Fourteen athletes to watch this season.

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Matt Laris
WR, 6-4, 210, Sr., Eastside Catholic
First-team All-State pick helped Crusaders beat Bellevue in the state title game. Cal commit caught 72 passes for 1,394 yards with 16 touchdowns.

Nathan Cooprider
QB, 6-0, 150, Sr., Nathan Hale
Coach Hoover Hopkins says he’s the best quarterback in Metro Sound.

Brandon Wellington
LB/FS, 6-0, 217, Sr., Eastside Catholic
UW commit rushed for 460 yards with nine touchdowns but was also a standout linebacker, registering 40 tackles with two interceptions. First-team All-State pick had 411 yards on kickoffs and punt returns.

Emmery Porter
RB, 5-11, 190, Sr., Ingraham
Rushed for 1,334 yards last season with 12 touchdowns on 132 carries. Will also play free safety this season.

Harley Kirsch
QB, 6-3, 230, Sr., Eastside Catholic
Led Crusaders to Class 3A state title last season while throwing for 3,100 yards and 38 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Committed to Cornell.

Dane Rogerson
RB/DB, 6-0, 180, Sr., Roosevelt
Junior season was cut short due to injury but rushed for 461 yards and seven touchdowns in those outings.

Fua Ta’ase
LB, 6-2, 225, Sr., Ballard
Metro defensive player of the year in the Valley Division had 72 tackles last season with seven for losses. Also had two interceptions.

Julius McDade
LB, 5-11, 221, Sr., O’Dea
Posted 79 tackles last season with two sacks for the Fighting Irish.

Daron Camacho
RB, 5-8, 200, Sr., Chief Sealth
Rushed for 1,600 yards with 12 touchdowns last season and was the Metro League Valley running back of the year.

Matt Selland
OT/DT, 6-3, 285, Sr., Ingraham
First-team Metro League Sound Valley selection for offensive line last season.

Jack Dinneen
K, 5-11, 170, Sr., Ballard
Picked for the Blue-Grey National Kicking Combine in Dallas this past June, where he was one of the top performers. “He delivers under pressure and proved that with a 55-yard hit,” said NFL veteran Jeff Wolfert at the event.

OShea Trujillo
RB/S, 6-0, 195, Sr., Bishop Blanchet
Rushed for 706 yards and eight touchdowns last season. On pace to become the school’s leading scorer.

Dylan Kennedy
RB/MLB, 5-11, 180, Jr., Franklin
Will be key contributor on offense; coach James E. Hasty will look to him to lead the defense.

Ray Ray Wells
RB, 5-7, 140, Sr., Rainier Beach
Had 1,200 all-purpose yards with 15 touchdowns last season.