Scout Out West: Washington HS Football

Scout takes a look at the top prospects from Federal Way, Graham-Kapowsin and Mountlake Terrace...

Games Scouted:
Federal Way (Wash.) vs. Graham-Kapowsin (Wash.)
Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) vs. Lynnwood (Wash.)

Scout Out West
Mike Tate – 6-1/175 - WR – Federal Way (Wash.) - 2013
Recruiting: Offers from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Portland State, Wyoming
Scouting Report: In a game that Federal Way scored 62 points, Tate was solid, not spectacular. He did have a couple of catches, but for the most part, most of his contributions came on defense.  Tate is a guy we saw a lot of in the spring and summer, though, and he's a definite FBS level guy, with a number of offers. He's not ridiculously fast, but fast enough, with excellent hands and superb route-running.  He could definitely still use some more weight to avoid being so easily jammed at the line.
Chico McClatcher– 5-7.5/165 – RB – Federal Way (Wash.) - 2014
Recruiting: Interest in several Western schools.
Scouting Report: McClatcher is not a big kid, but he's fast. At about 5-7, 155, and just a sophomore (2015 class), he looks a lot like DeAnthony Thomas did at this age, undersized, but difficult to do anything to because of how shifty and speedy he is. He had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 58-yard touchdown reception. He also had a 67-yard run that set up a touchdown, with nearly 250 all-purpose yards in a 62-28 victory. He still has plenty of time to grow and get bigger, but he's already got elite speed and quickness and is just a playmaker.
Kahlil Dawson – 5-9/175 – ATH – Graham-Kapowsin (Wash.) - 2013
Recruiting: Committed to Portland State
Scouting Report: Dawson had a nice game offensively, scoring on a 66-yard run, when the game was still in doubt.  He showed good burst and cutback getting up the field, and good instincts.  Defensively, he wasn't tested all that much, and did a good job when matched up on Tate, his 7on7 teammate.  He's a definite FBS prospect, and should really flourish at the FCS level.
Devante Downs – 6-3/230 – OLB/RB – Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) - 2014
Recruiting: Interest in several Western schools.
Scouting Report: Downs is an intriguing two-way threat from the 2014 class. While he looks like an ideal linebacker, he was a little stiff for the position, not getting a great push coming off the edge, or showing real explosion. Offensively, though, Downs looks like an optimal power-back. With decent speed, and good size (6-2, 230), he's a load to handle up the middle and does a good job of keeping his legs going and gaining yards after contact. He rushed for 125 yards and four touchdowns, and had two touchdowns called back. Originally we had him as an outside linebacker, but his best position in college, at this stage at least, is likely as a power back, fullback type.
Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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