Scouting Chandler v. Dobson

Dobson may have won the game but Chandler is loaded with D1 players and here is a breakdown of how the college prospects looked in the game Friday.

Huge upset on hand as I watched a very talented Chandler team with multiple D1 players get blanked 39-0 by a small but tough Mesa Dobson team.

 

Click here for a full recap of the game.

 

Dobson has some players that could play D2-D3 ball but no division-one prospects. DE Kyle Henson, RB Kadeem Holmon, QB Cody Lewis and FB Christian Long are among their best players and like I said could play at the small school level or might be able to walk-on somewhere.

 

Chandler's list of college prospects includes:

 

TE Dion Jordan- National top 100 player with 14 offers

CB Marc Anthony- #32 ranked CB in the country with 17 offers

Safety Harold Bernard- 9 offers

RB Steven Jackson- 4 offers

LB Kurt Mangum

WR Archie Woulard
OL Damien Edwards- 6-6 320

 

Colorado coach Dan Hawkins was on hand to watch the game as his Buffaloes were in town to play Arizona State. The Buffs have offered Jordan, Anthony and Bernard.

 

I was disappointed that Dion Jordan did not play much. He did not start the game and did not even play in the 2nd half. I found out that Jordan has been having some trouble with his elbow and lost feeling in it on Friday night. Either way, he is an impressive looking athlete. Stands 6-6 215 and is smooth. He was bracket covered when he was in and did not catch a pass. He did show that he could play some DE, he had several TFLs and was disruptive.

 

Dobson ran the ball for nearly 300 yards and was up early so they didn't need to pass, so I could not watch Anthony or Bernard in pass coverage. Both played well in run support though. Anthony is a good looking CB, very physical. Bernard looks like he will be a strong safety. He will have to add some weight but is a sure tackler with a nose for the football. Both had interceptions on their few chances.

 

Jackson was a non-factor. Chandler's offense only crossed the 50 once and Jackson rushed for less than 20 yards on limited touches.

 

Mangum made a name for himself at multiple combines this summer but after changing positions and schools, most people were anxious to see what he could do. He plays the run well and I think he can be a two-down type of backer at a smaller D1 program. He tackles well and made several TFLs. His speed is not the greatest and he struggles a bit on passing downs.

 

Woulard might be Arizona's most under-rated wideout. He caught 6 passes for 87 yards and was Chandler's only successful weapon all night. At 6-3 180, he is a big wideout. He has nice hands and will catch the ball in traffic and can run. I think he could fit in at a mid-major or smaller D1 program.

 

Edwards is giant at 6-6 320. He played left guard but was injured early in the game and did no play much. He came back out with a cast on his hand and did not go back in the game.

 

Juniors

 

Chandler RB Bryce Lamb is a good looking athlete at 6-0 170. He didn't do much in this game (not that anybody did) but the staff at Chandler feels he will be their top junior. He will be a highly recruited track athlete. He placed in the juniors world meet and has tripled jumped over 51 feet. He broke the Arizona state record as a sophomore.

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