Recruiting Recap

Game Evaluations from Last Friday's Matchups

Independence

 

Diamond Johnson- 6'2 258 OL- Good technician very quick feet and uses his hands well as a pass blocker.  They moved him around early in the game so he could pull.  He was a 1 way player and still took off plays especially as the game got out of hand.  6'2 250 not real big but is pretty trim.  Coaches said NAU is showing some interest.  That is probably his level at tops even after going to a JUCO. Reports a squat of 545, bench 330 and power clean 315

 

Hidden Gems

 

Paul Jaramillo FB/LB- Started the season at QB. Very solid football player reports a 4.72 forty but that may be a stretch.  He catches the ball well out of the backfield I think he could eventually make a good H-back type

 

Walter Peoples 6'2 192 (legit 6'2 and very long)- Plays RB but I think he is more suited to be a slot receiver.  The few big pass plays Indy made came off of him out jumping Cactus defenders for the ball.  He does not seem to have his reported 4.59 speed.

 

 

Cactus

 

Daniel Monarrez 6' 260- He is the real deal!! He may be the best interior D-lineman I have seen live this year.  Good burst, great pad level/leverage, uses hands well pursues down the line and plays with a motor.  His play on the line allows the rest of the D to swarm and he helps other D-linemen and LBs by occupying blocker.  Too short to be a D1 but will make a nice pick up for some school.

 

Jon Tobin QB 6'5 205- Has all of the throws quick/easy release looked very comfortable managing the O.  He can throw dropping back or in sprinting out.  Not fast but fast enough to keep you honest.  With his size I'm a little surprised he is not getting more attention.

 

 

Hidden Gem

 

John Hart RB (Morris' backup) Stocky 5'10 190 but very quick. On about three touches he had over 100 yards of O both catching and running the ball. Catches the ball well out of the backfield with great burst of speed.  He could surprise people at a JUCO.  Would start at many other teams I have seen this year both 4A and 5A.

 

 

Maryvale

Brantwon Bowser CB 6' 180- He was a captain and is a player. WR/ DB. Don't know about the WR because they didn't throw to him.  Fast and will hit at DB.  Looked to have a good build on him. ASU has a solid commit from him. Still learning the game and could be a steal.

Eric Williams 6'2" 215 Jr.  Started at LB.  I like the way he moves. Where Jermaine is more of a sledge hammer, Eric cuts through like a knife.  Had good pass drop coverage and inside out pursuit. Had a good head for the ball. Ironwoods biggest run play was the QB draw. No middle run and Panther LB's shut down the option after the first quarter. They even put him in at 2nd FB.


Ironwood

 

Eric Hagg is 6'2" 180 Jr. He is fast and can jump. He was the guy they want to get the ball to down field.  He had two touchdowns and three big receptions.  I would say Hagg was the best receiver I saw this year (As far as going to the next level is concerned). He also played DB. Maryvale never was on O long enough for me to watch him.

William Yancy 6'5" 220 Jr. DE.  Scouts should drool over this kid. Quick off the corner.  Will need to work on moves (shuck, spin, push/pull) for next level. Vale ran away from him all night and he was still in on a lot of tackles going away. He did have one sack. Brother of former ASU DE Quincy Yancy.

Alex Zendejas. Kicker (of course) I don't know which brother he is the son of.  Had two long FG tries, 40+. Missed both but had the distance. Only had one kick off into the endzone.  Fans were mentioning he was having an off night.  "Maryvale had good kick returns because they the Eagles are not used to having anyone return against them. They're always in the endzone".


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