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Football: TNT’s Preseason All-State Team

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Aug. 17, 2012 at 11:07 am with 5 Comments »
August 21, 2012 12:34 pm

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE’S 2012 PRESEASON ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM

OFFENSE

Skyline High QB Max Browne competes at the Elite 11 quarterback camp earlier this summer. (Photo credit: 247Sports)

Pos Name Ht Wt Grade School
QB Max Browne 6-5 215 Sr. Skyline
USC commit shooting for another 4,000-yard, 40-TD season, plus a second state title

RB Myles Jack 6-2 220 Sr. Bellevue
Powerful, fast and agile, Jack is a punishing runner, though he projects to play outside linebacker at UCLA

RB Jake Gall 6-0 205 Sr. Cle Elum/Roslyn
Portland St. recruit rushed for 1,200 yards, averaging 13.1 yards per carry, and had 600 receiving yards

WR Sammie Long 6-4 190 Sr. Lakes
Legitimate deep threat revives the Lakes-to-Washington pipeline

WR Mike Tate 6-1 175 Sr. Federal Way
U.S. Army All-American combine invite is a detriment to defensive backs’ ankles

TE Cole Madison 6-6 260 Sr. Kennedy Catholic
Seamount League’s Lineman of the Year will play at Washington State

OL Mason Friedline 6-5 275 Sr. King’s
Perhaps the top true O-line recruit in the state; picked Yale over offers from UW, WSU, Boise St., Cal and others

OL Cody O’Connell 6-8 340 Sr. Wenatchee
Massive road grader has given oral commitment to WSU

OL Macartney McQuery 6-2 305 Sr. Bellarmine Prep
Has developed into a true anchor for an already reliable offensive line

OL Leo Pili-Vaka 6-9 340 Sr. Rainier Beach
Footwork improved playing basketball for 3A state champion Vikings

OL Desmond Thompson 6-7 280 Sr. Kennedy Catholic
Prototypical offensive tackle is poised for a breakout season

K Cameron Van Winkle 5-10 160 Sr. Mount Si
UW commit kicked 18 field goals in 2011, including six longer than 42 yards

ATH Isaac Dotson 6-3 200 Sr. Newport
Nevada recruit is a run-pass threat and gets it done on defense, too

** NOTE: Skyview WR Reiley Henderson (5-10, 180, Sr.) was an original preseason selection before being dismissed by the school in fall camp.

DEFENSE

Tumwate defensive lineman Jaimie Bryant has orally committed to Washington. (Photo credit: Tony Overman, staff photographer)

Pos Name Ht Wt Grade School
DL Cody Moorhead 6-4 260 Sr. Hazen
Defensive end was Seamount League’s Defensive Player of the Year

DL Andrew Basham 6-4 305 Sr. Lynnwood
Strong, fast, athletic big man creates mismatches for offensive linemen

DL Jaimie Bryant 6-5 260 Sr. Tumwater
Washington commit had a disappointing 2011 season, is in line for a major bounce-back

DL Benning Potoa’e 6-3 230 Soph. Lakes
Natural leader started as a freshman, will become more dominant as his frame fills out

DL/LB Caleb Newman 6-3 225 Sr. Lynden
WSU recruit Tormented offenses as a defensive end last season; could play LB in college

LB Peyton Pelluer 6-2 225 Sr. Skyline
Fourth-generation Cougar picked WSU over offers from Colorado, ASU and Wyoming

LB Sean Constantine 6-3 225 Sr. Bellevue
Had offers from seven Pac-12 schools before choosing Huskies

LB Danny Mattingly 6-6 225 Sr. Mead
Also a standout tight end, has close to 20 offers, but is orally committed to Notre Dame

DB Kahlil Dawson 5-9 160 Sr. Graham-Kapowsin
Portland St. commit shut down receivers in pass-happy SPSL South last season

DB Calvin Chandler 6-2 210 Sr. Bellarmine Prep
Elite athlete totaled 131 tackles last season playing a hybrid safety/linebacker position

DB Tatum Taylor 5-10 160 Sr. O’Dea
Few, if any, can outrun Taylor, who has offers from Pac-12, Big Ten schools and more

DB Tere’ Calloway 5-11 185 Sr. Seattle Prep
Schools from all corners of the country – Syracuse, Southern Miss, San Diego St., Portland St., plus more – have offered speedy playmaker

P Trent Cowan 6-4 195 Sr. Union
First-team all-GSHL punter should have offers from several schools by end of season

RET Bishard Baker 5-11 175 Jr. Bellevue
Scored four touchdowns on kick returns in 2011; Notre Dame, Washington, WSU, UCLA and others have already promised scholarships

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. randomfootballfan says:

    Oh what a surprise! The All-State team is comprised of players from one-half of the state. Guess everyone east of Wenatchee (no offense to the ONE East WA player – Mead) can’t play football.

    Sincerely,
    Kamiakin
    Ferris
    Prosser
    Connell

    ….and every other East WA program that has been in the final four of the dance in the past few years.

  2. Selecting an all-state team, especially a preseason version, is a very unscientific process. What players from Eastern Washington were left off? And who would you remove to make room?

    No one says Eastern Washington kids can’t play football — did you see the TNT’s preseason rankings?

    Doug

  3. LakesLancers says:

    Doug, I bet you won’t miss the constructive criticism from your readers, eh?

    You’ll be missed.

  4. Zmonster06 says:

    Actually I think the fact that players from Eastern Washington have been left off of the TNT pre-season all state team says a lot. All of those E. Washington teams and how far they go into the post season with NO D-1 prospects. I think that speaks loudly about how coaches take what they have and turn them into solid TEAMS. No attitude of individualism because their are no super stars. Coaching !

    I expect that we will see Isaiah Brandt-Sims of Wenatchee on the list as a DB or ATH next year.

  5. What do you expect? Seattle and Tacoma prep writer don’t get an opportunity to review the athletes in Eastern Washington. C’mon.

    What’s up with The Spokesman-Review? The SR should be representing the E. Washington athletes. Last year, I read that The SR yields to the TNT for rankings. Just my personal assessment, E. Washington athletes need to be seen and represented by a group in E. Washington.

    If The SR isn’t up to the task, what about a Tri-Cities paper, Northwest Prep Report or the Washington Sports Network?

    Well, now that Mason Kelley and Doug Pacey have moved on, who’ll step up and represent the talent in E. Washington?

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