Scout's Take: Centennial v. Chandler

Southwest Analyst Jason Jewell breaks down prospects from this game

There have been few teams in Arizona over the past couple of years that rival the division-one talent that Peoria Centennial and Chandler High School have produced. So their Week 2 match-up made for an intriguing one.

Centennial ran away with this one 61-38 but I was still able to get a great look at some of the top talent in Arizona. Here are my thought on those players.


2010 Class

RB Taylor Walstad - 5-11 210 - This Arizona State commit did not play. He is sidelined for the next month or so with a partially torn patella tendon.

CB Jeremy Morris - 5-10 175- A but undersized but has good speed. Played a lot of wideout and has good hands. Centennial didn't throw the ball much, so it was tough to evaluate his cover skills but from seeing him in previous camps, he has good hips and feet. New Mexico State has offered and he is a legit lower level D1 prospect.

OT William Poehls - 6-8 310 - This kid is simply giant but the funny thing is is he actually looks thin in the upper body, could be a 330 pounder easily. Has the size you cannot teach. Gets off the ball with some pop and runs pretty well for a big guy. Needs work in pass pro, was beat several times off the edge but quicker DEs. Also turns his shoulders in pass pro. Might not have the foot speed to be a D1 tackle but can be an effective guard. No offers yet but I firmly believe someone will go on him. Possibly at the mid-lower D1 to 1AA.

1AA/D2/JUCO Type Prospects

TE/WR Michael Jordan - 6-4 200 - Plays mostly in the slot and has nice hands. Not sure if he has the frame to bulk up to a college TE. Would make a nice big receiver and redzone threat at the next level.
QB Kyle Yount - 6-2 185- I think Yount has the skills to get 1AA looks. Throws a nice ball and can throw on the run. Adequate size as well.
LB Branden Zavala - 6-1 215- Plays Mike but is a little undersized to play that. Projects as more of an OLB.
LB Declan Wall - 6-3 205- I loved how this kid plays. Not many have talked about him thus far but he plays hard, is a hitter and makes plays.

Underclassmen to watch

Jr. Brett Hundley - QB 6-4 205- I came away impressed. He played wideout in the first half and he definitely is not a college WR. Has great size, is a threat on the ground and throws a great ball. My early pick for 2011's top QB prospect in Arizona.
Jr. Malcolm Holland - DB 5-11 165
Soph. Zach Hemmila - OG 6-3 255


2010 Class

RB Anthony Hughes - 5-11 210- I walked away very impressed with Hughes, he can do it all. Never went down after first contact, ran tough between the tackles, caught the ball well out of the backfield. The only knack is he doesn't have elite speed but his current speed is more then adequate. NAU is his only offer but if he keeps playing well, plenty more will come.

LB Austin Arias - 6-1 220- Very solid all around high school football player. Lined up a lot at fullback/h-back and caught the ball well out of the backfield and blocked well. Plays Mike on defense and that is what he will play at UNLV. Hits with pop and gets downhill in a hurry. Better between the tackles then in pass drops. Has a frame to carry more weight. 

OG Dylan Lusk - 6-3 300- One of my favorite players because I love the intensity he brings. Really gets after it and plays through the whistle. Is the type of player that gets everyone around him pumped and ready to play. Makes up for any lack of technique with pure desire. UNLV and Portland State have offered. I believe he will have a handful of mid-major offers before the season is done.

OG Nick Rowland - 6-4 300- Has been one of the state's top OLs over the past three seasons and what impressed me is he looks as though he has really changed his body composition. He looks much leaner which I think has made him more mobile for one, but also got him in better shape. I noticed he is looking guys up during every play and has developed a nastier disposition. Big, thick, wide-legged prospect that plays with a good base and is technically sound.

OG Junior Nieves - 6-3 300- Hard to believe no one has offered this kid yet. Plays tackle but will be a guard at the next level. Strong, thick and gets off the ball.

LB Austin Garday - 6-0 210- This kid flat out has a motor. Very disruptive off the edge. His size is probably what has kept schools from offering at this point because he is the kind of player coaches love.

1AA/D2/JUCO Prospects

QB Dain McFarland - 6-0 190- I walked away impressed with this kid. Throws a great ball and will throw it on the run equally as well. Doesn't have prototypical QB size and that will be his biggest obstacle.
WR Matt Baugh - 6-2 190- Very nice hands, speed needs improvement.
CB Kyle Coffey - 5-10 175- I really like Coffey, good speed and good cover skills.

Underclassmen to watch

Jr. Vegas Johnson - RB 5-10 190- .
Jr. Jebron Harrington - LB/RB 6-0 205
Jr. Gary Ross - WR - 5-11 160
Jr. Tevin Ray - RB 6-0 180
Jr. Jake Abbott - OL - 6-3 245
Jr. Wilson January - OL 6-5 265
Jr. Hunter Finn - OL 6-3 210

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