Northern Utah – Rising Stars (Defense)

Here are the defensive players from the Northern Utah D1 Showcase, who earned a spot to Rising Stars (June 21st)


Mekhi Bright, Kearns HS, 2019 (MVP) – The Kearns DB turned heads with his competitive play and great athletic ability.  Bright had some epic battles with the top WRs in the state.

Kyrese Rowan-White, Roy HS, 2019 – Rowan – White can play DB or WR at the next level.  He looked exceptional on the defensive side of the ball, as he battled each rep.

Kyrese Rowan – White

Stephon Watson, Ben Lomond HS, 2019 – The Ben Lomond product impressed the staff and earned a trip to Rising Stars.


Brandt Opheikens, Weber HS, 2019 – Opheikens could have easily been named the MVP of the camp.  He dominated the 1 on 1s on offense and defense.

Brandt Opheikens

Sam Trusty, Viewmont HS, 2020 – Trusty was one of the top players in the camp.  He earned his way to our D1 watch list.

Caden Johnson, Corner Canyon, 2019 – Johnson is a prototypical LB, with great instincts and athleticism.  He had a great showing at the camp, and is a D1 caliber player.

Jackson Coyle, Viewmont HS, 2019 – The Viewmont LB looked very good in drills and dominated the 1 on 1 segments.  He earned a trip to Rising Stars.

Carter Pearce, Herriman HS, 2020 – The Herriman product is a gifted athlete that can play multiple positions.  He impressed the staff with his athleticism.


Dylan Wistisen, Syracuse HS, 2019 – The Syracuse product earned big time reviews from the coaching staff.  He is a legitimate D1 caliber player.

Alex Harrison, Viewmont HS, 2020 (MVP) – Harrison was the only player to have a D1 performance on both sides of the ball.  The big man is a special player.

Alex Harrison, Viewmont HS

Issac Cella, Roy HS, 2019 – Cella was a force coming off the edge in 1 on 1s.  He is no doubt a D1 caliber player.

Aaron Bredsguard, Viewmont HS, 2019 – Bredsguard had a great showing at the Showcase, and earned his way to Rising Stars.  D1 caliber player.

Edgardo Huerta, Mountain Crest, 2019 – Huerta is a solid player, who punched his ticket to Rising Stars.