Week Three Risers in the Desert
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Last week featured some prominent Nevada prospects in the Arbor View vs Shadow Ridge matchup. I was amazed at Arbor View’s underclassmen, and I am sure the rest of the state will soon feel the same way. Below, I highlight…
Last week featured some prominent Nevada prospects in the Arbor View vs Shadow Ridge matchup. I was amazed at Arbor View’s underclassmen, and I am sure the rest of the state will soon feel the same way. Below, I highlight five Arbor View prospects who put the rest of the state on notice last Friday night.
Being a newcomer from California,is one of the best freshmen nobody knows about. Last Friday, we saw some glimpses of Kai’s chemistry with his new quarterback that recruiters will be zoned in on for the next three years. Kai showed strong hands and good tracking ability when adjusting at the catchpoint. Kai’s size, athleticism at the catchpoint, and quickness displayed with the ball in his hands lock him in as a top receiver in Nevada’s 2027 class; Be on the lookout for Kai’s recruitment to heat up well before Arbor View’s season has finished.
Jackson Carpenter has been solidifying himself as a top two-way prospect in Nevada throughout the first three games of the year. I was excited about Jackson’s potential to play tight end, but this season I have been impressed with his defensive production for the Aggies. Good quickness and a strong anchor got displayed stuffing Shadow Ridge’s triple option attack when it targeted Jackson’s side. Next level explosiveness got displayed firing off the ball and disrupting runs in the backfield immediately after the snap. Coaches will be sure to recruit Jackson on both sides of the ball all season long.
was a big riser this off-season and after watching him for the first time last Friday, I can see why all eyes will be on the dominant junior this fall. Daniel’s next level power showed flattening linebackers at the second level and easily tossing edge rushers aside in pass protection. Coaches like Daniel’s combination of quick feet and high football IQ that consistently cuts off flowing linebackers in the run game. Good strength and athleticism displayed in both phases give Daniel the flexibility to play more than one OL spot in college. Expect Daniel to receive more out of state offers and become one of the heaviest recruited 2025 Nevada OL this fall.
solidified himself as a top receiving prospect in Nevada’s 2026 class last Friday night. Jayden’s burst was displayed after taking a routine bubble screen down the sidelines for a huge gain. Jayden showed impressive athleticism and contested catch ability high pointing a tough deep ball in the endzone. Coaches are sure to notice his suddenness and vision in space that shook multiple defenders en route to Jayden’s third touchdown of the night. Jayden’s ideal skill set and understanding of spacing have him locked in as a top slot prospect in his class.
only needed three high school games to show the rest of Nevada what they will be seeing over the next four years. The talented freshman already has an offer from UNLV and displayed multiple next level traits leading Arbor View to their first win of the season. Good mobility, accuracy, and extend ability was on full display as Thaddeus escaped pressure to throw four touchdowns last Friday. Thaddeus makes good decisions under pressure and shows impressive anticipation for an underclassman. Thaddeus’ combination of size, athleticism, and arm strength will make him a top underclassmen QB prospect before his freshman year comes to an end.