There are so many quality receivers at the Class 6A level in New Mexico that it’s challenging to name just five, but here we go: Cleveland’s 3-Headed Monster At WR: How much offensive talent does the Storm possess? Not only…
There are so many quality receivers at the Class 6A level in New Mexico that it’s challenging to name just five, but here we go:
Cleveland’s 3-Headed Monster At WR: How much offensive talent does the Storm possess? Not only does Cleveland have a three-headed monster at running back, they have one at wide receiver as well.is already committed to Fresno State while , described by head coach Heath Ridenour as the fastest player on the team, will play major college football at New Mexico. , who will also play somewhere at the next level, is another strong option.
, La Cueva: Thomas finally enters a season as WR1 for the Bears. Last season, Connor O’Toole, who signed with Utah, was the top target but he only played in seven games before being injured. Thomas went on to lead La Cueva with 70 receptions for 1,235 yards, third highest in the state, and 13 touchdowns. His reception total is highest among returning receivers in the state by a wide margin.
, Centennial: Who is the best receiver in Las Cruces? Just like Thomas, Gutierrez has waited his turn to become WR1 for the Hawks. Playing behind several seniors, he ranked second on the squad in catches (25), receiving yards (331) and receiving touchdowns (3) in 2019. Not many people outside of Las Cruces might be familiar with Gutierrez but chances are they will by the end of the season in May.
, Sandia: Looking for the best Class 6A breakout candidate at receiver this upcoming season? Mapalo is probably your guy. Sandia defensive end , a Baylor commit, gets most of the attention but Mapalo’s impressive series of performances on the summer camp circuit show he might be ready to erupt. Don’t bet against it.
, Clovis: If you haven’t heard much about Muscato, you’re not alone. After all, he plays in an offense led by a quarterback who’s committed to Colorado State and a running back who just announced his pledge to Eastern New Mexico over offers from three FCS schools. And defensive end is committed to UNM. So, it’s easy to see how Muscato gets lost in the forest. Another breakout player of the year candidate
Honorable Mention: Elijah Spaulding (Cibola); Demitrius Frausto (Hobbs); Daniel Barraza (Rio Rancho); Johnny Herrera (Volcano Vista); Jaiden Shaw (Las Cruces).