Last but not least, we look at the big boys inside...
Through the Cracks
With that being the case, recruiting news is going to slow down dramatically over the next few weeks as both high schools and colleges are in the thick of training camp and their focus has shifted to winning their first ball game.
Spring Evaluation Period is over, summer camps and combines are done. Who is left in Arizona? Who graded out as a division-one player that doesn't have an offer yet? Let's take a look...
QBs- Very talented group in Arizona this year with four players already holding D1 offers. I was able to watch a ton of new Mountain Pointe QB Garvin Alston this summer and think is a D1 player. I can see why he doesn't have the offers yet, just a lack of film. That will change.
Shocked Emanuel Gant from Tempe High doesn't have on yet. Good film, big kid.
RBs- This is the year of the big back in AZ. Desert Mountain's Deion Warren and Highland's Josh Chadwick are over 200 pounds. I also like them as defensive prospects. Tim Fryson from Sunnyslope and Brandon Hatfield from Poston Butte will put up huge numbers. Hatfield took an unofficial visit to San Jose State recently.
WRs- Big fan of Deonte Williams at Buena. Sierra Vista is a little off the beaten path, thus leaving him a little under the radar but if he puts up numbers like he did as a junior (1,100 yards and 5 TDs), he will become a hot commodity.
TEs- Brady Cook tore of small ball competition at Arizona Lutheran, to the tune of 1,300 yards and 21 TDs. He needed to have some great camp performances against bigger school players to earn early offers.
OLs- I think Colton Johns from Campo Verde should have early offers. At 6-5, 270 pounds, he has the size. I think him considering going on his church mission scared some schools off.
DLs- Everyone wants the 6-3, 280 pound kid and they are hard to find. This state is loaded with 6-0, 280 pounders like Tevita Taufa (Desert Ridge) and J.W Windsor (Chandler). These guys, amongst others, can play. Someone just needs to look past their height.
Two DEs I really like are Xavier Davis (Red Mountain) and Jaylyn Juan (Salpointe) both are raw and relatively new to the sport but solid senior film puts them in the D1 range.
LBs- Spread offenses makes LBs that can play on every down a necessity. Cole Finochairro (Horizon), Robbie Kleifield (Chaparral), Keanu Lankster (Casa Grande) and Jacob Eshelman (Sunnyslope) are quality players that have the length to stay on the field on passing downs but are physical enough to play the run.
DBs- I hope Elmando McCoy from Valley Vista doesn't get discouraged. He is a D1 player. No doubt in my mind. Sean Eremia (Desert Ridge) is a tall, lanky prospect that shows physicality.
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