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Zaire Andre, WR

6-0, 170, Inglewood (Calif.) HS

Committed last spring to WSU. … Offensive POY in Ocean League as a senior. … HS offensive coordinator and AD Derek Benton: “He has a great football IQ. He knows how to run routes and how to get open.”

Nick Begg, DE

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6-5, 255, Santa Margarita Catholic HS, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

January enrollee at WSU after sitting out 2013 season. … Originally committed to San Diego State, then signed in 2013 with Arizona State. … WSU coach Mike Leach: “He’s big and athletic and can play a lot of positions. He’s also a smart player.”

Peyton Bender, QB

6-1, 185, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Lone QB in the class broke collarbone with his team at 9-1 in 2013. … Committed last March. … 28 TDs, six picks in ’13. … HS coach Mike Morrill: “He has an outstanding arm, sees the field extremely well, and is a very, very intelligent quarterback.”

Squally Canada, RB

5-11, 180, Milpitas (Calif.) HS

Had 303 yards from scrimmage in Milpitas’ win for the Central Coast D-1 section title and 1,916 yards in ’13. … Recruited by WSU aide Jim Mastro, who attended Milpitas. … Early commitment to Boise State. … HS coach Kelly King: “He’s got good moves, a good burst, and he’s very physical.”

Jalen Canty, DE

6-8, 270, St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS, Vallejo, Calif.

Saw a limited amount of football, concentrating on basketball, which he also hopes to play at WSU. … Averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds in basketball career. … HS coach Brennan Marion: “Jalen is the biggest steal in the 2014 signing class. He’s really raw. He has to get used to the everyday grind and pounding and it being a lifestyle for him.”

Andre Dillard, OT

6-5, 250, Woodinville HS

Son of Mitch Dillard, Lindbergh HS grad who lettered at WSU in 1986. … Red-chip prospect by The Seattle Times and rated No. 6 prospect in the state by … Leach: “He’s got huge hands and huge feet. He’s not going to do anything but get bigger.”

Brandon Evers, OT

6-7, 290, Enterprise HS, Redding, Calif.

Three-sport athlete who first committed to San Diego State. … 4.0 student who might study medicine. … HS coach Darren Trueblood: “He’s the real deal, the full package.”

Kingston Fernandez, DE

6-3, 242, Kapolei (Hawaii) HS called him No. 2 overall prospect in Hawaii. … 17 sacks as a senior. … Leach: “He’s got a nose for the ball, and quarterbacks.”

Calvin Green, WR

5-10, 165, Burbank HS, Sacramento

Teammate of WSU signee Ngalu Tapa. … Played both ways and was Metro League MVP. … Offers from Colorado, ASU and Boise State. … HS coach John Heffernan: “He has an uncanny ability to go get the football.”

Kevin Griffin, DB

6-1, 180, De La Salle HS, Concord, Calif.

Part of perennial power’s 14-1 team that finished No. 6 in nation. … Runs on school’s sprint-relay teams. … HS coach Justin Alumbaugh: “I haven’t seen anybody beat him deep. He’s one of the fastest guys in Northern California.”

Sulaiman Hameed, CB

5-11, 175, Alameda (Calif.) HS

Tore ACL before junior season and missed all of 2012 and early ’13 games. … WSU aide Jim Mastro was primary recruiter. … HS coach Kemp Moyer: “I really believe the kid would have been an elite prospect if he hadn’t had the injury setback, and he still is.”

Dylan Hanser, DE

6-5, 215, Catholic HS, Billings, Mont.

2013 grad of a 330-student high school whose team won State A football title. … State track competitor who high-jumped 6-4 and triple-jumped 44 feet. … HS coach Jim Stanton: “He’s a very athletic, quick kid with a lot of room to grow.”

Keith Harrington, RB

5-8, 175, Northeast HS, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Had early offer from Arizona. … Offensive MVP of Blue-Gray All-American Bowl in January with four TDs. … HS coach Michael Jalazo: “He’s that kid who wants to be great. He can hit his stride pretty much on that first step.”

Greg Hoyd, LB

6-2, 215, Vista Murrieta HS, Murrieta, Calif.

Consensus 3-star recruit who was’s No. 48 OLB prospect nationally. … Primary recruiter was Ken Wilson. … Leach: “His dad is a football coach, and it rubbed off. He’s got an incredible work ethic and a great mind for the game.”

Sean Krepsz, OT

6-5, 295, King HS, Riverside, Calif.

Enrolled in January. … WSU aide Ken Wilson was primary recruiter. … Second-team all-state by … HS coach Kevin Corridan: “He’s a strong-willed kid, a physical, aggressive player.”

Frankie Luvu, OLB

6-2, 215, Tafuna HS, Pago Pago, American Samoa

HS teammate of WSU DE Destiny Vaeao. … Was a midfielder on the American Samoa U-17 soccer team. … Leach: “A real aggressive linebacker, one of those guys that the passion rubs off on the others.”

Hercules Mata’afa, DE

6-3, 225, Lahainaluna HS, Lahaina, Hawaii

Fourth-rated Hawaii prospect by had 27.5 sacks past two seasons. … State finalist in wrestling as both junior and senior. … 3-star recruit by and … Leach: “He comes from a very athletic family. He and his sisters are all successful wrestlers.”

Marcellus Pippins, CB

5-10, 175, El Cerrito (Calif.) HS

Enrolled in January after sitting out 2013. … Consensus three-star recruit. … Coached as senior by ex-WSU standout S Lamont Thompson. … Leach: “He’s got great feet and he’s very quick. As he goes through drills, he’s very aggressive.”

Patrick Porter, CB

6-0, 170, Bryant HS, Cottondale, Ala.

School is on Mary Harmon Bryant Drive — late widow of the “Bear,” for whom the school is named. … Limited to first three games as a junior by quadriceps injury. … Also plays basketball. … WSU DC Mike Breske: “He’s very athletic, a long-levered kid.”

Markell Sanders, DB

6-1, 175, Eastside Catholic HS

Enrolled in January. … Missed most of senior season with shoulder injury after two interceptions in first two games. … Seattle Times white-chip pick in 2012. … Leach: “He’s going to get bigger, and he’s a very instinctual player.”

Deion Singleton, DB

6-1, 175, Chiawana HS, Pasco

Completed unusual double when Chiawana won 4A state title, a year after Singleton helped Godby High in Tallahassee win Florida 6A state crown. … … Leach: “Tall, rangy kid who’s an incredible athlete.”

Ngalu Tapa, DT

6-3, 275, Burbank HS, Sacramento

Had 23 sacks as a junior, then spent six months in juvenile hall, convicted of accessory to a robbery by a cousin, after which school officials rallied to his support. … Metro League defensive POY. … Leach: “He’s very physical, one of those men-among-boys types.”

Barry Ware, WR

6-3, 205, Centennial HS, Corona, Calif.

At a perennial power, Ware set a school record for TD catches (17) in ’13. … Still needs test score. … HS coach Matt Logan: “A big, physical receiver with great speed.”

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