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FOOTBALL: Salpointe tops in Tucson with 15 athletes playing in college

Salpointe head coach Dennis Bene has coached 15 players to the next level. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Salpointe head coach Dennis Bene has coached 15 players to the next level. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

From MaxPreps: The Arizona high schools with the most players on 2016 college rosters at the NCAA D-I, D-II, D-III and NAIA levels are listed below. This data comes from the HS Athlete College Guide. Salpointe leads Southern Arizona with 15 and Ironwood Ridge is next with 11.

Local athletes playing for the University of Arizona include: Cam Denson (Salpointe), Justin Holt (Salpointe), Jake Matthews (Ironwood Ridge), Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (Mountain View), Richie Estrada (Mountain View), Matt Thomas (Mountain View), Matt Aragon (Cienega) and Albert Green (Sabino).

Hamilton (Chandler) – 30
Chandler – 27
Brophy College Prep (Phoenix) – 26
Centennial (Peoria) – 20
Mountain Pointe (Phoenix) – 17
Salpointe Catholic (Tucson) – 15
Saguaro (Scottsdale) – 14
Perry (Gilbert) – 14
Desert Vista (Phoenix) – 13
Campo Verde (Gilbert) – 13
Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale) – 12
Horizon (Scottsdale) – 12
Liberty (Peoria) – 12
Basha (Chandler) – 12
Boulder Creek (Anthem) – 11
Ironwood Ridge (Tucson) – 11

Ironwood Ridge head coach Matt Johnson has a whole team of players competing in college. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ironwood Ridge head coach Matt Johnson has a whole team of players competing in college. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

 

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