Spokane trio draws wide range of recruiting interest, with Ryan Rehkow setting the pace

SPOKANE — Fourteen schools, ranging from Washington State and Oregon to Air Force and Wyoming, have contacted brand-new Central Valley High/Spokane head coach Ryan Butner about his three standout rising seniors.

In addition to the four schools above, first-team all-league performers Travis Hawkins, Jordan Talifili and Ryan Rehkow are drawing interest from the likes of Utah, UW, Arizona State, BYU, Boise State, Eastern Washington, Montana, Montana State, Portland State and Idaho, Butner tells Cougfan.com. 

Hawkins, a 6-1, 210-pound linebacker, is the son of former WSU safety Ron Hawkins.

Rehkow, a 6-4, 190 punter and kicker, is the brother of Idaho’s all-world punter and kicker Austin Rehkow.

And Talafili (6-3, 290) is an agile run stopper of Polynesian descent.

Of the three, Rehkow is the only one with scholarship offers — from BYU and Idaho — on the table so far, Butner says. 

Rehkow sounds like a strong lean to BYU following a recent unofficial visit to Provo. Talo Steves of Scout's TotalBlueSports.com chronicled both the visit and the heartbreaking family health news that followed it in this recent report.


* Click here to see every prospect from the state of Washington currently in the Scout.com database for the recruiting class of 2017.

* WSU's verbal total for this recruiting cycle stands at five. With three of them rated four stars and two of them three stars, it's enough to place WSU No. 34 in national rankings and No. 6 in the Pac-12.

* While the 2017 class won't be locked down for another eight months, WSU coaches already have a jumpstart on 2018, having made 25 offers to prospects who will be prep juniors this fall. The latest among them is in-stater Matthew Cindric, an offensive tackle/defense end from Skyline High/Sammamish.

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