Much of the recruiting hoopla has
been dominated by 4A and 5A athletes.
It is time we gave the small school players their due. These players aren't 5-star, blue-chip
All-Americans, and they may not have the ability to make an impact right away,
but these players are going to the next level. They should be commended for their
effort on and off the field and in the classroom.
Phil Class (6'4" 240 OG/DT) Arizona Lutheran Academy – Class has committed to
America's seventh oldest
college, Brown University in Providence, Rhode
leading Ivy League institute, Class will enjoy an outstanding academic
experience as well as athletic.
Nick Schroeder (6'2" 210 TE/DE) Arizona Lutheran Academy – Schroeder is exploring D-III
options. The two front runners are
Occidental in California and D-III National Champion Linfield College in Oregon.
He will play TE at the next level.
Robert Finch (6'1" 280 OT/DT)
Arizona Lutheran Academy – Robert is receiving strong interest from
College. The Bears would like to utilize Finch as
a center. However, Northern Arizona University has expressed an interest in
Finch as well. The Lumberjacks have
articulated their desire for Finch to walk-on to their squad.
Andy Fennema (5'9" 180 RB) Arizona Lutheran Academy – Andy has spoken with Scottsdale Community College's defensive coordinator
and has expressed interest in playing for the Artichokes.
Jordan Isaac (6'2" 225 LB) Scottsdale Christian Academy – The powerful Isaac (380 bench, 119 total
tackles) has signed with the University of New
Mexico-Highlands. UNMH is an NCAA-Division II
university. Isaac was named
1st-team All-Metro (2A) and Honorable Mention All-State
Pat Harris (6'3" 220 QB) Yuma Catholic – Harris
has received interest from a number of colleges and universities. Most notably, Carroll College in Montana
(back-to-back-to-back NAIA National Champions), Linfield College (DIII National Champions), Eastern Oregon University, and the University of Redlands in California have all shown interest.
Steve Arguelles (5'10" 175 RB/S) Yuma Catholic –
Arguelles has been looked at by the Coast Guard Academy, University of Redlands
(CA), and Montana State University-Northern.
Tyler Woodman (6'1" 165 RB/DB) Yuma Catholic – Tyler
Woodman appears to be headed the JUCO route. Mesa Community
College and Pima Community
College have both revealed their interest in the
Yuma Catholic running back/defensive back.
Woodman has also garnered interest from Willamette (OR) and Rocky Mountain College.
Anthony Freeman (5'10" 170 RB/S) Yuma Catholic – Freeman has received interest from
Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Willamette is affiliated with the NCAA
Division III. The Bearcats compiled
a 7-4 overall record in 2004.
Brandon Oldham (6'5" 230 TE/DE) Yuma Catholic – University of Redlands has shown interest in Oldham.
Redlands, located in Redlands, California, is affiliated with NCAA
Chad Vargas (5'11" 220 RB/DE) San Manuel –
It appears that Chad Vargas will be heading to Pima Community College next year. However, two
other schools have shown an interest in having Vargas on their squad. Other schools in the race are Tabor
College (KS) and Western New
Josh Schlueter (6'2" 197 QB) Phoenix
Christian – Schlueter had received some early interest from U of A, ASU,
Washington State University, Colorado State University, and the University of
Wyoming. No offers have been made
by any of those schools.
Ben Smith (6'2" 250 OG) Phoenix Christian – Smith signed a letter of intent on
February 2nd to play at the University of Wyoming.
Clint Morgan (6'5" 200 QB/S) St. John's – Morgan signed a letter of intent with Mesa
State College in Grand
Junction, Colorado on
February 3rd. Morgan was
recruited as a quarterback.
If you know of any more 2A college
recruits, do not hesitate to e-mail me at