From June 26th to the
29th, I spent the better part of my evenings out at
Fernando is going to be a junior and the AJ coaches tell me he will play o-tackle and d-end for them. I was also told he is a good wrestler. He stands about 6-2 210 and looks rather thin at this point but he has a frame to put on another 40-50 pounds. I liked his tenacity, he never gives up and plays very hard.
Kyle Henson from Dobson impressed me with his motor. He plays very hard and I found out the reason, he is an all state wrestler. He placed in the 189 class last year at the 5A1 meet. Too small to be a lineman at the next level but I was impressed with his play.
Mahoe is a GIANT! He is a big run stuffing DT that will be responsible for keeping OLs off of LB David Blair. He is probably 6-2 330 and could drop a few pounds but the kid is more mobile then you would think. He also has a good motor. In one drill, he fought through a group of OLs just to have his helmet slip and bust him in the nose and bloody him up, Mahoe never stopped. He will be tough to move on Friday nights.
I was told by the coaches that Cy Maughmer from AJ was the best underclassman lineman at the camp. He is big and will be a 10th grader. He could be one to watch over the next three seasons.
I looked at Seth Peta and couldn't remember him from last year as most attention typically went towards giants Kellen Farr and Bryan Wightman. Those guys were 6-7 260 and 6-5 310 respectively and it is funny that a guy 6-3 255 is dwarfed by these guys. Peta told me that a few Mountain West Schools were showing some interest. He still has some room to grow and some work to do fundamentally but if he continues to grow could turn out to be a sleeper prospect.
Robbins will be a junior TE for AJ. Kid is solidly built and has some thick legs and calves. He is probably 6-2 240. The coaches say he has the best hands on the team. He runs in the 5.0 range in the forty and will have to improve that if he wants to play TE at the next level. If not a move to guard could be in store.
Smith is in the same boat as
Louie Crespo from AJ was also out there but he did not participate because of an injury. He stands about 6-2 270 and was an all region pick last year. He is also a 50 foot shotputter. I really would have liked to see him more. The coaches told me a few schools made it out to AJ to look at him this spring.
I am sorry if I missed some kids, there were a lot of them out there. Here is a roster of the players that attended the camp. Also go check out the camp's website:
I would like to thank the coaches for having me out and congratulate the players for their hard work. I look forward to watching you guys this year.
Jorge Bahena 9 Powell
Cody Bailey 9 Apache Junction
Raul Betran 9 Powell
Nicholas Bright 12 McClintock
Carlos Carpio 9 Powell
Sean Castle 9 Powell
Thomas Coggins 12 Dobson
Charles Cooley 11 Dobson
Jime Crdeau 9 Apache Junction
Isreal DeSantiago 12 Apache Junction
Alex Ennis 10 Dobson
Martin Fahey 10 Apache Junction
Rusty Fernando 11 Apache Junction
PJ Gonzales 11 Apache Junction
Kyle Henson 12 Dobson
Nathan Horgash 12 Dobson
Patrick Hughs 9 Apache Junction
Stephen Hughs 10 Apache Junction
Zach Kerwin 12 Dobson
Robert Mahoe 12 McClintock
Cy Maughmer 10 Apache Junction
Edward Mayora 12 Apache Junction
Matthew McMahon 10 Apache Junction
Dillon Meason 11 Apache Junction
Ben Miller 10 Dobson
Jaime Nava 9 Powell
Samuel Neitzelt 11 Apache Junction
David Neitzeot 12 Apache Junction
Michael Nguyen 9 Powell
Derek O'Neill 11 Dobson
Saul Orduno 9 Powell
Enrique Ortega 12 McClintock
Jake Pacyne 9 Apache Junction
Chase Prosser 12 Apache Junction
Daniel Robles 11 McClintock
Max Royse 9 Powell
Shane Smith 10 Apache Junction
Paul Snyder 12 Sedona Red Rock
Alex Starr 9 Apache Junction
Chance Van Soest 9 Apache Junction
Jesus Velasquez 9 Powell
Ramos Vicente 9 Powell
Andrew Zambrano 10 McClintock