February 2, 2011 in Sports

Washington State’s 2011 class

Washington State Sports Information Office
 
Kevin Clark photo

Logan Mayes, son of former WSU star running back Rueben Mayes, will also play at WSU.
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MANSEL SIMMONS

6-5/231

Tight End

Elk Grove, Calif.

Sheldon High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Played for head coach Josh Crabtree…JUNIOR year had four catches for 42 yards in run-oriented offense…as a SENIOR registered 27 tackles, including 1.5 sacks as Sheldon went 4-6 on the season…season-best six tackles against Lodi…offensively had seven rushes for 23 yards while also catching 12 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns…had best game of year in season-finale, catching two passes for 110 yards and a touchdown…one of Sacramento Bee’s 25 Preseason Players to Watch.

CODY CLEMENTS

6-2/205

Quarterback

Whittier, Calif.

La Habra High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

As a JUNIOR led his team to the CIF-Southern Section title and a 13-1 record…threw for 2,150 yards on 120-of-191 passing, with 29 touchdowns, five interceptions, while also rushing for five touchdowns…team captain…team Offensive Player of the Year…first-team All-Area, All-CIF and All-Freeway League… entered SENIOR year listed among the Orange County Varsity preseason top 10 quarterbacks in Orange County… rated the No. 1 QB in all of Orange County by the Orange County Register entering senior year…led team to an 11-3 record, 5-0 in league play, while capturing fourth consecutive CIF-Southern Section title…team captain…La Habra won its final nine games, including a 35-26 win over Tustin in title game…for the season connected on 137-of-206 passes for 2,067 yards, 32 touchdowns and just one interceptions…named 2010 CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division Offensive Player of the Year and first-team quarterback…also named All-Orange County, first-team all-league, league MVP and first-team All-Area.

PERSONAL

Cody Nolan Clements…born in Whittier, Calif…parents Brian and Charlotte…one older sister, Carly…scholar-athlete…participated in Impact Leadership Program…field of study undecided at WSU.

DAVID DAVIS

6-1/285

Defensive Line

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Palos Verdes High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-year varsity starter…JUNIOR season registered 55 tackles, including 10 tackles-for-loss, along two sacks and an interception…was a first-team All-Bay League selection on the defensive line…as a SENIOR repeated as a first-team All-Bay League selection, while also being named to the 2010 Daily Breeze All-Area first team and 2010 All-CIF-Southern Section Northern Division first team.

PERSONAL

William David Davis… grandfather is Green Bay Packer legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis.

RAHMEL DOCKERY

5-10/170

Wide Receiver

Tacoma, Wash.

Curtis High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Played under head football coach Clay Angle at Curtis…also was an outstanding high jumper, clearing 7-feet as a sophomore…JUNIOR season had 36 receptions for 1,077 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns…added 21 rushes for 211 yards and two scores, along with 21 total returns for 596 yards and 3 touchdowns…SENIOR year led team to a 12-1 record and a semifinal berth at the 4A State Championship…named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100…TNT’s All-State Player of the Year… totaled more than 2,600 all-purpose yards… finished with 73 catches for 1,443 yards and 17 touchdowns, rushed for 713 yards, averaging 14.6 yards per carry…in 4A state semifinal against Skyline, caught eight passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 31 yards and threw a 40-yard pass…All-SPSL 4A Offensive Back of the Year and first-team all-league wide receiver and special teams…named first-team All-State by the News Tribune and WashingtonPreps, the latter also naming him Most Valuable Overall…also named to Associated Press and Seattle Times All-State teams.

MAX GAMA

6-0/185

Safety

La Mirada, Calif.

La Mirada High School

HIGH SCHOOL

Three-year starter on football team, playing running back, linebacker and special teams..also lettered in baseball…JUNIOR year posted 81 tackles with a sack and four pass deflections, including season-best 11 tackles in 42-12 win over Mayfair…team went 13-1 overall, 6-0 in Suburban League, en route to CIF Southern Section championship…on offensive side of ball rushed for 701 yards on 128 carries with seven touchdowns…caught 25 passes for 331 yards and a score…named to first team for All-CIF, All-Suburban League and was a second-team All-Area player…won five Player of the Game awards during season…as a SENIOR team posted a 7-4 record, repeating as league champions…captured All-CIF and All-Suburban League first team honors…named team MVP after rushing for 762 yards and 12 touchdowns, catching 19 passes for 178 yards, and recording 66 tackles with five sacks.

PERSONAL

Max Gama…parents Ralph and Michelle…two sisters, Katey and Gracie…volunteered with Positive Alternatives Outreach…in 2008 attended the U.S. Marine Corps Devil Pup Leadership Program…plans to pursue a business degree at WSU.

MATT GOETZ

6-4/270

Offensive Line

Cibolo, Texas

Steele High School

Navarro Junior College

HIGH SCHOOL

Played for coach Mike Jinks at Steele High School…as a SENIOR helped team to a 10-2 mark…part of offensive line that helped team rush for 225.8 yards per game and 28 touchdowns…ranked as the No. 55 offensive guard nationally, according to Scout.com … No. 97 offensive guard nationally by ESPN.com…following senior year played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

NAVARRO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Played one year at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas…as a SOPHOMORE helped Navarro to an 11-1 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship, avenging its only loss of the year by beating Butler Community College in the title game, 13-12.

MAX HERSEY

6-2 / 233

Tight End

University Place, Wash.

Curtis Senior High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Earned three varsity letters while playing multiple positions including tight end and middle linebacker in high school under head coach Clay Angle…SOPHOMORE year played on the varsity team that won the South Puget Sound League title… prior to JUNIOR year was named the TE MVP at the WSU summer camp…two-way starter during the season on both the offensive and defensive lines…earned offensive and defensive All-SPSL honorable mention honors…SENIOR year led team to 4A state semifinals and a 12-1 record…team captain…named to the first-team All-South Puget Sound League on the offensive and defensive line and placed on the Tacoma News Tribune’s 2010 All-State football team at the defensive line… Associated Press and Seattle Times All-State on defense…rated as the no. 40 MLB in the country by Scout.com.

PERSONAL

Max Garrison Hersey…born in Tacoma, Wash…parents Jack and Julie…has two sisters, Anne and Nikala…both parents attended WSU, along with his grandfather and two cousins…grandfather, Gordon Hersey, played baseball at WSU…plans to pursue a communication degree at WSU.

BROCK LUTES

6-3 / 218

Defensive End

Newberg, Ore.

Newberg High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Two-sport athlete…played football at the wide receiver and defensive end positions for head coach TJ Tomlin…also played basketball…JUNIOR season was cut short due to injury, but managed to score four touchdown in two games played…helped basketball team to the Class 6A Pacific Conference title…SENIOR year scored three touchdowns in season-opening victory over Reynolds.

MARCUS MASON

5-9/175

Running Back

Etiwanda, Calif.

Etiwanda High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Following JUNIOR season was selected for the All World Gridiron Classic in South Carolina and was named a National Underclassman Top 100 player…as a SENIOR rushed for 1,623 yards and 15 touchdowns…averaged 7.7 yards per carry and fumbled once in 210 carries…earned team MVP honors and was named first-team All-Inland Valley Division and All-Baseline League…selected to play in Inland Empire All Star Football Classic…rushed for 282 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-31 win over Los Osos…had 210 yards on 26 carries the following week at Rancho Cucamonga…scored at least one touchdown in 10 of 12 games on the season…compiled 1,855 total yards and 19 total touchdowns.

LOGAN MAYES

6-3/230

Linebacker

Eugene, Ore.

Marist High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Earned three varsity letters in football under head coach Frank Geske and one varsity letter in lacrosse…SOPHOMORE season earned second-team All-Sky-Em League at defensive line…registered 63 tackles and 6.5 sacks while being named Marists’ Defensive Lineman of the Year……team posted a 9-3 record and reached State 4A quarterfinals…also named honorable mention midfielder in lacrosse…as a JUNIOR repeated as a second-team all-conference defensive lineman after registering 66 tackles and 11 sacks…team went 14-0 and captured State 4A title…named player of the week after seven-tackle, 2.5 sack effort in state quarterfinal win over Central…prior to senior season was named defensive line most outstanding player at the WSU camp, along with being named to the all-camp teams at the Stanford training camp, the Oakland Combine ESPN and the Badger/New Level 7 on 7 in Las Vegas…SENIOR year was named Oregon’s 5A Defensive Player of the Year at linebacker and was also a first-team All-State selection on the offensive line…Midwestern League Defensive Player of the Year honors and was a first-team all-league pick on offense…Named to Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 and was one of eight players selected by the publication as a Northwest Nugget…for the season recorded 84 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 4 passes defended and blocked a field goal…team reached 5A state championship game en route to a 12-1 record…ranked as the No. 28 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com, No. 4 overall prospect in Oregon.

PERSONAL

Logan Frederick Mayes…born in Edmonds, Wash…parents Rueben and Marie…one younger brother, Kellen…father was an All-American running back at WSU and played six years in the NFL, garnering Rookie of the Year honors in 1986…mother receiver her BA and MBA from WSU…attended Pullman High School as a freshman, playing football and soccer…honor roll student…attended the 2009 People to People Leadership Summit at Harvard University and was a 2009 Washington State Senate Page…2008-09 National Honor Society Outstanding Student Award for Literature and Composition…during the 2010 football season wrote a blog for OregonLive.com and participated in web-video interviews following each game…volunteer at Food for Lane County and The Relief Nursery.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL

6-3/295

Offensive Line

Portland, Ore.

Jefferson High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Attended Wilson High School his FRESHMAN year and earned a varsity letter under head coach Aaron Olson…as a SOPHOMORE transferred to Jefferson High School where played under head coach Anthony Stoudimiere…earned three additional varsity letters…played offensive and defensive line….first-team all-league…as a JUNIOR named first-team all-league…invited to Army All-American Junior Combine…as a SENIOR…named first-team All-State defensive line…second-team All-State offensive line.

PERSONAL

Alexander Mitchell…born in Portland, Ore…parents Matthew and Daria…brother Jacob…plans to pursue a business degree at WSU.

DARRYL PAULO

6-3/250

Linebacker

Sacramento, Calif.

Grant High School

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned three varsity letter playing for head coach Mike Alberghini at Grant…as a SOPHOMORE had eight tackles and a sack…team went 14-0 en route to State championship, defeating Long Beach Poly 25-20 in title game…JUNIOR year team went 12-1, falling in section title game… was second on the team in tackles with 110, including seven sacks and two fumble recoveries…had double-digit tackles on four occasions, including season-best 15…named to All-Metro League first team at linebacker and was selected to Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro Team…SENIOR season was named to Cal-Hi Sports preseason All-Sac-Joaquin Section football team…finished season with a team-leading 150 tackles, including five sacks…team went 13-1, falling in Sac-Joaquin Section title game for second straight season…named to Cal-Hi Sports All-State third team and NorCalPreps.com All-NorCal second team…repeated as an All-Metro League first team linebacker.

T.J. POLOAI

6-1/275

Defensive Tackle

Sacramento, Calif.

Luther Burbank High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Earned two varsity letter in football for head coach John Heffernan…also lettered in track and field…JUNIOR year team went 7-5, including a 5-1 mark in league play…reached the second round of the section playoffs…named first-team All-Metro League on the offensive line…registered 33 tackles and a sack from the defensive tackle position…named MVP of the All-Poly Camp in Utah prior to senior season…also captured league title in shot put…as a SENIOR team posted a 6-5 record, including a 6-1 mark in Metro League play…registered 73 tackles, including eight sacks…had season-best 12 tackles, along with four sacks, in 36-6 win over Valley…named to Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro team…selected as first-team all-league and Metro League Lineman of the Year from his defensive tackle position…also received second-team All-Northern California honors…prior to season was named defensive tackle MVP at All-Poly camp.

PERSONAL

Talitiga P. Poloai…born in Sacramento, Calif….mother Christine Taileifi…has a brother, Taituga, and a sister, Faith Taileifi…volunteered for Feeding the Homeless and the Clothes Closet…undecided on academic area at WSU.

TANA PRITCHARD

6-3 / 205

Linebacker

Lakewood, Wash.

Clover Park High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Two-sport athlete, earning four varsity letters in football and basketball…played football as a starting outside linebacker, quarterback, and punter under head coach Jon Randall…was the starting QB all four years on the varsity team…SOPHOMORE year received an all-league honorable mention pick…JUNIOR year named first-team all-league on defense…passed for approximately 1,500 yards and rushed for another 700…SENIOR year selected to participate in 2010 U.S. Army National Combine…led team to SPSL 2A league title…named South Puget Sound League Most Valuable Player and led the league in total yardage…named All-SPSL 2A punter and state’s top punter after averaging 47.1 yards per punt…also named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s All-State football team as a punter…TNT All-Area quarterback…

PERSONAL

Ionatana Scott Pritchard…parents David and Kelli…father played on WS’sU’s 1981 Holiday Bowl team…uncle is legendary WSU QB Jack Thompson…brother, Tavita, played quarterback at Stanford…sister Krista played basketball at the University of Hawai’i.

CHESTER SU’A

6-2/215

Linebacker

Pearl City, Hawai’i

Kaimuki High School

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned two varsity letters under head coach Daniel Mafua…SENIOR year rushed for 1,625 yards, and 20 touchdowns on 250 carries…added eight receptions for 117 yards and three scores…defensively had four interceptions, one returned for a touchdown…team went 12-2 on year, 8-0 in league play, and reached D2 state championship game before falling to Iolani, 49-14…garnered first-team All-State honors at running back and was a first-team all-conference pick on defense…currently rated as the No. 15 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout.com… Named to Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100 list.

WENDELL TAIESE

6-6/340

Offensive Line

Oakland, Calif.

McClymonds High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Played football for head coach Curtis McCaully and basketball for Brandon Brooks…SENIOR season helped McClymonds to 12-0 record and league and section championship… Participated in Holiday Classic All-Star football game, pitting East Bay all-stars against those from the Sacramento area…East Bay Lineman of the Year…named first-team All-City, All-East Bay and All-Metro…selected to Contra Costa Times “Cream of the Crop” Top 20 players in the East Bay…averaged more than 50 yards punting during the season.

SPENCER WASEEM

5-10/170

Defensive Back

Apopka, Fla.

Apopka High School

HIGH SCHOOL

As a JUNIOR registered 41 tackles, one interception and three passes defended…team posted a 12-2 record, 6-1 in league play, advancing to 6A state semifinals…as a SENIOR team went 10-2, 7-0 in league en route to District 5 title…advance to first round of state playoffs…ranked No. 50 on Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida’s Super60 list.

DOMINIQUE WILLIAMS

6-3/193

Wide Receiver

Pomona, Calif.

Garey High School

HIGH SCHOOL

As a JUNIOR, he had 45 catches for 1,213 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also racked up 2,125 all-purpose yards, including two kickoff returns and a punt return that were brought back for scores…SENIOR year totaled 18 touchdowns in leading team to first round appearance at CIF Southern Section playoffs…earned first-team All-Mt. Baldy League at receiver and was an All-Inland Empire second-team selection.

LENARD WILLIAMS

6-2/245

Defensive End

Chesterfield, S.C.

Chesterfield, High School

Iowa Western Community College

IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Played two seasons for head coach Scott Strohmeier…as a FRESHMAN totaled 26 tackles, 9.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks…SOPHOMORE season increased tackle total to 42, including eight TFLs and 3.5 sacks…team went 9-2 and advanced to Top of Mountains Bowl against Snow College…second-team All-Midwestern Football Conference selection at defensive end.

The following junior college transfers enrolled at WSU in January and are attending classes:

RICO FORBES

6-6/290

Offensive Line

Houston, Texas

St. Pius X High School

Navarro College

NAVARRO COLLEGE

Played two seasons at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas…as a SOPHOMORE helped Navarro to an 11-1 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship, avenging its only loss of the year by beating Butler Community College in the title game, 13-12.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Attended St. Pius X in Houston, Texas… earned a varsity letter as a junior under head coach Robin Kirk…as a JUNIOR team finished 11-2 and captured Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) D1 state title…as a SENIOR did not participate in football…graduated from Christian Life Center Academy in Houston in Dec., 2008…was ranked No. 61 nationally among defensive ends by Scout.com…originally signed a letter of intent in Feb., 2009 to attend Baylor.

PERSONAL

Ererico Dominique Forbes…born in the Bahamas…parents Eric and the late Elsie Forbes.

TAYLOR MEIGHEN

6-3/280

Offensive Line

Beaumont, Texas

Monsignor Kelly High School

Kilgore College

KILGORE JUNIOR COLLEGE

Played two seasons at Kilgore Junior College for coach J.J. Eckert…As a SOPHOMORE earned 2010 All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference First Team honors at center.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Earned three varsity football letters and four letters as a member of the track and field team…as a SENIOR was an All-State selection, along with being named his team’s Most Valuable Lineman…was also an All-District Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) selection….captured state shot put 5A TAPPS title.

PERSONAL

Taylor Meighen…born in Beaumont, Texas…parents Terry and Paige…has one brother Parker, and a sister, Jessica Fertitta…plans to pursue a business degree at WSU.

IAN KNIGHT

6-2 / 244

Defensive End

Wichita, Kan.

Wichita Heights High School

Butler County Community College

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Played defensive end and defensive tackle for three years under head coach Rick Wheeler…varsity athlete in basketball and track…SOPHOMORE year lettered in football and track and received honorable mention all-city in football…JUNIOR year lettered in football, basketball, and track…named to first-team all-city and first team All-State…SENIOR year renamed to first-team all-city and to first-team All-State as team posted a 9-2 record, 6-1 in league play.

JUNIOR COLLEGE CAREER

FRESHMAN year played at Hutchinson Community College…SOPHOMORE season played under head coach Troy Morrel at Butler County… earned 2010 All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honorable mention honors at defensive end…recorded 56 tackles, including 14.5 for loss along with 5.5 sacks, on the season…had seven tackles, three TFLs and two sacks in a 38-26 win at No. 3 Coffeyville and had a season-high eight tackles twice…Butler posted 11-1 record on the season, its only loss coming in the championship game against Navarro College.

PERSONAL

Ian R. Knight…born in Jackson, Miss…parents Roosevelt and Bridget Knight…has a younger brother, John…uncle Costello Good played football at Kansas…plans to major in broadcasting at WSU.

The following student-athletes signed Financial Aid Agreements and enrolled at WSU in January and are attending classes:

HENRY EADDY

5-8 / 165

Wide Receiver

Orlando, Fla.

Olympia High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Three-sport athlete played wide receiver and running back for head coach Bob Head…also played basketball and was a captain on varsity weight lifting team…SOPHOMORE year was named the varsity team’s most valuable player and led the team to an 8-3 record and a bowl game win…JUNIOR year was named team captain and Titan Award winner…led team to another 8-3 record and into the first round of playoffs…SENIOR year renamed team captain and named most outstanding player on varsity team while leading the team to a third consecutive 8-3 record and another first round birth in playoffs…named to Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Super 60 list at No. 38.

PERSONAL

Henry James Eaddy…Born in Orlando, Fla…parents Chris and Staci…has an older brother, Chris…plans to major in physical or biological sciences.

DARRYL MONROE JR.

6-1 / 215

Middle Linebacker

Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Phillips High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Four-year letterman in football for head coach Dale Salapa…SOPHOMORE year received team awards for most improved and most hardworking player…JUNIOR year led team in tackles…team captain and was named to the All-Orange County team…received the team defensive player of the year award and was named one of the top five linebackers in Central Florida…named to Central Florida Super 60 and top 100 in Florida…SENIOR year led team in tackles for a second consecutive season as well as led the county in tackles…named one of the top five linebackers in Florida, and led the team to a 14-1 record and the State championship game…recorded 136 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one interception (returned for a touchdown), three sacks, one pass break up, and eight tackles for a loss…named to Central Florida All-Defensive Team by the Orlando Sentinel and is No. 31 on Central Florida Super 60 list.

PERSONAL

Darryl Orlando Monroe, Jr.…born in Orlando, Fla…parents Darryl and Najia…has three sisters, Armonie, Pasche, D’Asia…deciding between communication and business management are of study at WSU.

ISIAH MYERS

6-0 / 170

Wide Receiver

Gotha, Fla.

Olympia High School

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Earned two varsity letters at the wide receiver position under head coach Robert Head…As a JUNIOR was listed as the top underclassman wide receiver by the Orlando Sentinel… recorded 437 receiving yards playing alongside Northwestern-bound receiver Rashad Lawrence …SENIOR year was listed as the second best wide receiver in Central Florida by one publication, and the top wide receiver at the Badger Sport Elite 7-on-7 competition…named most valuable player in team’s season opener after posting 12 receptions and more than 100 receiving yards…ranked No. 32 on Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Super 60 list.

PERSONAL

Isiah Dimitri Myers…born in Erie, Pa…parents Gary Myers and Amy Logan…brothers Gary and Lo, sisters Mya and Kia… honor roll student at Olympia High School and enrolled in multiple honors courses…plans to pursue either a business or art degree.

DEMETRIUS CHERRY

6-0 / 170

Defensive end

Frostproof, Fla.

Frostproof Middle High School and Oak Ridge Military

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

As a senior, team posted a 6-5 record…recorded 92 total tackles in 10 games played, including four sacks and four forced fumbles…named Florida 2A All-State honorable mention as a senior.


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