2016 In-State Class: Top Offensive Prospects

Now that the 2015 recruiting class has been put to bed, it's time to turn our attention to the 2016 prospects within the state of Washington. Today, we take a look at the top offensive targets and some other prospects to keep an eye on this spring and summer...

Early Recruiting:

Eason is widely regarded as one of the best quarterback prospects to ever come out of the state of Washington. One scout went as far as to say they think, before it’s all said and done, Eason will be the best quarterback prospect to ever come out of the state. That’s a huge compliment considering the talent that has come out of the Evergreen State which includes the likes of Drew Bledsoe, Chris Chandler, Brock Huard, Billy Joe Hobert. Eason’s gaudy stats (63.7% completions, 5,770 yards, 55 TDs, 11 INTs the past two seasons) to go along with his huge arm and great size have made him a national recruit already. He committed to Georgia last summer, but you can expect things to really heat up this spring as several more schools from out-of-state, as well as Washington and Washington State, will continue to work on him, hoping to get him to reconsider his early decision.


Early Recruiting:

Wellington is a beast. He’s been considered one of the best players in the state, regardless of class or position, for the past year and he’s a player who could be a factor in college on either side of the ball. Wellington is rated by Scout.com at running back, but, when Wellington committed to Washington back in August, it was pretty clear that he could be a factor for the Dawgs on defense (at linebacker) even more than on offense. Wellington holds offers from the likes of UW, Colorado, Washington State and Oregon State, but that tally seems very likely to increase this spring as more and more coaches get a look at what he can do.


Early Recruiting:

Now that he’s won a state title, Kirsch’s name should really start to circulate among FBS and FCS programs. With his size and quick release, Kirsch has lit up the competition, completing over 70% of his passes for 6,635 yards with 73 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions over the past two year. He makes good decisions, he sees the field well and he gets the ball into the hands of his playmakers. Kirsch isn’t a statue when he drops back, possessing enough foot speed to hut defenses with his legs, but he prefers to move laterally and keep plays alive while scanning the field for an open receiver. Wyoming is currently his only offer, but that should change this spring.


Early Recruiting:

Because the Wolverines don’t throw the ball around much, Penn is going to need to hit the camp circuit this spring to garner more attention from schools, but there is no denying Penn’s physical attributes and athleticism. Montana is the one school that has offered, but if Penn can prove his receiving skills, he’s the type of athlete schools will be falling over themselves to get into their program.


Early Recruiting:

Boddie already has the body of a college player. He definitely doesn’t have breakaway speed, but he runs well between the tackles and he grinds the yardage out, preferring to wear down a defense and then gash them late in games as they get sick and tired of trying to tackle a 6’0, 220 pounder for four quarters.


Early Recruiting:

It sounds like Kitna will head with his father, Jon, to Texas after the school year is completed, but as of today, he’s still a Washington kid so we’re going to include him here. Kitna is definitely a step or two below Kirsch and Eason as a passer, but he definitely has the talent to play at the FCS level. He doesn’t have a big arm, but he’s smart with the ball, he can keep plays alive with his legs and he led Lincoln to an 11-1 record and a berth in the State 3A playoffs by throwing for 3,702 yards, 55 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.


Early Recruiting:

There is no question that Goldwire has NFL-type talent. He’s huge, he’s athletic and, when he’s motivated, he’s one of the best players on the field. The problem? There have been quite a few who question Goldwire’s desire and drive. As a junior this past season, Goldwire was a part-time starter for Kentwood at right tackle. We’ll need to see if he hits the camp circuit or if he just decides his heart isn’t in playing anymore.


Early Recruiting:

Green is a versatile athlete with the ability to play multiple positions on the field. He’s fast, he’s got the ability to make people miss in space and he just loves to play the game of football. Green is a hard worker and he loves to compete. He might be the most underrated playmaker in the state .


Early Recruiting:

Rogers led the Wolverines to the State 3A title game by running and throwing for over 2,600 yards and accounting for over 30 touchdowns from his quarterback position. Rogers projects at safety or possibly H-back at the next level due to his athleticism. He already has an offer from Washington State and there are several of schools that want to get a look at him this spring before they extend him an offer.


Early Recruiting:

Laris had a huge junior campaign, hauling in a team-leading 72 receptions for 1,394 yards and 16 touchdowns, using his 6’4”, 210-pound frame as a mismatch for both corners and safeties. Laris is a strong blocker and a great intermediate and redzone target. He currently holds and offer from Montana State and should see things pick up this spring.


Other Players To Keep An Eye On

Juanita (Kirkland) ATH Tavin Montgomery
Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) WR Devon Arbis-Jackson
Juanita (Kirkland) ATH Makiah Gilmer
Davis (Yakima) ATH Eric Briscoe Jr.
Auburn Mountain View QB Gresch Jensen


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