We’ve had the opportunity to evaluate the top players in the state. Here’s the top 12 receivers who we believe are major D1 sleepers:
D1 – FCS Sleepers
No. 12: Wei Stanton (Spanish Fork) 6’3″ 200 lbs
I had the opportunity to watch Stanton play against Orem HS, and he made some impressive plays against the future state champs. He has earned a spot on this list. He also has really good film.
No. 11: Tyler Traveller (American Fork HS) 5’10” 160 lbs
Traveler has been impressing us for the past year. He is a talented slot receiver and is a natural at that position on the D1 level. We’re confident he will excel at the next level, with the right opportunity. Traveler is a playmaker.
No. 10: Colton Lawson (Corner Canyon HS) 6’2″ 180 lbs
Lawson had a stellar season for Corner Canyon. He is a solid WR who has great hands and adjust to the ball very well. His film is impressive.
No. 9: Michael Moten (Pine View HS) 5’10” 180 lbs
Moten is a D1 caliber WR. We believe that he can play multiple positions on the D1 level, including WR, DB, and a kick returner; while being one of the most dangerous players on the list, with the ball in his hands. Moten is also a standout basketball player.
No. 8: Taylor Larsen (Skyline HS) 5’11” 190 lbs
Larsen was a playmaker on both sides of the ball for Skyline, as well as in the kicking game as a returner. Larsen will do well on the D1 level, for the simple fact that he’s a versatile athlete, with size. Larsen carries a 3.98 GPA and 27 ACT, to go along with over 1,400 receiving yards last season.
No. 7: Gavin Davey (Summit Academy HS) 5’11” 175 lbs
Davey is by far the most improved player on this list from a year ago. When we evaluated Davey against Juan Diego, he easily had one of the top performances of the year of any wideout, in the state of Utah. Davey is a major FCS sleeper.
No. 6: London Rockwood (Alta HS) 5’9″ 170 lbs
Rockwood is a talented deep threat target, that can play multiple positions. When we evaluated Rockwood, he had a big time performance against the #1 ranked team in Utah. He was everyone on the field that day. We’ve been convinced about Rockwood’s talents ever since. Rockwood is a natural athlete, who has big time potential at the next level.
D1 – FBS Sleepers
No. 5: Dax Milne (Bingham HS) 6’0″ 180
Milne is an athlete. We’ve been sold on him for quite some time now. We understand that he has an FBS offer to the Air Force, but many teams are still sleeping on this talented playmaker/competitor.
No. 4: Zach Engstrom (Alta HS) 6’0″ 200 lbs
Engstrom played multiple positions for Lehi, including running back and DB. We see him as a WR at the next level, but many schools could very well use him at RB. Engstrom is another player who we feel like would be a great contributor to many FBS schools. He’s been a human highlight real, since his sophomore season.
No. 3: Kade Moore (Lehi HS) 6’1″ 175 lbs
Our staff evaluated Moore three times in person. We loved what we saw, and also noticed that he got better each game into the season. Moore consistently played at a high level this past season, and proved that he is a legitimate D1 caliber player.
No. 2: Hobbs Nyberg (Dixie HS) 5’10” 175 lbs
Nyberg was one of the most explosive players in the state. We have no doubt that he’s a legitimate D1 caliber player. I was able to watch him play in person, and it was definitely worth the 45 minute drive. Nyberg is able to play slot receiver or running back, on the D1 level. He’s also a game breaker in the return game. Nyberg is legit.
No. 1: Jeffrey Harris (American Fork HS) 6’1″ 165 lbs
Harris is one of the most gifted athletes in the state. He played at a high level against the toughest competition in the state, especially during the playoffs. When I evaluated Harris at the Hunter and East game’s; he looked and played like a D1 player. He’s physically the most gifted athlete on this list, and has an extremely high ceiling on the D1 level. Former NFL WR position coach Fred Graves said the following, “It took all of 10 minutes to know that Jeffrey Harris was a D1 caliber player.”