In the second year of Division 1 football, there are quite a number of potential stars among the skill players but few had overwhelmingly productive seasons last year.
The quarterback and running back positions should see a number of player break out in a tight race for MVP honors.
In a year that the battle for the state championship is wide open, here is a breakdown of the Nevada Division 1 Preseason positional standouts.
QB Hunter Fralick Spanish Springs-Great production and accuracy as a junior, committed to Nevada early .
RB Antraye Johnson Basic-Great rusher and receiver for the Wolves
RB Andrew Moreland Las Vegas-The only returning player to top 1000 yards rushing as a junior
WR Jackson Cofer Coronado-Hard working target with great hands
WR Terrance Chambers Bishop Gorman-Quick target with big play skill
TE Austin Hunt Silverado-Athletic player that can get down field for big plays
OL Tyrell Crosby Green Valley-Seasoned blocker with great all around skill. Committed to Oregon.
OL Nick Gates Bishop Gorman -Athlete on the edge with great pass blocking skill
OL Zack Singer Bishop Gorman-Mauler in the trenches with outstanding strength
OL Griffin Kemp Palo Verde-Outstanding blocker in space
OL Jarvis Polu Liberty-Great overall lineman with great intelligence. Committed to Army.
DL Eric Anderson Galena-High effort defensive playmaker with quick hands
DL Rayshawn Henderson Canyon Springs-Extremely quick and powerful in the trenches
DL Michael Hughes Palo Verde-Smart and skilled player with impressive speed
DL Noble Hall Valley-Outstanding pass rusher with elite burst. Committed to San Diego State
LB Nieamiah Lane Legacy-Blazer that should dominate off the edge with outstanding ability in pursuit
LB Jake Ortale Palo Verde-Tall and athletic player with impressive speed
LB Isiah Carter Canyon Springs-Speedy playmaker with good skills in coverage
LB J Henderson Shadow Ridge-Rangy backer that is very physical on contact
DB Casey Hughes Legacy-Elite speedster that should push for overall MVP
DB Diamante Luna Canyon Springs-Outstanding cover guy with impressive leaping skills
DB Ben Ashlock Damonte Ranch-Physical player in the secondary with impressive speed
DB Armand Perry Bishop Gorman-Playmaker in the Gaels secondary with a knack for big plays
Ath Jayveon Taylor Bonanza-Blazer that can break with any sliver of space
K/P Austin Fitzgerald Liberty-Strong legged kicker with great accuracy