The Wichita area has had some dominant football players in the past decade, but this year’s top 10 from Rivals is squarely east of here – - outside of Conway Springs’ Tanner Wood, ranked third.
Only Emporia’s Jerel Morrow, who just committed to Oklahoma State, is a four-star recruit.
So what do you think? Who are the top football players in the state? Who will have breakout seasons?
I’ve added the Rivals list by Bob Hovey and put it up top. His list makes a little more sense to me.
|Tanner Wood||LB||6-3||237||Conway Springs|
|Jordan Darling||QB||6-4||226||Shawnee Mission East|
|Montell Cozart||QB||6-2||180||Bishop Miege|
|Clay Rhodes||OL||6-6||265||Blue Valley|
|Ben Johnson||TE||6-5||230||Basehor Linwood|
|Zeke Palmer||QB||6-1||200||Bishop Carroll|
|Markus Phox||DB||6-0||185||Wichita Collegiate|
|Parker Davis||RB||6-0||190||Dodge City|
Emporia, KSEmporiaDespite missing half his junior season Morrow caught 26 passes for 638 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense and recorded two interceptions on defense.
|4 stars||5’11″||180||Oklahoma St.|
Stilwell, KSBlue ValleyRhodes helped lead Blue Valley to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the state championship game in 2011.
Conway Springs, KSConway SpringsWood recorded 88 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery as a junior.
|3 stars||6’5″||237||Kansas St.|
Basehor, KSBasehor LinwoodJohnson caught 59 passes for 954 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense and recorded 57 tackles and two sacks on defense in 2011.
Roeland Park, KSBishop MiegeCozart led Bishop Miege to a 9-2 record and the second round of the playoffs as a junior.
Prairie Village, KSShawnee Mission EastDarling played at Waco Midway in Texas as a junior and helped lead the team to the Class 4A state championship game.
Shawnee, KSMill ValleyWindmiller threw for 2,128 yards and 25 touchdowns with only four interceptions as a junior.
Marysville, KSMarysvilleMoore has been a standout on the camp scene since prior to his sophomore season.
Mill Valley, KSMill ValleyMcCann helped Mill Valley to a 7-3 record and a playoff appearance in 2011.
Bonner Springs, KSBonner SpringsHowell plays both offensive tackle and defensive end for Bonner Springs.