Ten Sleepers in the Grand Canyon State

These players have either not hit up many camps or combines, suffered an injury or live in remote towns. What ever the reason they have flown way under the radar. Here is a look at a few of the best kept secrets in Arizona headed into the '09 season.

Dallas Sandberg - Bradshaw Mountain OT- Not a lot of exposure goes to the players in Northern Arizona but recruiters need to make their way to Prescott to check out this 6-5 300 pounder. Former NAU coach Steve Axman, currently at Idaho, is already familiar with the area and has extended an offer. 

Jordan Christenson - Cienega OG/DT- It's hard for a 6-3 280 pound kid to be a sleeper but Christenson is. He was an all-region DT last year but projects as a guard. A wrist injury has prevented him from going to camps and combines, thus leaving him virtually unknown.

Sean Fugate - Boulder Creek DE- Fugate was not a full-time starter last year but is one of the best looking kids physically that I saw this Spring. An injury has als kept him sidelined for much of the off-season but hasn't kept him out of the weightroom. Coach Friedman says he is benching nearly 400 pounds and stands 6-2 240 plus.

Michael Lange - Corona del Sol RB- Was very productive last year for the Aztecs and is one of the hardest runners in the state. Might not have all of the tools of a prototypical D1 back but some lucky D2 school will get a steal in Lange.

Myles Williams - Marana Mt. View RB- One of Southern Arizona true hidden gems. Big kid at 6-2 190 plus that could play a couple of positions at the next level.

Tyree Parker - Paradise Valley RB- Not sure why no one has really mentioned this kid's name this off-season because he has been outstanding for Coach Yantis over the past two years. At 5-10 and almost 220 pounds, Parker is poised for a big senior year.

Darrin Spencer - Ironwood RB- Very similar to Williams in all aspects. Productivity, size, speed, mirror each other.

Traveon Freeman - Kellis WR- Coach Golden used him as a wideout and as a QB in a Wildcat formation. Already holds an Air Force offer and could get more with a solid senior year.

David Duron - Sabino LB- One of my favorite LBs on tape this off-season. A little on the small side, standing under six foot but is thick and runs pretty well. 

Brendan Murphy - Chaparral CB- Was a 1st team all-region DB last year for Red Mountain, playing in a very tough East Valley Region. Also ran some great times in the 100 and 200. Might be the best kept secret in AZ.

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