Ridge- 6-1 260
Sean Berube – Pueblo- 6-1 240
Aaron Blackwell (JR) – Liberty- 6-3 270
Montez Brown- Amphi- 6-1 225
Bradley Burston – Chavez – 5-11 235
Nick Campbell – Apollo- 6-0 265
Andres Castro – Tucson- 6-1 205
Tony Castro – Washington- 6-3 245
Garrett Chartier – Prescott- 6-1 200
Dallin Crandall - Show Low- 5-10 180
Brady Denton – Hamilton- 5-10 225
Magnus Deysie – Parker- 5-10 195
Nate DiFlorio – Mt- Ridge- 6-1 325
Mike Edsall – Bisbee- 5-9 160
Marcus Edwards (JR) – Sabino- 6-1 260
Patrick Fitzgerald (JR) – Desert Ridge- 6-3 225
Diante Flowers – Westview- 6-0 210
Mitchell Fraboni – Mt. Pointe- 6-3 210
Will Gades - Northwest Christian- 6-2 220
Grant Gale – Highland- 6-2 200
Anthony Garcia - San Manuel- 5-10 200
Alyisse Garner – St. Mary’s- 6-0 190
Travis Gray - Monument Valley- 5-11 200
Tony Hernandez – Sunnyside- 6-0 200
Peter Hurtado - Yuma Catholic- 5-10 220
Lincoln Kestner – Boulder Creek- 6-0 225
Nick King (JR) – Liberty- 6-2 215
Aubrey Littleton – Sahuaro- 5-11 265
Dayton Nussle – Valley Christian- 6-3 210
Marvin Otenyo – Flagstaff- 6-0 190
Marvin Pale – Mesquite- 5-11 205
Vincent Palma – Sahuarita- 6-2 200
Marcus Pane – Perry- 6-0 200
Marco Pericone - Yuma Catholic- 5-10 190
Lance Phillips (JR) - River Valley- 5-6 202
Curtis Plumb – Holbrook- 6-5 220
Steven Prado – Kellis- 5-10 230
Jamison Pruitt (JR) – O’Connor- 6-3 225
Adrian Ramos – Sabino- 5-11 185
Denton Ramsey – Higley- 6-1 215
Garrett Rand (SOPH) – Hamilton- 6-3 260
Jacob Reed – Cienega- 6-2 220
David Rupp – Prescott- 6-0 255
Orlando Sabur – Westview- 5-10 200
DaQuan Samuel – Mesquite- 6-3 225
Corey Schatz – Sabino- 6-3 210
Justin Schlosser – Phoenix Christian- 6-3 215
John Sells (JR) – Saguaro- 6-1 210
Derek Sommers (JR) – Cienega- 6-4 280
Logan Swick – Bradshaw Mountain- 5-11 175
Courtney Taito – Chaparral- 5-11 215
Tevita Taufa (JR) – Desert Ridge- 6-0 265
Grant Thompson – Highland- 6-3 210
Jared Tiefentahaler – Prescott- 6-1 230
Brett Tonz (JR) – Centennial- 6-1 240
Charlie Trevino – Mt. Pointe- 6-2 230
Josh Turner – Apollo- 6-3 225
Carlos Ventura – Cienega- 6-0 250
Zach Washington – Sunrise Mountain- 6-1 285
Aaron Whiting – Desert Ridge- 6-2 205
J.W. Windsor – Basha- 6-1 250
Jace Wyatt – Show Low- 6-1 190


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