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Dawgman 2018 In-State Class - Watch List

Now that we've completed our 2018 In-State Top 25, here's a look at the players we're keeping an eye on and who could make the move onto the list in the future...

Absolute mortal sin that we didn't include him in our first list of the top 25 in-staters. That won't happen again. Lockett is athletic and aggressive. He never backs down. He could wind up being a lock-down corner at the next level, but some think he'll grow into a safety. Either way, he'll have plenty of options before he's ready to make a decision.

Arias has the size and athleticism to put up big numbers and be one of the top receivers in the state. Playing 7v7 for FSP will definitely get him on the radar of a lot of schools.

The son of Eric Metcalf and grandson of Terry Metcalf is tall and shows natural ball skills. He finished his junior season with 33 receptions for 423 yards and four touchdowns.

Completed 55% of his passes for 3,245 yards with 37 touchdowns and 17 picks. He's not known as a runner, but he can hurt defenses with his legs too as he carried the ball 65 times for 323 yards and four touchdowns.

A big, mobile lineman who can pull and get to the second level smoothly.

If not for the presence of Princeton Lollar (2,027 yards, 29 TDs), then we'd likely be talking about Hardin as the top returning in-state tailback. As it is, the talented runner still managed to post 680 yards and seven touchdowns and will likely put up some big numbers this fall.

Smith is long, he's got good feet and he's improved quite a bit over the last year. Definitely a player to keep an eye on moving forward.

Nall put up big numbers for the Bulldogs last season hitting on nearly 65% of his passes for 2,817 yards with 29 touchdowns and just three interceptions while leading his team to an 8-2 record and the state playoffs. Nall also rushed for 404 yards and four more scores, so he can make plays with his legs whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Sampson's coaches think he could be special on either side of the ball, but we like him at corner where his quickness and ball skills could really set him apart.

Had a great junior season after posting 41 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss and 6.5 sacks. He's quick and strong at the point of attack. This spring and summer will be huge for Jerome as he shows what he can do on the camp circuit.

Hartsock was a standout on both sides of the ball for the Bears as a junior this past season. He's got soft hands and enough speed to be a challenge for opposing linebackers while possessing the size to outmuscle defensive backs.

Jasso could play on either side of the ball, but we feel his skillset will fit better on offense where he can use his aggressive style to maul opposing linemen.

Chandler's father Jeff played for the Washington Huskies and his older brother Calvin is a walk-on on at Stanford, so he comes from great bloodlines. Chandler helped lead the way for Bellarmine Prep's 7-4 record by posting over 90 tackles. He's instinctive and versatile and could wind up playing outside or inside linebacker at the next level.

It will be interesting to see how Sewell melds with QB Jacob Sirmon. He's got the speed to get deep, so he could add that element to the Cougars' offense.

Hastings was the leader along the line for Woodinville last season. He'll play guard in college where his physical style can be of good use. Top Stories