High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Reggie Daniels

POY Potential: Top 5 Ariz. Football Recruits

October, 6, 2011
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The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Andrus Peat
ESPNHSAndrus Peat is Arizona's No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Corona del Sol High (Tempe, Ariz.) offensive tackle Andrus Peat
  • ESPNU 150 rank: 16
  • Height: 6-foot-6
  • Weight: 280 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Traits: Run blocking, pass blocking, space blocking, physicality
  • ESPNU scouting report: "Peat is a very good athlete, demonstrating good explosion and playing strength at this stage of his development. Has the size for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition and it appears his frame is very capable of adding the necessary bulk for the position over time."

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