Dawgman.com In-State 2016 Top 25: 6 - 10

Part four of our series on the top 25 prospects in the state of Washington includes versatile players like Tahoma's Amandre Williams (pictured) who can play multiple positions at the next level...



#6 - When you talk about players who parlay great junior seasons into offers, look no further than Williams as just such an example. The talented two-way player was, and still is, the heart and soul of the Tahoma team, throwing for over 2,500 yards and 17 touchdowns on offense while racking up 60 tackles with 7.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles-for-loss from his defensive end/linebacker spot. Williams isn't close to making a decision, but he's got plenty of suitors -- Boise State, California, Colorado State, Kansas, Northwestern, Oregon, San Jose State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Montana State -- pretty much all of whom like him on the defensive side of the ball. With his high Football I.Q., athleticism and size, expect Williams to be a terror as an edge pass-rusher at the next level with the ability to drop into coverage if/when he's called upon to do so.



#7 - Weaver burst onto the scene as one of the top pass-rushers in the state as a sophomore when he totaled 18 sacks, earning First Team 4A All-State honors, and he followed that up with 14 sacks, as well as 123 tackles, as a junior, earning First Team 4A All-State honors for a second-straight year. Weaver is the quintessential BUCK linebacker type, with the ability to really get after the quarterback, but he's shown the flexibility in camps to drop back into coverage if necessary. Weaver currently holds 12 offers including Washington, Washington State, Wyoming, Arizona, Cal, Boise State, UNLV, Colorado State, Idaho, Utah, Army and Montana State.



#8 - Early on, many thought that Garcia would wind up being a national recruit. With his combination of size and athleticism, he looked like a sure-fire top five recruit within the state. However, a lackluster junior season and some questionable performances during the winter and spring forced a re-evaluation. Garcia committed to USC last fall and many figured that was the end of things, but things change and the Garcia and the Trojans have parted ways. Now he's open to anyone that wants to recruit him. Currently, Washington State is the only school that has a firm offer for the enigmatic player. When he's motivated, as he was this past weekend at the Barton 7v7 Battle In Seattle event, there are very few players who can stop Garcia. He's got good hands, he's athletic and he uses his size well. However, so far, that motivation has been hit and miss. If he can string together a solid summer of workouts, expect more schools to come calling and for him to have his choice of places to play.



#9 - The Husky legacy has three offers currently -- Air Force, Colorado State and Syracuse -- and he's hearing from plenty of other schools including Washington and Oregon, the latter of which could be close to offering. Brisco Jr. is a big, physical player. What seems to be holding him back is where he's projected to play. He plays tight end on offense, but most see him either at strong safety or as an outside linebacker at the next level. With his speed and athleticism as well as his instincts, he should see things pick up after he hits the camp circuit this summer. Those camps will include Utah State, Washington, Oregon and Eastern Washington and he's planning to participate in some local 7v7 events as well as the Nike Camp in Eugene, Oregon as well.



#10 - Normally, a player as raw as Penn wouldn't get much of a look from college coaches. The difference with Penn is his elite athleticism, explosiveness and speed. Because he plays in Bellevue's run-oriented offense, Penn will need to hit the camp circuit to show scouts and coaches what he can do and that's the plan next month as he hits the Washington, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State camps. Penn is a long-strider and his hands can be questionable at times, but when he's focused on his craft and put in situations where he can show off his immense talent, he has earned accolades from coaches and scouts. His recruitment will be interesting to watch as he currently holds three offers -- Montana, UNLV and Utah State -- but he could have at least a few more with solid performances this summer.


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