Chaparral, Hamilton stars aplenty on Arizona All-State football team

Below is our preseason All-State football team for Arizona, as featured in our ESPNHS Arizona magazine, plus an additional 50 top players. The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the state, click here.

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Connor Brewer, Chaparral, QB, Senior

The nation’s No. 35 recruit in the ESPNU 150 has pledged to Texas

Jordan Gehrke, Notre Dame Prep, QB, Senior

Tossed 24 touchdowns and threw only four INTs last year

Joey Counts, Desert Ridge, RB, Senior

Rushed for 1,329 yards and scored 19 TDs for the Jaguars

Casey Jahn, Northwest Christian, RB, Senior

Has scored 74 rushing TDs in three seasons for reigning 2A champs

Davonte’ Neal, Chaparral, WR, Senior

Rated the nation’s No. 28 recruit in the ESPNU 150

Kendyl Taylor, Hamilton, WR, Senior

Washington recruit had 1,497 yards, 14 TDs at RB and WR last fall

Josh Weeks, Show Low, WR, Senior

Two-time All-Arizona selection can also play some QB

Javon Wlliams, Chandler, WR, Senior

Caught 30 passes for 664 yards and eight TDs last year

Zach Hemmila, Chandler, OL, Senior

In-state schools battling over this 6-foot-3, 275-pound star

Andrus Peat, Corona del Sol, OL, Senior

Rated the nation’s No. 16 recruit (and No. 3 O-lineman) in ESPNU 150

Jordan Poland, Williams Field, OL, Junior

At 6-foot-8, 335 pounds, Poland could be the state’s next big star


Kisima Jagne, Chandler, DL, Senior

Plenty of Pac-12 schools in the mix for this big defensive end

Jarvis Lewis, Chaparral, DL, Senior

He knows how to get to the QB, registering 13 sacks last year

Dwight Melvin, Fairfax, DL, Senior

Was named MVP of Stanford’s NFTC Camp in May

Avery Moss, Corona del Sol, DL, Senior

Missed much of 2010 with broken wrist; still earned All-State honors

Chans Cox, Blue Ridge, LB, Junior

Multi-position star had eight sacks on defense last year

Blake Martinez, Canyon del Oro, LB, Senior

All-Arizona star had 129 tackles, nine sacks; 10 TDs on offense

Adam Pavlenko, Marcos de Niza, LB, Senior

First team All-Region ‘backer had 133 tackles last season

Jalen Brown, Mountain Pointe, DB, Sophomore

Posted six INTs for the Pride last year, including three in one game

Reggie Daniels, Hamilton, DB, Senior

Star safety locks down the middle with his speed and toughness

D.J. Foster, Saguaro, DB, Senior

Exceptional skill on both sides of the ball; led Saguaro to state title

Zach Hoffpauir, Centennial, DB, Senior

All-Arizona first-teamer has more than 15 D-I offers as of press time

Other Top Players

Jamar Allah, North Canyon, DB, Senior

Devon Allen, Brophy Prep, WR, Junior

Chuks Amaechi, Westview, DL, Senior

Hayden Anderson, Northwest Christian, DB, Senior

Anthony Arledge, Fairfax, DL, Senior

Trae Armstrong, Deer Valley, RB, Senior

Stephen Arnold, Deer Valley, OL, Senior

Tyler Audsley, Bradshaw Mountain, DB, Senior

Josh Bamrick, Mesquite, LB, Senior

Randel Barber, Maricopa, RB, Senior

Garrett Barrazza, Salpointe Catholic, DL, Senior

Alex Barrett, Desert Ridge, DL, Senior

Daaiim Brown, Desert Mountain, RB, Senior

Jon Brown, Apollo, QB, Senior

Tyler Bruggman, Brophy Prep, QB, Junior

Nick Dooley, Scottsdale Christian, OL, Senior

Denzell Dotson, Cactus, OL, Senior

Kyle Duran, Basha, QB, Senior

Seth Ellis, Coolidge, RB, Senior

Marcus Farria, Centennial, DL, Junior

Anthony Fletcher, Desert Edge, WR, Senior

Billy Freeman, Red Mountain, TE, Senior

Pete Greene, Chaparral, OL, Senior

Detorrion Harvey, Desert Vista, DL, Senior

Ryan Hawkins, Sunrise Mountain, K, Senior

Luke Hodges, Yuma Catholic, DL, Senior

R.J. Hollis, Mountain Pointe, OL, Senior

Jaxon Hood, Hamilton, DL, Senior

Alex Howard, Williams Field, RB, Senior

Cody Ippolito, Chaparral, LB, Senior

Bryce Kinsler, Cactus Shadows, QB, Junior

Kody Kohl, Mesquite, TE, Senior

Viliami Koloamatangi, Red Mountain, OL, Senior

Anthony Lopez, Mesquite, RB, Senior

Ryan Merrill, Saguaro, LB, Senior

Robert Milus, Hamilton, DB, Senior

Lloyd Mills, Chandler, WR, Senior

Paul Perkins, Chandler, RB, Senior

Lucas Petrullo, Chaparral, LB, Senior

Tommy Pistone, Yuma Catholic, QB, Senior

Edgar Poe, Cienega, WR, Senior

Robert Reif, Brophy Prep, LB, Junior

LaRon Tarkington, St. Mary’s, RB/DB, Senior

Calvin Thomas, Hamilton, DL, Senior

Jake Thomas, Mesa Mountain View, LB, Senior

Jeremy Timpf, Sabino, LB, Senior

Elijah White, Hamilton, DB, Senior

Javon Williams, Chandler, WR, Senior

Richard Winston, Chandler, DL, Senior

Jack York, Notre Dame Prep, OL, Senior