RECRUITING: Future Cougars Gridiron Report

A LOOK TO the future, with the CF.C performance update on the 16 known commits in Paul Wulff's 2012 class...

QB Austin Apodaca, Silver Creek High
Apodaca and Silver Creek crushed Sterling 50-7. Apodaca was 9-for-12 (75 percent) for 181 yards. Of his nine completions, four went for touchdowns. He had no interceptions.

On the season, Apodaca is 67-for-95 (71 percent) for 1,008 yards with 14 TDs against three interceptions. He has also run for 50 yards and two TDs on 11 carries.

MLB Jordan Pulu, Federal Way High
Pulu led No. 9 Federal Way High to their fourth straight win with a 48-20 decision over Emerald Ridge. Pulu has led a particularly stout run defense, with Federal Way allowing a league-best 56.5 yards per game. On tap tonight is a huge matchup with the unbeaten Bethel Braves Friday in Graham for control of the SPSL 4A South.

OT Pierson Villarrubia, Lakeshore High
Villarrubia helped lead Lakeshore, a high school that came into being just in 2009-10, to its first win of the season, a 27-26 victory over Bogalusa. Villarrubia helped open the holes for Lakeshore's running back to pound out 110 ground yards.

S David Bucannon, Vanden High
Bucannon had 10 tackles in Vanden's 28-9 win over Armijo. Bucannon is averaging 11.5 tackles a game through the first four weeks, with 46 sticks (18 solo). Vanden regularly rolls him up tight and uses the hard hitting safety in run support. He has already forced two fumbles on the young season, with five passes defenses and one interception he returned 35 yards for a score.

S Taylor Taliulu, Kamehameha
Taliulu and Kamehameha held Pac-5 to 108 yards of total offense, including 36 yards net rushing in a 24-0 shutout to move their record to 4-2.

RB Terrell Davis, Mount Douglas Secondary
Davis and the Rams were off last week. Davis has rushed for 100-plus yards in three straight games, with 384 hashes in the books on 60 attempts (128 ypg; 6.40 ypc) He has five touchdowns and no fumbles. He also has 11 receptions for 109 yards and a score.

WR/CB Dalen Jones, Woodland High
Jones, who will come to WSU as a receiver, couldn't solve Placer as Woodland's QB this past week. Jones, who was reinstated mid-week by the CIF following his ejection from the Wolves' win over El Camino previously, was one of the few bright spots for Woodland in the 60-20 loss. The senior was 6 of 12 passing for 71 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown pass. He also ran eight times for 25 hashes. Woodland's coach Bert Salinas had said Jones was nowhere near the main scuffle as it escalated, and that amateur film taken on the sideline would verify that, and it did, leading to his reinstatement.

WR Travis Gardner, Eastlake High
Gardner had five grabs for 45 yards in No. 1 Eastlake's win over Steele Canyon. He has season totals of 13 receptions for 173 yards, along with 11 tackles and three pass breakups. As the teams' punter, he is averaging 39.91 yards per kick on 11 boots. On kickoffs, he has 19 kicks with 7 touchbacks.

No. 1 Eastlake averages 279 rushing yards per game so Gardner isn't going to put up monster receiving numbers this year. But he is getting in his blocking work which can only endear him to his future WSU receivers coach, Mike Levenseller. is slated to show Gardner and Eastlake tonight at 7 pm. DB/ATHs Rashad Jackson and Vershad Jackson, Marshall High
Stats were unavailable on Vershad and Rashad Jackson but they have helped a talent-laden Marshall bounce back from an 0-2 start with three straight wins.

OT Eduardo Middleton, Oceanside
Middleton and No. 3 Oceanside did not play last week. Previously, they knocked off No. 7 Mira Mesa 17-3 to move to 2-1. Oceanside takes on winless Vista tonight.

OG/C Sam Flor, O'Dea High
Flor and O'Dea pounded Nathan Hale 49-28, with O'Dea holding a 49-15 halftime lead. Flor helped open running lanes for Tatum Taylor's three TD runs of 25, 70 and 71 yards. Flor has helped lead O'Dea to the No. 3 ranking in the state's Class 3A rankings behind Bellevue and Lakes.

OT B.J. Salmonson, Nooksack Valley High
Salmonson helped lead Nooksack Valley to 26 first quarter points and NV's quarterback to connect on 18 for 23 passing for 282 yards in the 47-14 win over Friday Harbor. Nooksack Valley now stands at 3-1, (2-0 league)

OG/C Denzell Dotson, Cactus High
Dotson and his Cactus teammates were brought back to earth this past week following a 62-24 drubbing from No. 1-ranked Saguaro. They had previously blown out their first three opponents to the tune of 49-0, 31-0 and 53-0.

DT Maurice Bennett, Madison Central High
Tackle stats weren't available but Bennett's return from injury was a successful one, with Madison Central knocking off Clinton 35-26.

OT Fernando Villanueva, Independence High
Coming off a bye, Villanueva and Indy (1-2) take on Pioneer (2-1) this week.

Cougfan Top Stories