We continue our update on the Dawgman.com In-State 2016 Top 25. Today we look at 15-11 on our list...

Continuing our series focusing on the top 25 players for the 2016 recruiting class in the Evergreen State...

#15 - Juanita (Kirkland) DB Makiah Gilmer

There may not be a more underrated player in the state. Gilmer has the ideal size you want in a corner, going a legit 6'0 and weighing in at 185 pounds, while also possessing the ball skills and athleticism necessary to be a lockdown corner outside. Gilmer chose Utah State over offers from San Jose State, Idaho, Portland State and UNLV, but more schools could be looking his way now that he's completed his senior season.

#14 - Bellevue TE/DE Isaac Garcia

We've said it for a while, if his head and heart are into it, there might not be a more impressive prospect on the field within the state's borders, however, his effort constantly came into question and while he would dominate one week, he would disappear in other contests. If Garcia can find the consistency necessary to realize his vast potential, Oregon State could be looking at an All-Pac 12 player. Let's hope for his sake and theirs, he does. 

#13 - Bellevue WR Tyson Penn

If you're looking for the defenition of the phrase "passes the look test", look no further than Penn who is one of the most physically impressive players you will see at the high school level. At just over 6'4" and 195 pounds, Penn is one of the most athletically gifted prospects in the state. He's a bit of a long strider, but he can "jump out of the gym" and he's got enought speed to get down the field against almost any secondary. So why did he only have offers from Oregon State, Washington State and a bunch of mid-tier FBS programs? A big problem with Penn has been how raw of a prospect he truly is, having just started to take playing wide receiver seriously in the past two seasons. Another concern was work ethic, somthing Penn has admitted to over the past six months. Penn had a good senior season, but he likely won't see the field for meaningful minutes with OSU until he's been in Corvalis for at least a couple of years as he learns how to run routes and read defenses.

#12 - Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) QB Harley Kirsch

Two-time state champion quarterback who passed for over 6,700 yards, 75 touchdowns and 14 interceptions the past two season while completing 73% of his passes. He also rushed for nearly 500 yards and six touchdowns in that time as well. Recruiting was a bit on the tepid side for Kirsch, which was a bit perplexing, but he found a nice fit when Cornell came in and offered and he will enroll there in the summer.

#11 - Skyline (Sammamish) RB Rashaad Boddie

Boddie put up monster numbers the past two seasons for Skyline, racking up over 2,800 yards on the ground and totaling 39 touchdowns. The senior tailback isn't a one-trick pony either -- he grabbed 53 pases for 735 yards and six touchdowns as well. Boddie is very impressive physically, showing a cut physique (6'0, 220) and he showed improved physicality as a senior. He had offers from a couple of Pac 12 schools, but found a home with Colorado State that fit his running style perfectly and he committed there back in September.



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