Wash Top Receiver Sammie Long Commits To UW

(Sammie Long 6-4 190 Jr. WR Lakes) The University of Washington has made local recruits a focus early in the 2013 recruiting cycle and on Monday night the Dawgs got a commitment from Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) WR Sammie Long, a long-strider with a lot of upside potential. As a junior this past season, Long posted modest numbers — 20 receptions for 266 yards with five touchdowns — but that had…

March 28, 2012

Electric Meadowdale ATH Giavani Shepherd

(Giavani Shepherd 5-7 155 Jr. ATH Meadowdale) One of the most dynamic athletes in the state of Washington the past two years has been Meadowdale (Lynnwood) ATH Giavani Shepherd. During his sophomore season Shepherd played mostly wide receiver, but switched to running back as a junior in 2011. “I love playing out of the slot, but my team needed me more at running back this year and I wanted to…

March 27, 2012

Breaking News: Danny Mattingly Offered By Nebraska

(Danny Mattingly 6-5 235 Jr TE/DE Mead) Over the past couple of weeks, since he received a handful of offers, things have been sort of slow for Mead (Spokane) LB/DE/TE Danny Mattingly, but that relative “eye of the storm” has appeared to have passed and he was offered by Nebraska earlier today. In addition to his offer from the Huskers, Mattingly also has full rides from the likes of Boise…

March 23, 2012

Impressive West Valley DL Robert Koch

One thing college coaches are always looking for from a prospect is a non-stop motor, and that definitely represents West Valley (Yakima) DL Robert Koch who earned First Team All-Big Nine honors after posting 60 tackles and five sacks as a junior in 2012. “I’m a freestyle wrestler, so that helps me with my leverage and strength,” Koch told Northwest Elite Index over the weekend. “I’m working real hard on…

March 22, 2012

Silky Smooth Bellevue DB/WR Reuben Mwehla

A player just starting to make his presence felt this spring is Bellevue (Wa.) DB/WR Reuben Mwehla, a 5’9″, 185-pounder who will see time on both sides of the ball this coming fall. “Last year, I played behind Tyler Hasty on defense, so I didn’t get much time at DB, but on offense I started every game at wide receiver,” Mwehla told Northwest Elite Index recently. “This year I’ll play…

March 20, 2012

Gonzaga Prep Standout OL Jerred Sonneborn

(Jerred Sonneborn 6-2 280 Jr. C/Snapper Gonzaga Prep) Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wa.) OL Jerred Sonneborn is one of the top center prospects on the West Coast this year, and he recently took a trip to Seattle to visit with Husky offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto recently updatding Northwest Elite Index about that, as well as what his plans are over the spring and summer. “I went over to Washington and…

March 18, 2012

Federal Way WR Michael Tate

At 6’1″, 170 pounds and running in the low 4.4’s, Federal Way (Wa.) WR Michael Tate has been showing scouts and fans alike this offseason why he is a force to be reckoned with and we at Northwest Elite Index caught up with him recently to get the scoop on how things are coming along. “So far this offseason has been really good,” Tate said. “I’ve been working hard on…

March 17, 2012

Lake Steven’s Elgaen Is One To Watch

Last season’s run by Lake Stevens to the state semi-finals was the product of a lot of hard work and some talented seniors who helped lead the way for the Vikings. However, with those players now headed to college programs across the region, they are looking for some new blood to plug in and one player already stepping to the fore front is ATH Andrew Elgaen. Elgaen, a 6’0″, 190-pound…

March 16, 2012

Kennedy’s Cole Madison A Two-Way Star

One player garnering some early attention from college coaches so far this year is Kennedy (Burien, Wa.) TE/DE Cole Madison, and he recently told Northwest Elite Index that he is being recruited at multiple positions by the schools showing interest. “Most of the schools looking at me like me on defense, at defensive end, but some like me at tight end and a couple like me as an offensive lineman,”…

March 15, 2012

Talented Auburn Mountainview QB Domenic Rockey

Domenic Rockey 6-3 185 Jr. QB Auburn Mountainview As we have noted over the past couple months at Northwest Elite Index, the state of Washington is loaded with talented signal-callers this year and one that flew under-the-radar until he put up huge numbers as a junior this past fall was Auburn Mountainview’s Domenic Rockey. At 6’3″, 185 pounds, Rockey has enough height to see his receivers pretty easily and he…

March 15, 2012