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February 6, 2013

National Signing Day on NMPreps.com

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Today we look at where the Class of 2013 is headed on National Signing Day (February 6th, 2013). The commits below are high school football prospects that have received a full scholarship to play at the next level. The Class of 2013 has more than 20 college football signees including four D-1 Commits.

Romell Jordan out of Rio Rancho (N.M.) Cleveland headlines this years class along with 6-foot-6, 240 pound Calvin Allen out of Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva. Jordan scored over 35 touchdowns during his senior year and was a NMPreps.com Mr. Football Candidate, Jordan committed to New Mexico where he will be teammates again with former Cleveland High School Quarterback and now Lobo Quarterback Cole Gautsche.

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Allen committed to the Arizona Wildcats in 2012 over San Diego State and New Mexico. At 6-foot-6, 240 pounds Allen played both ways for the La Cueva Bears at Tight End and Defensive End. Additional D-1 Commits in this years recruiting class including two Air Force Football Commits.

Santa Fe (N.M.) St. Michael's Tight End/Kicker/Linebacker Santo Coppola at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds along with JT Boone out of Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds each will attend the Mountain West program in 2013.

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New Mexico High school football recruiting (Class of 2013 commits)
ROMELL JORDAN - RUNNING BACK

High School: Rio Rancho (N.M.) Cleveland
5-foot-9 | 175 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Ranking: #1
Committed: University of New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: 2012 NMPreps.com Mr. Football Candidate, Ran a 4.38 at the NMPreps.com Elite Combine, Scored over 30 touchdowns as a senior. At the NMPreps Elite Combine he ran a 4.38, 4.22 pro-agility time, 12 reps of 185 pounds, and a 34 inch vertical jump.
CALVIN ALLEN - DEFENSIVE END

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva
6-foot-6 | 245 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings: #3
Committed: University of Arizona

Hendo's Notes: Still has a ton of upside and committed to Arizona over San Diego State and New Mexico. Plays both defensive end and tight end, like him catching the football at the next level, however he could really blossom on the defense as well.
CHRIS THOMPSON - RECEIVER

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva
6-foot-3 | 195 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings: #4
Committed: Pitt State

Hendo's Notes: Jumped onto the scene with a great NMPreps Elite Combine showing, winning the overall receiver Award. Caught for big yards at La Cueva and was the top deep threat receiver in the State of New Mexico. Game changer with D-1 talent. Pitt State is a winner on National Signing Day.
TAYLOR TISBY - DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

High School: Las Cruces (N.M.)
6-foot-2 | 300 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings: #6
Committed: Pima Coummunity College

Hendo's Notes: Las Cruces had two 300 pound defensive tackles this year, helping the Dawgs win the 2012 5A State Title. At the NMPreps Elite Combine he posted 30 reps of 185 pounds and was shined during the showcase portion of the event. Over 15 career quarterbach sacks, 1st Team All-State, and All-Star Selection.
SANTO COPPOLA - TIGHT END/DEFENSIVE END

High School: Santa Fe (N.M.) St. Michael's
6-foot-4 | 240 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 3A Rankings: #2
Committed: United States Air Force Academy

Hendo's Notes: The top rated NMPreps.com 3A Prospect attended the NMPreps.com Elite Combine in the summer of 2012 and posted some fantastic numbers. He had 14 reps at 185 pounds, ran a 4.91 40-time, 4.75 shuttle time, and had a vertical of 30.5 inches.
JACOB BENEGAS - DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva
6-foot-1 | 305 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings: #10
Committed: Pima Coummunity College

Hendo's Notes: Top Defenive Linemen in New Mexico along with Tisby his teammate from Las Cruces. They'll be teammates again, only this time in Arizona. At the NMPreps Elite Combine he had 17 reps of 185 pounds and did work in the one-on-one's.
JT BOONE - OFFENSIVE LINE

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva
6-foot-3 | 245 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 3A Rankings: #15
Committed: United States Air Force Academy

Hendo's Notes: Very solid linemen that was a two year started at La Cueva. Showed well at the NMPrep.com Elite Combine and was also a 1st Team All-District Selection.
RUDY GUERRA - OFFENSIVE LINE

High School: Las Cruces (N.M.)
6-foot-2 | 305 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings #11
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Started for two years on the Las Cruces Offensive Line helping the Bulldawgs win a state title in 2012. 1st Team All-State and shined at the NMPreps.com Elite Combine in 2012.
LANE CUMMINGS - OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

High School: Las Cruces (N.M.)
6-foot-0, 252 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings #23
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Started at Las Cruces High School, 1st team all-state, had fantastic showing at NMPreps Elite Combine.
MICHAEL ROSE - RUNNING BACK

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva
5-foot-10 | 175 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings: #21
Committed: Pitt State

Hendo's Notes: One of the top running backs in New Mexico and proved that early in the season. At the NMPreps Elite Combine he competed with the receivers and did very well. Fast in the open field and can create space. Ran a 4.56 40-time and a 4.44 pro-agility time.
STEVEN STEELE - DEFENSIVE BACK

High School: Rio Rancho (N.M.) Cleveland
5-foot-11 | 175 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings #36
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: One of the top defensive backs in the Metro Area over the last few years, has over 20 career interceptions, and can play a variety of positions. Played Quarterback, Receiver, Defensive Back, Safety, Kick Returner, Punt Returner while at Cleveland.
GRIFFIN BARTH - OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

High School: Santa Fe (N.M.) St. Michael's
6-foot-4, 260 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 3A Rankings #4
Committed: Bucknell

Hendo's Notes: First Team All-State Offensive Linemen, All-Star Selection, Started in more than 20 games for the Horsemen
AUSTIN PATTERSON - RECEIVER

High School: Rio Rancho (N.M.)
6-foot-1 | 175 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings #41
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Another Rio Rancho Receiver that was money for the Ram's passing attack during the 2012 season. Patterson caught for over 1,000-yards.
TANNER GRAHAM - TIGHT END

High School: Alamogordo (N.M.)
6-foot-3 | 220 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Rankings #42
Committed: West Texas A&M

Hendo's Notes: Started for two years at Alamogordo High School on both sides of the football.
AUSTIN FRENCH - OFFENSIVE LINE

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado
6-foot-1 | 265 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Ranking: #44
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Started for two years at Eldorado High School on both sides of the football. At the NMPreps Elite Combine he had 16 reps of 185 pounds and an impressive 27 inch vertical jump.
MARSHALL WINN - TIGHT END

High School: Clovis (N.M.)
6-foot-4 | 255 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Ranking: #47
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Blocking TE that has a great frame. Did not get many passes thrown at him in 2012, however that does not mean he does not have good hands. Good pick up for Eastern. At the NMPreps Elite Combine he had 17 reps of 185 pounds and showed off some very soft hands.
XAVIER ARMIJO - RUNNING BACK

High School: Belen (N.M.)
5-foot-11 | 195 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 4A Rankings: #13
Committed: Wesleyan University

Hendo's Notes: All-State Running Back, who ran for over 2,000 career yards while starting for the Belen Eagles. Very tough running back that got big compliments from the 4A State Champs, the Goddard Rockets.
MAREON GRAY - OFFENSIVE LINE

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.)
6-foot-4 | 265 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Ranking: #60
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Started for three years at Albuquerque High School on both sides of the football.
MISTER BIRDO - OFFENSIVE LINE

High School: Albuquerque (N.M.)
6-foot-5 | 275 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 5A Ranking: #62
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Started for three years at Albuquerque High School on both sides of the football like his teammate Mareon ranked at #60. Improved leaps and bounds at the Combine. Huge steal for Eastern New Mexico.
WENDELL HAYES - RUNNING BACK

High School: Lordsburg (N.M.)
5-foot-10 | 175 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 2A Ranking: #12
Committed: Western New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: One of the fastest players in all New Mexico. Ran a 4.37 40-time (fastest ever at the NMPreps Elite Combine) back in 2012. Ran for over 1,000-yards during his senior season.

JAMES MARLEY - OFFENSVIE LINE

High School: Eunice (N.M.)
6-foto-6 | 300 Pounds
NMPreps.com's Star Ranking
Overall 2A Ranking: #17
Committed: Eastern New Mexico

Hendo's Notes: Has not played his best football yet. With his size, a redshirt year could do wonders for this prospect. Has the size and could hold 25 more pounds of muscle easy. Eastern New Mexico landed a diamond in the rough.


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