Stocks on the Rise - Athletes of the Week - Week 4
September 23, 2011 by Jordan Johnson and Scott Eklund
Former D1 athlete Jaleel Kindell has been getting in the mix more and more and breaking down his thoughts..Here we have some underclassmen from Oregon and Washington who's stock has risen, with a couple of my own.
Jordan Johnson- NEI
Calvin Chandler (6-2, 198) - #5 WR/LB - Bellarmine Prep (WA) Class of 2013 - Calvin is a physical specimen with all the tools to be a starting D-1A Safety or WR. As a sophomore Calvin had 24 receptions for 251 yards and 1 touchdown while racking up 86 solo tackles and 3 interceptions on defense. So far thru this season Calvin has 20 Receptions for 408 yards (20.8 YPC) with 51 Total Tackles on Defense and 5 total Touchdowns.
Lopeti Aisea (6-0, 260) - #55 OL/DL - Lincoln High Class of 2015 : A Tackling machine and super athlete that should be playing linebacker and a TE/H Back type at 6-0 260. Who knows how big he will be by the time he graduates in 2015. Had 15 tackles on Friday night vs. Bend. Older brother Usaiah starts on the line next to him. Will be one of the top rated players in the Northwest for the class of 2015.
Deshawn Cannoy-Stephens (6-3, 185) - #4 ATH - Rex Putnam Class of 2013 - The athlete from Rex Putnam currently has 22 Total Touchdowns (10 Passing, 5 Rushing, 7 Kickoff Returns), has taken over at QB for the 5-1 Kingsmen
Isiah Brandt-Sims (5-11, 175) - #21 WR - Wenatchee (WA) Class of 2014 - Last year as a freshman he won the 4A State title in the 100m (10.74) and the 200m (21.29) which is unheard of. So far this year as a WR for Wenatchee he has 32 Receptions for 474 yards and 5 Touchdowns.
Isiah Flynn (5-10, 167) - #32 RB - Bellarmine Prep (WA) Class of 2013 - Dynamic tailback on one of the state's top teams. So far has 1142 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. As a sophomore went for 962 total yards and 7 touchdowns.
Issac Dotson (6-3, 210) - #13 QB - Newport (WA) Class of 2013 - Dual-Threat QB will be one of the Northwest's top rated QB's going into his senior season. So for this season has 593 passing yard with 7-2 TD-INT and 468 rushing yards with 5 touchdowns.
Matt Sinatro (5-10, 150) - #10 WR - Skyline (WA) Class of 2013 - Speedy WR has stepped up and become QB Max Browne's favorite target at Skyline. Also a stud baseball player for the Spartans, thru 6 games Sinatro has 25 Receptions for 357 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Zach Floyd (5-8 165) Tigard RB/DB Jr...Ran for 172 yards and 2 Tds on 32 carries last week against crosstown rival Tualatin in a 35-7 win. Floyd was the guy in Week 6 as Kaz Greene scored a Td and Benny Wick got a much needed rest after a crazy first five weeks.
Garrett Urrutia (6-0 173) Lebanon RB/S Sr...This first team all league athlete from a year ago has become one of the front runners for Conference Player of the Year..He rushed for 158 yards and 4 touchdowns on 5 carries to help the hottest 5a team in the state beat South Albany 58-0.
Duke DeGaetano (5-10 175) Bend RB Jr...The Lava Bears cruised past Summit last week 38-0 while 1st team all league returnee Gavin Gerdes was injured after 9 carries and a Td..DeGaetano filled in and rushed for 147 yards on 28 carries and 4 tds..The future looks bright in Bend.
Davauntae Hoffman (5-7, 180) #21 HB/DB - Gresham High Class of 2013 - All-League returner as a sophomore, so far has 61 carries for 855 yards (14.0 YPC) and 13 touchdowns, which is ridiculous, in 2011. Special talent with the ball in his hands.
Auburn Mountainview QB Domenic Rockey – At 6’1”, 180 pounds, Rockey, a junior, doesn’t stand out physically like some of the other top signal-caller prospects in the state, but all he’s done is go out and complete 134 of 229 yards for 1,751 yards, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions while leading the Lions to a surprising 5-2 record. Rockey makes good decisions and could be a player to watch in the 2013 recruiting cycle.
Lake Stevens QB Jake Nelson – The senior signal-caller has the Vikings rolling with a 7-0 record. His above-average arm and outstanding athleticism make him an intriguing player to watch as the 2012 recruiting cycle hits a critical stage. He’s completed 120 of 169 attempts (71%) for 1,533 yards, 14 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions and that has been good enough to lead his team to a 7-0 record. Nelson also isn’t just a threat with his arm, using his quick feet and good speed to rush for 506 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Sequim LB Josh McElrath – The senior isn’t very big (5’8”, 180), but he’s got great instincts and he’s a tackling machine. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at what he did against Olympic last week posting 20 tackles (12 solo) in a 35-8 win. With two weeks left in the regular season, McElrath has posted 89 tackles.
Tumwater (Lacy) RB Andrew Brown – In Tumwater’s run-oriented offense, Brown leads the Thunderbirds with 506 yards and four touchdowns on 64 carries. The junior tailback isn’t very big, but he makes up for that with shiftiness and good vision, allowing him to find creases in the defense so he can get to the second level.
Lynden QB Josh Kraght – The talented junior leads the top 2A team in the state completing 72.7% of his passes for 1,401 yards, 19 touchdowns and just 2 picks. Kraght isn’t your typical dual-threat quarterback, but he does have enough athleticism to move around and keep plays alive while also keeping the defense honest by rushing for 181 yards and six touchdowns.
Jackson (Mukilteo) QB Sam Brown – Brown had a huge night for Jackson last week going 34 of 52 passes for 480 yards and a touchdown in a 49-24 loss to fourth-ranked Skyline. Brown isn’t getting a lot of recruiting attention at this point, but he’s had a solid senior season so far and if the Timberwolves can figure out a way to get into the state playoffs, more eyes will be on him.
Jackson (Mukilteo) WR/TE Andrew Dodd – At 6’4”, 215 pounds, Dodd is a mismatch for most DBs and last week against fourth-ranked Skyline the senior hauled in 12 catches for 263 yards.
Tahoma (Kent) QB Shane Nelson – The sophomore signal-caller is have a great season for the 4-3 Bears and last week in a 42-19 win over Auburn Riverside, Nelson went 13 of 23 for 249 yards and three touchdowns.
Lindbergh (Renton) QB Matt Stuart – The 6’5”, 240-pound junior did everything he could to help his team, going 25 of 60 for 402 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. Stuart is a very good baseball player and may opt to do that at the next level, but he’s also getting some attention by football programs too due to his size and good athleticism.
Bonney Lake QB Chris Brown – Brown completed less than 50% of his passes, but still managed to throw for 394 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-6 win over Decatur.
Nathan Hale RB Nick Castoriano – The talented senior tailback posted 205 yads and a touchdown in Hale’s 37-20 win over Chief Sealth.
Federal Way RB Chico McClatcher – The freshman running back, subbing for the injured D.J. May, posted 144 yards on 14 carries and scored one touchdown, a 66-yarder, to help Federal way get the win. McClatcher is lightning in a bottle when he gets the ball in his hands and will be someone to keep our eyes on over the next few years.