Future Dawg defensive All-Star MVP

Eric Hass is a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker prospect from Kent (Wash.) Kentridge, and Hass won the defensive MVP award for the West squad at the East-West All-Star game in Everett. To win the award on a losing team is even more impressive, and while Eric acknowledged the honor he would have traded it in for a win without hesitation.

"It's a very special award and I'm proud to get it, but it's too bad that we couldn't get it going tonight," Hass told Dawgman.com Friday night. "The East team is pretty talented and they had some big boys up front."

The loss isn't going to take away from the experience Hass had hanging out with his peers. "It was a lot of fun," he said. "Just a lot of guys going to different places and it's going to be cool seeing how far everyone goes in the future. It was fun to be around them this week."

Now that his prep career is officially complete, Eric can now take the next step. He was invited to walk on at the University of Washington by Coach Randy Hart and he has accepted that offer. "I'm hoping to play some outside linebacker," Hass said. "I think that's where I can fit in best."

How did the offer come about? "Well, my coach talked to Coach (Randy) Hart and he said that I could come and walk-on if I wanted, so I'm just going to go out there and see what I can do and try to make it," he said.

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