A Look At The Top Backers In Arizona

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Player Rankings: Linebackers

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When putting together our linebacker rankings we quickly realized that from 1-10 this group might have the greatest concentration of D1 players.  Cody Dowd, Keaton Kristick, Gerald Munns and Ben Thiltges have prototypical size. Austin Nielsen just posted the second highest sparq score at the USC Nike combine and Ricky Moore, Marcus Rodriquez and Justin Sayas are tackling machines. Add Texas transfer Cole Graybill and this group should be fun to watch next fall.  Remember this is a Seniors Only list.


1. Cody Dowd

6'3 225


2. Ricky Moore

5'10 190


3. Keaton Kristick

6'2 220

St. Mary's

4. Austin Nielsen

6'1 220


5. Marcus Rodriguez

6'0 200


6. Gerald Munns

6'3 220


7. Ben Thiltges

6'3 220


8. Justin Sayas

5'11 215

Desert Vista

9. Cole Graybill

6'2 230


10. Mike O'Neil

6'0 180

Lake Havasu


Others To Watch: 


Joe Smith- Amphitheater, Javier Leyva- Amphitheater, Thomas Wolfe- Apache Junction, Kyle Flannery- Basha, Weston Petrovich-Blue Ridge, Troy Taylor- Brophy, Mike Schmitt-Cactus, Brandon Penick- Canyon del Oro, Antonio Flores- Central, Rodney Shaw, Chaparral, Ben Wolff-Chaparral, Oscar Ledezma- Chavez, Jaremy Millabus- Cienega, Alex Morales- Clifton, Guy Mauro- Deer Valley, David Hainly- Desert View, Tyler Best- Estrella Foothills, John Jaynes- Fountain Hills, Wade Johnson- Gilbert, Jerame Guitron- Glendale, Trevon Orth- Highland, Elliot Hawks- Higley, Neils Berlemann- Kingman, Corey Forshey-Millennium, Sam Nielson- Mt. Pointe, Jeremiah Jordan- Mt. Pointe, Max Moyes- North, JT Audifre- Palo Verde, Dominick Martinez- Rincon, Brandon Hodgeson- Sabino, David Vercel- Sabino, Ramel Ross- Tolleson, Ricky Watson- Tucson, Luis Lugo-Valley Christian, Josh Dixon- Washington,  Daniel Crow- Westview, Trent Malais- Westwood, Mario Peralto-Winslow


This is a strong crop of linebackers.  Let us know what you think of the list.  Next week we will take a look at the defensive line.


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