In-state recruiting notebook

ON THE IN-STATE recruiting front, you'd be hard-pressed to find a prospect with a more eclectic collection of scholarship offers than 4-star linebacker Joel Dublanko of Aberdeen.

Dublanko's list of five offers ranges from Washington State and Montana in the West; to Akron in the Midwest; to Tennessee and Mississippi State in the south. And's he's looking to expand that geographical footprint -- last month he took unofficial visits to USC, UCLA and Arizona State.

Meanwhile, 3-star defensive end Evan Weaver of Gonzaga Prep in Spokane recently tweeted that he is planning campus visits and/or junior day events in the next month to WSU, Cal, UCLA, Boise State, Oregon and Oregon State. He also recently picked up his seventh scholarship offer, as Army joined the fray alongside WSU, Cal, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Boise State.

Another Spokane product recently appeared on the recruiting radar -- and from a school that hasn't produced a lot of D-I talent over the last 30 years. Receiver Khalil Winfrey of Rogers High tweeted that he had received an invitation to WSU's Junior Day -- and that prompted a little digging at this end because Rogers is such a rare stop on the recruiting trail. While a Junior Day invitation hardly equates to a scholarship offer, Winfrey is a pretty interesting talent. For one, he led the Greater Spokane League in receiving last season -- no easy feat when Brett Rypien of Shadle Park was throwing for Xbox-type numbers every week. In addition, Winfrey has serious wheels. He was invited to the Junior Olympics last year after hitting 10.94 seconds in the 100 meters and 22.25 in the 200.

ANOTHER IN-STATER, 4-STAR Bellevue cornerback Isaiah Gilchrist (pictured above), is planning to follow Dublanko's lead with a series of visits to sunnier climes. He told's Brandon Huffman that he's planning to devote his spring break to making unofficial trips to USC, UCLA, Cal, Arizona and Arizona State. He holds offers from both USC and Cal, as well as WSU and UW.

Gilchrist's Bellevue teammate, Justus Rogers, has one known offer so far -- from WSU -- but it doesn't look like that's going to be a fit because the Cougars are believed to be eyeing him as a safety and he wants to play quarterback. Bellevue runs the ground-focused wing-T offense, so Rogers starts at something of a disadvantage when it comes to drawing attention to his arm. Last season he rushed and passed for a combined 2,600 yards. The last Bellevue QB the Cougars had their sights on was Eric Block, who doubled as an All-State defensive back. He was with the Cougars, as a safety, for two seasons before injuries ended his career in 2009.

CLICK HERE for the list of state of Washington prospects currently in the database for the 2016 recruiting cycle. Four members of the class already are verbally committed: Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason (Georgia), Eastside Catholic RB Brandon Wellington (UW), Bellevue LB Isaac Garcia (USC) and Sehome safety Taylor Rapp (UW).

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