High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Ronnie Stanley

POY Potential: Top 5 Nev. Football Recruits

October, 3, 2011
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 …

Ronnie Stanley
file photo/ESPNHSRonnie Stanley is Nevada's No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas, Nev.) offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley

  • Height: 6-foot-6
  • Weight: 285 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Traits: Run blocking, strength, physicality
  • ESPNU scouting report: "Stanley uses his excellent size and upper body playing strength to dominate lesser opponents when run blocking. Has the big frame and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition. His frame appears capable of adding solid body mass over time."

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