Everyone is talking about how this 2014 soon-to-be senior class is the best ever football class in the history in the state. One would only imagine what it would look like if they all suited up together.
Well that is going to come to fruition this summer starting this weekend as an Arizona all-star passing league team called the Core 6 West Team will compete in a tournament this weekend in California.
Here is the full roster:
Caleb Murray-Thomas Red Mountain HS 2014 QB/ATH #9
Dakota Miller Marcos de Niza 2016 QB #12
Tim Hernandez Mountain Pointe HS 2014 WR/DB #21
Emanuel Butler Mountain Pointe HS 2014 WR #8
Bryant O’Georgia North Canyon HS 2014 WR #17
Austin Cottrell Mountain Ridge HS 2014 WR/DB #4
Sean Modster Mission Viejo HS (CA) 2014 WR
N’Keal Harris Marcos de Niza HS 2016 WR #15
Taren Morrison Desert Ridge HS 2015 2015 RB/Slot #6
Trey Lauer Mountain Pointe HS 2014 LB/ATH #3
Nik Needham Buena Park HS (CA) 2014 CB/WR
Jayllin Hawkins Buena Park HS (CA) 2015 S/WR
Chad Trout Liberty HS 2014 S/IC
Josh Moses Mountain Pointe HS 2015 S/IC
Keevil Brown Mountain Pointe HS 2016 IC/S
Delvon Wingfield Buena Park HS (CA) 2014 IC/Slot
Carllyn Dozier Buena Park HS (CA) 2014 DB/Slot
Kory Wilson Liberty HS 2015 CB/S
Dom Fenstermacher Mountain Pointe HS 2014 CB/WR #1
Kyle Allen Desert Mountain HS 2014 QB #10
Mark Andrews Desert Mountain HS 2014 WR #18
Cameron Denson Salpointe Catholic HS 2014 WR/DB #5
As you can see, some of the players on this team live in California as well. If they finish in the top four this weekend, they will qualify for a national tournament in Florida. Kyle Allen will not suit up for play this weekend because he is participating in the Elite 11 camp in Chicago and from there he is taking a visit to the University of Wisconsin. Mark Andrews, Cameron Denson and Dom Fenstermacher are also unable to make the trip this weekend. But all are expected to play if the team makes it to Florida.
I spent the week in the Scottsdale and north valley area catching the first week of spring practices. Saguaro looks absolutely stacked. Quarterback Luke Rubenzer and wide receiver Christian Kirk have put on a considerable amount of weight this offseason and look great. My biggest take away was offensive lineman Alex Anderson who is preparing to have a huge 2013. Colleges can see the future with him too as he has added four offers (San Diego State, Montana, Colorado State and Oregon State) in the last week.
Something to keep a close eye on in the upcoming season is the freshman class for Saguaro. Coach Mohns told me that Christian Kirk jumped up to varsity as a freshman not just because of his talent but also to add depth. But there is no guarantee that these freshman will play on varsity as freshman because the team is much deeper than it was two years ago.
Desert Mountain’s Kyle Allen and Mark Andrews look as good as ever. Andrews has his weight up to 240 and still managed to run a 4.7 second 40 yard dash time. Allen as mentioned has a big weekend ahead. He was offered by two teams that had undefeated regular seasons last year in Norte Dame and Ohio State.
You can tell Chaparral’s Trevor Wood has a chip on his shoulder. He has missed a lot of time the last couple seasons due to injuries and illness. He told me he feels like no one has seen what he is capable of. Colleges are seeing it despite that fact. He added offers from Oklahoma and Kansas State this week.
Pinnacle also has a quarterback that is competing in the Nike Elite 11 camp in Chicago this weekend. Soon-to-be Junior Brian Lewerke is there with Kyle Allen this weekend.
I am not surprised to see all of the attention safety Jordan Schlueter is getting out at Notre Dame Prep. He was being watched by Cal, Colorado, Colorado State (who is the only school to offer him) and Penn. He has added about ten pounds and has really gotten it done in the class room. Had a 4.48 GPA last semester. One other player for the Saints to keep an eye out for is line backer Christian Rodriguez. His dad grew three inches when he was a senior in HS and Coach Gregory told me it looks like Christian is about to do the same. He already stood 6-2, 190 as a junior.
Finally, schools are giving North Canyon wide receiver/defensive back/punter Bryant O’Georgia some attention. He currently doesn’t hold any college offers but not for long. Arizona, Colorado State and South Dakota all came out to seem him play this week and also BYU, Illinois and UNLV plan to do the same in the coming weeks. Like seen with Alex Anderson at Saguaro, once O’Georgia lands that first offer, I am sure many more will follow. Oh and by the way, he set a North Canyon school record in high jump recently jumping 6-8 which is also good for best in the state so far this year in track and field.