Jared Prince, who signed a LOI to play baseball at WSU, buckles up the chinstrap for the last time as a high school senior. His future, though, appears set on the pill rather than pigskin. NCAA rules preclude Prince from walking on to the Cougar football team while holding a baseball scholarship.
Andy Largent (6-0, 180) is a wide receiver/kicker out of Spokane's Shadle Park High who will walk on at WSU in August. Largent did everything for Shadle Park last season, playing wide receiver and seeing time at running back. He started at free safety and was on nearly every special team, as the Highlanders' punter, place kicker, kickoff man and punt returner. An outstanding student, he carries a 3.9 grade point average. A top soccer player and all-around athlete, his best chance to excel at the next level looks to be at place-kicker or punter.
DECIDING TO FOREGO track this year, Gibson, a wide receiver with 4.4 speed who played around 170 pounds last season, instead spent his time hitting the iron. He now checks in at a sturdy 190 pounds.
"I figured this year I would just lift and stuff," said Gibson, who stands 6-foot-1. "I've put on almost 20 pounds."
Gibson is finalizing plans on when he'll head over to WSU, saying he might end up going with Danzy on July 15. Gibson projects at wide receiver but coach Bill Doba has also said he has the tools necessary to play cornerback at Washington State. All things being equal, however, his future looks to be on offense.
SHELTON DANZY heads over to Pullman for the WSU summer camp June 22-25. Then its off to Spokane for the all-star practices and game before heading back to Seattle to say all his goodbyes. Danzy arrives in Pullman for good on July 15. He hopes to immediately join the defensive backs for voluntary workouts after he gets to Washington State.
"I'm trying to get with Teems and the other DBs -- Teems I consider the captain of the DBs since he's had the most experience and is the one returning starter," said Danzy. "Depending on what group I get put in, I'm just trying to learn as much as I can, work out as much as I can, so they might have to tell me to slow down a little bit."
Upon his arrival, Danzy (5-10, 182, 4.51) will room with quarterback Arkelon Hall.
"I'm bringing a lot of stuff," said Danzy. "I know Hall is planning on taking over the whole room, so we'll just throw his stuff over to the side. We're probably going to have stuff on top of stuff."
Hall (6-2, 204) and Lorenzo Bursey are enrolled in summer school classes and will participate in the team's voluntary summer workouts. Bursey has been in town since Wednesday evening, Hall arrives on Sunday, after playing in his all-star game tonight down in Fresno. The pair begin college coursework this Monday.
Later today, Danzy is attending the Seattle PI All-Star Awards event, honoring the top Washington State high school athletes. It will be held at Safeco Field, with Danzy and the other all-stars taking in the Mariners-Mets game following the ceremonies.
Danzy earned a perfect 4.0 his last trimester at Rainier Beach High.
KENNY ALFRED (OL, 6-3, 295) spent his spring excelling in track and field for Gig Harbor High, helping the Tides capture the 4A title by 3 points over Ballard High.
Alfred took second in the state finals in the shot put, finishing one inch out of the lead. He took first place in all but two regular season meets in the shot, with a personal best throw on the year of 60-10 1/2 coming in the districts. His top discus throw on the year was 160-5.
Alfred plans on heading over to Pullman around the end of July, first of August.
"I want to get over, get settled in and get ready to play ball," said Alfred, who's regularly touched base with coaches George Yarno, Mike Levenseller and Doba this winter and spring.
He's also eager to get to Spokane and put on the pads this next week for the West squad practices.
"I'm just excited," said Alfred. "I want to get to know the guys a bit better and I just want to play football again. I spent a couple days watching my team play spring ball and I just wanted to go out there and hit with them."
The 4A/3A East West all-star game
July 1, 7pm at Central Valley High school. Players report on Sunday, June 26. Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, the West team will practice at East Valley High, while the East Team practices at Central Valley High. Practice times are at 9am and 3pm. Friday is game day, with both teams holding a final practice at Central Valley at 9am, with the contest being played that evening.
01 Richie Tri 6-1 185 WR/DB Jackson
02 Garrison Olson 6-2 225 DE/TE Stanwood
03 C.J. Green 5-10 185 RB/DB Federal Way WWU
04 Kyle Speed 5-10 150 WR/DB Lake
05 Steve Rowe 6-4 210 DB/TE Eastlake
06 Brandon Gibson 6-1 190 WR/DB Rogers WSU
07 Will Jackson 6-2 220 LB ODea WWU
08 Shelton Danzy 5-10 182 DB/RB Rainier Beach WSU
09 Ryan Buenaflor 6-1 218 LB/RB Anacortes EWU
10 Cameron Gellatly 5-9 175 WR/DB Issaquah
15 Cody Visser 6-1 190 DB/RB Lynden WWU
16 Mark Iddins 6-3 190 QB Kamiak GWest
18 Jared Prince 6-3 205 QB/DB North Kitsap WSU
20 J.R. Hasty 5-11 200 RB/OLB Bellevue UW
22 Isaiah Taito-Wily 6-0 198 RB/DB Shelton MSU
23 Aaron Cartwright 5-11 185 DB/RB Mariner EWU
24 Mike Yellam 6-1 205 OLB/TE Kennedy
27 Makai Borden 6-0 203 RB/DB Puyallup EWU
33 Travis Nauta 5-10 200 RB/DB Kentwood
34 Sterling Shearer 6-0 200 LB/FB Bur-Edison MSU-N
40 Matt Saegesser 5-11 215 RB/LB Hazen
42 Faleaoga Faumi 6-4 265 DE/TE Auburn
47 Tyler Pelluer 6-1 210 LB/RB Skyline UM
50 Connor Mawhinney 6-2 225 OL/DL Bellevue
51 Chris Miller 6-4 260 C/DL Mariner WWU
53 Jason Engelbrecht 6-2 235 OL/DL Woodinville
55 Shea Thorstad 6-1 265 OL/DL Stanwood Ad. St.
58 Manny Mendoza 6-2 310 C/DL Evergreen Dix. St.
64 Sean Rock 6-4 280 OL/DL Kentwood EWU
65 Tristan Felix 5-11 235 OL/DL Lynden
69 Jake Jansen 6-3 255 OL/DL Oak Harbor
74 Darius Dale 6-3 305 OL/DL West Seattle
75 Kenny Alfred 6-3 295 OL/DL Gig Harbor WSU
84 Brynsen Brown 6-2 220 DE/WR Emerald Ridge EWU
1 Richard Copsey 5-9 173 DB Camas WWU
2 Tommy Kadoya 6-0 211 LB Central Valley
3 Brandon Kennedy 5-9 160 WR Gonzaga CWU
4 Tirrell Thompson 6-1 200 RB/DB Battle Ground
5 Noah Jiles 6-1 205 WR Eisenhower WWU
8 Jorgen Gilbertson 6-2 215 DB Prosser
10 Jason Curtis 5-11 160 QB Clarkston CWU
11 Eric Clark 5-9 165 WR Clover Park
13 Ryan Perkins 6-0 190 K North Thurston UW
14 Tavita Pritchard 6-4 175 QB Clover Park Stanford
15 Sean McNulty 6-0 175 WR White River
19 Kyle Williams 5-11 180 DB Bell. Prep CWU
21 Robert Jackson 5-10 180 RB Wilson
22 Mike Fuaau 5-10 215 LB Washington WWU
24 Derek Brown 5-11 205 RB/DB North Central EWU
30 Jake Klingenberg 5-11 215 FB/LB Walla Walla
32 Andy Largent 6-0 180 WR Shadle Park WSU
40 Taryn Sanders 6-0 210 LB Pasco
42 Brett Igbinoba 5-11 190 RB/DB Cheney EWU
50 Jordan Munns 6-3 250 C/DL Southridge
52 Tyone Davis 6-3 220 DL Olympia UW
54 David Sari 5-11 190 LB Kelso
56 Dan Girard 6-5 287 OL/DL West Valley UM
59 Dan Winter 6-1 235 LB North Thurston WWU
61 Michael Land 6-5 230 OL/DL Walla Walla EWU
67 Kyle Winkley 6-3 270 OL/DL Black Hills
68 Sean Dawson 6-2 240 DL/OL White River
71 Live Zepada 6-5 305 OL/DL Prosser
74 Tyler Bender 6-1 260 C/DL Ellensburg
79 Kyle Webb 6-3 260 OL/DL Kelso
81 Nathan Overbay 6-6 220 TE/DE W.F. West EWU
82 Peter Leonard 6-2 175 WR/DB Clarkston99 Josh Shaw   6-3 232 DE   Lewis & Clark EWU