The Southwest Team includes players from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
RB- Paul Lucas, 5-11, 180, Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe- Speed kills and Lucas has plenty of it.
RB- Dedrick Young, 6-1, 214, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial- List him at RB or LB, Young is a stud on either side of the ball.
WR- Christian Kirk, 5-10, 191, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro- Has proved he is one of the top receivers in the nation with two great performances at The Opening
WR- Cordell Broadus, 6-2.5, 192, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Broadus can compete with the bets of the best that’s Fo Shizzle.
OL- Steve Miller, 6-4, 283, Gilbert (Ariz.)- Another commit to ASU. Miller is still raw but has a huge ceiling.
OL- Kayden Lyles (2017), 6-3, 300, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro- The lone sophomore on the list, Lyles already has double-digit BCS offers.
WR Christian Kirk Highlights:
DE- Noah Jefferson, 6-6, 280, Las Vegas (Nev.) Liberty- Best way to describe Jefferson is freakish. 6-foot-6, 280 pounds and athletic.
DT- Garrett Rand (2016), 6-3, 275, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton- Not many juniors bench over 500 pounds. Rand is a force in the middle.
DT- Finton Connolly, 6-3, 255, Gilbert (Ariz.) Campo Verde- Likely to miss senior year with torn ACL but could return for the playoffs. Opposing OLs are hoping he doesn’t return.
LB- Cassius Peat, 6-4, 235, Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol- Very versatile athlete that could play DE, TE, LB or possibly DT if he grows.
LB- Taylor Powell, 6-0, 200, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe- Four-year varsity starter that recently committed to Nevada. Tackling machine.
LB- Nela Otukolo, 6-1, 255, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Old-school linebacker that is physical and loves contact.
CB- Eric Lee, 5-11, 170, Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian- Another Colorado prospect committed to the Huskers. Lee has lockdown ability.
CB- Byron Murphy (2016), 6-1, 180, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro- His recruiting has exploded as of late. Very talented 2016 prospect that has Top 100 talent.
LB Cassius Peat Highlights:
ATH- Kamron Johnson, 5-11, 195, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro- 1,000 rusher that has division-one offers as a safety and as a linebacker.
K- Tyler Wyatt, 5-10, 180, Peoria (Ariz.) Liberty- Accounted for over 3,000 yards of offense and 41 scores as a QB, Wyatt has 50+ range as a kicker.
P- Alex Kinney, 6-1, 195, Fort Collins (Colo.) Rocky Mountain- Could be listed as a kicker or punter, the top dual-kicking prospect in the region.
LS- Wes Farnsworth, 6-2, 205, Reno (Nev.) Bishop Manogue- Ranked by snapping guru Chris Rubio as the top snapper in the region. Committed to Nevada.