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August 26, 2014

NMPreps.com's Preseason All-State Defensive Team

Today we release our 1st Team Preseason All-State Selections before the start of the 2014 high school football season. Over Selections are based off production from the 2013 season, coaches input, and what we've seen covering prep football this summer season and how the players faired at the NMPreps.com Elite Combine.

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NMPREPS.COM PRESEASON ALL-STATE: 1ST TEAM DEFENSE

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1st Team Defensive Linemen
1st Team Defensive Linemen
James Romero
Cameron Mills
Atrisco Heritage High School
Mayfield High School
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Had over 10 sacks as a junior. At 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds he benched 185 pounds a record 42 times. Also a state champ heavyweight wrestler. At 6-foot-2 and 264 pounds Mills is a monster coming off the football. Benched 185 pounds 26 times. One of the best in New Mexico.
1st Team Defensive Linemen
1st Team Defensive Linemen
Matthew Cook
Dominic Brown
Cleveland High School
Valley High School
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
At 6-foot-0 and 247 pounds Cook has broken a ton of strengh records at Cleveland (1,200 pound club). At the combine he was undefeated in the one-on-one's. Was named the 2014 Elite Combine DL MVP for an incredible showing. Brown is 5-foot-11 and 258 pounds, 19 reps at 185 pounds. Motor does not quit.
1st Team Defensive Linemen
1st Team Linebacker
Jerry Gurrola
Mitchell Cantwell
Centennial High School
La Cueva High School
Class of 2016
Class of 2015
He is just a junior, but is already a three year starter at Centennial. 6-foot-0, 240 pounds with good speed and just causes match up problems.
The 6-foot-1, 230 pound linebacker out of La Cueva will be a three year starter for the Bears. He's a big time player, one of the best defensive impact players in Albuquerque.
1st Team Linebacker
1st Team Linebacker
Ikakia Waters
Clay Adams
Rio Rancho High School
Jal High School
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Played just a few games last year dealing with an ACL injury, but is close to 100%. Gamer, team leader, next level player. He's about to turn it up.
At 5-foot-9 and 220 pounds, Adams is a big time prospect in a small town. Benched 185 pounds 32 times and ran a 4.58 40-time. Someone better pick him up.
1st Team Defensive Back
1st Team Defensive Back
Miguel Barreras
Blair Manly
Rio Rancho High School
Cibola High School
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
One of the best overall athletes in New Mexico. Tore his ACL last year, made a comeback after football to win the State Wrestling Title. Gifted defensive back. Playmaker pure and simple.
Was named the Elite Combine DB MVP this year. 6-foot-1, 177 pounds, ran a 4.4 40-time and has a broad jump of 10'4. Just offered by UNM.
1st Team Defensive Back
1st Team Defensive Back
Parker Johnson
Jordan Velasquez
Ruidoso High School
Valley High School
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Had 8 int's as a junior. At the combine he had 24 reps of 185 pounds, ran a 4.34 40-time, 4.32 shuttle time, and a broad of 8'11.
Best man coverage defensive back in New Mexico hands down. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds he ran a 4.53 40-time and benched 185 pounds 13 times.
1st Team Defensive Back
1st Team Athlete
Dante Hernandez-LaCour
Alec Smith
Atrisco Heritage High School
Hobbs High School
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Hernandez-LaCour is the fastest player in New Mexico, took 2nd last year in the 5A 100M dash. Can make plays all over the field.
Smith will be a three year starter at Hobbs and continues to impress on the field and in the weight room. Team leader and on the field he is a gamer.
1st Team Athlete
Nate Nash
Valencia High School
Class of 2015
The 5-foot-10, 173 pound RB/DB ran a 4.5 40-time, benched 185 pounds 15 times, and had a broad jump of 8'10.

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