James Atoe, OT, 6-6, 339, The Dalles-Wahtonka (The Dalles, Ore.): UW coaches saw him in camp last summer and kept their interest quiet ...
James Atoe, OT, 6-6, 339, The Dalles-Wahtonka (The Dalles, Ore.): UW coaches saw him in camp last summer and kept their interest quiet … UW coach Steve Sarkisian: “This guy is a potential top-five NFL draft pick.”
Victor Burnett, LB, 5-11, 213, Culver City, Calif.: Had offers from Oklahoma, West Virginia and Nebraska along with most of the Pac-10. … Sarkisian: “Very bright young man, but will also hit you every chance he gets.”
Jesse Callier, RB, 5-11, 186, Warren (Downey, Calif.): Had offer from Oregon but kept UW commitment. … Had 3,010 yards, 43 TDs on 300 carries as a senior. … Sarkisian: “He’s got versatility. He’s not a straight-line guy.”
DiAndre Campbell, WR, 6-1, 186, Oakland Tech (Oakland, Calif.): UW coaches like his athleticism — he’s averaging 20 points in basketball and also has competed in track. … Sarkisian: “He’s got lots of versatility.”
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Deontae Cooper, RB, 6-0, 191, Citrus Hill (Perris, Calif.): Second in California in rushing as a senior with 2,863 yards with 32 touchdowns. … Also had offers from Arizona State, Arizona and Stanford. … Sarkisian: “He’s very strong, powerful.”
Mike Criste, OL, 6-5, 279, Mission Viejo, Calif.: Rated No. 54 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com. … Coach Bob Johnson: “He’s going to be a real good one. His upside is huge and he’s a hard worker. Big, tall kid. He’ll get to 315, 320 real easily.”
Greg Ducre, CB, 5-10, 165, Crenshaw (Los Angeles): Only true cornerback to sign. … Also had offers from Arizona State and Colorado. … Sarkisian: “He’s a lockdown, shutdown corner.”
Zach Fogerson, FB, 6-0, 231, O’Dea (Seattle): Younger brother of UW junior Johri Fogerson. … Sarkisian: Should add “athleticism from the fullback position.”
Princeton Fuimaono, LB, 6-0, 196, Jordan (Long Beach, Calif.): Also was receiver, tight end, running back. … Considered Hawaii, San Jose State, Oregon. … Sarkisian: “You look at him, he can fly around. He puts his face on you.”
Garret Gilliland, LB, 6-0, 214, Lutheran (Orange, Calif.): As a junior, named co-MVP of the high-powered Trinity League alongside current USC QB Matt Barkley. Sarkisian: “He’s just a great player, very bright, very smart.”
Michael Hartvigson, TE, 6-6, 236, Bothell: Also listed at defensive end but likely to start on offense for the Huskies. … Impressed recruiting analysts with his practices at the Team USA vs. The World game last week.
Micah Hatchie, OT, 6-5, 265, Waialua, Hawaii: Called “top lineman on the Islands this year” by SuperPrep Magazine. … Also had offers from Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Washington State. … Good basketball player.
Andrew Hudson, DE, 6-3, 222, Redlands East Valley (Redlands, Calif.): Eighth in state wrestling at 215 pounds as junior. … Same HS as current Huskies Chris Polk and Marquis Persley.
Hau’oli Jamora, DE, 6-3, 250, Kahuku (Laie, Hawaii): State defensive player of the year. … Considered Boise State and Arizona. … Participates in judo and karate. … Sarkisian: “He’s physical. He’s tough.”
Jamaal Kearse, S/WR, 6-2, 209, Lakes (Lakewood): Younger brother of UW WR Jermaine Kearse. … Considered Vanderbilt, WSU. … Sarkisian: “Got a real frame on him and a presence.”
Erik Kohler, OT, 6-5, 304, Oaks Christian (Camarillo, Calif.): Generally considered top OL in California. … Listed among top five guards in the country by Scout.com and Rivals.com but wants to play left tackle for UW.
Lawrence Lagafuaina, DT, 6-0, 336, Aiea, Hawaii: League player of the year. … Considered Hawaii. … Also a basketball player, shot putter and discus thrower. … Sarkisian: “He has the speed and the quickness.”
Nick Montana, QB, 6-3, 191, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.): Son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana. … Threw for 2,636 yards, 34 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions as a senior. … Sarkisian: “He has all the physical tools you could ever want in a quarterback.”
Sean Parker, S, 5-10, 204, Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.): A USA Today second-team All-American and maybe the most decorated player in the class. … Had offers from Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon, among others.
Cooper Pelluer, LB, 6-3, 220, Skyline (Sammamish): Originally committed to Hawaii but changed his mind after getting a scholarship offer this week from UW. … Sarkisian: “He can cover a receiver and rush the passer.”
Colin Porter, OL, 6-4, 314, Bothell: Likely to be a guard for UW but Sarkisian said he has ability to play tackle. … No. 9 guard in the nation by Scout.com. … One of seven O-linemen to sign.
Sione Potoa’e, DT, 6-2, 266, Lakes (Lakewood): Top prospect in the state aside from Lakes QB Jake Heaps. … Also seriously considered USC. … First four-year varsity starter at Lakes since 1963.
Ben Riva, OT, 6-6, 276, O’Dea (Seattle): No. 46 OT in nation by Scout.com. … Committed to UW in April after also considering WSU. … Another who could eventually move inside.
Kevin Smith, WR, 6-0, 194, Centennial (Compton, Calif.): Sleeper who picked up football late; 40-inch vertical leap. … Sarkisian: “Reminds you of a young Terrell Owens.”
Taz Stevenson, S, 6-3, 205, Mililani, Hawaii: Listed as an athlete by UW; will start out as a safety. … Sarkisian: “He’s in the mold of (Sean) Parker in that he can play man-to-man coverage and still play the deep half (in zone).”
Colin Tanigawa, G, 6-3, 291, Loyola (Los Angeles): Helped protect Loyola QB Jerry Neuheisel, son of ex-UW coach Rick Neuheisel. … No. 28 guard in the country, says Rivals.com. … Sarkisian: “He’s a nasty, tough kid, hard-nosed.”
John Timu, S, 6-1, 195, Jordan (Long Beach, Calif.): ACL injury in second game derailed senior season. Will delay enrollment until January and grayshirt and will officially be a part of the Class of 2011. … Sarkisian: “Fantastic athlete.”
Darius Waters, OLB, 6-1, 227, Lakes (Lakewood): All-State 3A pick as both a defensive lineman and a tight end. … Had offer from Cal but committed to UW last March and never wavered. … Sarkisian: “Physical, tough player.”
Brent Williams, DE, 6-2, 186, Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.): Some teams concerned about his weight. … UW was first offer, and he accepted it quickly. … Sarkisian: Said he’s up to 205 pounds and “getting to where he needs to get to.”
Chris Young, LB, 6-1, 215, Auburn: Also a standout RB at Auburn but will start out on defense, which he said he prefers. … Eligibility to enroll may not be known until the summer.