Arizona's Top RBs

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Preseason prospect rankings of the top ball carriers headed into the 2012 season

Top 20 Running Backs

1. Jalen Ortiz – Centennial
2. Chans Cox – Blue Ridge
3. Kani Benoit – Thunderbird
4. Mauriece Lee – Marcos de Niza
5. Treshawn Favors – Mountain Ridge
6. Jarek Hilgers – Desert Vista
7. Nick Brown - Florence
8 Michael Alexander – Ironwood
9. Seivion Morris – Westview
10. D'Amani Grayer – Brophy
11. Johnny Pena – Salpointe
12. Jordan Mitchell – Cibola
13. J.J. Husar – Desert Ridge
14. Rajhan Meriweather (JR) – Basha
15. Antony Thompson – Willow Canyon
16. Thomas Warren – Mountain Pointe
17. Nick Cole – Notre Dame Prep
18. Kentrell Coleman – Maricopa
19. Kyle Woolard – Desert Edge
20. Gena Adams - Saguaro
 
Riser- Basha's Rajhan Meriweather shared carries with Myles Smith and J.J. Husar last year but with both transferring out, he will get a chance to be the man.

Sleeper- Marche Dennard missed his junior year with an injury, leading to D'Amani Grayer's breakout 2011. He is back and healthy and will give the Broncos a great 1-2 punch. No one has talked about Valley Vista's John Everett but keep an eye out for him. He's a great looking kid that didn't play as a junior.

Out of position? How do you classify players like Kaleb Germinaro from Desert Vista, Frankie Felix from Hamilton and Nick Brown from Florence? Germinaro lined up in the slot and got a lot of carries in DV's fly-sweep. Felix will line up in the slot for the Huskies this year so I will rank both as wide receivers. Brown plays QB but rushed for 1,000+ yards last year. I ranked Brown as a RB despite ASU potentially playing him in the slot.

Others to Watch

Thomas Bush – Higley- 6-0 190
Elijah Castro (JR) – Sunrise Mountain
Nolan Cook (JR) - Gilbert Christian- 5-10 200
Zac Davis – Moon Valley- 5-7 155
Matt Dietz – Pinnacle- 5-11 195
Mark Dogbah – Greenway- 5-8 170
Jackson Drumgoole – Tombstone- 5-10 180
Alfred Erives - Arizona Lutheran- 5-11 160
J.D. Espree - Willow Canyon- 5-7 180
Dustin French – Poston Butte- 5-9 185
Lavonta Hatcher – Millennium- 5-8 200
Chance Hatfield (JR) - Empire
Gerard Hernandez (JR) – North Canyon- 5-11 200
Sammy Jones – McClintock- 5-10 170
Weston Kimmel - Marana Mt View- 5-9 170
Stephen Landeros – Boulder Creek- 5-8 170
Da'Quan Lee - Youngker- 5-8 180
Brandon Long (SOPH) - River Valley
Brian McCarty - Nogales- 5-8 160
Jaquese Moore – Marcos de Niza- 5-5 160
Frank Ogas - Morenci
Reggie Blader – Perry- 5-11 170
Wesley Pritchett - Flowing Wells- 6-0 210
Jonny Rentaria - Globe
Raekwon Robinson – Westwood- 5-8 160
Matt Rodriguez (JR) – Centennial- 5-11 200
Thomas Romack – Buena- 6-0 180
Chris Salsberry (JR) - Shadow Ridge
Clarence Smith - Verrado
Myles Smith - Basha- 5-9 180
Chris Snodgrass - Sahuarita
Jabril Taylor – Buckeye- 5-8 160
Evan Thompkins – Pinnacle- 5-11 170
Kevin Walters - Hamilton- 5-7 150
Kelly Wood (JR) – Winslow

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