Ranking the top quarterbacks in Arizona prep football

Ranking the top quarterbacks in Arizona prep football

1. Ryan Kelley – SR – Basha – 6-3 185

The state’s top QB prospect was limited last year because of an injury. That didn’t stop major conference schools from recruiting him. He flipped his commitment from Oregon to Arizona State.

2. Chase Cord – SR – Sunrise Mountain – 6-3 185

Video game numbers; 4,000+ yards of offense and 65 scores. Cord committed to Boise State early over multiple Power 5 offers. A torn ACL may limit him early in the year but he is just weeks away from being cleared.

3. Spencer Rattler – Soph – Pinnacle – 6-1 175

Very impressive freshman season led to six early Power 5 offers.

4. Tehran Thomas – SR – Desert Edge – 5-11 190

Thomas committed to UC-Davis as a running back (1652 yards as a junior) but is one of the state’s best weapons under center.

5. Drew Dixon – SR – Sabino – 6-4 195

Has committed to Arizona as an athlete. Wide receiver, which he played as a sophomore, could be his college position, but like Thomas, Dixon is dangerous with the ball in his hands.

6. Rhett Rodriguez – SR – Catalina Foothills – 6-1 185

Committed to Arizona to play for his father. Will be a four-year varsity starter. Accounted for over 3,000 yards of offense last year.

7. Jack Plummer – JR – Gilbert – 6-5 190

Just scratching the surface of his potential. Has a big time arm and New Mexico State has already thrown an offer his way.

8. Brock Hall – SR – Casa Grande – 6-4 205

Big kid with a big time arm. Threw for over 3,000 yards and 36 TDs last year.

9. Jay Vanderjagt – SR – Coronado – 6-3 165

Had a breakout junior season after transferring from Saguaro, throwing for 2,100 yards and 27 TDs.

10. Darion Spottsville – SR – Shadow Mountain – 6-3 180

One of the state’s most under-rated signal callers. Has a very good arm and is a great athlete.

11. Naz Greer – SR – Marcos de Niza – 6-3 210

Threw for over 3,000 yards last year and holds an early offer from Arizona Christian.

12. Kylan Weisser – JR – Notre Dame – 6-3 190

Still in a battle at QB at NDP, Idaho has extended an early offer though. Has a good arm and a quick release.

13. Austin Nuessle – SR – Desert Mountain – 6-3 190

Showed tremendous improvement between his sophomore and junior season learning from one of the best in Kurt Warner.

14. Wheeler Harris – SR – Mesa Mt. View – 6-3 195

Took over the job midway through ’15 season and ended up being an all-section player, throwing for just shy of 1,500 yards.

15. Grayson Barry – SR – Chaparral – 6-3 170

Talented player that showed tremendous toughness last year. Threw for almost 1,900 yards as a junior.

16. Elijah Lorence – SR – Mt. Ridge - 6-0 190

Very under-rated dual-threat player that totaled 2,700 yards. High GPA player that is getting plenty of interest from academic schools.

17. Jamarye Joiner – JR – Cienega – 6-1 180

Joiner is the wildcard of the bunch. Is a D1 athlete that played on Salpointe’s varsity team as a freshman. Missed all of last season and is now at Cienega. Could shoot up this list. 

18. Gunner Bundrick – SR – Bradshaw Mountain – 6-3 210

Great size with a good arm. Bundrick finished off last year string and looked much improved this off season.

19. Max Massingale – JR – Saguaro – 5-11 180

Massingale gets his crack to lead an offense that has produced three D1 QBs in a row.

20. T.J. Duarte – SR – Skyline – 6-0 180

All Duarte did is complete 70% of his passes and throw for 2,000 yards last year…yet no one is talking about him.

Small School Sensation- Kyron Woolf – Round Valley – 5-9 190

Woolf accounted for almost 4,000 yards of total offense and 35 scores.

Little Giant- Mason Crossland – SR – Higley – 5-8 155

The stats are ridiculous. Standing 5-8, that will be the biggest knock on him recruiting wise.

 

Others to Watch

-Tristan Askan (2017) – Mt. View- 5-11 185

-Robert Baeza (2017) – Mesa- 5-9 155

-Trenton Bourguet (2019) – Marana- 5-9 140

-Jose Chavez (2017) – Maryvale- 5-5 150

-Nick Cruz (2017) – Superior- 5-11 170

-Rico Davis (2017) – Central- 6-0 160

-Travis Davis (2017) - St. David- 6-0 180

-Dallin Edwards (2017) - American Leadership (Queen Creek) - 6-0 175

-Isaiah Ellis (2017) – Goldwater- 6-0 220

-Brayden Finkbeiner (2018) - Gilbert Christian- 6-2 150

-Jorge Flores (2017) – Tucson- 6-2 190

-Chris Galaz (2018) – Douglas- 5-10 140

-Noah Grover (2017) – Mt. Pointe- 6-2 190

-Lance Lawson (2018) - Red Mountain- 5-8 170

-Connor Leavens (2017) – Marana- 6-0 160

-Israel Loveall (2018)- Bagdad- 5-10 155

-Cade Maestes (2017) – Holbrook- 5-10 160

-Ryan Martinez (2017) – Westview- 6-0 170

-Daniel Meador (2017) – St. Mary’s- 6-0 175

-Kimani Nelson (2017) – Kellis- 6-1 180

-Ernie Pina (2018) – Millennium- 6-2 170

-Nathan Pollard (2017) – Moon Valley- 6-4 200

-Rhett Ricedorff (2017) – Show Low- 6-1 160

-Nick Thomas (2017) – Desert Vista- 6-0 180

-Andrew Young (2018) – Cactus Shadows- 6-1 165

-Cameron Yowell (2017) – Notre Dame- 6-2 185


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