Who are some kids you expected to have offers come spring ball, but are still waiting? Would like to hear Jason's point of view.....I like how he threw out 8-10 names or so last year and basically was right on point.
Ill throw some names out there. Pinnacle Dixon - Figured he'd get some more than the AF offer. Westwood Johnson the RB..... Summerset QB from Marana Corbin OL from Desert Edge - Kid is huge
Here's some graduated players I assumed would have had some too.. Or maybe they do just haven't heard much of anything. Bushman RB from WF? Smaller back but good.. Fryson from Slope.... Mills from SDO Rose and Turner from Pinnacle...
Dru Dixon does have an offer now from Adams State, I believe
Cules Rose committed to ACU awhile back, and I read that Adam Turner was looking at track instead, since he lost the one offer he had from Washington (they picked up enough WR commits before he could make the call). *Rose has impressed me greatly on several occasions, but his size must have been an issue in his recruiting
Pinnacle Dixon - Figured he'd get some more than the AF offer.
- Not seeing it. Good size but not really quick or fast. He would project better in a three off the edge because he looks like a linear guy. They should try him there this season Westwood Johnson the RB.....
- The opposite of my other comment - quick and fast in short distance with good change of direction but size is an issue. Reminds me a little bit of Elijah Castro who could make people look stupid but who I guess too may "experts" thought was too small. If Castro couldn't get offers I don't see how Johnson is different
Warner is a good receiver, but he either needs to get bigger so he is more of a TE hybrid, or faster. I expect this year will be telling for him, but regardless, given his dad's pedigree he will pick something up by this time next year.
I'm a little surprised Ethan Johnson doesn't have an offer from someone. I think his lack of height is really what is holding him back. He might project better as a FB but who really uses a dedicated fullback anymore? I will say this for him, I would take a chance on him. He is sharp as a tack. He took an unofficial to Harvard a couple weeks ago. Wouldn't be surprised if he picked up an offer or two from a school like that. He is strong as an ox, routinely out lifts our lineman. And has the ability to run people over. He is shifty, can make people miss, and barring that, can run through or over a lot of safety's, maybe not so much LB's but if he gets to the second level he didn't get taken down one on one by many DB's or safetys.
There are a couple other kids at Westwood that I think could garner offers. Mitchell Clark (LB) and Gunner Reidhead (LB) are both animals. Clark has the size that Reidhead lacks. He is 6'2 probably and maybe 220ish or 225. Had tons of tackles as a Junior and is much larger and stronger this year. Gunner is sort of Like Ethan Johnson. He is solid as a brick, but is shorter than the prototypical LB. Shurrod Davis (DB) could also play somewhere at the next level I think. I don't know the Oline and Dline very well, but one of our better Dlinemen transferred to Mesquite. Mark Rivera. Not sure why he left. Actually one Olineman that I think could land somewhere would be John Sanchez. Had a good year last year. I am a little biased but I think my son may eventually get an offer. He was the backup last year but played well when he got his chances. He needs to put on some more weight. He is now about 6'1 but only around 165 pounds. So maybe a D2 or NAIA school will take a look at him. He has done well in the showcases he has been too.
With the new coach at Westwood they didn't compete in any of the 7 on 7's they did last year, so none of the Westwood kids have really had any exposure. They are doing an AJ passing league tourney this saturday. I wish they would have at least gone to NAU. They were runners up last year and it would have been nice to see them perform there again. But, they are still getting the hand of Ewan's offense so maybe he didn't think they were ready for something like that. Not sure.
I have to say though that the biggest surprise to me of all is the QB from Desert Ridge. By all accounts he has the size, the arm, the speed etc. Not sure why he hasn't pulled an offer or two yet. Even from like an ACU or someone. He also doesn't have a lot of Varsity snaps under his belt, so maybe that is holding him back?