Dawgman.com In-State 2016 Top 25: 16 - 20

The second part of our series on the top 25 prospects in the state of Washington includes three defensive line prospects and two offensive linemen including Kentwood's Jared Goldwire (pictured)...



#16 - When you talk about the prototypical offensive line prospects, Goldwire fits the mold. He's got a huge frame, he's long and he's pretty athletic, but the questions with him have never come down to talent. They have always been about heart and desire. Is it there? If it is, then he's a next-level talent who could be a star no matter where he ends up. So far, no schools have pulled the trigger on an offer, but if he hits the camp circuit this summer and shows well, he could have a handful before the start of his senior season.



#17 - Piper has emerged as an up-and-coming prospect this spring. He had a solid junior campaign, but it wasn't until schools started to get a look at him in person that things really started to pick up for him. Currently, Piper doesn't hold any offers, but that could change in the very near future once camps get underway. Expect him to be a very popular prospect this summer and once the 2015 football season gets underway.



#18 - At 6'8 and 300 pounds, Smith reminds a lot of people of 2015 UW signee Trey Adams. Smith needs to get stronger, but he's got a great work-ethic and he's got really good feet. Washington State liked his film so much, they became the first school to offer and there could be more on the way as schools like Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma State have also shown some interest.



#19 - Tialavea really impressed at a recent camp held in Bellevue where he was matched up against some of the best the state had to offer. Tialavea needs to lose some weight, but he's athletic for a young man his size and he showed the ability to learn from his mistakes and athleticism you are looking for in a one-game, run-stuffing defensive tackle prospect.



#20 - We've been talking about Dublanko for four years and he's an impressive kid. He's smart and he works his butt off. The problem is, many think he's topped out physically. At his current size, Dublanko will need to move to defensive end at the next level where he could find a role as a situational pass-rusher. Dublanko was offered after his sophomore season by several schools, but it's unclear whether he still has those or if they are conditional offers where the schools want to see more of him before they would accept his commitment.


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