Clay Norgard 6-0 245 Mountain Vista JR
Technically very sound defender, but more importantly he always has his motor running no matter where he lines up.
JaVaughn Johnson 6-2 285 Valor Christian JR
Every time I watched him play he dominated the interior defensive line. For a big kid he shows surprising athleticism.
Ryan Campbell 6-3 265 Cherokee Trail SR
Dominated against the run and could still get after the passer.
Joe Kawulok 6-6 230 Monarch SR
Potentially the state’s top pass rusher a key to a very good Monarch defense.
Others Considered: Phil Latimer, Tommy Harris, James Kelly, Casey Walker, Brendan Lopez
Connor Healy 6-0 215 Mullen SR
Potentially the most complete high school linebacker I have seen in some time. Healy is strong against the run, in coverage and as a pass rusher. Great Player!
Eddie Yarbrough 6-4 235 Grandview SR
Yarbrough continues the tradition of very good Grandview backers. This big backer may yet play his best football at the next level.
Leilon Willingham 6-3 230 Mullen SR
Athletically very gifted Willingham can do it all very well.
Others Considered: Brady Daigh, A.J. Isenberg, Kyle Shefferly
John Tidwell 6-0 175 Rangeview SR
The ultimate ball hawk this season, Tidwell was at the top DB in takeaways.
Ezekiel Bishop 6-0 180 Denver East SR
Great closing speed coupled with explosive tackling make Bishop Colorado’s top secondary player.
Sammy Smalldon 6-0 190 Rangeview SR
Even with Tidwell in the defensive backfield, Smalldon was his conferences’ defensive player of the year.
Max McCaffery 6-2 180 Valor Christian JR
Improved all season, becoming one of the state’s best. He should be a dominate defender next year in and out of the box.
Others Considered: Kevin Parks, Alonso Garcia, Nick Ossello