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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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Football: 24th Annual Northwest Nuggets recruiting package

The Tacoma News Tribune’s 24th Annual Northwest Nuggets football recruiting package ran in today’s newspaper. The Nuggets are a look at the top — the elite of the elite — high school football players in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia.

Here’s this year’s package:

Ryan Divish explores how Oregon’s appearance in the BCS national championship game will give the Ducks a powerful boost in recruiting.

Here’s my feature on highly-coveted junior offensive linemen Zach Banner of Lakes and Joshua Garnett of Puyallup.

Here’s Todd Milles’ recruiting notebook, which includes information on WSU-commit DE Logan Mayes, son of former Cougar running back Reuben Mayes.

Here are the 2011 Nuggets:
(Click here to read a profile on each athlete)

Pos. Player, Height, Weight, Hometown, College
WR Kasen Williams, 6-2, 200, Sammamish, Washington

DT Danny Shelton, 6-3, 285, Auburn, Washington
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Prep Football: Northwest Nuggets recruiting package coming Sunday

The News Tribune’s Northwest Nuggets high school football recruiting package will run in Sunday’s newspaper and online. Washington football beat writer Todd Milles and myself have been working the phones the last couple weeks for this year’s edition, the 23rd that The News Tribune has completed.

Here’s a note on Auburn lineman Danny Shelton to hold you over until Sunday.

Auburn lineman Danny Shelton has shed about 40 pounds since the end of the football season. The 6-foot-3 junior says he weighs around 283 pounds.

Shelton turned out for the Trojans wrestling team for the first time and credited the grueling workouts to his weight loss. He must weigh less than 285 pounds to be eligible to wrestle in the heavyweight division.
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