Top 5 Receivers to Watch in the Concho Valley in 2019
SAN ANGELO, TX -- With five weeks left until two-a-days start for area teams, we're continuing to highlight players at each position group that you need to keep an eye on.
We have highlighted quarterbacks and running backs the last two weeks. This week, we are highlighting the receivers we think you need to keep an eye on this fall.
Here are the top five receivers to watch this fall:
Jaakan Jurecek, 6-1, 172, Sr., Eldorado
Jurecek was the go-to guy for the Eagles in 2018, catching 31 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns. His efforts last year led to a first team All-District nod as a tight end.
The plan for the Eagles is to spread the ball out more this year and likely get their pass catchers in space. If the year unfolds just that way, expect Jurecek to have a big year.
Tanner Dabbert, 6-1, 180, Central
Dabbert is part of a returning duo that Central fans can expect to be targeted a lot by junior quarterback Malachi Brown after losing Jackson Timme to graduation.
Dabbert caught 44 passes for 539 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 as Central's second-leading receiver. He was recognized with second team All-District 3-6A honors for that
With Brown's development into a true dual-threat QB, and the familiarity the gunslinger has with Dabbert, it should be expected that Dabbert and Christian Gabaldon will rack up the yards for the Bobcats in the fall.
Weston Rollwitz, 6-1, 165, Jr., Ballinger
Rollwitz is expected to be a focal point in Ballinger's balanced offense this year after earning All-Concho Valley honors in 2018.
The lanky junior was Edgar Nunez's favorite target a year ago, catching 20 passes for 388 yards and six touchdowns in his sophomore season.
Ballinger making the state 7-on-7 tournament indicates the Bearcats could see more success through the air in 2019 and Rollwitz should be the spark plug for that success.
Caleb Galindo, 6-0, 175, Sr., Brady
Things should come full circle for the Brady Bulldogs this season with 17 starters returning from last year's 2-8 season.
Galindo is one of those key pieces returning after racking up 400 yards and four touchdowns. That earned him second team All-District 13-3A DII honors last year.
With Brady going 3-0 in pool play at the state 7-on-7 tournament last week, the Bulldogs may have found their stride as a passing team.
Isaac Rosas, 5-10, 160, Sr., Junction
The first year of the John Contrucci era in Kimble County could bring many things. One thing is for sure, he's got a good receiver to build around in Rosas.
Junction finished 2-9 last season.
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