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Player Rankings: Defensive Line

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Most seasons defensive linemen toil in the trenches with little or no recognition.  This year though, defensive line may be the most high profile position in the state as schools across the nation, are courting players such as John Romero, Jon Hargis and Jermaine Williams.  Along with these three, tremendous athletes like Isaiah Smart, Anthony Freeman, Dontay Moch and many others will make life difficult on opposing QBs and their offenses. This list was by far the most difficult in that 1-15 may all have D1 potential.  Remember the list is Seniors only.


1. Jon Hargis

6'4 295

Red Mountain

2. John Romero

6'5 290


3. Jermaine Williams

6'4 255


4. Isaiah Smart

6'0 195

Moon Valley

5. Cody Anderson

6'4 256

Apache Junction

6. Sammy Salamasina

6'2 230

Moon Valley

7. Anthony Freeman

6'0 230


8. Jeff Jones*

6'4 250


9. Andrew Berryhill

6'4 230


10. Mitchel Hunt

6'3 250

Corona del Sol

11. Sean Humphrey

6'2 230


12. Brooks Reed

6'3 215


13. Brian Dean

6'2 225


14. Kyle Mataszewski

6'3 205


15. Jacob Nichol

6'1 235

Sunrise Mountain




Others To Watch:


Josh Linden- Apache Junction, Nick Kelley- Arizona Lutheran, Josh Rohr- Buena, Brett Booen-Catalina Foothills, Jake Samia- Chandler,  Travis House– Cholla, Jaime Cassillas- Coolidge, Gabe Hernandez- Cornado, Andy Stitt- Corona, Robert Holbrook- Corona, Nathan Burns- Glendale, Greg Lacey- Glendale, JD Hanley- Greenway, Dontay Moch- Hamilton, Max Dewitt- Highland, Danny Stephens- Highland, Gavin McDowell- Highland, Andrew de la Torre- Ironwood, John Hicks- Kingman, Justin Howe- Mesa Mt.View, Dan Huber- Mesa Mt.View, Tony Lewis- Millennium, Matt Guyer- Mohave, Mike Moore- Mt. Pointe, Tyler Graft- Mt. Pointe, Spencer Ast- Mt. Ridge, Luis Villarreal- North, Andy Wickizer- Queen Creek, Kevin Daly- Red Mountain, Chance Wright- Sahuaro,  Miguel Esparza- Westwood,  Nick Anderson- Winslow































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