Today we begin a series focusing on the top 25 players for the 2016 recruiting class in the Evergreen State...

Here is a mid-season update on the In-State 2016 Top 25. Today we look at 25 - 21 on our list...

#21 - Richland LB Lakota Wills

Wills recently committed to Air Force and he is set to take his official visit to Colorado Springs (Co.) in January. Wills has totaled over 80 tackles to go along with four sacks and 10 tackles-for-loss while helping lead his team to a 7-1 record so far. Wills is a physical presence at the point of attack and he's smart. He'll be a steal for the Falcons after a year or two in their system.

#22 - Kentwood (Kent) OL/DL Jared Goldwire

On the hoof, Goldwire is exactly what you are looking for in a line prospect. He's big, he's athletic and he's got long arms. However, he just hasn't lived up to expectations. So far, he's only got an offer from Hawaii, but several other schools have been keeping tabs on him including Washington State, Oregon State and Cal.

#23 - Curtis (University Place) DL Elijah Piper

Idaho became the first school to offer Piper earlier this month and it will likely start to pick up for the senior defensive linemen who is having a great senior season. Piper is aggressive and strong at the point of attack. He's big enough to play as a three-technique in a 4-3 scheme, but he's also athletic enough to play defensive end in a 3-4 defense.

#24 - O'Dea (Seattle) DL Tiano Tialavea

Tialavea missed the first part of O'Dea's season due to a leg injury, but now that he's back healthy, he's been a force inside for the Irish. Tialavea has yet to garner an offer, but they can't be far off. With players his size, you look for his ability to move and he does that very well. Schools like Oregon, Oregon State, Idaho, Boise State and Colorado State have all been giving him a long look so far.

#25 - Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) LB Erik Glueck

Glueck won't wow you with his athleticism, but he's super-productive and very smart. He also has leadership skills in spades. The senior already has offers from Cornell, Columbia and Ohio and he's been talking quite a bit with Washington, Washington State, Stanford, Harvard and Yale among others. He doesn't appear to be a scholarship Pac 12 type, but he might be able to find a home as a preferred walk-on or he could choose to head to an Ivy League program and dominate. Top Stories