Former Valley Star, James Sims Jr is getting to play his real position at Washington this year. Against Air Force this weekend, Sims scored a touchdown playing tailback for the Huskies. Sims was featured in a front page Sports Section Story by the Seattle Times a week ago. They talked about him being the first African American Student Body President in Valley High School's history. He is on his way to graduating with 2 degrees and is widely thought of as the nicest player on the Washington team. Cory Williams of Las Vegas saw time for the Dawgs after breaking his wrist last year at Notre Dame. He is starting at WR for Washington.
Tim Day of Oregon is the pre season ALL PAC 10 tight end. Day had a solid game at Houston this past week. The Western star is one of the team leaders for the Ducks.
JJ Milan of Wooster is lost due to injury for the Wolfpack of Nevada. He was converting to LB after playing on the D Line straight out of high school. He should be able to redshirt. Brett Jaekel of Bonanza should start for the Pack as their kicker. Jeff Rowe of McQueen will start at QB. Charles Manu of McQueen will split time starting on the DL. Pack opens against Washington State this Friday night. So much for thinking about how that might hurt High School Football attendance.
Graham Sideius of McQueen still can not consistantly put the ball through the uprights losing the main place kicker job at Washington State. He will handle kickoffs
At UNLV, Ryan Worthen of Palo Verde did not even make the media guide, yet he starts for the Rebels at Fullback/U Back? David Peeple of Cheyenne saw his first time in the backfield for the Rebels against New Mexico. Leon Moore of Rancho showed why he is one of the top defensive lineman in the Mountain West for his play against UNM.
Demarco Murray of Gorman is excited about the following schools recruiting him: Oklahoma, Florida, USC, LSU and South Carolina. Schools after him including Michigan and Wisconsin want to put him into the defensive backfield. USC views him at running back. One would think with Reggie Bush and Adrian Peterson unlikely to return to USC and Oklahoma one might think that either school could use a solid running back. One might also think after seeing Oklahoma lose to TCU this weekend that Ryan Reynolds of Gorman could have added something for the Sooners. Dont they remember that this kid is tough enough to open up holes for Peterson in the backfield? I am still siding with Oklahoma as the leader for Murray.