Washington Top 10 for 2012 (Updated)

It's looking like the 2012 recruiting class could be the best ever from the state of Washington. There is depth as well as top-level talent. Dawgman.com goes through the top 10 Evergreen State players, looks at their offers and where they are in the recruiting process...

1) Puyallup OL Joshua Garnett - Ranked by Scout as the number one guard prospect in the country, Garnett has the ability to play almost anywhere along the offensive line, but he's being projected at tackle by most of the schools recruiting him. The talented line prospect from the south Puget Sound could end up anywhere in the country with over 30 offers to his name, however, it appears the Huskies will be right in the mix all the way to the end.

2) Lakes (Lakewood) OL Zach Banner - Like Garnett, Banner could go almost anywhere in the country to play football, but unlike his workout partner and friend, Banner is only being considered at the tackle position with his 6'8", 300-pound frame, quick feet and outstanding updside. Banner hasn't hinted at where he's looking the hardest, but Washington, Oregon and a few other schools are programs getting the most attention at this point.

3) Mercer Island QB Jeff Lindquist - The Islanders' signal-caller has narrowed things down to two schools -- Washington and Stanford -- and is holding himself to a timeline of May 1st for making his decision. Lindquist has the size and athleticism to play right away, but it will take some time for him to acclimate to the college game.

4) Mariner (Everett) RB Keivarae Russell - Russell is one of the top runners on the west coast this year and has offers from most of the Pac 10 as well as Notre Dame and Boise State among others. The talented runner is more quick than fast, but he's got enough burst to get the edge and run away from defenders in the open field. Expect him to take some time before he makes a decision, but don't be surprised if he makes the call before the end of the summer.

5) Lakes (Lakewood) ATH Cedric Dozier - A talented two-way athlete, Dozier has the skills to be a contributor early in his college career on either side of the ball. Most schools are recruiting him as an athlete, willing to give him a shot on offense or defense, but many scouts suspect he will be a better fit at cornerback. Rumors are that he will choose the school willing to let him play offense. Washington, Cal and Arizona State have all extended offers.

6) Juanita (Kirkland) OL Nathan Dean - The state of Washington is so deep with linemen, Dean sort of got lost in the mix early on, but he's seen his stock skyrocket over the past few weeks with offers from the Huskies along with Arizona, Idaho, UCLA and Washington State rolling in. Dean projects as a better prospect inside, but could play right tackle at the next level as well.

7) Tacoma Baptist OL Walker Williams - He doesn't face top talent during his season, so all of the offers coming in for the big, athletic line prospect are completely based on his upside rather than his proven abilities. Oregon State, Wisconsin and UCLA have all extended offers, but the thought is that if the Huskies and Stanford offer, it will come down to those two schools when it's all said and done.

8) Bothell WR Trent Sewell - As far as receiver prospects go, there isn't a better combination of size, speed and athleticism than Sewell. However, with all of that ability he still has yet to show the consistency needed to be considered an elite prospect at this point. He already has offers from Washington State and UCLA, but due to his family ties to the Cougars many expect him to end up in Pullman. According to those close to him though, he isn't a lock to wind up there.

9) Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) WR Michael Rector - Whereas Sewell hasn't yet found the consistency you'd like him to have, Rector has all of that and more. He's not quite as fast as Sewell and he isn't as big, but he's got outstanding hands, quickness and he's a leader, both on the field and in the locker room. He's only got one offer to this point -- Washington -- and the Huskies are the heavy favorite no matter who steps forward with an offer.

10) Kentridge TE/DE Caleb Smith - Smith has really grown into his body and has filled out nicely and with a big summer on the camp circuit, expect his stock to rise steadily. He's still waiting on his first offer, but once that comes in, more will likely be on the way.

Players on the cusp of the top 10: Issaquah TE Eric Lemke; Bellevue OL Jake Eldrenkamp; Lakewood (Marysville) TE Dustin Stanton; O'Dea (Seattle) OL Sam Flor.

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