Matthew Cindric (Brandon Huffman)

Dawgman 2018 In-State Top 25: 6-10

In our third installment of the Dawgman 2018 In-State Top 25, we look at numbers 6-10 which includes a multi-purpose athlete, one of the top linebackers in the West and three linemen who could play on either side of the ball...

#10: Bruce, the younger brother of former Washington State star M'Kristo Bruce, is big and athletic and he received All-State recognition as a defensive lineman after his junior season when he posted 86 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss and four sacks. Bruce has outstanding quickness for a young man his size and he shows the ability to hold strong at the point of attack. He's not a speed rusher, but he has the motor and athleticism to be at least decent in this realm once he gets to college. Washington State, Washington and Oregon State are the main schools looking at him right now, but you can expect more to come into the picture this spring once coaches hit the road.

#9: Connor Wedington got almost all of the attention last season and for good reason, but Weed was almost as explosive when given the opportunity to make plays and he showed the ability to take over games -- see Sumner's game with Graham-Kapowsin (7 receptions, 158 yard, 2 TDs) as evidence -- as well as his versatility in his team's win over Woodinville in the state playoffs by stepping in for an injured Wedington to rush for 118 yards and two scores vs. one of the top defenses in the state. Weed already has offers from BYU and Montana State and he's got most of the Pac 12 after him as well. Expect him to be one of the more sought-after prospects in the state by the time he signs with a school next February.

#8: We saw Barrington last spring and he blew us away with his size, quickness and athleticism. He could be a factor on either side of the ball, but most think he'll wind up along the defensive line where his size will be a great fit at end. Barrington is a BYU legacy (his father played there and his brother is currently on the Cougars' roster) and he committed there last year, so it would be a shock if he wound up anywhere else, but that hasn't stopped schools like Boise State, Washington State and Washington from at least reaching out and making contact.

#7: Wilson is one of the most instinctive players in the state. He is smart, he's physical and he's a leader. The only drawback with the talented All-State linebacker, who finished with over 200 tackles as a junior last season, we've observed is that he's just average in coverage although he's improved a lot in that area as well. UCLA is Wilson's most recent offer and Utah, Arizona and TCU have also offered. Washington is still evaluating and could be offering soon while Oregon State, USCCalifornia and Washington State are also giving him a long look.

#6: There aren't enough superlatives to put on Cindric. He's smart, athletic, physical, instinctive and, if that wasn't high enough praise, we have also been told "he's just a flat-out, bad ass football player" by a local coach. Cindric was a standout on both sides of the ball, holding down right tackle on offense while coming off the edge as a pass-rusher on defense. Scout currently has him rated as an offensive linemen, but we think he's a better fit on defense. Whichever side he winds up on, expect him to be a solid contributor in college once he hits the field. Washington State currently is Cindric's only offer, but more schools have started to come after him including Washington, Oregon and Oregon State.

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