The 2021 high school boys football season is underway. Here are 10 Memphis area players to keep an eye on based on what coaches have sent in.

Taylor Gruber

Christian Brothers, Sr.

Position: Forward

Why chosen: Gruber had two assists in Christian Brothers’ first three games this season.

Logan Thompson

Arlington, Sr.

Position: Forward

Why chosen: Thompson scored two goals in Arlington’s first three games that season.

Paker Humphrey

Houston, Sr.

Position: midfield player

Why chosen: Humphrey scored two goals and had three assists in Houston’s first four games.

BASEBALL PLAYERS TO SEE: The 20 best baseball players of Memphis high school in 2021

LACROSSE PLAYERS TO SEE: The Memphis Area High School Lacrosse Watchlist: Top Players in 2021

David Martin

Christian Brothers, Sr.

Position: midfield player

Why chosen: Martin scored a goal in Christian Brothers’ first three games.

Kyle Kelly

Collierville, Sr.

Position: defender

Why chosen: Kelly helped the dragons at the season opener to post a shutout.

Brandon Rodriguez

Arlington, Sr.

Position: midfield player

Why chosen: Rodriguez scored one goal and gave Arlington to a 3-1-1 start.

Carsten Haddad

St. George’s, Sr.

Position: Forward

Why chosen: The Wofford signer scored 15 goals and had 10 assists in 2019.

Matt Brucker

Collierville, Sr.

Position: Forward

Why chosen: Brucker has two goals and one assist this season.

Chris Krahn

Christian Brothers, Sr.

Position: goalkeeper

Why chosen: Krahn was the starter for the 2019 Purple Wave team, which knocked out eight opponents and made it to the DII-AA semifinals. He already has a shutout this season.

Dade Micheel

St. George’s, Jr.

Position: midfield player

Why chosen: Micheel had eight goals and five assists as a newcomer in 2019.