Dawgman 2018 In-State Top 25: 16-20

In our second installment of the Dawgman 2018 In-State Top 25, we look at numbers 16 - 20 which includes two very impressive looking defensive backs, two outstanding wideouts and one bruising tailback...


#20: Smith totally looks the part. He's got a chiseled frame and outstanding speed once he gets in the field. While he put up big numbers as a junior -- over 2,034 yards and 26 touchdowns -- he didn't show the elusivness you'd like to see from a top tailback prospect. He rarely made defenders miss in the hole, choosing to take them on by lowering his shoulder instead. Now, we'll attribute some of that to him being just a year removed from an ACL injury that caused him to miss his sophomore season, but we definitely need to see if he's gotten back some of his quickness and acceleration during the spring and summer in order for him to move up in the rankings.


#19: McConico was the best player on an average Kent Meridian squad last season, so he saw defenses game plan almost exclusively for him. That should change now that he's up at Garfield which has a plethora of talent. While McConico is an accomplished offensive prospect, his best position appears to be on defense where he can use his ball skills and natural football instincts to be a physical safety that can play coverage at times. BYU has already offered McConico and schools like WashingtonWashington State and Oregon State have been in contact.


#18: The senior-to-be was outstanding for Woodinville last season on both sides of the ball. He was a clutch receiver for the Falcons on offense, leading the team in receptions (41) and touchdowns (9) and finishing second with 555 yards receiving. Fouch was also a leader in the secondary for his team, posting 48 tackles and a team-leading six interceptions from his free safety spot. At 6'3", Fouch is a rangy athlete who has great instincts and ball skills. He could be a solid free safety at the collegiate level if he finds the right fit.


#17: When you talk about Stell, it's hard to overlook his nose for the endzone. As a junior this past season, Stell hauled in 15 receptions for 360 yards and eight touchdowns while also racking up 25 tackles, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries, both of which he took back for touchdowns. He appears to be a better fit on offense, especially out of the slot, but don't sell him short as a defensive back where he was also stellar. Stell recently received his first offer, from Oregon State, and he's got several other Pac 12 schools looking his way.


#16: Irish is one of the most explosive receivers in the state and has been over the past couple of seasons. He's got blazing speed and he's improved as a route-runner. As a junior this past season, Irish hauled in 34 passes for over 880 yards with 14 touchdowns and he also rushed for 187 yards and two more scores in eight games. Expect him to be one of the hottest prospects in the state in the spring and summer as schools get a look at what he can do on film and in person.

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