2007 Preseason WR Rankings

A number of players in this group are getting a lot of interst from college recruiters. See how 24-7football.com ranks these guys headed into the season.

Our next installment of rankings is wide receivers. This is a pretty talented group of kids and quite a few of them are getting looks from major D1 schools. What I noticed in this group as that many of them got significant carries as a RB, showing the coach wants to get the ball in their hands. Some players were a little more productive then others last year but I ranked other players higher. For example, Washington wideout Victor Gamiz caught 88 balls last year. Would Luke Matthews been as productive in the Ram's offense as Gamiz? My guess is yes, so I ranked Matthews higher.

 

Remember these rankings are not set in stone. They will change throughout the season.  

 

1. Dion Jordan- Chandler- 6-6 215- Can line up at WR or TE but was ranked as a wideout because he typically lines up in the slot for the Wolves. Has offers from all over the country after a great junior season when he had 54 catches for 804 yards and 13 TDs.

2. Jarrell Barbour- Centennial- 6-3 190- Had 24 catches for 505 yards and 10 TDs on top of rushing for 418 yards and 5 TDs. Anytime you average 10 yards per rush and 20 yards per reception, you know the kid is dangerous.
3. Allante Battle- Desert Vista- 5-9 170- Has speed that cannot be coaches. Averaged 25 yards per catch on just 18 cathes. Accounted for 800 yards of offense and 9 TDs.

4. Mike Cummings- Chaparral- 6-2 190- One of the top two-way players in the state. Had 32 catches for 774 yards and 11 TDs.

5. Jake Muasau- 6-2 205- Buena- Has great leaping ability and nice hands. Had 17 catches for 393 yards and 7 TDs.

6. Luke Matthews- Desert Vista- 6-3 195- Coach Hinds has to try and spread out touches to three division-one receiver so Matthews may not have big stats but he is hearing from quite a few D1 schools. Had 13 catches for 192 yards also rushed for nearly 300 yards and 2 TDs.
7. Victor Gamiz- Washington- 6-0 190- 88 catches 1728 yards 15 TDs. The state's most productive returning player. The loss of QB Jon Bowman will hurt but expect Gamiz to put up big numbers in Washington's offense again.

8. Jimmy Goad- Deer Valley- 6-3 185- Very productive receiver. Caught 48 balls for 666 yards and 8 TDs last year. Doesn't have the top end speed that schools may look for but has nice hands and will go over the middle.

9. Derrick Ross- Agua Fria- 5-10 150- AF loses a lot of players from a very good 12-1 squad. Ross is their top returning player. Recorded 38 catches for 639 yards and 5 TDs and rushed for 877 yards and 13 TDs prior to their loss to Saguaro.

10. Malcolm Martin- McClintock- 5-10 170- Very under-rated receiver. Had 25 catches for 604 yards and 5 TDs and not many people are talking about him.

 

Risers

 

1. Gerell Robinson- Hamilton- 6-4 220- Showed well at the All America Combine in San Antonio and has received a lot of buzz since then. He did not play wideout last year thus I can't rank him as one now. Plus he is rumored to be Hamilton's next QB. If Coach Belles decides to line up Peters at QB and Robinson at WR, he could be just as productive as Peacock, Taylor and Wesley.

2. Archie Woulard- Chandler- 6-3 180- Overshadowed by Jordan but queitly had a nice year last year with 28 catches for 500 yards.

3. Kiefer Fields- 6-2 175- Tolleson- Good athlete that is very good in the jumps in track. Had decent year last year with 18 catches for 218 yards and 4 TDs. But with Eric Williams gone, look for Coach Wellbrock to use Fields more.


Others to Watch

Mike Anaya- Cholla- 5-6 140
Brian Badley- Yuma Catholic- 6-0 170
Joe Bass- Tucson- 5-10 160
Jonathan Crist- Pinnacle- 5-11 160
Carl Curtis- Desert Ridge- 6-0 155
James Eichberger- Catalina- 5-9 140
Andy Garcia (JR)- Nogales- 5-10 150
Beau Grado- Sunnyslope- 6-1 180
Adam Hall (JR)- Palo Verde- 6-2 180
Chris Heldore (JR)- Desert Ridge- 5-10 170
Brandon Hirneise- 6-2 175- Notre Dame
Justin Kilduff- Bradhsaw Mountain- 5-10 160
Frankie Lynch- Buckeye- 6-0 165
Andy Martinez- Florence- 5-7 155
Ryan Martinez- Blue Ridge- 5-9 150
Michael McCord- Maryvale- 5-10 170
Chris McFaul- Paradise Valley- 6-2 175
Mike McLeran- Shadow Mountain- 5-9 165
Kolten Molina- Red Mountain- 5-8 155
Jordan Nikolaus- Show Low- 6-0 180
Dylan Peralta (JR)- North- 5-7 165
Kyree Perkins- Independence- 5-8 140
Wilson Reuter- Tucson- 5-10 170
Alex Rowe- Dobson- 5-11 185
Jimmy Tate (soph) Tuba City- 5-11 170
Ryan Ward- Dysart- 6-1 155
Markus Wheaton (JR)- Mountain Pointe- 5-10 150
Bruce Yeo- Cactus- 6-0 185
Max Zemazonak- Pinnacle- 5-11 170


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