Big 150: The Arizona Republic's top high school football prospects of 2022
Every year it seems to only get bigger, richer, more talented, the classes in Arizona high school football. Even in the pandemic, players in record numbers from the 2021 class were able to find a college to continue their football careers.
It's time again to start rolling out the top Arizona high school football prospects lists, starting with the The Arizona Republic's Big 150 for the 2022 class. Each week 10 more prospects will be added until it reaches 150.
Class of 2022
1. Anthony Lucas, Scottsdale Chaparral, DL, 6-5, 290
There is nothing this guy can't do. Very disruptive on every play. Huge frame and big motor. Play maker. He could line up at defensive end or nose guard. Scary good. He has more than 30 Division I offers and will have his pick of schools. Well-rounded athlete who plays basketball and baseball. Big-time competitor who has a chance to make it big in the NFL some day.
2. Kyion Grayes II, Chandler, WR, 6-1, 175
Recently committed to Ohio State. Originally committed to Arizona, but decommitted in December after Kevin Sumlin was fired. Ohio State appears to be a lock commit. Great route runner with big-play abilities. Great at making plays after catches. Exceptional blocker for the run game. Sky is the limit for this kid who started taking off as a sophomore. Big part of Chandler's last two Open Division state championships.
3. Ben Morrison, Phoenix Brophy Prep, DB, 6-0, 175
Quick, fast, physical cornerback has tremendous ball skills with great coaching in his own home with his father Darryl a former NFL defensive back. He has 24 Division I offers from all over the country, including Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma and Penn State.
4. Nicco Marchiol, Chandler Hamilton, QB, 6-2, 225
He has committed to Florida State. Came to Arizona last spring from Colorado, where he was already heralded as one of the nation's top quarterbacks. He's a left-hander, who has used his legs to make his mark in the state. He has the ability to break off when the receivers aren't open to make big plays with his legs. Big, physical quarterback who isn't afraid to take a hit and has a strong arm.
5. Zac Swanson, Brophy Prep, DE, 6-4, 250
Has 17 Division offers and recently reduced his list to four that he will focus on in his recruiting. They are Kentucky, USC, Oregon and Texas. He is a freak athlete who has a great move to get to the quarterback. Continues to put on size and add strength. Disruptive player who can clog the run and rush the quarterback.
6. Gavin Broscious, Goodyear Desert Edge, OL, 6-5, 300
He has committed to Michigan State. A varsity starter and maybe the heart and soul of the offensive line since his freshman year. Key contributor to team's 8-0 regular season that got the Scorpions into the Open Division state playoffs. He has 14 Division I offers. Great base with powerful upper body and the ability to pave huge holes for the run game. Talented pass protector.
7. Adryan Lara, Desert Edge, QB, 6-2, 205
He has committed to Washington State. A starter since his freshman year when he was already making big, clutch plays. He will head into the 2021 season as one of the state's most prolific passers. He has 7,894 career passing yards and 84 career touchdown passes. Makes all of the throws, and can make them under duress.
8. Tristan Monday, Saguaro, DE, 6-4, 240
He can play outside linebacker. One of the most versatile defenders in the state. Great moves to get to quarterbacks. Could have a monster senior season with sacks. Offers include Arizona, Baylor, Colorado and Florida State. Plays basketball. Good athlete.
9. Parker Brailsford, Scottsdale Saguaro, OL, 6-2, 265
Great wing span, he has strong hands and good feet. He'll anchor the line with Bram Walden moving on to the University of Oregon. Can play any position on the offensive line. He has 11 Division I offers, including USC, Michigan State, Arizona, BYU, Colorado and Oregon State.
10. Quaron Adams, Chandler, Athlete, 5-9, 165
He's been on college coaches' radar since his freshman year and won the Division I state track and field 100-meter dash championship. Blazing speed with great moves. Very much like a Tyreek Hill in the way he can make plays. He is a slot receiver for Chandler, but he can also play running back. He'll be more of focal point in the passing game with Jalen Richmond graduating. Has Power 5 offers. Will get more as he gets into spring ball and the summer.
11. Nason Coleman, Chandler, TE/H-back, 6-3, 225
He missed all of his junior season after suffering a torn ACL on the second day of football practice. But he took off during his sophomore season when the Wolves went 13-0 and won the first Open title with his game-changing abilities in the passing game. He is a vertical threat with excellent hands. Offers include Arizona, Arizona State, Iowa State, Utah, BYU, Nebraska, Arkansas, Central Florida, Winsconsin.
12. Russell Davis II, Hamilton, DE, 6-3, 210
His father played in the NFL. He's got a chance to get to that level with a big-time motor. Chandler had to really guard against him in the two games they met, including for the Open state title, last season. He had monster season making The Republic's All-Arizona team and finalist for Defensive Player of the Year with 61 tackles, 19 for losses and 13.5 sacks.
13. Michael Masunas, Hamilton, TE, 6-5, 240
No worries academically. His grades are off the charts with a 4.16 GPA. Transferred last spring from Tucson Sabino. Picked up Florida State offer during his junior season. Big, athletic frame. Tough, hard-nosed. Good blocker.
14. Javen Jacobs, Saguaro, Athlete, 5-10, 185
Great all-around athlete (a baseball standout), who excels on offense and defense but projects to be a college game changer on offense. He can play running back and receiver. He made big plays for Saguaro last season. An explosive kick returner. Holds Pac-12 offers from ASU and Colorado.
15. Tyler Powell, Brophy Prep, TE, 6-7, 240
Big, athletic target with nine Divison I offers, including Iowa State, UCLA, ASU and UA. Standout pitcher on the baseball team. Matchup problem for opposing defenses.
16. Shakaun Bowser, Queen Creek Casteel, DE/OLB, 6-4, 225
He is tremendous off the edge with his quickness and power. He holds offers from ASU, UA, Colorado, Utah, Colorado State, Kansas State and Kansas.
17. Jacob Holmes, Chandler, DL, 6-3, 280
Once he really gets into Chandler's weight program, the sky is the limit for this athletic tank of a man-child who can move from nose guard to defensive end in the Wolves' defensive scheme. He came over from Laveen Cesar Chavez in the offseason, and his recruiting started to take off. Once May hits, he could be one of the top recruits in Arizona.
18. Nick Morrow, Flagstaff, DE/TE, 6-8, 255
He is starting to blow up among recruiters, picking up a June offer from Pac-12 California. Checks all the boxes. Has length, speed, athleticism, toughness.
19. Trevor Swan, Gilbert Perry, OL, 6-5, 295
A Power 5 recruit with his size and strength. Great lower body creates leverage, opend up holes in run game. Strong pass protector.
20. Andrew Morris, Gilbert Mesquite, Athlete, 6-2, 215
Under-recruited now with two Division I offers, but he's got a chance to be a Power 5 player with his versatility. Offense of defense? He could play on either side as a wide receiver or a linebacker. He was among the state's top two-way players as a junior for the 4A champions.
21. Brayten Silbor, Chaparral, QB, 6-3, 195
Extremely under-recruited. If major colleges haven't found him by now, when will they? He checks all of the boxes. Size. Arm strength. IQ. Moxie. And he led the Firebirds to a 6A championship last season.
22. Isaiah Johnson, Chandler, DL, 6-2, 275
Holds offers from Arizona, Idaho and Utah State. Great feet and motor. Good first step after snap. Powers through blocks. Good at getting into the backfield quickly. Strong. Explosive base.
23. Malaki Ta'ase, Mesa Mountain View, DE, 6-2, 240
He has an offer from Southern Utah. He has Power 5 abilities with his passion, aggressiveness, motor, athleticism. He loves to play the game and will go through a wall for his coaches and teammates to win. A sack machine, he made The Republic's Top 12 Defensive Player of the Year candidates list last season.
24. Tavian Dennis, Phoenix Desert Vista, S, 5-11, 185
He might be the sleeper prospect in the state. He never really got to have a junior season with Laveen Cesar Chavez limited to playing only three games because of the Phoenix Union High School District pandemic protocols. He recently withdrew from Chavez and transferred to Desert Vista. What a gift for new coach Ty Wisdom, who will find all sorts of places to play him with his athleticism and multiple talents.
25. Treyson Bourguet, Tucson Salpointe Catholic, QB, 6-2, 195
Started since becoming eligible midway through his sophomore year after transferring from Marana. He just knows how to find receivers. Very quick decision maker. Savvy. Understands the coverage. Has an SEC offer from Vanderbilt.
26. Angel Flores, Casa Grande, QB, 6-1, 210
Another best-kept secret in Arizona, Flores has the arm and wheels to make plays and be one of the nation's elite quarterbacks. Very confident, he brings a swagger and a skill set to the field that makes him a winner.
27. E.J. Warner, Brophy Prep, QB, 5-11, 185
Son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, he missed all but the first quarter of his first game of his junior season because of a broken leg. He is fully recovered and ready to show his potential. He has offers from Presbyterian, UT Martin and Eastern Kentucky. Smart, accurate passer. Ready to break out big his senior season.
28. Jeremiah Moore, Chandler, RB, 5-10, 205
Next on the great assembly line of running backs at Chandler, watch for this guy to take off from where Eli Sanders left off. He could move into the No. 1 tailback slot. Strong and fast and knows how to find the end zone.
29. Micah Lutu, Saguaro, DL, 6-2, 295
He just needs a full season and his recruiting will take off. Powerful pass rusher up the middle of the defensive line. Good hands and feet. Will shed blocks and find the running back.
30. Porter Sweet, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, DE/TE, 6-4, 225
Coach Conrad Hamilton believes he has major college potential. He has a 6 feet, 7 inch wingspan. Had to sit out five games last season due to the transfer rule. Then he was slowed by an injury. Expect a monster senior season.
31. Travis Roberts, Chandler, DB, 5-10, 170
He made the All-Premier Region team last season with 38 tackles and three interceptions in nine games. He also broke up nine passes. Played his best in big games. Track athlete. Elite cover skills at cornerback.
32. Jax Stam, Peoria Liberty, S, 5-11, 200
He's been playing at a high level on Friday nights since his sophomore year when he was key to the Lions' first 6A title in 2019 and pushing Chandler to overtime in last year's Open Division semifinals. Great tackler, great ball skills. Aggressive, physical. Simply makes plays.
33. Blaine Hipa, Chandler, QB, 6-2, 200
Recently moved from Honolulu, where he started his freshman year at James Campbell High, passing for more than 2,000 yards. He has an SEC offer from Tennessee, and another from the University of Hawaii. He'll be in a big battle with several others for the quarterback job at Chandler.
34. Ridge Docekal, Saguaro, QB, 6-3, 200
He has Division I offers. Continues to develop his game. Always working. Great arm strength. Accurate. Will take advantage of the tremendous skill talent around him.
35. Bryce Chen, Chandler Arizona College Prep, WR, 5-11, 185
Made the CUSD All-Academic team as a junior. Will be the focal point of the offense. Great runner after catches. Physical receiver. Ivy league interest. Has a 4.2 GPA.
36. Jalen Walker, Tempe, LB, 6-0, 215
Great work ethic. Has a 3.8 GPA. Versatile defender who can play several positions. Can play running back on offense. High football IQ. Physical and strong.
37. Amari Gilmore, Poston Butte, DB, 5-9, 165
Size might have big colleges shying away but he's a dynamic corner and punt returner. He plays strong safety for the Broncos but can be a lock-down corner at the next level. Great skills, loves to hit, tremendous nose for the ball. A great spring will have Division I colleges looking at him.
38. Matt Katergaris, Desert Mountain, OL/DL, 6-4, 295
He is a former hockey player with great football potential. Has only been playing football for 18 months. Good feet, physical, coachable, always improving.
39. Alfred Smith, Chandler, DB, 5-10, 165
He made All-Premier Region last season at cornerback. Excellent cover guy. Great footwork, instincts. Has a nose for the ball. Had 34 tackles, 13 solo, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three pass breakups on Open Division championship team.
40. Tucker Wilburn, Cesar Chavez, DE, 6-4, 230
He transferred from Phoenix Arcadia, where he received an offer from Arizona State as a freshman. Big and athletic. Has a chance to be a major impact player.
41. Lance Holtzclaw, Mesa Desert Ridge, OLB, 6-4, 220
Has offers from Michigan, Iowa State, Kansas State and Vanderbilt among many. Has a 3.5 GPA. Great motor, length.
42. Grayson Stovall, Hamilton, OL, 6-4, 290
Committed to Arizona. 3.9 GPA. Big, strong, powerful, good hands, feet. He made the Colorado all-state team in 2019. An anchor on line that helped Hamilton to the Open Division final.
43. Kaden Cloud, Williams Field, RB, 5-11, 183
Explosive, quick, speedy back who has an offer from Oregon State. Big game changer running and catching the ball.
44. Brody Smith, Perry, OL, 6-3, 270
Starts next to Trevor Swan on the offensive line. Plays guard. Good feet, powerful. Great pass protector.
45. Rudy Varela, Casteel, OL, 6-4, 270
Has strong interest from Northern Arizona, Air Force, Yale, Princeton. One of the top centers in the state. Good athlete. Plays lacrosse.
46. Brevin Czosnyka, Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor, OLB, 6-3, 195
Play maker on defense with his ability to move from side to side and make plays in space. Fast and long and will keep filling out. Can play multiple positions. Picked up offers from Army and Navy.
47. Brandon Craddock, Sandra Day O'Connor, LB, 6-0, 215
Ferocious middle linebacker who is a tackling machine. He was the state's second-leading tackler last year when the Eagles made a run to the 6A semifinals. Plays with reckless abandonment. Has Morgan State offer.
48. Grady Gross, Horizon, K, 6-0, 185
He has a five-star ranking by Kohl's Kicking. Possesses a 3.6 GPA. One of the strongest legs in the country.
49. Gilbert Calderon, Phoenix Washington, DL, 6-0, 270
Strong nose guard who has a 3.87 GPA. Squat lifts 455 pounds, power cleans 225 and dead lifts 435. Voted by the coaches as the 4A Copper Sky first-team all-region on offense and defense. Had 69 tackles, 18 for losses and nine sacks in a shortened COVID season. Great on both the offensive and defensive line.
50. Daniel Santiago, Horizon, DL, 6-2, 293
Has the size and strength to dominate the middle of the line. Has interest from Air Force, Arizona, San Diego State, California, Colorado State, Iowa State, North Carolina. Impacts the game on defense.
51. Jai Rodriguez, Desert Vista, OL, 6-5, 270
He was offered by Arizona State last summer. Great lenght and leverage, quick feet, strong hands. Powerful in the weight room.
52. James Scott, Peoria Centennial, RB, 5-8, 190
Great between-the-tackles rusher who ran for 589 yards and eight TDs on 102 carries in seven games last season. He has the ability to break tackles and get beyond the safeties for big plays.
53. Mason Cullop, Glendale Cactus, OL/DL, 6-3, 275
He was all-state, all-region and the 4A Offensive Lineman of the Year last season when the Cobras made a push to the state final. Big anchor on a talented team.
54. Zone Wierenega, Chandler, DE, 6-1, 230
He trasnferred in this spring from Pinnacle, where he stood out at defensive end. Very active from the edge. High motor, strong, committed in the weight room.
55. Miles Crutchley, Saguaro, LB, 6-0, 210
Tremendous athlete and student with a 4.7 grade-point average. Has interest from military and Ivy schools. A talented baseball player, as well. He can plug into several sports. Plays running back and linebacker.
56.Braden Croteau, Liberty, DT, 6-1, 260
Big run-stop guy who can power his way over the center to get to the quarterback. He had 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks and deflected a pass last season, helping the Lions reach the Open semifinals.
57. Ata Teutupe, Cactus, Athletic, 6-0, 200
A force on both sides of the ball, he keyed the Cobras run to the 4A final after becoming eligible midway through. He plays linebacker and running back, a throw-back to when players never left the field. He had 119 tackles and three sacks and ran for 112 yards on 21 carries. He was the region Defensive Player of the Year.
58. Cooper Ross, Mesa Heritage Academy, TE, 6-4, 240
A dominant force on the 8-man, Canyon Athletic Association level, Ross stands out with his size, strength, skills and work ethic. He would be one of the top players in the AIA at any level.
59. Franky Morales, Chandler, DB, 5-10, 165
Play maker in the secondary. He had 63 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups his junior season for the state champion Wolves.
60. Keaton Messerole, Arizona College Prep, OL, 6-1, 275
Projects as an interior offensive lineman at the next level. Quick feet, powerful burst. Strong hands. Made first-team all-region and All-CUSD.
61. Isaiah Williams, Marcos de Niza, DL, 6-1, 265
Versatile across the defensive line, can play anywhere. Big-time playmaker. Very strong. Can squat lift 540 pounds. He had 67 tackles and 16 sacks last season for the Padres in just eight games. He first made a varsity impact his freshman year at Desert Edge. He had moved to Georgia, before returning to Arizona.
62. Aziya Jamison, Williams Field, RB, 6-1, 200
Has offers from ASU, NAU, BYU and New Mexico. Looking to break out big to get Power 5 schools to come in for him. He has the size and ability to become a major impact running back. He’s been on the recruiting radar since his freshman year when he was at American Leadership Queen Creek.
63. Logan Hubler, American Leadership Queen Creek, QB, 6-3, 165
He has the arm and the speed to become one of the state’s elite quarterbacks. Great poise, great ability to read defenses and make plays with his legs. Has fastest 300-meter hurdles time in the state.
64. Gage Dayley, Highland, QB, 5-10, 160
All he knows how to do is win. He led the Hawks to the 6A championship game last season, when he passed for 2,100 yards and 17 TDs in a shortened COVID-19 season. He can make plays with his legs, keeping defenses off balance.
65. Sean Farney, Goodyear Millennium, OLB, 6-1, 210
He can play defensive end. Outstanding speed and quickness makes him a threat to get to the quarterback on every snap.
66. Jordan Morris, Red Mountain, TE/WR, 6-4, 225
Recruiting will blow up in May. Colorado State and New Mexico State are recent offers.
67. Joseph Lagafuaina, Cactus, Athlete, 6-0, 175
Stands out at both wide receiver and defensive back. He had 11 catches for 305 yards and 25 tackles and two interception. He made all-region at wide receiver, but he could be a game changer on defense in college.
68. K.J. Miniefield, Desert Ridge, CB, 6-1, 178
Great length, outstanding cover skills. Very athletic. Has offers from Air Force and Army. Son of former NFL cornerback Kevin Miniefield, who starred at Camelback High School and Arizona State.
69. Cole Rood, Highland, DB, 6-1, 175
Tough, hard-nosed cornerback who has great instincts and closing speed. Sure tackler. Can cover big receivers. Good ball skills.
70. Donovan Guyton, Williams Field, DB, 6-0, 185
He has an Air Force offer. Talented strong safety with speed and a tenacity with a great nose for the ball. Ball hawking cover guy who will make plays.
71. Christian Anaya, Hamilton, WR, 6-1, 175
Great speed. Runs on Hamilton’s 4x100-meter relay team this spring. Reliable hands. Big-play receiver who will be Nicco Marchiol’s go-to guy in the fall.
72. Fisher Camac, Highland, DL, 6-7, 210
A Division I prospect. Runs 40 yards in 4.7 seconds. Good edge rusher. Aggressive, athletic.
73. Brodee Tucker, San Tan Valley Combs, OL/DL, 6-2, 275
He made all-region on both offense and defense the last two years. He will be a four-year varsity starter. Fast, great feet, solid base, Is by far our most talented lineman in Combs History. 3.51 GPA. Most likely projects as an offensive guard, but is one of team’s most dominant defensive linemen.
74. Jordan Lahusky, Phoenix Thunderbird, RB/DB, 5-10, 180
Made first-team All-Skyline at running back and second team all-region at defensive back. In games, had 1,358 yards and 14 TDs. A three-sport athlete who also plays basketball and runs track. Runs a sub-11-second 100 meters.
75. Duncan Hoover, Walden Grove, WR/DB, 6-4, 201
Has a 4.0 GPA. Uses his size well. Catches everything near him. In 3½ games, he had 31 touches for 432 yards and five TDs. Dynamic athlete.
76. Amar Elmore, Chandler, DL, 6-2, 235
Extremely hard worker, very strong. Aggressive. Tenacious on the line. Can move around athe line and make plays. Had 14 tackles and two sacks last season.
77. Nick Martinez, St. Mary’s, QB, 6-0, 190
Has two college offers. Still developing. Showed great leadership skills last season leading the Knights to the state playoffs. Carries a 3.8 GPA. His development is going to allow coach Jose Lucero to really open up the playbook.
78. Jalen Daniels, Red Mountain, QB, 6-4, 200
Great size, strong arm, can run. Just needs a full season as a starter. Already has had offers. Scratching his full potential.
79. Blake Sparks, Goodyear Millennium, QB, 6-3, 195
He recently left Phoenix Northwest Christian and transferred to Millennium, which makes the Tigers immediately better. He started the last two years at Northwest Christian. Great arm, mobile, strong in the pocket.
80. Jacob Booth, Chandler Valley Christian, OL/DL, 6-2, 280
Versatile lineman who can dominate on either side of the ball. His father played at UTEP and was in the Cardinals camp. Has a 4.0 GPA. Has IVY League interest, FBS potential. Made first-team all-region last year.
81. Jeryll McIntosh, Desert Edge, RB, 5-11,215
He’s a Division I caliber back, who is tough between the tackles, dynamic downhill runner, who led the team in rushing the past two years, totally 2,512 yards and 24 TDs. Has an offer from Morgan State.
82. Breshaun Brown, Desert Edge, DB, 5-10, 165
He could go Division I FCS. A lockdown corner, leader of the defense. Great competitor. Plays with a chip on his shoulder. Has multiple FCS programs interested in him.
83. Brandon Wettstein, American Leadership Queen Creek, WR/OLB, 6-2, 190
He is a talented wide receiver but might project as a safety in college. He had 57 tackles and a caused fumble during the Patriots’ run to the 4A semifinals. A talented athlete expected to have a breakout senior season.
84. Ashton Hill, Glendale Deer Valley, RB/LB, 6-0, 220
He was the team’s MVP on both sides of the ball each of the last two seasons. Expect a monster senior season after rushing for 591 yards and 12 TDs in seven games to go with 23 catches for 254 yards and three scores. He had 23 tackles and two fumble recoveries and one caused fumble.
85. Prince Robertson, Tonopah Valley, Athlete, 5-8, 165
Dynamic athlete who is generating college interest. He had 43 tackles and eight pass breakups at cornerback last season. Might project as a cornerback at the next level, but is a talented running back and slot receiver.
86. Alex Jefferies, Northwest Christian, Athlete, 6-0, 205
He has Division II colleges looking at him, as well as smaller FCS schools. He can play linebacker, tailback and strong safety. Against 4A champion Mesquite, he had 11 tackles and three sacks.
87. Carter Allen, Phoenix Central, WR, 6-1, 180
In just three games, he had 17 catches for 340 yard and four TDs and was named the Phoenix Union High School District Offensive Player of the Year. He led the district in catches, receiving yards and receiving TDs. He maintains a 4.3 GPA. Multiple Ivy League schools showing interest. He will be in his fourth year as a varsity starter.
88. Easton Black, Sunrise Mountain, K/P, 6-2, 180
He’ll be in his fourth year as a varsity starter. Big-time scoring threat with great range kicking field goals. He is rated a 5-star kicker and 4-star punter by Kohl’s Kicking.
89. Ethan Moore, Chandler, QB, 6-1, 185
He moved in this spring from San Diego, where he was already building a nice resume as a three-star recruit by 247Sports. Can make all the throws. Mobile. Gamer. Will be competing with five others for the starting QB job.
90. Kyler McConnaughy, Thunderbird, FS/WR, 6-1, 190
He was first-team all-region at defensive back and second-team all-region at wide receiver last season, despite missing two of the eight games due to an injury. He led the team in tackles, receptions and receiving yards. Coach Matt Nalette calls him the best free safety he’s ever coached, and that he plays like a linebacker.
91. Gavin Smith, Notre Dame Prep, WR, 5-11, 190
He's a dazzling receiver and return man, fast like his brother Jake, a receiver at Texas. Sky is the limit for the younger Smith.
92. Devon Grubbs, Desert Vista, RB, 5-11, 180
He's been on varsity since his freshman year. He can also lock it down on defense in the secondary. But he projects to be a Division I running back.
93. Elijah Barclay, Salpointe Catholic, WR, 6-2, 175
Great receiver with sure hands and the ability to break tackles and make plays after catches.
94. Cruz Rushing, Salpointe Catholic, DB, 6-2 185
Big, strong target who has had a tremendous offseason putting in the work to become a Division I college player.
95. Jack Benson, Phoenix Arcadia, QB, 6-3, 180
He's a hard worker who had a breakout junior season, ready to continue developing his game as the Titans are expected to have a bounce-back 2021 season.
96. Jordan Huff, Mountain Pointe, WR, 6-1, 170
He is quickly on the rise, building during offseason competition showing great vertical, speed and hands.
97. Xander Georgoulis, Sunnylope, RB, 5-10, 185
First-team all-region running back last season. He has a 4.8 weighted GPA. Great kid, great athlete, great student. Ultimate team player who rises to the occasion and makes plays.
98. Terryon Rowe, Mountain Pointe, WR, 6-0, 165
Great speed, moves, outstanding route runner, who won't get outworked. Plays hungry. Willing to go the extra yard to do what it takes to make plays. He is expected to break out big.
99. Andrew Lopez, Phoenix Carl Hayden, OL, 6-3, 275
He is a three-year starter who made all-region the last two years. Has developed into on the state's top offensive linemen with his work in the weight room and with his feet.
100. Bryan King, Casteel, S, 6-4, 205
He has offers from Southern Mississippi and Northern Arizona. Great ball skills. Strong, sure tackler. Can play either of the safety positions. Fast and athletic enough to play slot corner.
101. Myller Terameau, Saguaro, DB, 5-11, 175
Was a standout in Florida at Apopka High with 21 solo tackles last season on an 8-4 team. He quickly picked p an offer from Northern Arizona after relocating two weeks ago. Oozes confidence with great ball skills.
102. Devin Dunn, Chandler, SS, 5-11, 180
He had 30 tackles last season. Look for him to break out his senior season at strong safety. Aggressive, fast, very skilled.
103. Kenneth Cooper, Chandler, QB, 6-5, 230
He is competing for the starting quarterback job with five others at the five-time defending state championship school. He’s big, mobile with a strong arm.
104. Willy Roberts, Mountain View, QB, 5-11, 185
He returns from a broken collarbone on his left side. Looks good in spring workouts. Confident and abitl to lead the offense in Joe Germaine’s first season at the helm.
105. Francisco “Kiko” Trejo, Tucson Amphitheater, RB, 5-8, 175
Averaged over 10 yards a carry over the past two seasons. He had 479 yards through four games last season when he split carries with Isaiah Hill. He has added 15 pounds of muscles and dropped his 40-yard time down to 4.45 seconds.
106. Jayden Manwaring, American Leadership Queen Creek, LB, 6-1 220
Great tackler, moves well, aggressive, works hard in the weight room. Anchor on a tough defense.
107. Darnell Stephens, Sunrise Mountain, LB/RB, 6-2, 215
He is a two-year starter at middle linebacker. Getting interest from smaller Division I schools. Should lead team in tackles as a senior. Great nose for the ball.
108. Keyon Turner, Desert Ridge, S, 6-2, 185
Great instincts. Will be all over the field. Good student. Will be a leader on coach Roy Lopez’s defense.
109. Cooper Stevens, Highland, OL, 6-4, 260
Great upside with his work ethic and versatility. Good size. Still growing. Strong. Leader on the field.
110. Hershel Gregg, Lakeside Blue Ridge, LB, 6-2, 225
Averaged 12 tackles as a junior. Played both ways. Was an offensive guard. Physical. 6'2 225 LB. Averaged 12 tackles a game as a junior. Play both ways and was on Guard on offense. Physical and can play for any team in the state.
111. Ivan Martin, Saguaro, CB, 5-11, 180
Made second-team all-region last year. Quick, fast, can jump. Great cover skills.
112. Kaden Majercak, Valley Christian, RB, 5-8, 195
Powerfully built and strong. He has a 500-pound squat lift and 335-pound bench press. Runs 4.6 seconds in 40 yards. Ran for 734 yards on 91 carries and caught 26 passes for 236 yards last season.
113. Landen Powell, Desert Vista, QB, 6-3, 210
Started out at Mountain Pointe, where he started, before transferring to Desert Vista. He is attending Ivy League camps. Continues to develop.
114. Hunter Kronengold, Sunrise Mountain, QB, 6-3, 180
Became eligible midway through last season after transferring from Saguaro. Can make all the throws. A big year is expected as the playbook opens up more.
115. Jace Patton, Highland, TE/LB, 6-4, 215
Projects to be a Division I player. Has a 3.25 GPA. Tough in the trenches blocking, can catch the all and is a strong linebacker.
116. Tanner Price, Combs, WR, 6-3, 195
Was all-region as a hybrid tight end. Projects as a wide receiver at the next level. Good blocker. Great hands, runs good routes. Big, physical target.
117. Oliver O’Campo, Centennial, OL, 6-5, 300
Moved from Hawaii last year. Has good feet and strong hands. Moves very well. Expect him to be an anchor to a strong line.
118. Payton Barlow, Queen Creek, RB/DB, 5-11, 185
Expect a huge senior season. Comes from a strong football family. He ran for 800 yards last season.
119. Dawson Hubbard, Hamilton, DL, 6-1, 250
Extremely versatile, technically sound, coachable. Great explosion, instincts.
120. Savion Boone, Fountain Hills, WR, 6-1, 170
Exploded onto the scene last year with eight TDs in the first four games. He had 275 yards receiving in season opener. Big play receiver who runs precise routes and makes plays after catches.
121. Brigham Alexander, Queen Creek Benjamin Franklin, OL/DL, 6-6, 305
Picked up first offer from Morehead State in Kentucky. Will get more offers. Has great flexibility, strength. Will be a three-year varsity starter.
122. Andre Palmer, Mesa Dobson, 6-3, 225
Rangy tight end that is a matchup problem for secondaries. He can play wide out. Athletic, good hands.
123. Maddox Putnicki, Valley Christian, OT/DE, 6-4, 250
Explosive on both sides of the ball. Projects as a rush end on defense. He could bump up to 280 pounds in college. Division I potential, for sure.
124. Amier Boyd, Mountain Pointe, Athlete, 6-1, 180
He came from South Mountain last year as a quarterback, but watch for coach Eric Lauer to move him around on offense and defense. Could take off as a wide receiver or defensive back in college.
125. Camren Foster, Desert Edge, DB, 6-0, 170
Physical, versatile defensive back who can rotate to any position in the secondary. Has interest from some FCS and Division II programs now.
126. Isaiah Ice-Robinson, Mountain Pointe, WR, 5-8, 170
He’s a top flight slot receiver with great speed and moves. He caught 19 passes for 235 yards in four games last season.
127. Sam Clark, Thunderbird, OL, 6-2, 255
Athletic lineman who plays on the basketball team. H made first-team all-region as an offensive lineman and second-team all-region on the defensive line last year.
128. Gabe Watkins-Daigle, Walden Grove, OL, 6-3, 245
Has a 3.65 GPA. Started every game on varsity the last two season. Strong, great hands, footwork, always under control. Finishes strong.
129. Denzel Glass, Coolidge, OL, 6-4, 290
Honor student. Tenacious blocker in the run and pass game. Tough to move out. Big-time potential. Still developing.
130. Eric Achor, Pinnacle, C, 6-1, 250
He’ll be anchoring the offensive line this year after starting at center. Built like his older brother Drew and is getting attention from Mount Union, one of the top Division III programs in the country, where Drew is a defensive lineman. Tireless worker.
131. Chris Ramirez, Glendale, OL, 6-3, 305
Big, mobile lineman who can get out on blocks on run plays. Strong and explosive. Should anchor a strong line.
132. Jamarei Ashby-Phan, Chaparral, RB/WR, 5-9, 170
Electric player with the ball in his hands. Can line up at tailback or slot. Makes plays after catches. Tough to tackle. Will be utilized out of the backfield on pass plays. Runs a 4.39 laser 40-yard dash.
133. Zach Wren, Pinnacle, QB, 6-1, 190
Now that Devon Dampier has transferred to Saguaro, the QB spot opened up with Wren now seizing his moment. He has looked good in spring workouts and is ready to have a big senior season with several talented targets to make plays.
134. Lukas Garvey, Chaparral, TE, 6-5, 230
He’s prepared to have a huge senior season as one of the focal points to a potent offense with QB Brayten Silbor liking to go to his tight ends. Garvey can also line up as an H-back. Good blocker, athlete.
135. Coleman Germinaro, Pinnacle, OL, 6-3, 270
He started at left tackle last year but is moving to guard this year. Very strong and agile. Getting looks from colleges at all levels.
136. Matthew McClelland, Mesa Arete Prep, QB, 6-2, 175
He gets lost in the recruiting shuffle playing in 2A football, but his numbers don’t lie. He’s thrown for more than 6,500 yards and 66 TDs in his brilliant varsity career. He also has run for more than 2,100 yards and 31 TDs.
137. Anyale Velazquez, Corona del Sol, RB, 6-1, 225
He ran for 1,006 yards and 12 TDs on 6A playoff team that seems to be turning the corner in its program. He had five 100-yard-plus game to go with two 90-yards-plus games. Tough between the tackles, hard to contain.
138. Zach Hammett, River Valley, RB, 5-8. 185
One of the best small-school backs in the state, he combines speed with power to average more than 11 yards a carry. Ran for 911 yards and 14 TDs and caught 12 passes for 142 yards and two scores last season.
139. R.J. Keeton, Casa Grande, RB, 5-10, 210
Powerful back who has become a scoring machine. Last season in just seven games, he ran for 18 TDs on 80 carries, averaging nearly 11 yards a carry.
140. Jake Barnard, Fountain Hills, DB, 5-10, 175
A varsity contributor since his freshman year, he led the defense last year when he intercepted five passes in five games. Picked up interest from Ottawa, Eastern New Mexico and Wisconsin River Falls.
141 John Hart, Sunrise Mountain, TE, 6-4, 225
One of the state’s best tight ends, a Pac-12-level prospect. He should be one of the best prospects coach Steve Decker has ever coached at the 5A school.
142. Chris Thomas Jr., Cactus, WR, 6-0, 170
He’s really starting to blow up with an impressive spring that should springboard his recruiting in June. Watch for him to have a huge senior season at wide receiver. Great ability to make plays after catches. Explosive, has many gears.
143. Taj Hughes, Brophy Prep, Athlete, 5-9, 190
One of the state’s more versatile football players. You can find him all over the field for coach Jason Jewell’s squad. Great defender at free safety. Talented receiver who can play running back. Skilled kick returner. Electric athlete.
144. Cael Stewart, Blue Ridge, QB, 6-5, 210
Recently transferred from St. Johns, where he played five games last season after moving with his father from Gallup, New Mexico. At one point, he was rated the top 2022 prospect in New Mexico. He’s got all the tools to develop into a big-time quarterback. He’s big, mobile with a strong arm. He’s on the radar of Division I college coaches.
145. Kane Metts-Terrell, Liberty, WR, 6-1, 185
Transferred from Sandra Day O’Connor, where he was a key component to last season’s 6A semifinal run. He has great skills, will make the tough catches in traffic and break them for big plays. He underwent surgery to repair a broken leg, but this has only motivated him more to prove to college coaches that he will be all the way back for his senior season.
146. Jeremiah Gossett, Peoria, DB/WR/KR, 5-10, 170
Has a 3.4 GPA. Was top DB vote getter and unanimous selection on the 4A West Valley Region team. Great corner with excellent cover skills. Always competing for the ball. Getting FCS interest. Will become a bigger part of the offense.
147. Fabian Pina, Sierra Linda, OL, 6-3, 260
He is athletic for his size and plays with a nasty streak. Tough, physical lineman who is versatile enough to play any spot on the line. Has Division I-AA interest.
148. Jake Price, Peoria, DE/TE, 6-5, 240
Receiving FCS interest but his coach believes he has FBS ability. He can play multiple positions. Long and athletic. Could end up as an interior defensive or offensive liement. Averaged 8.5 tackles last season and finished with five sacks.
149. Tony Servin, Sierra Linda, OL, 6-4, 310
He can play any spot on the O-line. Great feet with excellent technique. Has interest from Mayville State, Rocky Mountain and several Division I-AA and Division II schools.
150. Dominic Zvada, Valley Christian, K, 6-2, 170
He holds the 3A state record for longest field goal at 55 yards. He’s a five-star kicking recruit by Kohl’s Kicking, ranked 28th in the nation in the 2022 class for place kickers.