Compiled by Christian Caple, Tacoma News Tribune
QB, 6-3, 191, Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. Already enrolled at UW and will participate in spring practices. Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Arizona. Named Big Schools Player of the Year by Arizona Republic. Threw for 4,258 yards and 47 touchdowns with 9 interceptions as a senior and rushed for 627 yards and 17 touchdowns. Ranked No. 17 pro-style quarterback prospect in the 2016 class by Rivals.com.
WR, 6-0, 151, San Fernando, Calif. (Chaminade Prep): Caught 37 passes for 691 yards as a senior. Ranked the No. 78 receiver in the 2016 class by ESPN. Ran track in high school and won a state championship as part of a foursome in the 4x100 relay with a time of 40.75 seconds. Played with current Huskies JoJo McIntosh and Brayden Lenius in high school.
LB, 6-2, 214, Berkeley, Calif. (Bishop O'Dowd): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. Four-star prospect and the highest-rated player to sign with UW this year, per Scout.com, at No. 94 overall. Played basketball early in high-school career before turning out for the football team. Invited to U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2015. Named a PrepStar All-American. Rated the No. 280 overall recruit in the 2016 class by ESPN and No. 118 by Rivals.com. Played for former UW star Napoleon Kaufman at Bishop O’Dowd.
WR, 6-0, 177, McKinney, Texas (Lovejoy): Caught 86 passes for 1,178 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior and had 69 receptions for 1,396 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior. Named first-team All-District 10-5A and first team All-Collin County. Also played cornerback in high school and was named second-team all-county as a return specialist.
DB, 5-10, 188, Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue): Named to News Tribune’s Northwest Nuggets and Western 100. One of four Seattle Times blue-chip prospects in state of Washington. Named first-team all-area by the News Tribune and first-team all-state by the Seattle Times and Associated Press. MaxPreps.com named him to its Medium-Sized Schools All-America second team. Considered one of the top three recruits in the state of Washington by several recruiting services.
OL, 6-1, 282, Inglewood, Calif. (JSerra Catholic): Earned first-team all-league honors as a senior in 2015. Played center in high school but projects as a guard in college. High-school teammate of fellow UW signee Luke Wattenberg. All-West Region selection by PrepStar.
TE, 6-4, 250, Salem, Ore. (West Salem): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. Missed most of his senior season due to a back injury. Also plays basketball and track. First-team all state as a defensive lineman as a junior in 2014. Ranked the No. 27 tight end in the 2016 class by Rivals.com, the No. 31 tight end by ESPN, the No. 43 tight end by Scout.com and the No. 45 tight end by 247Sports.com.
DB, 6-1, 165, Corona, Calif. (Centennial): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. A 4-star prospect, per Scout.com, and the No. 254-rated prospect in the 2016 class. Rivals.com rates him the No. 24 cornerback in the class, ESPN ranks him as the No. 28 cornerback and 247Sports.com lists him as the No. 39 cornerback. Had 51 tackles and 4 interceptions as a senior. Took a late visit to UCLA but remained committed to the Huskies.
RB, 5-7, 173, Torrance, Calif. (St. John Bosco): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of California. Rushed for 5,762 yards and 76 touchdowns while averaging 9.1 yards per carry during his high-school career. Four-star prospect and Scout.com’s No. 8-rated running back in the 2016 class and No. 132 prospect overall. Named the Long Beach Press Telegram Player of the Year and first-team all-area by the Los Angeles Times. Plans to enroll at UW in March and participate in spring practices.
DB, 5-11, 172, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100, and named Arizona Division II Player of the Year. Rated a 4-star prospect and the No. 111 overall prospect in the 2016 class by Scout.com, as well as the No. 10 athlete prospect in the class. Played both defensive back and receiver in high school, and caught 88 passes for 1,733 yards and 21 touchdowns his senior year (with 7 interceptions and 52 tackles on defense). Also might play basketball at UW.
DL, 6-4, 262, Allen, Texas (Allen): Four-star prospect, the 101st-ranked prospect in the 2016 class and the No. 12-ranked defensive end, per Scout.com. Named the All-Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News, and earned District 6-6A Defensive MVP honors after recording 53 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss as a senior.
RB, 6-0, 195, Rialto, Calif. (Etiwanda): Scored eight touchdowns and had 677 all-purpose yards as a senior. Recruited as an “athlete,” and ranked the No. 70 athlete in the country by Scout.com, No. 79 by 247Sports.com and No. 86 by ESPN. Played defensive back and receiver in high school, too. Was first-team all-league at running back as a junior.
DB, 5-11, 196, Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. One of 11 Seattle Times red-chip prospects in state of Washington. Named first-team all-state by USA Today and the Associated Press as a senior. Had 117 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions as a senior. Rated No. 1 safety prospect in the state by Scout.com. Already enrolled at UW and will participate in spring practices.
DL, 6-4, 220, Houston, Texas (Bush): Signed a letter of intent with UW last year but delayed his enrollment, then enrolled at UW in January. Will participate in spring practices. Named first-team all-district as both a junior and a senior. Ranked the No. 97 defensive end recruit in the country by ESPN.
P, 5-11, 199, Olympia, Wash. (Capital): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. Plans to enroll at UW in March and participate in spring practices. Rated the No. 9 punter in the 2016 class by Scout.com. Played varsity as a freshman. Named first-team all-league as both a kicker and punter. Averaged 39 yards per punt and made all 10 of his field-goal attempts as a senior.
OL, 6-4, 275, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (JSerra Catholic): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100. Four-star prospect, per Scout.com, as well as the 239th-rated recruit in the 2016 class. High-school teammate of fellow UW signee Nick Harris. First-team all-area selection by the Los Angeles Times, and first-team all-county selection by the Orange County Register. Rated the No. 19 offensive tackle in the 2016 class by Scout.com.
LB, 6-0, 215, Kent, Wash. (Eastside Catholic): Named to News Tribune’s Northwest Nuggets and Western 100. One of four Seattle Times blue-chip prospects in state of Washington. Scout.com’s No. 100-rated player in the 2016 class and a 4-star prospect. Played running and defensive back in high school. Named league co-defensive MVP and was an All-USA Western Washington first-team selection at safety. Won consecutive state championships his junior and senior seasons.
DL, 6-3, 223, Maple Valley, Wash. (Tahoma): Named to News Tribune’s Western 100 and News Tribune first-team all-area as a defensive lineman. One of 11 Seattle Times red-chip prospects in state of Washington. Plans to enroll at UW in March and participate in spring practices. First-team all-league as both a quarterback and a defensive lineman. Threw for 3,235 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior and was also credited with 79.5 tackles and 17.5 tackles for loss.
SOURCE: UW sports information, Scout.com