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Tag: Cedric Dozier

Jan.
21st

Northwest Nuggets: Silver Anniversary Edition


UW defensive tackle Steve Emtman was a member of the Northwest Nugget's first class and has the distinction of being the No. 1 Northwest Nugget of all-time.

Twenty-five years ago, The News Tribune published its first its annual look at the top football recruits in the region — the Northwest Nuggets. At the time, this was the only recruiting resource available in the region. It was a smashing success and other publications in the area followed suit. Twenty-five years later, the niche market of recruiting coverage has exploded, spawning websites backed by billion-dollar companies.

On Sunday, the TNT will publish its Silver Anniversary Edition of the Northwest Nuggets, examining the past and looking to the future of recruiting coverage, and, of course, lay out the top recruits in the Northwest.

FEATURE STORY: Todd Milles explores how recruiting coverage has changed over the past 25 years, starting from when the Northwest Nuggets began, moving on to the advent of recruiting websites and then into the social media age. It’s an interesting read.

NW NUGGETS CLASS OF 2012: Find out what 11 players made the cut for the year’s class of Northwest Nuggets.

ALL-TIME BEST NUGGETS: In 25 years, 302 players have earned the distinction of being called Northwest Nuggets. Here are the 10 best. Don’t agree? You can create your own list from the 302 Nuggets.
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Jan.
16th

Football: Recruiting updates on Lakes’ Zach Banner, Cedric Dozier

A couple high-profile football recruits played basketball at Alaska Airlines Arena at UW on Monday when Lakes took on Garfield at the King Holiday Hoopfest.

Garfield wasn’t the only team putting a full-court press on Lakes. At least six University of Washington football coaches turned out to watch recruits Zach Banner and Cedric Dozier. During most of the first quarter, Huskies coaches were stationed at three of the four tunnels that lead onto the court.

After the game – Lakes won 73-68 in double-overtime – Dozier, a defensive back/receiver, confirmed that he remained committed to Cal. Earlier in the day Cal coach Tosh Lupoi accepted a position with the Huskies and there was speculation that might sway Dozier to take an official visit to Washington.

“I’m not going to take an official,” he said. “I don’t see it happening. It would have to come to me in a dream or something spiritual. I’m still committed to the University of California.”
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Dec.
28th

Football: Recruiting updates on Garnett, Dozier, Banner; plus a peek at 2012 schedule

We’re gearing up for our annual football recruiting packages — Northwest Nuggets and Western 100 — and I’ve been laying the groundwork for those pieces by talking to some local players and coaches the past couple days. I wanted to pass along some timely recruiting tidbits and other football-related information:

GARNETT LEAVES PLAN UP TO TWIN SISTER
As Washington fans no doubt know, the Puyallup High offensive tackle is considering three schools: Stanford, Michigan and Notre Dame. Garnett said he won’t make a decision until after his official visit to Stanford on Jan. 14.

Garnett will play in the Under Armour All-American Game next week in Florida. He had planned to take an official visit to Miami after the game, but recently nixed that.

Garnett said he’ll make his announcement at the end of January at Puyallup High School. He’ll leave how his school of choice is revealed up to his twin sister, Rachel.

“My sister will be my planner,” he said. “She’s good at those kind of things.”
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Dec.
20th

Football: Two Lakes High players named to Sports Illustrated All-America team

Lakes High offensive lineman Zach Banner and defensive back/receiver/quarterback Cedric Dozier were named to Sports Illustrated’s High School Football All-America team.

Banner was a first-team selection and Dozier earned honorable mention as an all-purpose player. Other Washington players listed as honorable-mention picks were Skyline quarterback Max Browne and Bellevue quarterback/defensive back Tyler Hasty.

Here’s the team.

FIRST TEAM

Offense
QB Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Ohio)
Missouri commit set the national prep record for career passing yards (18,520) and TDs (213).

RB Johnathan Gray, Sr., Aledo (Texas)
Prolific runner compiled 10,908 career rushing yards and 205 TDs, the latter a national record.

RB Trey Williams, Sr., Dekaney (Texas)
The lightning-quick tailback amassed 3,890 yards and 48 touchdowns en route to a state title.
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Dec.
1st

The News Tribune’s 2011 All-State Football Team


Bellevue High's Tyler Hasty (No. 1) rushed for 117 yards and scored four touchdowns in a win at Lakes. Hasty is The News Tribune's Football State Player of the Year. Photo by Dean J. Koepfler, staff photographer

THE NEWS TRIBUNE’S 2011 ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM

STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tyler Hasty, Bellevue
QB/DB, 5-11, 185, Senior

Hasty makes top-ranked Bellevue’s fine-tuned offensive go and provides pop on defense. He turned in his finest offensive performance in one of the Wolverines’ biggest games, rushing for 113 yards and four TDs on 17 carries in a 35-14 win over Lakes in the quarterfinals on the way to a fourth straight trip to the Class 3A state finals. He also helped run-oriented Bellevue add a passing attack this season, throwing for almost 1,000 yards and 9 TDs. KingCo 3A/2A’s Defensive Player of the Year, Hasty has four interceptions. He has offers from Colorado, Oregon State and Idaho.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Randy Davis, Cascade Christian

Gutted by graduation, the defending Class 1A state champions took early-season lumps, but have found their way to the state finals for the fourth straight season

OFFENSE
QB Max Browne 6-5 210 Jr. Skyline
Completed 71.3 percent of passes for 3,813 yards, 43 TDs and 5 interceptions

RB Matt Hadley 5-11 195 Sr. Connell
BYU recruit ran for 2,162 yards; owns state records for career TDs, points scored

RB Parker Henry 6-0 205 Sr. Skyview
Heart of the Storm rushed for 2,161 yards, 31 TDs, has team in state finals
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Oct.
28th

Banner, Dozier receive U.S. Army All-American jerseys

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl means something extra to Lake High.

Obviously, having a player – actually two, this year – is an honor, but Lakes is closely tied to the military. Joint Base Lewis-McChord sits less than a mile from campus and many students’ parents serve in the Armed Forces at JBLM and abroad.

So, when the U.S. Army shows up at Lakes to honor a football player, or two, it’s a big deal.

On Friday, offensive tackle Zach Banner and quarterback/receiver/defensive back Cedric Dozier were presented with ceremonial jerseys to the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game will be played Jan. 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
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Oct.
16th

Lakes’ Dozier commits to Cal

Lakes senior Cedric Dozier will be a Cal Bear.

The athletic receiver/quarterback/defensive back made the announcement Sunday evening on his Facebook page.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Dozier had scholarship offers from Oregon, Washington, Arizona State and others. Dozier will play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at San Antonio.

Dozier is the third Lakes senior this fall to give an oral commitment to a Pac-12 program. Defensive tackle Zaheer Webb and safety Ma’ne Manaea committed to Colorado in September.

That leaves offensive tackle Zach Banner as Lakes’ only uncommitted Pac-12 prospect.

July
14th

Football: Lakes, Puyallup stars shine at The Opening

Some of the nation’s top senior high school football players gathered last week at Nike’s campus in Beaverton, Ore., for The Opening. Among them were South Sound athletes Zach Banner and Cedric Dozier of Lakes and Joshua Garnett of Puyallup.

Here are some interviews with Banner and Dozier (couldn’t find one with Garnett, though this article speaks highly of him):

Lakes offensive lineman Zach Banner

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