Central Utah – Rising Stars (Offense)

RB, Braedon Wissler, Bingham HS, 2019 (Co MVP) Last month, we wrote a feature article on Braedon Wissler Braedon Wissler – All Business.  During that time, we knew that Wissler was a Division 1 caliber running back.  We knew that Wissler was one of the hardest working players in the state.  We also knew that Wissler was quite possibly the top offensive skill player in the state.  However, we had no idea what we were in store for during this Showcase.  While many top players shy away from certain challenges, in order to keep their stock up; Wissler is the exact opposite.  He embraces the various challenges and competes like there’s no tomorrow . We all know about Wissler’s running ability, but on this particular day it was Wissler’s receiving skills that shined.  He made some catches that made everyone’s mouth drop. Wissler was the top running back and the top receiver at this Showcase.  This young man is more than a legitimate D1 caliber player. He is special.

OL Canaan Yarro, Timpview HS, 2019 (Co MVP) – The Timpview center put together the most dominate performance of any offensive lineman; not only in this Showcase, but all three Showcases combined.  We were not familiar with Yaro before the camp, but we were definitely familiar with him five minutes into the camp.  He has outstanding technique, in fact he has the best technique that we saw out of any o-lineman in the three week period.  Yaro took on the biggest and baddest defensive lineman (and the defense was stacked!) and won rep after rep.  Yaro was impressive, and proved that he is a player that schools need to be heavily recruiting. He is a warrior.

RB Ousmane Doumbia, Highland HS, 2020 (Top Offensive Underclassmen) – The Highland product turned heads with his flashy footwork and burst of speed.  He was difficult for the talented linebackers to contain.  Doumbia broke quite a few runs during the run competition. He is the top 2020 running back that we have evaluated, and has earned his D1 Rating, as a Division 1 caliber football player.

WR Timm Van Leeuwen, Timpview HS, 2019 (Top WR) – Van Leeuwen was considered one of the top wide receivers in the camp.  He ran great routes, showed great hands, and speed.  He comes from a long line of Division football players in his family.  He will have the opportunity to continue that legacy.  Van Leeuwen is the real deal, and definitely a D1 caliber wide receiver. 

Timm Van Leeuwen, Timpview HS, 2019

WR Jeffrey Save, Hunter HS, 2019 (Top WR) – The Hunter wide receiver is big, physical, and fast. He is a matchup problem for most defensive backs.  Save had a great day and separated himself from the pack.  He is a legitimate D1 caliber wide receiver.

WR Hufanga Pulu, Timpview HS, 2019 (Top WR) – Pulu impressed the staff with his solid work ethic, and the way he paid attention to detail.  Our staff believes that he is a D1 caliber football player, that will do very well at the next level.

QB Dai’Sean Cash, Hunter HS, 2020 – The dual threat QB came into the camp with an ankle injury that he suffered during a recent basketball game.  That didn’t slow him down one bit. Cash was rated as the top QB in the Showcase, and earned a well deserved trip to Rising Stars.  Cash is a D1 caliber QB.

Rising Stars

QB Jaxon James, Herriman HS, 2020

QB Dakota Lynde, Kearns HS 2020

QB Nui Adolpho Timpview HS, 2019

RB Klaysen Christenson, Orem HS, 2020

RB Colton White, Highland HS, 2020

OL Kingsley Holliday, Corner Canyon HS, 2019

OL Porter LaChance, Herriman HS, 2019

OL Charles Lickiss, Herriman HS, 2020

OL Tylor Stubbs, Timpview HS, 2020

OL Cache Hogan, Riverton HS, 2020

OL Ryker Keele, Morgan HS, 2021

*** We are still updating the Rising Star list for the Central Showcase.  These are the players that have been added so far.