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A look at all the new Washington players from signing day

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm with No Comments »
February 7, 2013 12:14 pm

A rundown of everyone who signed Wednesday:

David Ajamu, TE, 6-5, 245, Shelton/Shelton. Was named to The Associated Press 3A all-state first team. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian noted that tight end will be a need in the near future with Austin Seferian-Jenkins likely to be NFL-ready after his junior season.

Andrew Basham, DT, 6-4, 305, Bothell/Lynnwood. Basham actually played middle linebacker at one point. Sarkisian says he has a “nasty streak” to him. Named to the Washington all-state team by USA Today.

Keishawn Bierria, LB, 6-1, 210, Carson, Calif./Narbonne. Sarkisian went to see Narbonne play and said he felt Bierria was “the best player on the field with 15 Division-I players.” He had 87 tackles, including 12 for loss, as a senior.

Lavon Coleman, TB, 6-0, 210, Lompoc, Calif./ Lompoc. Part of the TNT’s Western 100, Coleman is the only tailback in this year’s group. Sarkisian said Coleman was one of two backs Washington targeted. Lompoc is where the Huskies found former star running back Napoleon Kaufman.

Sean Constantine, LB, 6-2, 230, Hunts Point/ Bellevue. Was also part of the Western 100. Played on four 3A state championship teams during his four seasons at Bellevue. Sarkisian likes Constantine’s size and length, said he’s a traditional middle linebacker.

Dane Crane, OL, 6-3, 308, Irvine, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic. Sarkisian put pressure on Crane, who was part of the Western 100. Sarkisian said Crane could become an “all-conference, All-American-type center.” The Huskies lost center Drew Schaefer to graduation and will need a replacement this fall.

Darrell Daniels, WR, 6-4, 220, Pittsburg, Calif./ Freedom. Daniels was part of the Western 100. He was named the Bay Valley Athletic League co-MVP and turned heads in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

Patrick Enewally, CB, 6-1, 190, Norwalk, Calif./ Gahr. Played wide receiver and safety at Gahr, but will be a cornerback for Washington. He is the 50th-ranked cornerback prospect in the country, according to Scout.com.

Marcus Farria, DE, 6-5, 225, Peoria, Ariz./ Centennial. A Western 100 member, Sarkisian has high hopes for him as a pass rusher. “I think he brings a couple things we might not have in our program right now,” Sarkisian said.

Jermaine Kelly, CB, 6-2, 185, Los Angeles/Salesian. Another member of the Western 100 who helped Salesian to an 11-2 record and adds depth at cornerback. Scout.com ranked him as the country’s 16th-best cornerback.

Kevin King, CB, 6-2, 170, San Leandro, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd. King is another tall, lanky cornerback. He’s ranked the country’s 53rd best cornerback by Scout.com. He also participates in track.

Andrew Kirkland, OL, 6-5, 300, Portland/Jesuit. Kirkland was part of the 6A all-state first team in Oregon. He will bolster an offensive line that has large numbers and is expected to receive a boost from the return of veterans Colin Tanigawa and Erik Kohler.

Joe Mathis, DE, 6-4, 250, Ontario, Calif./Upland. Western 100 member Mathis made 77 tackles and picked up 10 sacks as a senior. He’s part of Washington’s effort to be better at rushing the passer. “Relentless,” Sarkisian said.

Connor O’Brien, LB, 6-3, 230, Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic. Part of the Western 100, O’Brien has the size at linebacker Washington has been searching for. Though 230 pounds, O’Brien played safety and wide receiver in high school.

Elijah Qualls, DT, 6-2, 285, Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande. One of the keys to this recruiting class and another part of the Western 100, Qualls is big and tough. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 11 defensive tackle in the country.

John Ross, WR, 5-11, 180, Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Jordan. Sarkisian raved about Ross, who was also in the Western 100. He’s fast and explosive, bringing a little different dynamic than Daniels.

Coleman Shelton, OL, 6-5, 285, Pasadena, Calif./ Loyola. Washington was in on him late and felt he was under-recruited. “He’s a fantastic player,” Sarkisian said. Washington coaches think he needs a lot of development but like his potential.

Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, 6-3, 215, Perris, Calif./Rancho Verde. Also a Western 100 member, Stringfellow is viewed as the top receiver in a strong position group for the Huskies. He was a first-team all-CIF Southern Section Central Division selection. ESPN.com ranked him the No. 4 recruit among all positions in California.

Cameron Van Winkle, K, 5-10, 160, Fall City/ Mount Si. Washington needs a kicker and gets one here with Van Winkle. Sarkisian said Van Winkle will compete right away for various kicking duties. The Western 100 selection has a strong leg.

Azeem Victor, LB, 6-4, 230, Upland, Calif./Pomona. Another tall linebacker for Washington. Sarkisian said Victor is an inside linebacker that should be up to 245 or 250 pounds by the time he gets on the field.

Trevor Walker, S, 5-11, 180, Arlington, Texas/ Mansfield Timberview. Walker enrolled early and will participate in spring football. Named to the District 7 5A all-district team as a junior and senior.

Troy Williams, QB, 6-2, 205, Los Angeles/Narbonne. Williams is a touted quarterback who gets in line behind Keith Price and Cyler Miles. Part of the Western 100, Williams has the ability to run, but Sarkisian said he is a passer first. “Quick release, strong arm,” Sarkisian said.

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