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Football: Preseason All-State Team

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Aug. 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm with No Comments »
August 25, 2010 12:07 am

Here is the Tacoma News Tribune’s 2010 preseason all-state football team. There’s quite a bit of geographic and classification variety on this team, with players from 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A and even 2B represented.

Of course, picking all-state teams is not an exact science. We spoke to coaches and reporters from around the state, and used our own observations, too. Selecting these teams is always difficult and hard decisions must be made. There are many worthy players that are not on this list and many will find their way to it by the end of the season.

2010 Tacoma News Tribune Preseason All-State Football Team

OFFENSE
QB Trey Wheeler 6-1 195 Sr. Liberty
Led the Patriots to 3A title game in 2009, throwing for 2,385 yards and 29 TDs
RB Bishop Sankey 5-11 190 Sr. Gonzaga Prep
Two-time member of the TNT preseason all-state team has given oral commitment to WSU, but still being pursued by UW
RB Matt Hadley 5-11 190 Jr. Connell
Reigning 1A state player of the year ran for 1,863 yards and 23 TDs last season; has given oral commitment to BYU
OL Zach Banner 6-9 290 Jr. Lakes
Massive lineman has good footwork, speed; holds offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Washington and others
OL Josh Garnett 6-4 275 Jr. Puyallup
A first-team all-SPSL South pick as a sophomore, UCLA and UW have offered
OL Dexter Charles 6-5 270 Sr. Stanwood
Gave oral commitment to Washington over Cal, Arizona and WSU
OL Danny Shelton 6-3 280 Sr. Auburn
Two-time member of TNT All-Area team is the best player in the SPSL North and draws triple-teams as a defensive lineman
OL Walker Williams 6-7 310 Jr. Tacoma Baptist
Mammoth tackle boasts enormous amounts of potential, is a Pac-10 prospect
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins 6-6 260 Sr. Gig Harbor
Turned down the University of Texas to play at Washington
WR Kasen Williams 6-2 195 Sr. Skyline
One of the nations top receiving prospects, will try to win a fourth state title with the Spartans
WR Rahmel Dockery 5-9 165 Sr. Curtis
Perhaps the most exciting player in the state, he scored 23 TDs last season with many coming on long receptions and returns
ATH Chandler Jenkins 5-10 185 Sr. Liberty
As a junior, totaled 1,300 yards rushing, 750 receiving and scored 29 touchdowns
K Daniel Sullivan 5-10 175 Sr. Jackson
Just watch this video

DEFENSE
DL Charlie Hopkins 6-6 240 Sr. Gonzaga Prep
Turned down Washington, Oregon, UCLA and others to play at Stanford
DL Jarett Finau 6-3 235 Sr. Juanita
Transfer from Marysville-Pilchuck has already committed to Washington
DL Taniela Tupou 6-2 260 Sr. Archbishop Murphy
Strong-side defensive end is a dominant force; committed to Washington
DL Connor Cree 6-5 220 Sr. Skyline
Another defensive end committed to UW, Cree is also a talented tight end
LB Nick Holt Jr. 6-1 215 Sr. Seattle Prep
Metro League’s Defensive MVP totaled 136 tackles, eight sacks, nine forced fumbles and three interceptions in 2009
LB Max Hersey 6-3 230 Sr. Curtis
University Place pipeline sends another Curtis Viking to Washington State
LB Nik Landdeck 6-1 210 Sr. Issaquah
If he starts for Eagles this season, Landdeck will be a four-year starter at middle linebacker
DB Ellis Henderson 6-0 170 Sr. Skyview
A fantastic athlete, Henderson has received offers from WSU, Hawaii, Air Force and others
DB Kendrick Van Ackeren 6-1 185 Sr. Bellevue
A hard-hitting safety with a nose for the ball, Van Ackeren anchors the Wolverines’ defense
DB Jake Bainton 6-3 230 Sr. Liberty
He might not be a top-tier prospect, but this safety is one of the best prep football players in the state
DB David Trimble 6-3 180 Jr. Davis
An elite shut-down cornerback that forces teams to stick to one side of the field
P Nick Phillips 5-11 190 Sr. Skyview
Phillips is a two-time all-GSHL first-team selection at punter
RET Drew Loftus 6-3 185 Sr. Kennewick
Was a first-team all-CBBN Columbia pick at kick returner and all-purpose

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