Chandler High Wolves 44
Valdosta Wildcats 24
Chandler High Wolves 44
Valdosta Wildcats 24
Come out Friday November 20th, 2015 and support your Chandler Wolves (#1) as they take on Desert Ridge (#4) in the 2015 High School State Championship Semi-Finals! The game starts at 7 pm and will be played at the neutral site Hamilton High School Football field.
N’Keal Harry announced his commitment to Arizona State University! Here is an article from azcentral.com
Chandler senior wide receiver N’Keal Harry, with close friends Byron Murphy and Chase Lucas looking on at the school’s cafeteria, announced Monday that he will be attending Arizona State to play college football.
That’s a big score for the Sun Devils, who are also hoping to land Murphy and Lucas. If that happens, it would be biggest in-state recruiting dent coach Todd Graham has made since arriving four years ago.
Harry, 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, is hoping to make an immediate impact at ASU with potential to be similar to Jaelen Strong, now with the Houston Texans, who was an ESPN All-American at ASU last year.
N’Keal Harry, one of the top recruits in the state, makes his college announcement on Monday at Chandler High School.
Murphy, a 6-1, 170-pound cornerback/wide receiver at Scottsdale Saguaro, is the No. 1 2016 recruit in Arizona by azcentral sports. Lucas, 6-1, 180, a hybrid back who plays both tailback and receiver at Chandler, is rated No. 2 in the 2016 class by azcentral sports.
Harry, who is hoping to return from ankle injury for this Friday’s first-round Division I playoff game against Anthem Boulder Creek, is rated fifth.
“I like how they run everything and move you around from wide receiver to the slot,” Harry said about ASU.
Chase Lucas made his commitment to ASU (Arizona State University). Here is what azcentral.com had to say about it:
Teasing the entire school population Monday, Chandler standout Chase Lucas said, “there are cars, trains and airplanes that can get you to where I am.”
Then, before pulling out an Arizona State hat, Lucas said, “Thankfully, from Chandler, it’s only 13 ½ miles away to get you to Sun Devil Stadium.”
Lucas, who says he will go to ASU as a cornerback or safety while possibly also playing slot receiver, follows teammate N’Keal Harry to ASU.
Last week, Harry, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound wide receiver, announced that he will be playing at ASU.
Scottsdale Saguaro senior cornerback/receiver Byron Murphy will be the last of the Big Three to commit. That may not come until January at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
Murphy may also announce ASU. He said Friday, when he received his U.S. Army jersey that he was probably going to announce his college during the All-American bowl in San Antonio on Channel 12. He said he will take an official recruiting trip to ASU on Nov. 21, the weekend ASU plays Arizona.
Lucas made his college announcement after receiving his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey at Chandler High School.
He said he also strongly considered Washington.
Chandler athlete Chase Lucas announces on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at his high school that he will follow teammate N’Keal Harry to Arizona State.
Lucas, Harry and Murphy have played youth football together since they were 6.
They’ve formed a strong bond that has taken them through high school.
When Harry approached Lucas before last week that he was going to commit, Lucas said, “I’ll be there for you, no matter what.”
“I didn’t even really want to know where he was going,” Lucas said. “But he told me where he was going, and that made me smile from ear to ear, because I knew I was going to be playing with my brother.”
Lucas and Harry both were blown away by an unofficial visit they took to ASU during its preseason Media Day at Sun Devil Stadium. Both spent most of the day with ASU, talking to the coaches. There was speculation then they were going to commit to ASU that day.
FROM AUG. 8, 2015: Harry, Lucas wowed on visit to Arizona State
But they waited.
Now they’re just waiting on Murphy, azcentral sports’ No.1 2016 recruit. Lucas is rated No. 2 in Arizona and Harry No. 5 by azcentral sports.
“Hopefully, it is a package deal with Byron and N’Keal,” Lucas said. “If Bryon doesn’t end up going to ASU, I wish him the best. He’ll always be my brother.”
Since announcing ASU last week, Harry said he has kept in daily contact with Murphy.
“He hasn’t told us where he’s going to go yet, but all we can do is hope,” Harry said Monday after Lucas’ announcement.
Harry likes the recent local recruiting trend towards ASU.
“I think it is going to ramp up the recruiting,” Harry said. “Just seeing that in-state prospects want to go to ASU is big.”
Lucas, 6-1, 180, missed six games this season after suffering a knee injury during the opening kickoff of the Las Vegas Bishop Gorman game on Aug. 29.
He returned Oct. 24 for a 28-6 victory over Brophy.
Lucas is the third Arizona high school football player to commit to ASU, along with Harry and Peoria Centennial offensive lineman Marshal Nathe. Glendale Community College defensive end Christian Hill, who’s from Kansas City, is also committed.
In his own words originally posted at azcentral.com:
-Chandler senior cornerback Kyree Woods has committed to San Diego State. He said he was offered a scholarship after Chandler won a 7 on 7 tournament there. He stood out, making stops throughout the tournament.
“I chose them because I felt most comfortable around the coaching staff, their football program,” said Woods, one of eight defensive starters returning from last season’s 13-1 Division I state championship team. “It is heading in the right direction. They have a good business program, and I’m also close to home.”
Mason Moran Commits to Oregon State adding to their dual threat abilities. Article originally posted on azcentral.com:
Mason Moran was an All-Arizona safety and a backup quarterback on Chandler’s state championship team as a junior.
Now, without ever starting a game at quarterback on varsity, Moran will be going to Oregon State with the chance to be its quarterback of the future.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Moran committed to Oregon State on Wednesday night. He was also offered by Colorado, Northwestern, Louisville, Boston College, Massachusetts, UNLV and Air Force.
His athleticism wouldn’t allow Chandler coach Shaun Aguano to keep Moran off the field last season when the Wolves went 13-1 and captured their first Division I state football championship since the Arizona Interscholastic Association began a playoff format in 1959. He had 52 tackles and two interceptions, and as Bryce Perkins’ backup, he completed 9 of 15 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns with an additional 150 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Perkins is headed to Arizona State after making All-Arizona, setting Chandler season records with 3,001 passing yards and 46 touchdown passes.
It’s as hard an act for any high school kid to follow. But his coach, Shaun Aguano, and his personal quarterback coach, Dan Manucci, believe Moran can succeed just as well.
“Mason Moran is an outstanding athlete that has the it factor when it comes to competing and working hard each and every day,” said Manucci of the honor-roll student. “Blend that with his arm strength, size, speed and amazing accuracy, it makes him one of the top quarterbacks in the Southwest.
“He is extremely bright and can make all the throws. He is very much in the (former Oregon star) Marcus Mariota mold when it comes to his humility while being an outstanding leader on and off the field. He is exactly what a Pac-12 quarterback is all about.”
Oregon State now has two Chandler High School Football Commits! Article below originally posted at azcentral.com:
Since he played Pop Warner as a little kid, Chandler senior outside linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr., dreamed of playing for the Oregon State Beavers.
Yes, that OSU. Not Ohio State.
“My Pop Warner team was called the Beavers, so I thought once a Beaver always a Beaver,” said Rashed, who earlier this week committed to playing football for Oregon State, which will also be the college home for Chandler senior quarterback Mason Moran.
Rashed and Moran posed for selfie with their Oregon State hats on after Rashed committed.
“I’m super excited he committed and him and I have grown close, but, actually, he wanted to be able to go to college with his older brother,” Moran said.
Rashed’s brother, Keondre Dew, two years older, committed last weekend to Oregon State for basketball. Dew, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds, is at City College in San Francisco, after playing at a prep academy in Florida. Rashed said they dreamed as kids about playing sports at the same college.
“We learned that if this 105-degree weather can’t stop us, nobody can,” said the 6-4, 220-pound Rashed. “Me and my brothers used to always play outside, motivating each other. We stressed how we could run college together. My brother Keondre would control the basketball court and I’d be running the football field, so we always said we were a package deal from the start.
“And Oregon State made that dream come true when they offered me and my brother, so there was no doubt about committing to Oregon State.”
Rashed says he already has family in place at Oregon State. Former Phoenix Mountain Pointe running back/slot receiver Paul Lucas is in his first year at OSU. He grew up the Laveen playgrounds with Rashed, before going to Mountain Pointe. He calls Lucas another brother.
“Paul Lucas has been my brother since we were 5 playing on the Beavers (Pop Warner team) together. And now I’ve got Mason Moran, definitely a brother to me.”
Rashed, who made azcentral sports’ All-Arizona football team as a junior after recording 20 sacks for Laveen Cesar Chavez, made an immediate impact for Chandler’s top-ranked team this season with his cat-quick pressure from the edge.
He has 64 tackles, 10 for losses and 10 sacks for the 8-1 Wolves, who play host to second-ranked Chandler Hamilton Friday night in the regular-season finale.
Reach Obert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-460-1710. Follow him at twitter.com/azc_obert, Listen to the Which Wich High School Football Preview Show every Friday from 6-7 p.m., on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 with Dan Manucci and Richard Obert.
Chandler defeated Hamilton last Friday night 27-20.
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