Posted On: 11/11/20 4:34 PM

We’ve given you the top wide receivers in classifications 3A-6A. Last week we offered the top wide receivers in the Albuquerque Metro Area. Now we’ll break down the position by geography continuing with Las Cruces/Southern New Mexico.

Braxton McDonaldBraxtonMcDonald5'10" | WRArtesia | 2021StateNM, Artesia: Eastern New Mexico has already offered, and for good reason. McDonald isn’t just one of the top wide receivers in the state, he’s also one of the hardest working. He had 78 receptions for 1,435 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2019. He hustled on the summer camp circuit and drew raves from coaches and counselors alike. Artesia will have a new quarterback in the spring, but as long as they have McDonald to throw to, their job is already well defined.

Isaac GutierrezIsaacGutierrez5'10" | WRCentennial | 2021StateNM, Centennial: The best receiver in Las Cruces. The senior has posted just one tweet on his Twitter feed: His 2019 highlights. Watch them and you’ll understand why  he’s ranked so high. Incredibly, Gutierrez doesn’t seem to have any offers. Biding his time behind a senior, Gutierrez was second on the Hawks in catches (25), receiving yards (331) and receiving touchdowns (3) in 2019. Flying under the radar.

The Lovington Duo: Juniors Braxton McDonaldBraxtonMcDonald5'10" | WRArtesia | 2021StateNM, Artesia: Eastern New Mexico has already offered, and for good reason. McDonald isn’t just one of the top wide receivers in the state, he’s also one of the hardest working. He had 78 receptions for 1,435 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2019. He hustled on the summer camp circuit and drew raves from coaches and counselors alike. Artesia will have a new quarterback in the spring, but as long as they have McDonald to throw to, their job is already well defined. Isaac GutierrezIsaacGutierrez5'10" | WRCentennial | 2021StateNM, Centennial: The best receiver in Las Cruces. The senior has posted just one tweet on his Twitter feed: His 2019 highlights. Watch them and you’ll understand why  he’s ranked so high. Incredibly, Gutierrez doesn’t seem to have any offers. Biding his time behind a senior, Gutierrez was second on the Hawks in catches (25), receiving yards (331) and receiving touchdowns (3) in 2019. Flying under the radar. The Lovington Duo: Juniors Adam AguileraAdamAguilera5'8" | WRLovington | 2022StateNM and Isaac HinsonIsaacHinson6'0" | WRLovington | 2022StateNM are arguably the top two receivers in Class 4A, and they both play for the same team. Aguilera (36 receptions for 716 yards in 2019) and Hinson (37 receptions for 521 yards) will put plenty of pressure on opposing secondaries this season. They’re a major reason Lovington should be a contender for the Class 4A crown in the spring. Nathaniel StoneNathanielStone6'2" | DBGoddard | 2021StateNM, Goddard: Blessed with impressive speed, Stone has been offered by Eastern New Mexico and New Mexico has expressed interest. He’s one of the top two-way players in the state. Goddard will rely on him to help lead the Rockets in Class 5A in the spring. Hayden Dean, Eunice: If you had to name a player as second best in Class 2A behind Jal OL Roger CarreonRogerCarreon6'5" | OLJal | 2022StateNM, you’d pick Dean. He helped fuel Eunice’s high-powered passing attack in 2019 by catching 62 passes for 1,197 yards and 20 touchdowns, third most in the state. His total receiving yardage was fifth highest. Honorable Mention: Alonzo Acota (Roswell); Jaiden Shaw (Las Cruces); Johntae RodriguezJohntaeRodriguez5'6" | WRArtesia | 2021StateNM (Artesia); Jaret Griffin (Carlsbad);  Adadrian Jackson (Socorro) ;  Cameron Zamora (Hot Springs); Israel Ortega (Tularosa); Demitrius Frausto (Hobbs); Xavier Otero (Ruidoso). https://twitter.com/BraxtonCm15/status/1325863786234880000 https://twitter.com/isaac14777373/status/1242544718921076736 https://twitter.com/natestoneWR81/status/1326333585645826048

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