Editor’s note: SBLive Washington’s preseason Top 100 was compiled by reporters Todd Milles and Andy Buhler.

The 2020-21 Washington high school football season is scheduled to start in February, and SBLive is taking an early look at the top returning players in the state.

SBLive’s preseason Top 100 is not an all-star recruiting list, but combines performance and pedigree. The list spans all classifications and is in alphabetical order. After the season, we will rank the 100 most impactful players.

Here are the Top 100 players in alphabetical order:

SBLIVE’S PRESEASON TOP 100

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OL/DL Malik Agbo, Beamer, 6-5, 295, jr. (4A)

Already a top-250 recruit nationally for 2022, this two-way all-4A NPSL Mountain lineman has 13 FBS offers, including Alabama, LSU and Oregon.

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LB Shane Aleaga, Kennedy Catholic, 6-1, 210, sr. (4A)

The buck stops with him. The son of former UW and NFL linebacker Ink Aleaga was the team’s only all-4A NPSL Mountain first-team defender.

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DB/RB Kendin Alexander, Seattle Prep, 5-11, 170, sr. (3A)

A lockdown cornerback for an up-and-coming team, Alexander was one of two Panthers on the Metro League’s first-team defense in 2019.

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DB/RB Turner Allen, Tumwater, 5-9, 170, sr. (2A)

Yes, the Thunderbirds have talented contributors away from the trenches, too. Already a top secondary threat, Allen will now have big rushing role.

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WR Junior Alexander, Kennedy Catholic, 6-3, 195, sr. (4A)

All he did a season ago was catch 24 touchdown passes, and establish himself as a preeminent outside receiver in Washington. Bona fide star.

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RB/DB Tuna Altahir, Kamiakin, 6-0, 190, sr. (3A)

He is no ordinary fish in the sea of football. In fact, after rushing for 1,406 yards and 20 TDs, this bullish rusher was the Mid-Columbia offensive MVP.

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RB/DB Jacques Badolato-Birdsell, Camas, 5-11, 195, sr. (4A)

A true workhorse? Badolato-Birdsell rushed for 207 yards and three TDs to lead Camas past Bothell in the Class 4A title game. Similar output is coming.

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DL/LB Jack Beresford, Woodinville, 6-3, 235, sr. (4A)

Much like his bigger older brother, Cade (WSU lineman), Beresford is well-equipped to dominate the line of scrimmage. Know this familiar name.

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QB Jake Blair, Camas, 6-2, 180, sr. (4A)

Everyone knows Sam Huard and Clay Millen, but if this Southwest Washington standout stays healthy, he could be an all-state candidate, too.

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WR Chance Bogan, Lincoln (Tacoma), 6-4, 205, jr. (3A)

A new team means Bogan could reach bigger heights in production. Talent isn’t a question, and he has an offer from dad’s (Curtis) alma mater – UW.

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WR Denzel Boston, Emerald Ridge, 6-4, 180, jr. (4A)

Looking for a pass-catching blow-up candidate? This lanky speedster who has a knack of making tough catches over defenders could be your choice.

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WR Jake Bowen, Union, 6-3, 205, sr. (4A)

The Vancouver area has had a recent run of go-get-it physical outside receivers – and Bowen is the latest ready to bust out for the talented Titans.

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LB/QB Colton Bower, North Kitsap, 6-2, 170, jr. (2A)

What more can he do? He was an all-state linebacker as a ninth grader, then flourished in his first season as the Vikings’ dual-threat quarterback.

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LB/RB Cameron Breier, Chiawana, 6-2, 190, sr. (4A)

It all fits. Breier is the hard-nosed leader of the feisty Riverhawks’ defense. And he is already prepared to play at Air Force – he is an FAA certified pilot.

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RB Isaiah Carlson, Ferndale, 6-2, 215, so. (3A)

Whoa, Nelly! Anybody who watched this downhill-running menace last season can see the resemblance: Teenage version of Jonathan Stewart.

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RB/LB Dylan Carson, Marysville-Pilchuck, 5-11, 175, jr. (3A)

The coach’s son was the 1,400-yard rushing inside hammer in the Tomahawks’ slot-T rushing attack as a sophomore. He is much bigger now.

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DB/WR Drew Carter, Lake Stevens, 6-2, 185, jr. (4A)

If the 4A Wesco winner is going to make another push, guys such as Carter – a ninth-grade starter in the 2018 4A title game – will need to lead the way.

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DB/WR Teagin Child, Auburn Mountainview, 5-11, 190, sr. (4A)

He complements hard-running Berkley Alfrey as an all-purpose threat on the perimeter – and is arguably the best free safety in the 4A NPSL.

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QB Caleb Christensen, Royal, 6-3, 205, sr. (1A)

There aren’t many quarterbacks in the state, at any classification, who can let it rip and be as accurate as this reigning 1A state player of the year.

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WR/DB Cooper Christensen, Royal, 6-1,190, sr. (1A)

Also part of the Knights’ embarrassment of riches is this two-way, all-state playmaker who hauled in 22 TD catches, and had eight interceptions in 2019.

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DB/WR Jalin Church, Kentwood, 6-1, 195, sr. (4A)

The Conks’ handy man, he will play wide receiver, running back and some quarterback as a senior. But he is as reliable as they come in the secondary.

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DB Kieran Collins, Kennedy Catholic, 6-2, 185, jr. (4A)

He is humdrum. And for a take-away-top-receiver cornerback, that is a good thing because nobody ever tests his side. Think a young Richard Sherman.

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OL/DL Josh Conerly Jr., Rainier Beach, 6-5, 275, jr. (3A)

Big men, especially his age, aren’t supposed to move that powerfully and fluidly. Guess that is why he is a top class-of-2022 lineman prospect.

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LB/DB Tristan Dunn, Sumner, 6-3, 185, jr. (4A)

Dunn can play deep, wide – anywhere – at free safety because of his elite closing speed and vicious nose for the football. Ready to shine big-time.

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WR Woodley Downard, Kamiakin, 6-2, 195, sr. (3A)

A playmaker in the open field with speed and size, he put defenses on notice in 2019. The Eastern Washington commit is only poised to get better.

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DL/TE Andrew Edson, Mount Si, 6-3, 250, sr. (4A)

A key part of this talented senior class – and the 4A KingCo favorite – Edson will catch passes from Clay Millen, but he’s going to WSU as a pass rusher.

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WR/DB Emeka Egbuka, Steilacoom, 6-1, 190, sr. (2A)

Arguably the top wide receiver prospect in the 2021 class, Egbuka is a generational talent for the Sentinels who makes tough catches look easy.

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QB/DB Jackson Esary, Kalama, 6-2, 205, jr. (2B)

After coming into high school as a wide receiver, Esary is now Class 2B’s most dangerous skill-position player as a dual-threat signal caller.

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TE/DL Nowlin Ewaliko, Ballard, 6-4, 230, sr. (3A)

Much like his dad, Mike (UW defensive end), Ewaliko is a big athlete who can run – and was a matchup problem for Metro League defenses.

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OL/DL Koli Faaiu, North Creek, 6-4, 315, sr. (4A)

He is the fourth-year program’s first NCAA Division I commit (Utah), and what makes him special is his ability to play all spots on the offensive line.

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LB/RB Oge Feo, Bethel, 6-1, 230, sr. (4A)

Uh-oh! This 3A PCL first-team middle linebacker has bulked up in the offseason, and will surely add more juice to his sure-tackling reputation.

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WR/DB Ben Fewel, Richland, 6-0, 175, sr. (4A)

He is the last guy in the Mid-Columbia Conference you want to see flashing in the middle. Catches everything in sight (1,298 yards, 13 TDs in 2019).

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LB/RB D.J. Fryar, Steilacoom, 6-3, 225, sr. (2A)

This Arizona commit is on the verge of becoming another big name from this star-studded team. Rangy at linebacker, he will rush more, too, in 2020.

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WR/DB Jaelin Green, Rainier Beach, 6-5, 180, jr. (3A)

Look who is back at Beach – one of the most dynamic outside-receiving threats in the state. Few can collect passes higher at the apex than him.

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WR/DB Jaedon Hall, Lakes, 6-2, 195, sr. (3A)

Don’t let this all-3A PCL first teamer get a clean look – either at strong-side linebacker or a deep threat at wide receiver. Also a standout wrestler.

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WR Haden Hicks, Prosser, 6-2, 180, sr. (2A)

After a second major injury, Hicks “retired” as a quarterback last fall – but has since rejoined the Mustangs as a pass catcher. Elite, impactful athlete.

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DL/OL Curtis Hill, Graham-Kapowsin, 6-3, 280, jr. (4A)

Yes, Hill is a twin (brother Hunter on right) – and both create a heap of havoc along the Eagles’ defensive line. That is their winning territory.

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QB Milton Hopkins, O’Dea, 6-5, 220, sr. (3A)

He burst on the scene as a first-year starting quarterback in 2019, but his future is on defense. He’s gained muscle, and should be a two-way terror.

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QB Sam Huard, Kennedy Catholic, 6-2, 180, sr. (4A)

In three seasons, the UW commit has passed for a mind-blowing 11,741 yards. The smooth-throwing signal caller is ready to set all the records.

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OL/DL Olaivavega “Vega” Ioane, Graham-Kapowsin, 6-5, 295, sr. (4A)

Graham-Kapowsin seems to have a knack of producing fast-twitching offensive tackles – first Foster Sarell (Stanford), and now this big man.

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OL/DL David Iuli, Puyallup, 6-5, 320, jr. (4A)

Even though he missed his sophomore season (knee), Iuli is still a coveted lineman prospect. He is leaner, faster and driven to move people in 2020.

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DL/OL Judah Jackson, Steilacoom, 6-3, 250, jr. (2A)

So how did he become the 2A SPSL defensive MVP as a sophomore? He is so technical and twitchy at defensive end, he just buried rival ball carriers.

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RB/DB Kyson Jackson, Friday Harbor, 5-10, 185, sr. (2B)

A lot was on his plate in 2019 – and the tailback responded with a 2,000-yard rushing season, including the school’s single-game mark (381 yards).

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DB/RB Leroy Jackson, Eastlake, 5-9, 155, sr. (4A)

Don’t underestimate him based on his bantamweight frame. Jackson shut down all top wide receivers, and was an all-4A KingCo Crest cornerback.

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QB Tanner Jellison, Lake Stevens, 6-5, 175, sr. (4A)

Exceeding expectations as a first-year starter in 2019 (3,208 yards, 38 TDs, 142.8 QB rating), this 4A Wesco first-teamer will continue to sling it around.

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DB/WR J.J. Jelsing, Wenatchee, 6-0, 195, sr. (4A)

If you thought you were seeing double last season, you weren’t – Jelsing, an Air Force commit, played everywhere on both sides of the ball. Electric.

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DL/OL Gabe Johnson, Bothell, 6-4, 230, sr. (4A)

Nobody had a quicker first step off the snap than Johnson, who racked up sacks – and a 4A KingCo Crown first-team defensive end nod for Bothell.

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LB/TE Caden Jumper, Eatonville, 6-3, 245, sr. (2A)

Trying to tackle him is like trying to stop a Hummer H1. And for the Cruisers, this UW commit played all over, including quarterback in 2019.

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LB/RB Ryan Kershaw, La Salle, 6-2, 220, sr. (1A)

There was no better two-way player in Class 1A than this bruiser, who received all-state honors on both sides. He committed to WSU in the spring.

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RB/LB Kaden Krouse, Chewelah, 5-10, 170, sr. (2B)

Another two-way beast, Krouse was an all-state linebacker for the best Class 2B team in Eastern Washington. Also a three-time state wrestling champion.

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QB/LB Tom Lambert, La Center, 6-0, 210, sr. (1A)

The 1A Trico League Offensive Player of the Year returns as a leader of the offense under center, and on defense as a linebacker. Lambert is a tough-nosed all-around football player who has picked up offers from Valparaiso and Graceland University.

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RB/LB Will Latu, Bethel, 6-2, 220, sr. (3A)

He sent a strong message in his junior campaign with 19 touchdowns and more than 900 all-purpose yards. Latu, who is one of the most powerful players in the state, committed to University of Washington in June.

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DL/OL JP Leahy, West Valley (Yakima), 6-3, 260, sr. (4A)

He added nearly 50 pounds to an already-solid frame and, as a junior, came into his own as a pass rusher. And Leahy has great lineage — his grandfather was legendary Notre Dame football coach Frank Leahy.

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WR/DB Desmian Licon, Pasco, 6-0, 175, sr. (4A)

He had the fan-vote play of the year last season when he ran back a 70-yard kick return for TD to beat Richland. Licon returns as one of the best athletes in the Tri-Cities.

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WR/DB Jatavious Magee, Federal Way, 6-1, 180, sr. (4A)

A two-way All-NPSL Valley choice on offense and defense, Magee is coming off a breakout junior season where he netted 545 receiving yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. He verbally committed to Florida Atlantic in June.

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DL Matulino Masunu, Bellevue, 6-0, 280, sr. (3A)

He’s been an all-state selection since his sophomore season, and is a two-time All-KingCo defensive tackle. He caused chaos on offensive lines as Bellevue scrapped together a run to the 3A state quarterfinals in 2019.

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RB/LB Myles Mayovsky, Kennewick, 6-1, 190, jr. (3A)

After a breakout sophomore season that ended in the 3A state semifinals, hard-running Mayovsky, a two-way standout, is the key to another Kennewick playoff run.

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DL/TE Josh McCarron, Archbishop Murphy, 6-4, 215, sr. (2A)

Fast, limber and tough, McCarron is an imposing force on the defensive line and has solid hands at tight end. The first team AP all-state selection helped lead the Wildcats to the 2A state quarterfinals last year. He committed to Virginia in April.

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QB Chance McDonald, Steilacoom, 6-1, 205, sr. (2A)

The Western Kentucky commit is so much more than the quarterback who heaves dimes to Emeka Egbuka, the nation’s top athlete. He’s coming off a school-record 3,812 yards passing as a junior and has Steilacoom in position to contend for a 2A state title.

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DB Hayden McDonald, O’Dea, 5-10, 170, sr. (3A)

Few DBs were tasked with stopping the caliber of receivers McDonald was lining up against last season, and 3A state runner-up O’Dea’s boundary corner seldom got beat.

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LB Ben McGourin, Cheney, 6-2, 220, sr. (2A)

The tough-nosed first team all-GNL linebacker is one of Spokane’s top recruits, and the younger brother of former Cheney standout Jacob McGourin, who plays for Montana.

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QB Ryan McKenna, Gonzaga Prep, 6-0, 190, jr. (4A)

He stepped in as starting quarterback in the Bullpups’ triple-option system as a sophomore and didn’t take long before establishing himself among the Greater Spokane League’s top athletes. The son of G-Prep coach Dave McKenna, Ryan is also a standout hockey player for the Spokane Braves.

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DB Daniel McKeirnan, Gonzaga Prep, 6-1, 180, sr. (4A)

Daniel McKiernan’s impact on the game is hard not to notice. The Bullpups’ top two-way player is a free safety and wing back, and was an all-GSL honorable mention choice as a junior.

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DB/RB KeeKee McQueen, Spanaway Lake, 5-10, 175, jr. (3A)

McQueen does a little bit of everything for Spanaway Lake, and has since he was an underclassman. The junior is primarily being recruited at corner, and will continue to impact the game in many ways.

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WR/DB Tobias Merriweather, Union, 6-4, 180, jr. (4A)

Didn’t Union just graduate a blue blood receiver? Merriweather has lightning speed and rare athleticism, and a growing list of power five college offers.

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OL/DL Bailey Meek, Ridgefield, 6-5, 255, sr. (2A)

What separates Meek is his mobility and foot speed considering his massive frame. That’s what college programs saw as last year’s 1A Trico League D-PLOY’s recruiting has taken off in recent months. After King’s Way hit the pause button on its football program, Meek said he’ll play for Ridgefield this season under up-and-coming second-year coach Scott Rice.

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LB/RB Cooper Miethe, Mount Spokane, 5-9, 190, sr. (3A)

Miethe led a strong defense that held O’Dea to 10 points in the 2019 3A state quarterfinals. What Miethe, a standout 5-foot-9 middle linebacker, lacks in size, he makes up for in technique, high understanding of the game and aggression.

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QB Clay Millen, Mount Si, 6-3, 185, sr. (4A)

Mount Si’s remarkable run to the 2019 4A state semifinals was in no small part thanks to Millen. The Arizona commit has an impressive deep ball, uncanny ability to make plays on his feet and is in good company as one of the state’s top players.

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LB Dishawn Misa, Eastside Catholic, 6-3, 220, jr. (3A)

Misa logged 54 solo tackles as an outside linebacker on Eastside Catholic’s run to a repeat 3A state championship. A four-star recruit, according to 247 Sports, Misa is one of the top players in the state.

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QB Kobe Muasau, Eastside Catholic, 6-2, 205, sr. (3A)

Want to know just how effective of a leader the transfer from Hawaii is under center? Ask his coach, who witnessed more than just his 3,035 passing yards and 34 total touchdowns. Whenever Muasau speaks up, teammates listen. “Having a conversation with him it’s like talking to Spicoli from Fast Times,” EC coach Dom Daste said. “He’s so laid back. It’s like you’re on a beach. He’s so positive.” 

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OL/DL Mark Nabou, O’Dea, 6-4, 305, jr. (3A)

When O’Dea took down its nationally-ranked rival Eastside Catholic on the road, Nabou had his best game of the season. And by the time he leaves O’Dea, the offensive lineman could be considered among the school’s best ever.

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WR/DB Leon Neal Jr., Garfield, 5-10, 170, sr. (3A)

The son of former University of Washington and NFL running back Leon Neal, Garfield’s “Jr.” was a first team all-league selection as a receiver and corner in the state’s toughest league — the Metro.

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LB/RB Davon Nofoa-Masoe, Lakes, 6-1, 205, jr. (3A)

Lakes’ power back averaged nearly 10 yards per carry last season. On defense, he logged 44 tackles and stands out for his toughness and quickness sideline-to-sideline. He was a first team all-PCL selection as a sophomore.

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RB/DB Cole Norah, Mount Si, 5-11, 190, sr. (4A)

After an all-league campaign as a sophomore, Norah missed five weeks of his junior season recovering from ACL surgery. He returned with a fury, helping provide Mount Si a spark out of the backfield deep into the playoffs.

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OL/DL Keith Olson, Napavine, 6-6, 300, jr. (2B)

He’s the prototypical lineman with athleticism that will take him far. Olson was a two-way all-state lineman and played a key role in Napavine’s run to the 2B state semifinals.

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TE/DL Ryan Otton, Tumwater, 6-6, 225, jr. (2A)

A standout on the defensive line, where the younger brother of UW’s Cade Otton has established himself as a standout pass-rusher, as well as a tight end.

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OL Owen Prentice, O’Dea, 6-3, 295, sr. (3A)

He may be one of the best run-blockers this state has seen in some time. Prentice, a recent University of Washington commit, commands the line for defending 3A state runners-up O’Dea.

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QB Jackson Proctor, Kentwood, 6-2, 185, sr. (4A)

After transferring from Eastlake, Proctor was a run-pass-option threat, accounting for 21 total touchdowns (seven on his feet). Now, under new offensive coordinator Brandon Gibson, a former WSU receiver, he’ll lead more of a pro-style offense.

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OL Will Reed, Eastside Catholic, 6-5, 260, sr. (3A)

He’s physical, he has quick feet, long arms and is “great at all the leverage points,” said EC coach Dom Daste, a former Pac-10 lineman himself. The recent Cal commit will lead a big offense line vying to clear the way for a third consecutive 3A state title.

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CB Nic Saunders, Central Valley, 5-9, 162, jr. (4A)

With his slight frame, Saunders established himself as a quick, physical playmaker in the Bears’ secondary as a sophomore. Coaches gave him all-Greater Spokane League honorable mention honors.

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Brody Schaefli, No. 56, looms over a loose ball in a league game against Kelso in 2019. (Bobby P Media photo)

OL Brody Schlaefli, Prairie, 6-6, 280, sr. (3A)

He’s big, strong and versatile across several positions on the line, and helped clear the way for a dynamic quarterback as a junior. Coaches love Schaefli for never taking a snap off.

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RB Ben Schlenbaker, Squalicum, 6-1, 210, jr. (2A)

Coaches — both his own and those who have faced him — rave about the shifty Schlenbaker, who could be the top skill position player in his league. Was named a first-team all-3A Wesco running back and second team linebacker as a sophomore.

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(Courtesy: Ryan Schmidt)

QB/DB Ryan Schmidt, Shadle Park, 6-3, 185, sr. (2A)

Schmidt is a big athletic receiver/safety who has and will play quarterback for the Highlanders, who are moving down to 2A. He was an honorable mention all-league selection at defensive back last season.

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(Todd Milles photo)

DL Jacob Schuster, Tumwater, 6-2, 300, sr. (2A)

A monstrous force on a dominant defensive line that won the 2A state championship in 2019, Schuster has brought in a grip of Pac-12 offers.

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FB/TE/DL Jakobus Seth, Lakewood, 6-2, 215, jr. (2A)

Opposing coaches rave about the aggressive defensive end who also excels as a fullback/tight end. He was a first team all-league selection as a sophomore.

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RB/DB Caleb Shawen, Mead, 6-0, 205, sr. (3A)

He isn’t just Mead’s most versatile player. Shawen, a linebacker/running back is a three-year starter who has great field speed, is a smart runner and will play safety as a senior, per Mead coach Benji Sonnichsen.

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(Photo by Kris Cavin)

DL Robert Silva, Camas, 6-0, 265, sr. (4A)

Silva boasts a low pad level, great strength and a high football IQ. He started his junior season as a backup in the rotation on one of the state’s most imposing defensive lines. By the end of the season, coaches couldn’t keep him off the field.

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(Andy Buhler photo)

WR/LB Julien Simon, Lincoln (Tacoma), 6-2, 221 (3A)

Simon has been a big play waiting to happen ever since he stepped foot on Lincoln’s campus as a freshman. The versatile USC commit can do it all, and has one last shot to lead talent-laden Lincoln on another deep playoff run.

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(Jeff Halstead photo)

QB Andrew Sirmon, Bothell, 6-0, 190, sr. (4A)

He’s heady, shows an innate ability to make plays and can make defenses pay on his feet. Sirmon may not have the prototypical quarterback build his brother — UW’s Jacob Sirmon — does, but Bothell’s first team all-KingCo signal-caller has all the game sense in the world.

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O’Dea’s Styles Siva-Tu’u, No. 40, celebrates a win with teammates (Vince Miller photo)

LB Styles Siva-Tu’u, O’Dea, 6-0, 205, sr. (3A)

O’Dea’s coaches see Siva-Tu’u as the team’s most impactful defensive player. And he’ll return as a leader on a defense that is littered with power five-level players.

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(Vince Miller photo)

LB/RB Sean Skladany, Peninsula, 6-2, 212, sr. (3A)

The reigning 3A SSC MVP likes to play physical. He overcame a broken leg to serve as a disruptive outside linebacker, leading the league in sacks and tackles while being one of the league’s top running backs.

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(Courtesy: Masaki Matsumoto)

OL/DL Tuaoa Tauiliili, Lincoln (Tacoma), 6-3, 245, jr. (3A)

He’s one of Lincoln’s best-kept secrets among a star-studded roster. A first team all-league D-lineman, Tauliili is a big, athletic strong-side defensive end with feet so good the Abes’ basketball program vied to get him to play.

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DL John Taumoepeau, Eastside Catholic, 6-2, 290, sr. (3A)

Everybody knows who Crusaders DL J.T. Tuimoloau is, but in their defensive system, Taumoepeau might be more important. As a junior, he logged 55 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

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TE/DL Austin Terry, Tumwater, 6-5, 230, jr. (2A)

A second-team 2A all-state selection and first team all-Evergreen Conference tight end, Terry is a terrific blocker and big-gain playmaker in a wing-T system that typically produces incremental gains. One of 2A powerhouse Tumwater’s many standouts, Terry has already gained significant power five interest.

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(Vince Miller photo)

WR Jabez Tinae, Kennedy Catholic, 6-1, 187, sr. (4A)

He’s a walking touchdown and enters his fourth year as a varsity starter after taking the state by storm three seasons ago. Tinae, who committed to Washington last weekend, caught for nearly 1,000 yards last season and more than 1,200 as a sophomore.

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J.T. Tuimoloau, No. 33 (Vince Miller photo)

DL J.T. Tuimoloau, Eastside Catholic, 6-4, 280, sr. (3A)

He’s enormous, light on his feet and leads by example — and few have set quite the on-field example he has. Tuimoloau is the nation’s No. 1 recruit for the class of 2021. He played a large part in the Crusaders’ repeat 3A state championships in 2018 and 2019 accounting for 134 tackles and 18 sacks.

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WR/DE Jayden Wayne, Lincoln (Tacoma), 6-5, 225, so. (4A)

It didn’t take long for Wayne, one of the state’s top-tier recruits of tomorrow, to make an impact. As a freshman, he logged two sacks, 27 tackles and has the ability to be a threat on offense, too. Wayne already holds offers from Oregon, Tennessee and USC, among others.

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LB/DB Jaraye Williams, Kennedy Catholic, 6-3, 197, sr. (4A)

Has the athleticism of a defensive back with enough size to play linebacker, too. Williams, a Louisville commit, started at free safety in a breakout season as a junior and will be a key piece of a much-improved defense from a year ago.

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Kobe Young, No. 6 (Andy Buhler photo)

WR Kobe Young, Chiawana, 6-4, 195, sr. (4A)

Young is hands down one of the best athletes in the Tri-Cities. His long frame and solid hands make him a favorite of QB JP Zamora. And this year, the multi-sport standout will look to rebound from a junior season cut short by a foot injury.

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(Andy Buhler photo)

QB JP Zamora, Chiawana, 6-4, 185, jr. (4A)

He’s a dual threat quarterback with great size, an innate ability to take off and long strides that make him dangerous in the open field. The state’s top class of 2022 quarterback helped lead Chiawana to a Mid-Columbia Conference title last season. And he’ll lead the offense under first-year head coach Scott Bond, who previously served as offensive coordinator.


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