2017 Recruiting - An In-State View

The 2016 class just signed, but there's no rest for the wicked as the 2017 cycle is now fully underway. Here's an early look at the in-state class which is loaded with talent along the offensive line...

Notes: Sarell is likely to be the highest rated recruit to ever come out of the state. Yes, that includes players like OL Josh Garnett (Stanford), QB Max Browne (USC) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Washington) in recent years. Sarell has offers from schools across the country, but so far we're hearing that this could wind up being a battle between Washington and Stanford. UCLA, Notre Dame, Alabama and Michigan are also schools that could wind up being in the mix.

Notes: Bainivalu plays tackle in high school, but most think he'll fit best at guard at the next level. The talented lineman has plenty of offers. Washington appears to be the leader at this point, but he'll take his time and go through the process for a while before he makes a decision.

Notes: We've been talking about Ahmed for quite some time, so it's hard to believe we can finally talk about him getting closer to finally making his decision. Ahmed is versatile, able to play four or five positions on the field, depending on where he's viewed by the school he signs with next year. He's being recruited as an athlete by most schools, but Washington and USC both told him they see him playing tailback.

Notes: Bryant is a bit-time prospect with the ability to be a star on either side of the ball. Washington and Washington State are currently the only two schools to extend offers his way, but keep an eye on USC, UCLA, Oregon and Oregon State. Cal has also shown some interest as well.

Notes: If it weren't for some academic concerns, the prospect from the Tri-Cities would have more offers. Colorado State and Washington State have offered while Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Arizona State, Boise State and Colorado all dropped by to see him over the past couple of months.

Notes: Wedington currently holds four offers -- Washington State, Idaho, Eastern Washington and Montana State -- and you can expect more to roll in during the spring evaluation period. Wedington could be a star on either side of the ball in college, but our feeling is his highest upside will likely be at defensive back.

Notes: The son of current Washington State athletic director Bill Moos, Ben, is a sure thing to wind up a Cougar right? Not so fast. Make no mistake, WSU will be one of his favorites until the end, but Moos is definitely keeping an open mind and he said his father has told him he can go wherever he wants to go. The senior-to-be has that long frame that are so en vogue with schools right now and he too could play on either side of the ball, but most project him at tight end once he gets to college.

Notes: Moore is a playmaker. He's very good on offense, but he's an elite cover-corner. Moore was an All-State selection by the Associated Press this past season and he's got lots of schools looking his way, but so far, he's still waiting on his first offer. 

Other Players To Keep An Eye On

Skyview (Vancouver) WR Jeremiah Wright - Big WR with a lot of upside.

O'Dea (Seattle) ATH Quinton Lewis - Speedster who could fit at corner or wideout in college.

Tumwater TE Cade Otton - Big and physical athlete who starred on both sides of the ball.

Peninsula (Gig Harbor) OL Cody Kanouse - Mammoth prospect who already has an offer from WSU. He'll move inside in college. 

Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) OL Brody McKnight - Could play guard or center at the next level. Interest from schools has picked up quite a bit.

Eisenhower (Yakima) OL Brian Greene - Greene is a mauler, but he can move pretty well for a young man his size. Already has offers from Montana and Montana State.

Bonney Lake DL Caleb Davis - Davis is an outstanding interior defensive line prospect. Expect things to pick up for him this spring.

Lincoln (Tacoma) OL Quazzel White - White has the size and athleticism to garner attention this spring.

Edmonds-Woodway DL Ali Gaye - Has the switch come on for Gaye? He had a great junior season and schools are taking notice.

Lakes (Lakewood) LB Cale Lindsay - Definitely an FBS talent, but hard to tell if it will be a high-level or mid-level school where he ends up.

Tumwater DL Lazarus Williams - Word came out in the winter that he might be transferring due to an off-field problem. Regardless, he's a talented kid.

Monroe RB J.J. Jerome - Big and strong with great vision, Jerome is a power-back who could be a real steal for the right program.

Chiawana LB Caleb Weber - Smart and physical, Weber should see his stock start to climb this spring when schools get a look at him in person.

List of 2017 prospects from the state of Washington

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