Major colleges are going to be coming through Arizona in May to see all the talent. There’s a lot and it just keeps growing. The 2019 class is as deep and talented as any that has come through in the past 10 years.
This is the azcentral sports’ Big 150, and each week, we’ll add 10 names to the list.
Editor’s note: Richard Obert ranked the Top 100 high school football prospects in Arizona before last year, but this is a new list for the 2018 season.
No. 12 Lacarea Pleasant Johnson, Mountain Pointe, DB, 6-2, 180
His recruiting ramped up in the spring with offers from Colorado, Florida, Iowa State, Missouri NAU. It’s a matter of time before ASU and Arizona offer. He is fast with great range and top-notch ball skills. Great athlete. Plays receiver on offense. He had 20 tackles and an interception last season.
No. 56 Jakim McKinney, Mountain Pointe, RB, 5-7, 160
Ran for 1,300 yards last season, showing great burst and change-of-speed moves that had tacklers grasping at air in 6A.
No. 57 Nick Wallerstedt, Mountain Pointe, QB/Athlete, 6-3, 185
A great multi-sport athlete in football and baseball. He started several games his sophomore year, then became the full-time starter last season when he passed for close to 1,600 yards and ran for 711 yards.
No. 101 Anthony Dedrick, Mountain Pointe, TE/DE, 6-4, 235
He played in just six games last season, totally 13 tackles. But he has made dramatic steps in his recruiting with offers from South Dakota State, San Diego State and New Mexico State since May 7.