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The News Tribune’s 2015 Northwest Nuggets

Each year, The News Tribune’s esteemed prep writers construct a list of “Northwest Nuggets” — the best high-school football players from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.

TNT staffers Todd Milles and T.J. Cotterill compiled the nine-man list, which features five players committed to Washington: DE Benning Potoa’e (Lakewood), RB Myles Gaskin (O’Dea), ATH Chico McClatcher (Federal Way); DB Austin Joyner (Marysville-Pilchuck); OL Henry Roberts (Bellevue). Four other players committed to UW made the “best of the rest” list.

Cotterill also put together this great feature on Steilacoom linebacker Fotu Leiato, who built his own recruiting buzz with a rather impressive highlight reel on Hudl. Read more »


Recruiting: Northwest Nuggets mark their 25th Anniversary

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.

Quick Note: Todd Milles and Doug Pacey did all the hard work on this section. As someone, who has helped with this recruiting package, it’s time consuming and difficult, but very enjoyable when the finished product comes out.

Twenty-five years ago, The News Tribune published its first its annual look at the top football recruits in the region —

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