Posted On: 09/30/20 11:54 PM

After a long offseason, week 1 is finally upon us with some loaded matchups. Here’s a closer look at some of the top players in this star studded battle.

Saguaro:

Quintin SomervilleQuintinSomerville6'3" | DLSaguaro | 2021StateAZ, DE, 6’1” 230 lbs., 2021 – One of the top defensive ends in the nation and Prep Redzone’s #3 ranked overall recruit in Arizona. He is a well rounded DE with good technique and fundamentals that is sure to give the Chaparral offense some fits. He’s committed to Michigan but holds 21 total offers from top programs including Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Ohio State.

Bram WaldenBramWalden6'5" | OLSaguaro | 2021StateAZ, OL, 6’4” 270 lbs., 2021 – The Oregon commit is ranked #2 player overall in the state by Prep Redzone and also one of the top players in the country with over 26 offers from elite programs. He has great size and frame at 6’4” 270 lbs. with ideal length. Shows good athleticism, flexibility, and bend. Impressive strength and power at the POA to finish blocks. Does a good job being an effective blocker at the second level.

Quintin SomervilleQuintinSomerville6'3" | DLSaguaro | 2021StateAZ, DE, 6’1” 230 lbs., 2021 – One of the top defensive ends in the nation and Prep Redzone’s #3 ranked overall recruit in Arizona. He is a well rounded DE with good technique and fundamentals that is sure to give the Chaparral offense some fits. He’s committed to Michigan but holds 21 total offers from top programs including Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Ohio State. Bram WaldenBramWalden6'5" | OLSaguaro | 2021StateAZ, OL, 6’4” 270 lbs., 2021 – The Oregon commit is ranked #2 player overall in the state by Prep Redzone and also one of the top players in the country with over 26 offers from elite programs. He has great size and frame at 6’4” 270 lbs. with ideal length. Shows good athleticism, flexibility, and bend. Impressive strength and power at the POA to finish blocks. Does a good job being an effective blocker at the second level. Denzel BurkeDenzelBurke6'0" | ATHSaguaro | 2021StateAZ, ATH, 6’0” 180 lbs., 2021 – Three of the top four ranked players in Arizona are from Saguaro and Burke is number four. A dynamic athlete with fluid movement, quick feet, and elite ball skills. Capable of being a game breaker on either side of the ball, he’s a guy Chaparral is going to have to be aware of at all times. Currently holds 23 total major D1 offers and committed to Ohio State in May 2020. Other top players to watch: Darrion DaltonDarrionDalton6'2" | DLSaguaro | 2021StateAZ (DL), Parker BrailsfordParkerBrailsford6'2" | OLSaguaro | 2022StateAZ (OL), Ridge DocekalRidgeDocekal6'3" | QBSaguaro | 2022StateAZ (QB), Anthony GonzalesAnthonyGonzales5'9" | WRBrophy Prep | 2021StateAZ (WR), Javen JacobsJavenJacobs5'10" | ATHSaguaro | 2022StateAZ (WR), Micah LutuMicahLutu6'0" | OLSaguaro | 2022StateAZ (OL), Alani Maa’fu (DL), Tristan MondayTristanMonday6'4" | LBSaguaro | 2022StateAZ (LB), Cole ShiversColeShivers5'10" | DBSaguaro | 2023AZ (DB), Xander WernerXanderWerner6'2" | QBSaguaro | 2021StateAZ (ATH) Chaparral: Anthony LucasAnthonyLucas6'5" | DLChaparral | 2022StateAZ, DL, 6’5” 280 lbs., 2022 – The number one ranked player in the Arizona 2022 class based on Prep Redzone and many other rankings. Already has ideal size and length for a Power 5 and possibly NFL lineman at 6’5” 280 lbs. He’s extremely athletic for his size with plus mobility and feet. Uses a variety of moves and very effective hands to beat blockers and make plays in the backfield. Can physically overpower opponents with his combination of size and strength. Holds 20 total offers from many top programs in all Power 5 conferences. Brayten SilborBraytenSilbor6'3" | QBChaparral | 2022StateAZ, QB, 6’0” 185 lbs., 2022 – Silbor put himself on the map last year performing well filling in for injured top recruit Jack MillerJackMiller5'10" | LBEureka | 2022StateMO at QB. In five games, he threw for over 1,100 yards, 11 TDs, with a QB rating of 113. Possesses a very live arm with plus arm strength and showed his ability to make accurate throws at all three levels as a sophomore. No doubt D1 talent that is waiting to showcase his ability. Jared WilliamsJaredWilliams5'11" | RBChaparral | 2021StateAZ, RB, 5’11” 205., 2021 – Williams was one of the top rushers in Arizona in 2019 and is ranked the #3 RB by Prep Redzone. He has added some weight and maintains his quick and elusive speed. He’s a well-rounded back with plus vision, balance, and cut ability. Very effective in the passing game catching passes out of the backfield. Max Minor, WR, 6’4” 185 lbs., 2021 – Will be one of Silbor’s favorite targets in 2020 with his size and length at 6’4” 185 lbs. Overall he’s a good athlete, with strong hands and a large catch radius. Understands how to use his length to bring in 50/50 balls and catch the ball in traffic. Expect a good matchup between him and the strong Saguaro secondary. Other top players to watch: Sardar AzeezSardarAzeez6'2" | DLChaparral | 2021StateAZ (OL), Capri HamiltonCapriHamilton5'8" | WRChaparral | 2021StateAZ (WR), Mason OsbornMasonOsborn6'4" | OLChaparral | 2021StateAZ (OL), Jack WhittenJackWhitten6'1" | DBChaparral | 2021StateAZ (DB)

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