Dawgman.com attended eight games in the first month of the prep season, here's a look at some of the top prospects we saw

Dawgman.com attended eight games in the first month of the prep season, here's a look at some of the top prospects we saw...

Games Attended

Mount Si at Woodinville
Kamiakin at Ferndale
Kamiak at Edmonds Woodway
Skyview at Woodinville
Olympic at Bremerton
Kentwood at Kentridge
Skyline at Woodinville
Arlington at Eastside Catholic

Top Prospects

Mount Si (Snoqualmie) WR Parker Dumas (2016) - Dumas is a big target with soft hands. He runs precise intermediate routes. Because of his size, he's able to use his body to shield defenders from the ball and with his long arms, he can go up and get almost any pass that is thrown in his direction. In their game vs. Woodinville, Dumas had eight catches for nearly 90 yards and a touchdown, but those all came in the first half. After that, Woodinville rolled their coverage to his side and he was held catchless the rest of the way. Eastern Washington and Wyoming are the schools that have offered and he's been hearing from several other Big Sky and Mountain West programs.

Mount Si (Snoqualmie) ATH Jesiah Irish (2018) - The sophmore is lightning in a bottle. He's explosive and ran a 10.8 100 meters as a freshman last spring. Irish was used as a "Wildcat" QB and some out of the slot. It's still very early in the evaluation process for Irish, but he's definitely on the radars of schools like Washington, Cal, Washington State and Oregon State.

Olympic (Silverdale) OL/DL Keith Moore (2016) - At 6'4, 285 pounds, it's hard to understand how Moore has flown so far under the radar. Well, schools have started to flock to the Kitsap Peninsula to get a look at Moore and, at least on the hoof, he's a great looking prospect. He's high waisted, so he's got long legs and he's athletic. He's almost impossible to move off of the line and he uses leverage well. The one thing I didn't see was any sort of explosiveness and that's a reason bigger schools aren't on him. He merely held his ground against and over-matched Bremerton team and never once got into the backfield to make a play. Schools like Eastern Washington, Portland State, Montana State and even New Mexico have made inquiries, but if he plays at the Pac 12 level it will likely be as a walk-on.

Kamiakin (Kennewick) CB Darreon Moore (2017) - Playing against Ferndale, Moore didn't get a lot of opportunities in pass coverage, but he did make some plays early on against the run. On one play he took on a tight end, forced a run inside and held the runner to only a two-yard gain when it looked like it could have gone for more. The junior defensive back is a bit on the slight side, so he has to be solid in his coverage technique and in the offseason he's shown the ability to make plays in coverage. Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Cal, Arizona State and Boise State have all been showing interest in Moore, but so far, no offers have come his way.

Kamiakin (Kennewick) OL Korbin Sorensen (2016) - Big kid with good feet. Liked what I saw in his film, but I didn't see his explosiveness live when they faced Ferndale. That doesn't mean he doesn't have it, but it means he'll need to show more on film. Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Washington State, Idaho State, Central Washington, Boise State, Eastern Washington and Western Oregon have all been after him, but at this point, he looks more like a Big Sky player than a legit Pac 12 type. I could see him walking on at Washington or Washington State and being a solid contributor, but at this point, I don't see him as a scholarship type.

Skyview (Vancouver) WR Jeremiah Wright (2017) - Wright is a big, physical wide receiver. He had a solid game against Woodinville (six catches for 89 yards) and showed why he'll be a prospect to keep an eye on over the next 18 months. Wright isn't a plodder, but he doesn't have great top-end speed either. At 6'3, 195 pounds, he's already able to use his size to his advantage, but I haven't seen the explosiveness of a kid who is a sure-fire Pac 12 prospect. Wright has been on Washington's radar for a while and he's planning to attend several games this year, but so far his recruiting has been pretty quiet. Expect that to change after the start of the year.

Kentwood (Kent) ATH Isaiah Williams (2016) - Good-looking athlete with the ability to make plays on either side of the ball. His hands are a bit iffy, so he's probably a better fit at corner where he locked down his side vs. an down Kentridge team. Williams has solid quickness and he always seems to be around the ball. So far, recruiting has been a bit quiet, but we've gotten word there are several FCS programs that have made inquiries about him over the past month.

Kentwood (Kent) RB/LB Chevy Kalua-Fuimaono (2017) - Tough, physical running back who rarely goes down with the first hit. He makes defenders pay when they come up to tackle him. Kalua-Fuimaono currently rotates in at tailback, but he'll have a majority of the carries by the end of the season. So far, he's just starting to get onto the recruiting lists of schools, so at this point it's still way too early to talk about that aspect.

Skyline (Sammamish) OL Henry Bainivalu (2017) - One of the top linemen in the region, Bainivalu didn't disappoint in their game against Woodinville. He drives guys back in the run, he shows light feet when pulling and he can get to the second-level pretty easily. When it comes to blocking for the pass, he rarely is challenged. Bainivalu has offers from Cal, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State and schools like Stanford, Notre Dame and UCLA have all turned up the heat recently as well.

Skyline (Sammamish) RB Rashaad Boddie (2016) - Boddie has the look of "a dude". He's ripped, he's big and he's a very good football player. While his future lies on offense, he's currently committed to Colorado State to play tailback, he actually acquitted himself pretty well on the defensive side of the ball as well. The biggest knock of Boddie is the fact that, at his size (6'0, 220), he's just not a very physical runner. He uses his vision and quickness to make plays rather than taking on tacklers. He also doesn't have great speed although he's got adequate speed to be a productive back in college.

Kamiak (Mukilteo) TE/S Nate Shubert (2016) - Shubert is a solid receiver with soft hands and the size to be a playmaker in the red zone. His biggest issue is that he's not fast enough to play wideout at a higher level in college, so he'll need to play tight end, however, he needs to add at least 20 pounds to fit there. Shubert might even be a better safety prospect -- vs. Edmonds-Woodway he had a pick and three pass breakups -- due to his ball skills and length. Lots of Ivy League schools are after Shubert and that might ultimately be the best fit for the talented player.

Edmonds-Woodway DE Ali Gaye (2017) - Gaye is playing only his third season of football, so the light hasn't come on quite yet. He's a big presence and looks the part, but he just hasn't figured out, to this point at least, how to use his size to impose his will. If he ever figures it out, watch out. He's definitely a Pac 12 talent. 

Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) Brandon Wellington (2016) - The UW-commit looked very good on the opening kickoff, taking it 75 yards to the house to give EC an early 7-0 lead over Arlington. The fact that they don't even use Wellington at tailback just speaks to the overall talent on the Crusaders' roster. Wellington is a physical presence with great athleticism and he has linebacker written all over him once he gets to Montlake.

Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) TE/DE Hunter Bryant (2017) - Bryant is one of the most impressive-looking prospects we saw the first month of the season. He's all of the 6'3, 230 pounds he's listed at and he's an absolute beast as a receiver in the red zone. Bryant could play on either side of the ball, but right now he looks like a big-time tight end prospect. UW just offered and schools like WSU, ASU and Rutgers have all come calling as well.

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