Dawgman.com: Washington Top 20 for 2013

We're still a month away from the day when 2012 recruits will sign their letters-of-intent, but we at Dawgman.com never stop looking ahead, so today we decided to take a look at the top 20 juniors who already are seeing a lot of interest from schools across the country...

1) Skyline (Sammamish) QB Max Browne Widely regarded as one of the top junior signal-callers in the country. Browne has multiple BCS offers already including California, Clemson, Colorado, Oregon State, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. In two years as the starter for the Spartans, Browne has completed nearly 68% of his passes for over 6,500 yards with 75 touchdowns and only 20 interceptions while leading his team to two-straight State Championship games and one State Championship in 2011.

2) Bellevue LB Sean Constantine Constantine could be a stud on either side of the ball, but projects better on defense. When he "pulls the trigger" he gets to the ball in a hurry and he's a physical presence inside. He uses his hands well and is a sure-tackler. He has great instincts, but because he's nearly 6'3" tall, he could easily grow into a very good defensive end prospect. Totaled over 75 tackles this season while helping to lead the Wolverines to the State Championship. Constantine currently has offers from UCLA and Washington and is getting attention from several other Pac 12 schools as well as Georgia.

3) Mead (Spokane) DE Danny Mattingly Named Defensive Player of the Year in the Greater Spokane League as a junior after totaling 65 tackles and 10 sacks for the Panthers this past season. His older brother, Andy, played linebacker and defensive end at Washington State. Talented kid with a great motor. Needs to get stronger and put on some more size, but the instincts and talent are there. Mattingly has already heard from quite a few schools, but is still waiting on his first offer.

4) Lakes (Lakewood) WR Sammie Long Because there are so many talented prospects at Lakes, Long didn't get the chance to put up big numbers, but he had a solid junior season in 2011, hauling in 20 receptions for 266 yards and five touchdowns and should be one of the top wideout prospects in the state next year. He already has an offer from Washington and is getting attention from several other Pac 12 programs.

5) Lynnwood OL/DL Andrew Basham From a size and athleticism standpoint, Basham has exactly what you are looking for in a prospect, on either side of the line. He can run a sub-5.0 forty, he's athletic enough to play linebacker at his size and he's got a good motor. The only question mark right now is his technique and how he improves in the coming months. Basham is already hearing from several Pac 12 schools including Washington and Washington State.

6) Tumwater OL/DL Jaimie Bryant Bryant is an outstanding athlete and very intriguing. He didn't have a great junior season, so his value will have to be assessed this offseason as college coaches come in and get a good look at him. Bryant has a great motor and his work-ethic is reportedly good, but he needs to get stronger and add more muscle to his frame. Washington, Portland State and several other schools dropped by this past season to get an up-close look at the talented two-way prospect.

7) Skyline (Sammamish) LB Peyton Pelluer Pelluer, the younger brother of current Husky LB Cooper Pelluer, is an old-school, run-stuffing middle linebacker, able to take on blockers and use his hands to shed and then make the tackle. Pelluer also improved his flexibility this past summer so he was much better in pass-coverage as well. As a two-year starter, Pelluer has notched nearly 300 tackles. Expect him to have multiple offers from Pac 12 schools before it's all said and done.

8) Capital (Olympia) RB Kai Van Sickle Vansickle was a warrior for Capital this season and rushed for nearly 2,000 yards even though every defense he faced keyed on him. Vansickle rarely goes down at first contact and he has a nose for the endzone, evidenced by his 21 scores this season. He is also a stud on the defensive side of the ball and could end up being a very good safety at the next level as well.

9) Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) QB Sefo Liufau From a productivity standpoint, Liufau has done it all and this past summer he worked very hard on his mechanics which showed this season. Liufau isn't a big-time athlete, but he's got enough skill to move around in the pocket and his arm-strength has improved enough so that he can hit plays deep on almost anyone. Schools from up and down the west coast have been in contact with the talented junior.

10) Eisenhower (Yakima) Kolney Cassel Cassel put up huge numbers in the Big Nine this past season completing over 65% of his passes for 2,664 yards, 27 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. Cassel is a pure pocket passer, but he does have enough athleticism to move around and make plays with his legs as well.

11) Inglemoor (Kenmore) OL/DL Titus Makasini Talented two-way lineman that earned Lineman of the Year honors in the Kingco 4A which is one of the top leagues in the state. Probably projects better along the offensive line, but he could be successful on either side of the ball.

12) Newport (Bellevue) ATH Isaac Dotson Reminds me a lot of former Kennedy QB/S Jason Thompson. Athletic and plays with intensity. Doesn't have a lot of help around him so his numbers aren't big, but he's definitely a talented player. Threw for over 1,000 yards and rushed for 800 yards this past season and totaled 22 touchdowns while almost leading Newport to the district playoffs. Has heard quite a bit from Washington State as well as Washington and will hit the camp circuit this spring and summer to garner more attention.

13) O'Dea (Seattle) RB Tatum Taylor Needs to put on weight and get stronger, but there is no doubting Taylor has the speed and elusiveness to a be a good one at the next level. Taylor is also a skilled DB and could wind up on the side of the ball as well. He already has an offer from Wyoming and his getting interest from schools across the country including Notre Dame, Oregon, California, Washington and Washington State.

14) Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) RB Isaiah Flynn As a sophomore, Flynn rushed for over 1,000 yards and as a junior he eclipsed that total even though he only played in eight games for the Lions. Flynn is a very good inside runner, but he's got just enough burst to get outside and be trouble on the edge for defenses. Flynn has the skills to play in the Pac 12, so it will be interesting to see which schools give him a long look this spring.

15) Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) WR/S Calvin Chandler Chandler is a two-way star for the Lions and could see his stock rise this spring and summer with good performances on the camp circuit. Chandler's father Jeff played football for Washington back in the 80s and he's got the instincts and abilities to a playmaker at the next level. Hauled in 43 receptions for 704 yards and six touchdowns on offense this past season while leading the Lions with 129 tackles and also posted three sacks from his linebacker spot. Chandler could be one of the fastest risers this spring among scouts as he shows what he can do, but there is no denying his instincts and his overall talent.

16) Mount Si (Snoqualmie) K/P Cameron VanWinkle Likely to be one of the top kickers on the west coast in the 2013 class, Vanwinkle has a leg that can hit from as nearly 60 yards out and he's got outstanding accuracy as well. Vanwinkle is already getting attention from Washington as well as Oregon State and some Big 12 and SEC schools.

17) Graham-Kapowsin DB Kahlil Dawson A speedster with great quickness and a nose for the ball. Dawson earned All-SPSL honors this season and has good enough hands to be a threat on the offensive side of the ball as well. Dawson is ultra-competitive and is also a "gym rat". He will hit the camp circuit this spring to get some facetime with college coaches, but he's already hearing from Boise State, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State.

18) Skyview (Vancouver) WR Reiley Henderson Plays much bigger than his size would indicate. Henderson was the best receiver on an explosive offense that led the Storm to the state championship game. As a junior, Henderson posted 57 receptions for 901 yards and nine touchdowns and also had over 40 tackles and three interceptions on defense.

19) Bellevue LB/FB Myles Jack Jack has long arms and is very athletic. At 6'2", 215, Jack has the size, speed and athleticism to play on either side of the ball when he gets to college, but until coaches figure out where he fits best, they may hold off in offering him.

20) Seattle Prep DB Tere Calloway Explosive on both sides of the ball, Calloway has put on some size since we first saw him back when he was a sophomore and looks poised to be a player to watch in the coming months. Has outstanding quickness and vision and is quick in and out of his cuts. Could be a star on either side of the ball at the next level. Calloway has been hearing from Baylor, Idaho, North Carolina, Purdue, Washington State.


Other players receiving consideration: Auburn DL Kevin Shelton; Timberline (Lacey) DL Sebastian Mikaele; Mount Si (Snoqualmie) TE Griffin McLain; Mount Vernon QB Bennett Gibson; Edmonds-Woodway RB Desmond Young; Juanita (Kirkland) LB Darrin Laufasa; Inglemoor DL Mikey Tupou; Bothell OL Chase Madsen; Mead (Spokane) RB Davian Barlow; Curtis (University Place) OL Zach Budnick

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