Battle in Seattle - In Review

There were 14 teams and several dozen recruits to keep an eye on at Foster High School in Tukwila, Washington. Here's a look at some that stood out in the rainy conditions and some that emerged as possible stars in the coming weeks and months...

Jesuit (Portland, Or.) TE/DE Henry Mondeaux - Big-time kid and athlete. Wow. He just blows you away with his size and then when you consider how soft his hands are, you come away even more impressed. He ran good routes and made several catches down the field that were impressive for a young man who is nearly 6'5" and weighs over 230 pounds.


Newport (Bellevue, Wa.) TE Drew Sample - Sample had the catch of the day, hauling in a leaping, one-handed touchdown early in the day and he continued to impress with his size (6'5", 235) and athleticism. He's one of the more underrated players in the state of Washington and that's saying something when you consider he already has nearly 10 offers.


Tigard (Or.) FB/LB A.J. Hotchkins - What an impressive looking player. Hotchkins is ripped and looks like a very impressive fullback type. He made some nice catches out of the backfield for his team and also made a couple of nice plays in coverage when he was asked to drop into coverage.


Horizon Christian (Tualatin, Or.) TE Isaiah Hall - Hall plays at a small school down near Portland, but he plays big. He's got great size and enough speed and athleticism to get down the field. He made some very nice plays for his team and kept drives alive.


Bellevue (Wa.) S/RB Budda Baker - Big shock, Baker looked like the best player on the field and that included the likes of UCLA bound Myles Jack who also was an absolute beast. Baker made plays on both sides of the ball, but he got deep and caught the winning touchdown for his team late in the day.


Federal Way (Wa.) Slot/DB Chico McClatcher - McClatcher says he's close to 180 pounds and measured in at 5'8" recently and he looks solid and ripped. He played both ways for his team, but he looks much better on offense. He made a couple of nice plays with the ball down the field and was open quite a bit.


Jackson (Mill Creek, Wa.) ATH Keynan Foster - Foster had the move of the day in the open-field, making four guys miss and drawing several "oohs and aahs" from those in attendance. Foster's size is troublesome, but man, he is super-quick and will find himself getting looks from several schools when his time rolls around next year.


Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) CB Caleb Lyons - Lyons had a solid afternoon, although I thought he was better on offense than he was on defense. He's a bit on the small side, so he struggled with some of the bigger wideouts that were out there, but again, he was solid and he made some plays when he got the chance.


Central Catholic (Portland, Or.) CB Aaron Washington - I was told by one scout that if Washington were taller he'd have Pac 12 offers to his name and I couldn't agree more. He's physical for his size and he plays with a chip on his shoulder, but he's barely 5'9" and most schools are going with bigger corners to deal with the bigger wideouts that keep getting thrown outside by offenses.


Federal Way (Wa.) CB Keenan Curran - Curran was another player who had a great afternooon and I really liked the attitude he played with. He had things to say after almost every play and there was an ongoing conversation with several receivers he faced off against.


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