Posted On: 07/27/20 10:24 PM
New Mexico has always been an underutilized source of football talent. For some reason, the players in this state generally don’t receive the recognition they deserve (being geographically located next to the football-obsessed state of Texas is possibly a major factor) and continue to fly under the radar from a recruiting perspective.
In Part 3 of a multi-part series, we highlight five 2021 prospects who are all poised for breakout seasons and deserve the opportunity to play at the next level:
Jaret Griffin, Carlsbad: As inconceivable as it sounds, a talented 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver and defensive back that runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds is flying under the radar. Griffin recently competed at the Blue-Gray Combine in Las Vegas and performed well. Eventually, his rare combination of size and speed won’t be overlooked by colleges for much longer. In fact, he is starting to generate interest.
Tommy LujanTommyLujan5'11" | DBRio Rancho | 2021StateNM, Rio Rancho: Strong, fast and tough, Lujan was one of Rio Rancho’s best defenders in 2019 with 43 tackles and three interceptions. He runs the 100 in just over 11 seconds and also competes on the Rams track team. New Rio Rancho head coach Gerard Pannoni, who has seen