It has been three years now that I have been attending the Men in the Trenches camps held by Lee Rodgers and his staff. It is at these camps that I have found players such as Apache Junction's Rusty Fernando, who was the Desert Sky defensive player of the year last year and signed with Glendale CC. I saw a young Cy Maughmer from AJ as well just after his freshman year and remember the coaches raving about him. He has now turned into a three-star DT headed into his senior year. Sleepers such as Jake Hendrickson from Seton Catholic and he has turned into a two year starter at Scottsdale CC.
I again was out at the Peoria camp and the following players were selected by the staff as the top players in the camp.
Haisaun Adams -Peoria (Defense) 12th Grade
Chris Coppinger -Joseph City (Offense) 12th Grade
Mike Rains -Ironwood (Both sides of the ball) 12th Grade
Charlie Renfree -(Defense) Brophy Prep -9th
Jimmy Dixie -(O-Line) Desert Vista -9th
Jason Cowan -(FB) Desert Vista -9th
Most Improved -Fernando Felix (O-Line) Peoria -11th
There will be one more chance to take part in the only contact camp in Arizona. The camp will be at Dobson HS on June 23rd to the 26th.
Click the LINK for info on it.
Men in the Trenches: Peoria Camp
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