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Ali Gaye
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This past season, Gaye played on both sides of the ball for the Warriors, but it was on defense that he had his biggest impact, posting 50 tackles and eight sacks, a noticeable jump from his sophomore season when he posted close to 40 tackles and three sacks.

“I feel like I played much better this past season, but I still have a lot of things I need to improve on,” Gaye told Northwest Elite Index recently. “One of the main things I need to do is get back in the weight room and get stronger and faster.

“I also need to work on the little things, like how I use my hands and some of my techniques, so that I can be that much better as a senior.”

Recruiting has yet to really hit its stride with Gaye, but he has been hearing from a handful of schools.

“Washington has been contacting me since I was a sophomore and I went to their game against Utah this past season,” Gaye said. “I’ve also gotten some letters and other things (from other schools), but so far that’s about it.

“Honestly, I know I still have a lot of work to do, so I’m just going to work on what I can do to be a better player and teammate and show coaches what I can do and the rest will take care of itself.”

Gaye said he plans to hit the camp circuit this spring in order to put in more work in the offseason and also to get his name out to the coaches.

At 6’6″ and 240 pounds, Gaye is a long-levered athlete with enough size and athleticism to be a standout at the highest level of college football as long as he continues to develop his overall skills and technique.

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