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Big 150 2025: The Arizona Republic's top high school football prospects

If 2024 Arizona high school football prospects were great, 2025 has the potential to be even greater.

With the state's population growing, so do the prospects' lists. This is The Arizona Republic's Big 150 for the 2025 high school class. As we transition into spring, and then summer, this list will grow to 10 more each week.

We will start with the first 10, and add another 10 each week until it reaches 150 top prospects in Arizona. We will also have a Top 100 2026, a Fab 50 2027 and a Phenom 50 2028. This is a way to get everybody ready for the 2024 high school football season and a look at the brightest stars.

The Republic's Big 150 2025 class

Brophy Prep Broncos tackle Logan Powell (77) prepares for a play against the Basha Bears at Basha High School's football field in Chandler on Sept. 28, 2023.
Brophy Prep Broncos tackle Logan Powell (77) prepares for a play against the Basha Bears at Basha High School's football field in Chandler on Sept. 28, 2023.

1. Logan Powell, Phoenix Brophy Prep, OL, 6-5, 290

Expect it to be a monster year for Powell, whose recruiting has already gotten red hot, despite only playing the second half of the season after his transfer from Scottsdale Saguaro. His versatility, strength, athleticism, instincts and leadership abilities make him a coach's dream. So many are lined up for his services. As of March 5, his offers were from Michigan, TCU, ASU, Wisconsin, UNLV, Oregon, Boston College, Purdue, Michigan State, Oregon State, Arizona, Tennessee, USC, Nebraska, Washington, Kansas State, Utah, Florida State, Illinois, Washington State, Baylor, Texas AM, Minnesota, Alabama.

Basha Bears wide receiver Mason Arhin (3) runs with the ball against Brophy Prep Broncos defensive back Cree Thomas (20) at Basha High School's football field in Chandler on Sept. 28, 2023.
Basha Bears wide receiver Mason Arhin (3) runs with the ball against Brophy Prep Broncos defensive back Cree Thomas (20) at Basha High School's football field in Chandler on Sept. 28, 2023.

2. Cree Thomas, Brophy Prep, DB, 6-1, 180

He already committed to the University of Notre Dame during a great junior season, during which he was a glue stuck against the state's top receivers. He can play both cornerback and safety but projects as a major college corner. His other offers have come from Oregon, Arizona, Colorado State, Nevada, California, Arizona State, Purdue, Boston College, Wisconsin, San Diego State and UNLV.

Notre Dame Prep Saints wide receiver Cooper Perry (10) carries the ball against the Brophy Prep Broncos during a game played at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale on Sept. 22, 2023.
Notre Dame Prep Saints wide receiver Cooper Perry (10) carries the ball against the Brophy Prep Broncos during a game played at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale on Sept. 22, 2023.

3. Cooper Perry, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, WR, 6-2, 190

He's got 30 Division I college football offers. A big, physical receiver with elite speed and hands and a great route runner, he'll have to get used to a new quarterback for his senior season with Noah Trigueros graduating. Perry has 159 career catches for 2,441 yards and 40 touchdowns. He caught 20 TD passes as a sophomore, when he really broke out. He had 18 touchdown catches last season as a junior.

Pride receiver Rylon Dillard-Allen (4) runs to get open at Mountain Pointe High School football field on Oct. 13, 2023.
Pride receiver Rylon Dillard-Allen (4) runs to get open at Mountain Pointe High School football field on Oct. 13, 2023.

4. Rylon Dillard-Allen, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, S/WR, 6-1, 175

When he became eligible midway through last season after transferring from Phoenix Desert Vista, he made an immediate impact as a two-way player. A great receiver, he's an even better defender at safety. He is a hard hitter with great instincts, speed and skills. He's got recruiting heating up now with Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oregon, San Diego State, Washington, Texas A&M, Cal, and Nevada all offering. Coach Eric Lauer calls him "a very smart player that brings a physical attitude to each tackle."

Knights quarterback Luke Haugo (12) looks for an opening at Higley High School football stadium on Oct. 6, 2023.
Knights quarterback Luke Haugo (12) looks for an opening at Higley High School football stadium on Oct. 6, 2023.

5. Luke Haugo, Gilbert Higley, QB, 6-5, 210

A back injury reduced his season to two games last season, but he's at full strength now. He helped the basketball team go deep in the 5A state tournament and will be a force on the football field, leading the two-time defending 5A champions. He'll be pushed every day in practice by 2026 teammate Gunner Fagrell, who led the Knights to the title at QB last season. Higley might have the two best quarterbacks in the state.

Basha Bears quarterback Demond Williams Jr. (9) makes a pass as Saguaro Sabercats defensive lineman Garrett Martin (97) closes in for a tackle during the Open Division state championship game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.
Basha Bears quarterback Demond Williams Jr. (9) makes a pass as Saguaro Sabercats defensive lineman Garrett Martin (97) closes in for a tackle during the Open Division state championship game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.

6. Jamar Beal-Goines, Goodyear Desert Edge, CB, 6-0, 170

This great athlete ran a 10.6-second 100-meter dash in his sophomore year in track. He's got college football recruiters heavily tracking him due to his freakish athletic abilities. He's got a 42-inch vertical leap and an 11.5-foot standing-long broad jump. Lock-down corner whose offers include Washington, Kansas, Iowa State, UA, ASU, Boston College, Utah and UCLA.

7. Garrett Martin, Scottsdale Saguaro, DE, 6-4, 240

A big-time edge rusher, he's cat-quick, physical and will constantly find a way in the backfield. He has 14 offers, including UA, ASU, Boston College, Duke, Washington State, Colorado and Washington State.

8. Kaleb Jones, Mountain Pointe, OL/DL, 6-2, 290

What side of the ball will he play in college? That's up to the coach. But for the Pride, he's as effective on one side as he is on the other. He's got ASU, UA, Oregon, Iowa State, San Diego State and New Mexico State all seriously recruiting him.

9. Dezmen Roebuck, Marana, WR/Athlete, 5-10, 160

One of the most dynamic athletes in the state. Impacts the game on both sides. But he's a bona fide major college wide receiver, who caught 121 passes for 1,332 yards and eight touchdowns for the Tigers last season. He had 14 catches for 200 yards against Higley, and 19 catches for 188 yards against Marana Mountain View.

10. Gio Richardson, Chandler Basha, WR/KR, 5-11, 170

A great track and field sprinter, watch his recruiting blow up this spring. He already has offers from UA, ASU, San Diego State, Northern Arizona, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, and Boise State. He'll be one of the top playmakers in the state next season. He is also among the top kick returners. He's a big-play threat whenever he touches the ball. He can score touchdowns receiving the ball, running the ball and returning kicks.

Yuma Catholic Shamrocks receiver Sir Stokes (2) catches a pass over Canyon del Oro Dorados defensive back Joe Alba (23) during their 4A State Championship game at Mountain America Stadium on Dec. 1, 2023, in Tempe.
Yuma Catholic Shamrocks receiver Sir Stokes (2) catches a pass over Canyon del Oro Dorados defensive back Joe Alba (23) during their 4A State Championship game at Mountain America Stadium on Dec. 1, 2023, in Tempe.

11. Dylan Sims, Queen Creek, TE/DE, 6-6, 225

Colleges can take their pick on which side of the ball for Sims to play. He will tear it up on either side. Strong on the defensive side, getting to quarterbacks. A big-play tight end who is not afraid to block. He’s got 12 major college offers and counting.

12. Sir Stokes, Yuma Catholic, WR/Athlete, 6-2, 180

Maybe the most electric player in the program. He will break out big this spring with multiple offers. Great after and can play defensive back, locking it down on defense. He is very athletic and a big-time college prospect at wide receiver.

13. Nikko Boncore, Peoria Centennial, WR, 6-0, 175

Transfer from Glendale Cactus, where he was among the best receivers since his sophomore year in Arizona. He is a hard worker, always trying to find ways to get better. Even if has to play only half a season due to the transfer rule, he’ll make an immediate impact for a team with Open state championship aspirations.

14. Shamar Berryhill, Centennial, WR, 6-1, 180

He has made the move from 3A Tucson Sabino to 6A Centennial, giving the Coyotes a big-time playmaker to make a push to the Open state championship game for a second straight year. He had 35 touchdown catches in his sophomore and junior seasons, helping the Sabercats capture the 3A championship last season, when he had 75 catches for 1,392 yards and 19 touchdowns. The jump in competition won't slow him down. He played outside linebacker and strong safety and had 89 tackles, five fumble recoveries and returned four interceptions for 102 yards. He may never leave the field at Centennial.

15. Jax Markovich, Scottsdale Horizon, TE/DE, 6-5, 230

He’s got the makings of a big-time college tight end. He has soft hands, is great in traffic and is a good blocker. He will be highly featured in Horizon’s offense next season, as he makes plays after catches. He is a college prospect at defensive end, as well.

16. Dajon Hinton, Hamilton, DB/WR, 5-11, 175

Transferred at the end of the school year from Saguaro, where injuries derailed his junior season. Was still high on college football's recruiting lists and committed to Arizona State this spring. He is one of the more versatile athletes in the state. When healthy, he is one of the state’s biggest game-changers.

17. Nick Spence, Peoria Liberty, OL, 6-6, 290

He could wind up being the top offensive lineman in the state. Great leverage, bend, and can get downfield and make blocks. He opens up the run game as the anchor to the line and is a great pass protector. Defending Open state champs are strong again behind this guy up front.

18. Cassidee Miles, Phoenix Central, WR, 6-5, 190

Incredible hands, route runner, and will make big plays after catching the ball. He’s got all the tools to be a major college wide receiver. Central’s offense will be built around him.

19. Wyatt Horton, Phoenix Pinnacle, QB, 6-0, 175

His recruiting ramped up since putting together strong sophomore and junior seasons. He picked up Utah State and Army offers. As a great leader and competitor, he knows how to win. He has racked up more than 5,000 passing yards in his career with 49 touchdown passes. He is accurate, poised, and fearless. The bigger the moment, the better he plays.

20. Hayden Daugherty, Gilbert Highland, TE, 6-4, 240

Big target who had a TD catch in Highland's 6A state championship win over Pinnacle two seasons ago. Has offers from Boston College, ASU and NAU.

Highland Hawks wide receiver Greg Toler Jr. (16) scores a touchdown against the Williams Field Black Hawks during a game at Williams Field High School's football field in Gilbert on Oct. 13, 2023.
Highland Hawks wide receiver Greg Toler Jr. (16) scores a touchdown against the Williams Field Black Hawks during a game at Williams Field High School's football field in Gilbert on Oct. 13, 2023.

21. Greg Toler Jr., Highland, WR, 5-9, 170

The son of former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Greg Toler, he's one of the top big-play receivers in the state, averaging 24 yards a catch last season, helping the Hawks reach the Open semifinals.

22. Anderson Kopp, Brophy Prep, OL, 6-3, 280

His recruiting has been blowing up since last season. He's got offers from Iowa State, San Diego State, Bowling Green, Memphis, Air Force, Army and Navy. A versatile lineman who can play anywhere across the line.

23. Kalen Fisher, Highland, QB, 6-3, 205

He has offers from Arizona, Boston College, San Diego State and Central Michigan. Led team to Open semifinals as a junior. Started the second half of his sophomore season, leading the Hawks to a second straight 6A title.

24. Dinos Drossos, Tucson Salpointe Catholic, LB, 6-4, 210

Huge upside with measurables and work ethic. Great instincts, speed, athleticism.

25. Caden Branston, Liberty, DL, 6-3, 270

He blew up during his junior season as one of the dominant inside defensive linemen in Arizona. He was a big part of arguably the best defense in the state as the Lions rolled to their first Open state title.

26. Weston Hancock, Mesa Red Mountain, OL, 6-5, 255

Anchors strong offensive line and can play both guard and tackle. Explosive off the ball, great athleticism. Has great film and will see recruiting take off in May. Very good at run game and pass protection. Holds offers from NAU and UNLV. Will add weight and could be at 270 by season's start.

27. Bode Wagner, Red Mountain, WR, 6-1, 170

He led the 6A runnerup Lions in catches with 43 and receiving yards with 770 and TD catches with 10. Has a 4.5 grade point average. Talented sprinter in track and field. Great route runner. He holds an Air Force offer.

28. Mikey Sumko, Mesa Mountain View, WR, 6-2, 190

Big, physical receiver with breakout speed. Great hands. Led the 6A Fiesta Region in receiving last year. Should take off in new coach Andy Litten's offense.

29. Bleu Dantzler, Basha, DE, 6-3, 210

Athletic, fast, tremendous quickness off the edge. He played well as a junior and has been putting in the work to really take off as a senior to be a force in Basha's defense. Utah State, Central Michigan and SMU have offered.

30. Sammy Garcia, Basha, OL, 6-5, 330

This will be his third year as a varsity starter. Has an offer from Arizona. One of the best-returning linemen in the state. Made all-region and all-state. Great feet and motor. This should be a great spring for him.

31. Zach Thompson, Gilbert, RB/Athlete, 6-2, 190

Tough, strong runner with size and speed. Picked up a big offer in early February from Oregon. Washington and Stanford are interested. He could play offense or defense in college.

32. J.D. DeCausmaker, Higley, WR,  6-4, 170

He had a big game in the 5A final, catching five passes for 104 yards, including a  58-yard TD in a wild 42-41 win over Desert Edge. If he can continue to grow from that, he’ll catch the attention of major colleges.

Notre Dame Prep's Cody Wells celebrates a touchdown against Apollo football on Nov. 19, 2021.
Notre Dame Prep's Cody Wells celebrates a touchdown against Apollo football on Nov. 19, 2021.

33. Cody Wells, Notre Dame Prep, LB, 6-3, 210

He has offers from Idaho and Montana State. Broke out during his junior season with 81 tackles, 8.5 for losses. Versatile athlete who had 147 receiving yards and three TDs last year.

34. Jaxon Knutson, Tempe McClintock, 6-3, 200

He’s gotten the most interest from NAU, Minnesota State, Drake and South Dakota. He’s been invited by Arizona, Colorado State, Minnesota and UNLV to attend games. If he didn’t break out enough last season when he threw for 2,800 yards and 30 TDs, he certainly will this year. Watch for some big D-I offers during spring ball. He’s a D-I QB.

35. Jace Pina, Pinnacle, WR, 6-2, 175

In the three-and-half games he played last season, he made an impact, catching 10 passes for 336 yards and seven TDs. He’s got great hands, good route runner and can get behind the secondary. And he’s got one of the state’s best quarterbacks in Wyatt Horton getting him the ball.

36. Dominic Mitchell, Brophy Prep, DB, 6-0, 185

He has offers from UConn and Army. He projects as a defensive back in college but he can also impact the game at linebacker. A tough, hard-nosed athlete who makes plays.

37. Aidan Browder, Chandler, LB, 6-0, 205

Good speed, athletic, strong. Has D-I interest. One of the best linebackers in the state.

38. Darryl Coleman, Yuma Catholic, Athlete, 6-0, 180

He's a major impact player with speed and skills. San Diego State has offered this two-way athlete. At receiver last season, he caught 49 passes for 740 yards and 11 TDs. At corner, he had 36 tackles, 29 solo, and two interceptions.

39. Carlos Montoya Jr., Sahuarita Walden Grove, LB/RB, 5-10, 220

He was first-team All-4A last year with 125 tackles, 26.5 for losses, 4.5 sacks, three interceptions and three defensive touchdowns. He also blocked five kicks and ran for 712 yards and 13 TDs on 51 carries.

40. Rich Lucero Jr., Chandler Hamilton, QB, 6-4, 198

He did a great job after starter Beckham Pellant was out with an injury. In three starts, he threw for 1,298 yards and 11 TDs and ran for four scores. In the 39-27 loss to eventual Open state champion Liberty, he completed 35 of 44 passes for 324 yards and a TD and no interceptions. This is now his offense, and he’ll continue to develop and improve after having that experience. Recruiting will pick up after the first D-I offer from Fordham.

Desert Mountain quarterback Brady Mcdonough (12) tries to stiff arm Beckham Barney (15) on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
Desert Mountain quarterback Brady Mcdonough (12) tries to stiff arm Beckham Barney (15) on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

41. Beckham Barney, Mountain View, LB, 6-3, 205

Had a breakout junior season with 145 tackles, 64 solo, 13 tackles for losses and four sacks. Great lateral skills, a big motor, loves to hit, nasty streak. Lots of room to grow. College coaches will keep an eye on him in May.

42. Jordan Williams, Chaparral, DB, 6-1, 180

This will be his third year as a varsity starter and is on the cusp of some big offers. Long, athletic, aggressive and a great leader on and off the field. Will be a big piece of the Firebirds' defense.

43. Bryce Herges, Desert Mountain, QB, 6-0, 195

He got enough quality varsity reps last year after becoming eligible midway through the season (transferred from Chaparral). He has great anticipation on his throws, a strong arm, an elite work ethic, natural leader.

44. Diesel Taylor, Perry, QB, 6-5, 215

A dual threat quarterback who is expected to have a huge senior season after finding his footing last season when he passed for 2,300 yards and 30 TDs, leading the Pumas to the 6A semifinals. Has been working year-round to fine-tune his skills.

45. Adrian Dahlene, Williams Field, LB, 6-2, 220

Had a stellar junior season with 108 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and two sacks. Versatile athlete who plays middle and outside linebacker. Good speed. Added 15 pounds since the end of last season.

46. Alex Hegg, Chaparral, RB/KR, 5-9, 170

One of the most explosive athletes in the state with elite speed. Led 6A in kick return average last season, taking one back for a touchdown. Should play a big role in the offense as a versatile running back who can catch the ball out of the the backfield. Being recruited by several FCS and FBS schools.

47. Elijah Beamon, Queen Creek Casteel, WR/Athlete, 6-1, 180

One of the more electric athletes in the state. Has all the skills and speed to be a big-time college wide receiver. But his versatility has colleges looking at him as a defensive back, as well. Home run hitter every time he touches the ball. Has offers from Army and NAU. Iowa State, Colorado State and Boise State have shown interest.

48. Brody Michael, American Leadership Queen Creek, LB, 6-1, 205

He will be all over the field on defense. Fierce, tough, athletic, strong. He had a monster game against Pinnacle last season with 16 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. His recruiting should take off in May.

49. Justin Fisher, Chaparral, S, 5-10, 170

He was a top tackler (51) at Chaparral his junior season and led the team with four interceptions. He also had eight pass breakups. He is being recruited by several Ivy League schools as well as a few FBS schools. Great in the classroom with a 4.6 GPA.

50. Caleb Randall, Scottsdale Christian, SS, 5-10, 170

He can play linebacker and strong safety. A legit difference maker at any level, even though he plays at 2A. Helped the Eagles capture the 2A title last season with 181 tackles, which ranked 34th-most in the nation.

51. Athiuan Arol, Vista Grande, DE/OLB, 6-4, 230

Electric edge rusher with the size and tools to be a big-time impact college player. He had nine sacks on 7-3 team last year.

Cougars wide receiver Tristan Bacon (14) runs to receive the ball at Paradise Valley High School football field on Oct. 19, 2023.
Cougars wide receiver Tristan Bacon (14) runs to receive the ball at Paradise Valley High School football field on Oct. 19, 2023.

52. Tristan Bacon, Glendale Raymond S Kellis, Athlete, 6-1, 215

One of the state's most versatile athletes. An excellent wrestler, he could play safety or linebacker in college, as well as running back, tight end and wide receiver. That's how talented he is. Division I college can't wait to see him in May.

53. McKenneth Woodberry, Laveen Cesar Chavez, DB/Athlete, 5-10, 175

He was a first-team all-region cornerback last year. He'll cover the other team's No. 1 receiver. Electric kick returner who will be found on offense his senior season. Great competitor.

54. Jorden Cunningham, Brophy Prep, OL, 6-6, 270

He is this spring's version of Devan Kennedy, who made massive gains from his junior to senior seasons to become a Power 5 prospect. Cunningham was at 210 last season. He's added 60 pounds and is bound to get Division I offers in May once college coaches take a look at him in spring workouts.

55. Nick Boschma, Phoenix Northwest Christian, OL/DL, 6-3, 300

He's grown since last season and will have a major impact on both sides of the line of scrimmage next season. A good athlete, powerfully built, skilled, good feet. He could play on offense or defense at the D-I level.

56. Charlie LeVinus, Paradise Valley, QB, 6-2, 180

In just five games last season, he threw for more than 1,500 yards and 15 TDs with only four interceptions. Has the intangible attributes that coaches dream about. He is not only a leader on the field, but he leads in the classroom and in the weight room, as well. He has a 3.5 GPA. Student of the game. Great work ethic. Has improved footwork and arm strength.

57. Kody Guy, Williams Field, QB, 6-2, 200

Passed for more than 1,500 yards and 14 TDs last season, sharing the quarterback position. Sees the field well. Great on his feet, escaping pressure. Big-time arm.

58. Christian Camarata, Brophy Prep, WR, 5-10, 175

Made first-team, all-region last year. Has Ivy League interest. Drake and Brown both have shown the most interest. Caught 48 passes for 541 yards and four TDs last season.

59. Merrik Kubacki, Casteel, TE, 6-4, 250

Has an offer from Georgetown. Big, physical target. Breaks tackles. Good hands in tight windows.

60. Jeremiah Huckaby, Hamilton, RB, 5-10, 205

Expected to be the featured running back next season. He's got potential to be the best running back in the state. Big and can move. Will be a major factor for the Huskies.

61. Uriah Neloms, San Tan Charter, WR/Athlete, 6-3, 185

Had 53 catches for more than 1,100 yards and 13 TDs receiving last season, helping his team to the 2A semifinals. He’s already got six Division I offers. He could be the most dominant 2A player in Arizona next season and of the best at that level in state history.

Arcadia quarterback Braylen Rooney (5) runs with the ball against Coconino at Arcadia High School on Sept. 15, 2023.
Arcadia quarterback Braylen Rooney (5) runs with the ball against Coconino at Arcadia High School on Sept. 15, 2023.

62.  Braylen Rooney, Arcadia, QB, 6-5, 215

Started the last two years. Big arm. Fits all of the tangibles and intangibles. Picked up the first D-I offer from Northern Arizona.

63.  Morgan Quiri,  Salpointe Catholic, 6-5, 185

Still filling out. Good receiving skills. Picking up D-I interest. Big target with the ability to break off big plays.

64. Dean Vincent, Pinnacle, OLB/DE, 6-3, 220

Great off the edge, getting to quarterbacks and stopping the run game. Flexible on defense. Good feet, quick, a big hitter.

65. Jaden Taylor, Higley, WR, 6-0, 165

Will be one of the state’s top receivers next season with his big-play abilities. Great hands, speed, quickness.

67. Taveon Sueing, Higley, WR/Athlete, 6-0, 175

Another big-play threat for the two-time defending 5A champions. Will have a full season after sitting out the first half of last year after moving over from Red Mountain.

68. Simon Lopez, Red Mountain, QB, 6-2, 175

Led the team to the 6A final, even though he played most of the second half of the season hurt. Dual threat who can make plays with his arm and legs. Threw for more than 1,800 yards and 15 TDs with only three interceptions, and ran for 490 yards and 11 TDs.

69. Riggs Anderson, ALA Queen Creek, OL, 6-1, 275

Tough, hard-nosed linemen with non-stop motor. Great at paving holes and pass protections.

70. Tavita Ta’ase, Mountain View, DL/OL, 6-0, 295

Passionate, hard-working, and will give everything he has every play on both sides of the ball. A great leader on and off the field.

Thatcher Eagles quarterback Brett Jones (3) and wide receiver back Dylan Riney (31) celebrate Jones’ touchdown against the Paradise Honors Panthers at Paradise Honors High School in Surprise on Aug. 18, 2023.
Thatcher Eagles quarterback Brett Jones (3) and wide receiver back Dylan Riney (31) celebrate Jones’ touchdown against the Paradise Honors Panthers at Paradise Honors High School in Surprise on Aug. 18, 2023.

71. Brett Jones, Thatcher, LB, 6-2, 220

He's one of the best middle linebackers in the state at any level. Big, physical, relentless, has a great knack for the ball. Tremendous athlete.

72. Jackson Murray, Horizon, DT, 6-1, 265

He has improved every year. Broke out big last season. But should have a monster senior season after making first-team All-5A last year. Relentless worker. Strong, quick, agile, tough to keep out of the backfield.

73. Porter Delnoce, Casteel, LB, 6-2, 210

One of the state's toughest, quickest linebackers, he had 114 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery last season. He'll get a lot of looks from major colleges in May at spring workouts.

74. Elantae Fleming, Paradise Valley, WR, 5-9, 170

He had 1,090 yards and 14 TDs receiving on 86 catches last season. Creates space and will catch the ball in tight windows.

75. Michael Palmer, Glendale Independence, OLB, 6-1, 190

One of the most athletic and versatile defenders in the state, his recruiting might blow up in May, after making 39 tackles for losses his last two seasons. He also plays running back and is a track athlete.

76. Aaron Alvarez, Centennial, LB/K, 6-1, 220

He plays middle linebacker. He's very good in coverage. He had a big game last year against Liberty and QB Navi Bruzon. Gets into the backfield quickly. Game changer. Very good kicker, too. He made 8 of 14 field-goal tries last year with his longest from 40 yards.

77. Conner White, American Leadership Gilbert North, QB, 6-1, 175

Played well in his first season as varsity starter as a junior. Should be even better after passing for nearly 3,000 yards and 30 TDs to go with 10 TDs rushing.

78. Hayden Fletcher, Liberty, QB, 6-1, 185

He looks like the heir apparent to Navi Bruzon at QB. He had a decent sample size in relief last year to show he can take over the position seamlessly.

79. Sabriam Torres, Hamilton, WR, 5-8, 150

He plays in the slot and could wind up being Lucero's go-to receivers in 2024. He great in space, knows how to get open and makes plays after catches.

80. Rhett Yetter, Highland, DE, 6-3, 215

Returning all-region defensive lineman, he was second on the team in sacks last season when the Hawks broke through and reached their first Open state playoff.

Saguaro receiver Reiss Rinaldi (17) runs the ball in for a touchdown against Red Mountain during their 6A State Championship game at Mountain America Stadium in Tempe on Dec. 2, 2023.
Saguaro receiver Reiss Rinaldi (17) runs the ball in for a touchdown against Red Mountain during their 6A State Championship game at Mountain America Stadium in Tempe on Dec. 2, 2023.

81. Reiss Rinaldi, Hamilton, WR, 6-0, 180

Another transfer from Saguaro, one of the fastest football players in the state. He's just getting started. He had an impact in Saguaro's 6A championship win over Red Mountain. This track season, his 48.2-second time in the 400 meters broke a Saguaro school record that stood since 1977.

Salpointe Catholic middle linebacker Nathan Spivey (8) runs with the ball against Liberty wide receiver Braylon Gardner (14) at Liberty High School's football field in Peoria on Oct. 13, 2023.
Salpointe Catholic middle linebacker Nathan Spivey (8) runs with the ball against Liberty wide receiver Braylon Gardner (14) at Liberty High School's football field in Peoria on Oct. 13, 2023.

82. Nathan Spivey, Salpointe, S/LB, 6-0, 200

He might be the team's best all-around player. Incredibly versatile, starts at safety but will drop down and play a lot in the box. Led the team in interceptions last year with seven. He will play a lot on offense this year.

83. Roman Fina, Salpointe, OL, 6-4, 250

Picked up Arizona and Duke offers. Has a lot of interest. His dad played 12 years in the NFL. His brother is a starter at UCLA. Roman came on strong in the playoffs last year.

84. Landon Pol, American Leadership Queen Creek, TE, 6-5, 225

He's been making the college rounds, attending Junior Days, and impressing coaches. His recruiting could skyrocket next season as a big target who makes clutch catches in the red zone. His stock is on the rise.

85. Jamarlon Otis, Mountain Pointe, RB, 5-8, 180

Louisiana Tech, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe and Lamar are all offering. Very hard worker, great vision coming out of the backfield, runs with great determination. Primed to have a big season.

86. Chase Shumate, Mountain Pointe, WR/DB, 6-1, 175

Has San Diego State and Central Michigan in on him. Smart player who works well in space on both sides of the ball.

87. Xavier Valdivia, Pinnacle, RB, 5-11, 195

He transferred in from Chandler last year. This should be his breakout season after playing just two games last year. He has speed and explosiveness and can break tackles.

88. Mack Kump, Phoenix Sunnyslope, WR, 5-10, 180

He is coming off a big junior season in which he had 41 catches for 535 yards and 12 TDs. A big-play receiver who can score any time he catches the ball.

89. Antonio Olguin, Glendale Cactus, OL, 6-5, 270

Being recruited by D-I schools. Has all the physical attributes but it's his athleticism that sets him apart, according to coach Brian Belles. He moves very well for someone that big, which is what colleges like when they watch the film, Belles said.

90. Boe Sparks, ALA Queen Creek, WR, 5-9, 165

Solid slot receiver, who catches everything, including in traffic. He had 37 catches for 364 yards and three TDs last season when the Patriots got to their third straight Open playoff.

91. Amari Scroggins, McClintock, WR, 6-3, 170

Exceptional speed and hands, he caught 55 passes for 1,000 yards and 11 TDs last season and he'll have Jaxon Knutson back throwing to him. Being recruited by Iowa State, Air Force, Colorado State, Western New Mexico, and Eastern Washington. Big wingspan.

92. John-Alexander Lopez, Glendale Copper Canyon, DT, 6-5, 265

Multisport athlete who could be the anchor for a program turnaround. Great leader on and off field. Works hard in the weight room. Athletic, fast.

93. Elijah Banquil, Desert Mountain, S, 6-1, 180

He is a three-year varsity starter who averaged 6.5 tackles last season. They’ll blitz him. Very active. Gets into the backfield. Ready to take on bigger leadership role.

94. Demico Price, Avondale West Point, Edge, 6-2, 210

He led his team with eight sacks last season. Will get bigger. Quick, athletic. Should have huge senior season.

95. Raevonta Hill, Phoenix Trevor Browne, LB, 5-10, 205

He was the 5A Metro Defensive Player of the Year as a junior with 76 tackles, 21.5 for losses, and 12 sacks. Has a 4.4 GPA. Strong, explosive athlete.

Desert Edge High School's David Cabrera, front, poses for a portrait with teammates on campus in Goodyear on March 29, 2024.
Desert Edge High School's David Cabrera, front, poses for a portrait with teammates on campus in Goodyear on March 29, 2024.

96. David Cabrera, Desert Edge, WR, 5-9, 170

Draws Tyreek Hill comparison with his big-play, dynamic abilities with the ball in his hands. He'll be the Scorpions' main target on offense. One of the fastest players in the state. Runs 100 meters in 10.5 seconds.

97. Mason Whitaker, Saguaro, WR, 6-1, 175

Very good route runner, reliable hands, will find the end zone. Has a 3.3 GPA. Strong leadership.

98. Eltorna Gant, Casa Grande Vista Grande, QB, 5-10, 170

A late January transfer from Casas Grande, where he was the Offensive Player of the Year in the 5A Southern Region last season. Can run and throw. Will be have a major impact.

99. Mason Lloyd, San Tan Valley Poston Butte, QB/Athlete, 6-1,

Exceptional athlete who excels in football and track and field as a multi-event competitor. Very versatile. He'll run option in football at quarterback with his speed and big-play abilities.

100. Kaleb "Bubba" Burras, Heritage Academy Laveen, QB/Athlete, 5-10, 165

Electric quarterback who is capable to scoring touchdown on the run and through the air. He led 2A last year with 1,491 yards rushing with 23 TDs on the ground. He had more than 600 yards and 12 TDs passing.

Aug 19, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Tempe Buffaloes running back Elias Johnson (6) carries the ball against the Shadow Mountain Matadors at Shadow Mountain High.
Aug 19, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Tempe Buffaloes running back Elias Johnson (6) carries the ball against the Shadow Mountain Matadors at Shadow Mountain High.

101. Elias Johnson, Saguaro, RB/Athlete, 6-0, 200

He checks all of the boxes. Came over from Tempe High last year, after starting as a sophomore. He expects to break out with a huge season at running back. Won't be outworked by anybody. Always finding ways to improve. Great teammate, leader.

102. Taurean Hall, Centennial, DL, 6-3, 255

He'll go through a wall for his teammates. Major impact pass rusher on last year's team that made run to the Open state final. Works hard in the weight room, on the field, in the classroom. Natural leader.

103. Daunte Messina, Sandra Day O'Connor, DL, 6-3, 290

A two-year varsity starter who is picking up interest from FCS schools. Tough to block. Won't get knocked back. Always driving, making stops.

104. Boston Tilton, Higley, LB, 6-1, 250

He's a versatile defender who can play inside linebacker and on the defensive line. He had 14 sacks and 25 tackles for losses last season helping the Knights go back-to-back in 5A. He had 113 tackles. Might be the top returning linebacker in the state.

Elijah Little flips into the end zone to score a touchdown at Northwest Christian High School football field in Phoenix on Oct. 27, 2023.
Elijah Little flips into the end zone to score a touchdown at Northwest Christian High School football field in Phoenix on Oct. 27, 2023.

105. Elijah Little, Phoenix Thunderbird, RB/DB, 5-8, 165

He was all-conference running back last season when he ran for 1,795 yards and 22 TDs on 217 carries. His sophomore year h was an all-conference defensive back. He projects as either a running back or cornerback in college. Dynamic kid returner.

106. Braydon Tatko, Scottsdale Christian, DL/OL, 6-0, 240

He was All-2A last year at both defensive line and offensive line, helping the Eagles capture the state title. Athletic big man who uses his quickness and great first step to win one-on-one matchups.

107. Brigham Rasmussen, Thatcher, OL/DL, 6-5, 285

Huge presences up front, impacting both sides of the ball. Facing double-team in 3A ball. He'll be key part of Eagles' quick resurgence as state title contender in 2024.

108. Liam Mistlebauer, Hamilton, OL, 6-2, 297

He has a 4.2 GPA. High interest from Ivy schools. Good feet, leverage, good work ethic.

109. Dominick Barron, Tolleson, DE/OL, 6-4, 230

Started at defensive end last season. Strong, athletic, will be a force on either side of the ball. Tolleson moving him to offensive line to play, as well. Size will attract college coaches.

110. Marques Dorsey, American Leadership Academy Ironwood, DB, 6-0, 170

Had five interceptions and 10 pass breakups last season to go with 103 tackles. Hard-hitting safety with great ball skills.

Horizon quarterback Jase Ashley (15) hands the ball off to running back Johnny Issit (24) during a showcase at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale on May 16, 2024.
Horizon quarterback Jase Ashley (15) hands the ball off to running back Johnny Issit (24) during a showcase at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale on May 16, 2024.

111. Jase Ashley, Horizon, QB, 6-0, 185

One of the top dual threats in the state, he passed for more than 1,000 yards and 600 yards and had 21 total TDs in the 10 games he played last season. He's made huge strides as a passer and improved his speed.

112. Presley Jones, Horizon, CB, 6-3, 160

Rangy, fast corner who can cover in press man and zone defenses. He had 37 tackles and four interceptions in 12 games last year.

113. Deriece Brown, Verrado, DB/Athlete, 6-2, 195

He's a top corner but he'll also play wide receiver in coach Jeremy Hathcock's offense. Long and rangy with good speed and sure hands. Great cover skills.

114. Sa’Veon McCrimmon, Tempe, WR, 5-11, 195

He's a transfer from Mesa Westwood, where he caught 57 passes for 662 yards and four TDs last season. He also ran for 261 yards on 42 carries. Can also play defensive back.

115. Ryan Regimballe, Mesa Desert Ridge, RB, 6-0, 215

Big, strong, powerful, smart. Made all-region last year. Has a 4.0 GPA. Will be featured back.

116. Marty Brewer, Desert Ridge, CB, 6-0, 185

Was first-team all-region last year with five interceptions and 19 passes broken up. He recorded 87 tackles. Very athletic. Another 4.0 student.

117. Chase Gieszler, Verrado, QB, 5-11, 180

Returner starter. Exudes confidence. Knows how to lead. Passed for 1,592 yards and 14 TDs last season. Has a chance to double those numbers.

118. Ryan Kavalami, Thunderbird, OLB/DE, 6-2, 225

He's a freak athlete who made first-team all-region last year. In the last two years as a starter, he has 156 tackles, 39 for losses and 17 sacks. He's also an impact player on offense at fullback, tight end and wide receiver. Has a 4.5 GPA.

119. Jaxon Griffin, Red Mountain, TE/DE, 6-6, 240

Great size, skills. His older brother plays offensive line at BYU. Utah State is also interested. Played varsity basketball. Huge upside. He was injured much of his junior year, but the little film he had is impressive. Plays with high intensity.

120. Ronan Saloman, Chandler Arizona College Prep, OL, 6-2, 280

Can play guard or center. A physical run blocker who finished blocks well. Quick feet. Sticky on second-level players. Strong at pass protection.

Chaparral offensive line backer Jayden Ridley (4) tackles Desert Mountain quarterback Brady Mcdonough (12) at Desert Mountain High School’s football field in Scottsdale on Sept. 8, 2023.
Chaparral offensive line backer Jayden Ridley (4) tackles Desert Mountain quarterback Brady Mcdonough (12) at Desert Mountain High School’s football field in Scottsdale on Sept. 8, 2023.

121. Jayden Ridley, Horizon, OLB/Edge, 6-3, 210

Very athletic. Strong, gets after it, quickly bursts into the backfield. He said he transferred to Horizon at the end of the school year. He led Chaparral last year in sacks and tackles for losses through four games, before sustaining a season-ending wrist injury. Chaparral had to change its whole defense after losing him. Major impact player.

122. D.J. Turner, Trevor Browne, LB/DL, 6-1, 215

He transferred from Phoenix Central, where he made first-team all-region as a junior. He is explosive off the edge, solid at the point of attack, and will be used all over the place as a pass rusher.

123. Thomas Chisley, Phoenix North, WR/DB, 6-3, 190

Tremendous athlete who is one of the top jumpers in track and field in the state. Versatile, fast, runs great routes and can lock it down on defense. One of the state's premier two-way players.

124. Cavan Pine, Cactus Shadows, OL, 6-5, 295

He's gotten bigger and stronger since making second-team all-region his junior season. He will move defenders back. Exceptional feet, good at pass protection.

124. Jacob Espinoza, Tucson Amphitheater, RB/LB, 6-2, 225

A solid two-way player who projects as a college linebacker. He had 40 tackles last season, 17 solo, in eight games. Has all the tools to have an exceptional senior season. He is a 4.0 student.

Chargers wide receiver Kemon Jackson at practice at McClintock High School in Tempe on May 8, 2024.
Chargers wide receiver Kemon Jackson at practice at McClintock High School in Tempe on May 8, 2024.

125. Kemon Jackson, McClintock, WR/Athlete, 5-10, 175

He'll be a Division I athlete, whether it's at wide receiver or defensive back. Caught 30 passes for 400 yards in just five games last season after becoming eligible. Can play offense, defense and special teams.

126. Jeremiah Martinez, Pima, RB, 6-1, 230

He's a wrecking ball between the tackles, he might be the best small-school running back in the state. Downhill runner with breakaway speed, he helped the team go on a 25-game winning streak in 2A the past two seasons. Played his best games against the best teams.

127. Salvador Nieves, Walden Grove, OL/DL, 6-1, 280

He's been a three-year varsity starter at center, being nominated for first-team, all-region and all-Southern Arizona all three years. He's dominant at the point of attack, smart, uses his leverage well and is athletic. A top wrestler in the heavyweight division in Arizona.

128. Grant Dooling, Ironwood Ridge, DB, 6-1, 195

One of the top corners in the state, he runs 40 yards in 4.53 seconds. He is a three-year varsity starter. Had six interceptions at cornerback but projects to be a safety in college. He will also play receiver on offense and is an elusive kick returner.

129. Tre'shon Howard, Tolleson, RB/WR, 5-10, 180

A versatile offensive player who can line up in the slot. He averaged six yards and carries and more than 20 yards a catch last season. Was first-team all-region. Plays basketball and competes in track and field.

130. Ayden Williams, American Leadership Academy Ironwood, RB, 5-9, 195

Got his first offer from Hastings College. He ran for 1,759 yards and 20 TDs last season. Has a 3.5 GPA. Great vision, hard-nosed runner, strong burst to get through holes.

131. Porter Wilhelm, Mountain View, TE/WR/DE, 6-4, 210

He contributed to Highland's 6A championship season two years ago as a sophomore, sat the first five games last year after transferring to Mountain View and was moved to defensive end. Under new coach Andy Litten, who likes to use his tight end, Wilhelm has a chance to break out big at that position with his versatility, moving to the slot, wideout and at H-back.

132. Talan Flores, Thunderbird, DE/OG, 6-2, 245

Should anchor both sides of the line on what could be one of the top 4A teams in the state this season. He had 17 tackles for losses and eight sacks last season when he made first-team All-West Valley Region. Has D-I abilities.

133. Ezy Brown, Higley, WR, 5-10, 170

He came over from North with QB Luke Haugo last year. Explosive, game changer, big-time deep threat who will have an impact on a team loaded with skilled receivers.

134. Caden Gingg, Verrado, WR/DB, 6-3, 190

His strength is his versatility and how he can impact the game on offense and defense with his length and athleticism. Comes from a football family. Leads on and off the field. Will take off under coach Jeremy Hathcock.

135. Ridge Allen, Benjamin Franklin, RB, 5-9, 175

One of the top returning running backs in the state. He ran for nearly 1,500 yards and 15 TDs, averaging seven yards a carry last season. Will also play linebacker. Talented two-way player who runs track. He will move around on offense to get him the ball in space.

136. Bryce Hevecy, Desert Mountain, OL, 6-4, 285

A top returning offensive lineman, he's a high-academic achiever who will play at the college level. His father is a former Ivy League offensive lineman.

137. John Rose, Mountain Pointe, Athlete, 6-2, 170

Great athlete who impacts both sides of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back. Had 48 tackles, 33 solo, last season as a junior. Played only five games due to the transfer move. Division I abilities.

138. Gabe Romero, Red Mountain, OL, 6-3, 300

Started at right tackle on last year's 6A state runner-up team. State qualifier in wrestling and the shot in track and field.

139. Hayden Williams, Youngker, OL, 6-6, 290

Has the skills to be an interior offensive lineman at the FBS or FCS level. Quick feet, can move in space. Has a basketball background.

140. Lajay Salas, Liberty, OL, 6-0, 275

Talented center on the offensive line, who transferred from Saguaro after last season. He is tough, strong, has good feet, and gets downfield to finish blocks.

Champions wide receiver Peyton Stokes (3) at the 7-on-7 high school football passing tournament at Cesar Chavez High School football stadium in Laveen on May 25, 2024.
Champions wide receiver Peyton Stokes (3) at the 7-on-7 high school football passing tournament at Cesar Chavez High School football stadium in Laveen on May 25, 2024.

141. Peyton Stokes, Cesar Chavez, WR/DB, 6-3, 185

He was all-region last year, he'll be utilized heavily in the pass offense. Has the size and speed to be a matchup problem for DBs. He's got college interest that could escalate with a great start to his senior season.

142. Carter Ochoa, Chandler, WR, 5-10, 170

He had 37 catches for 495 yards and four TDs last season and should be even better his senior season, putting in the off-season work to make this a memorable year. Great acceleration, route running, finds ways to get open and makes plays after catches.

143. Tavares Allen, Paradise Valley, RB, 5-7, 170

He's coming off two straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons without a lot of talent around him. He finds holes, will make holes and he'll rely on his speed to make the home-run play.

144. J.J. Brutus, American Leadership West Foothills, DE, 6-1, 215

A dominant edge rusher on defense, he's only gotten more explosive and stronger since a junior season in which he had 76 tackles and 22.5 sacks and 30 QB hurries. A diamond in the rough.

145. Marcus Newman, Cesar Chavez, DB/WR, 5-10, 155

His IQ will help him get to the next level to play college football. He'll have a major impact under coach Chandler Hovik as a two-way player, making plays at wide receiver and defensive back. He knows where to be to make plays at slot receiver or safety.

146. Nevin Reed, Cesar Chavez, WR, 5-11, 170

Chavez is going to want to air it out this season, so that's going to make Reed a dangerous player for defenses to stop. His speed on the outside will take the top off of defenses.

147. Alex Weeks, Desert Mountain, K, 6-3, 170

He made big strides last season, improving every year. He was named the team's top special teams player last year. Ranked among the best in the nation. Strong leg, on the rise. Watch for a big 2024 season.

148. Lucas George, Queen Creek, RB/LB, 6-0, 195

He ran for more than 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns before an injury ended his season. He is a passionate team player who has worked hard in the offseason to have a big senior year.

149. Owen Pimbert, Pinnacle, LB/LS, 5-10, 200

He transferred from Saguaro, where he also excelled in basketball. He had 106 tackles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and six pass breakups for the 6A champion Sabercats. He could play strong safety or nickel, a tough, hard worker. Good long snapper, too.

150. Brock Haws, Pima, DL, 6-2, 240

He has been the anchor to Pima's offense and defensive lines the last two years, including the 2022 2A championship season, a part of a 25-game winning streak. He was second in the state in sacks last season while sitting out the second half of the majority of their teams due to blowouts.

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