2024 High School Football

Marana Class of 2025 WR Dezmen Roebuck chooses Washington because of coaching staff

Marana Class of 2025 receiver Dezmen Roebuck is in position to break state receiving records this season (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Marana Class of 2025 receiver Dezmen Roebuck developed a relationship with receivers coach Kevin Cummings and coach Jedd Fisch when Fisch and his staff were in Tucson at Arizona, and Roebuck is carrying on that bond when he goes to college at Washington.

Roebuck announced Sunday that he is committed to join Cummings, Fisch and the Huskies after visiting Seattle over the weekend.

“It was really just the coaching staff and then how they are doing things at Washington,” Roebuck mentioned to AllSportsTucson.com. “They want us to be pros not only on the field but off the field as well.”

After the coaching change of Fisch leaving to Washington and Brent Brennan becoming the new head coach, “Arizona was out of the picture; they didn’t really talk to me or contact me at all after Fisch left,” Roebuck stated.

Roebuck, 6-foot and 175 pounds, has amassed 3,108 yards receiving with 26 touchdowns on 257 catches in his career.

His 121 receptions last season is a state record.

He already holds the 5A record with his 257 career receptions. For the state record, he trails Arizona freshman Brandon Phelps, who had 282 in his career with ALA-Gilbert North.

Roebuck is also in position to break the state record in career receiving yards of 4,971 held by Phelps.

Marana opens its season hosting Salpointe Catholic on Aug. 30.


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator in 2016 and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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