We continue our update on the Dawgman.com In-State 2016 Top 25. Today we look at 10-6 on our list...

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

#10 - Central Valley (Spokane) OL Scott Peck

Peck came into the summer of 2015 as a relatively unknown prospect. All he did was go out and dominate on the camp circuit and that led several schools to offer including Washington State, Eastern Washington, Hawaii, Idaho and Nevada, but eventually, when Utah came along, the big and versatile offensive lineman decided he'd heard enough and he added his name to the Utes' commit list in late August. Peck lived up the hype this season earning First Team All-State honors for his efforts while helping to lead his team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the state playoffs.

#9 - Auburn Mountainview DB Gavin Robertson

There might not have been a more impressive player on the hoof than Robertson who is all of the 6'2", 190 pounds that he's listed. What really hurt Robertson's overall grade was his inability to stay healthy and he struggled with nagging injuries, not just during the summer, which kept him from competing at camps, but also during the season where he was dinged up and missed several games as well. That being said, if he can stay healthy, Robertson could be a huge steal for Arizona which snapped him up in mid July. His career will be fun to watch over the next few years because he has the ability to be a devestating player for the Wildcats, either at free or strong safety due to his range and hitting ability.

#8 - Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) DE Evan Weaver

Over the past three seasons, there wasn't a better pass-rusher in the state of Washington than Weaver and he earned First Team All-State honors as after each of his three seasons as a starter for the Bullpups. Weaver is deceptively quick for a young man his size and he has a knack for getting to the quarterback, evidenced by his 56 sacks during the past three seasons, but what really sets him apart is his leadership skills and he was counted on mightily by his team as they were on a collision course with the 4A State Title. The only negative anyone could find with him is his lack of elite athleticism, but he should be able to be an early contributor as a pass-rush specialist for Cal, the school he committed to back in the summer, and then work his way into full-time duty as he grows and matures.

#7 - Davis (Yakima) LB Eric Briscoe Jr.

Briscoe Jr., a Husky legacy whose father, Eric Sr., was a devestating defensive player for the Dawgs, didn't see recruiting really pick up until the season. Oregon eventually came along and they will put him in either at outside linebacker or safety, depending on how he puts on weight. A bit of a 'tweener, Briscoe Jr. probably didn't see as much recruiting attention as his talents warranted because some coaches couldn't figure out where he would fit best. With his athleticism and instincts, he should be a great special teamer early for the Ducks before he gets on the field as a regular defensive player after a couple of seasons in Eugene.

#6 - Federal Way LB Andrzej Hughes-Murray

Oregon State might have gotten the steal of the 2016 Washington class as Hughes-Murray went under-recruited until the start of the season. The Beavers were the only Power 5 program to offer the talented and versatile linebacker prospect and he could project either at middle linebacker, outside linebacker or even at defensive end, depending on the scheme they want to use. Hughes-Murray is a devestating tackler with outstanding instincts. He's a bit stiff in coverage, but he's improved in that area over the past year. Keep an eye on Hughes-Murray over the next few years and see if he becomes what many of us think he can become -- an All-Pac 12 performer.




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