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Dawgs Ink Talented Class Of Football Recruits For 2013
Release: 02/06/2013
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Feb. 6, 2013

SIGNING DAY CENTRAL

SEATTLE - Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian announced today that the UW has received National Letters of Intent from 22 incoming football players who will join the team for the 2013 season.

The list includes players from five different states and lists players at virtually every position on the field. This group also includes two student-athletes who graduated early from high school and have already enrolled at the UW: safety Trevor Walker and quarterback Troy Williams.

Following is an alphabetical list of the 22 signees, with a brief biographical sketch:

David Ajamu • TE • 6-5 / 245 • Shelton, Wash. (Shelton)
Named to the Associated Press 3A all-state first team following senior season ... also listed on the Seattle Times' all-state first team (all levels) and to the 3A All-Narrows League first team ... also played defensive line for the Highclimbers ... helped lead Shelton to a 7-3 record in 2012 ... named to the 4A All-Narrows League team as a junior in 2011 ... listed as a "red chip" recruit by the Seattle Times ... ranked the No. 65 tight end in the nation and the No. 6 recruit in the state of Washington by scout.com ... played for coach Matt Hinkle at Shelton.

Andrew Basham • DT • 6-4 / 305 • Bothell, Wash. (Lynnwood)
Named to the Washington all-state team (all levels) by USA Today following senior season ... earned first-team All-WesCo 3A honors on both the offensive and defensive lines as a junior ... listed as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Washington and the No. 46 defensive tackle recruit in the county by scout.com ... listed as a "white chip" recruit by the Seattle Times ... as a junior, won the 3A state championship in the shotput with a throw of 55 feet, 7 inches ... earned first-team All-WesCo for the track team as a sophomore and junior ... took fourth in the state in the shot as a sophomore ... played for coach Adam Fermstad as a senior at Lynnwood.

Keishawn Bierria • LB • 6-1 / 210 • Carson, Calif. (Narbonne)
Earned Division I first-team all-state from MaxPreps.com ... named first-team All-CIF Los Angeles City Section at linebacker as a senior ... also named to the Los Angeles Times' all-star team ... CalHiSports.com second-team all-state ... as a senior, helped Narbonne to a 14-1 record and a second consecutive L.A. City Section Division I championship, as well as a berth in the CIF South Regional championship game ... credited with 87 tackles, including 12 for loss, as a senior ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior season ... earned second-team All-L.A. City Section as a junior ... recorded 65 tackles as a junior ... helped lead Gauchos to an 11-3 record and the City championship that season ... began high school at Carson, where he played as a sophomore ... notched 69 tackles as Carson went 12-3 and made it to the Los Angeles City Section championship game in 2010 ... rated the No. 46 outside linebacker in the nation by scout.com ... ranked the No. 49 outside linebacker recruit in the nation by ESPN.com ... played for coach Manuel Douglas.

Lavon Coleman • TB • 6-0 / 220 • Lompoc, Calif. (Lompoc)
As a senior, helped Lompoc to a 12-1 record ... team had won 32 straight games before falling to Gardena Serra in the CIF Southern Section Western Division semi-finals ... missed much of senior season due to injury, but still rushed for 887 yards and nine touchdowns on 128 carries ... named first-team all-area despite missing time ... rushed for 233 yards on 26 carries in a win over Frontier ... went for 171 and two scores in a victory over Arroyo Grande as a senior ... chosen to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... in 2011, rushed for 2,038 yards and 26 touchdowns on 295 carries ... named the CIF-SS Northwest Division Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... team went 14-0 and won the CIF Southern Section Northwest championship, blanking Cabrillo, 21-0, in the title game, when Coleman rushed for 149 yards on 36 carries ... top game was in a 28-0 win over Templeton when he rushed for 216 yards on 26 carries ... also surpassed 200 yards vs. Torrance, rushing for 201 and three scores on 15 carries ... ran for 183 yards and two TDs on just 12 carries in a win over Morro Bay in 2011 ... also helped lead team to the CIF Southern Section Northwest championship as a sophomore in 2010 ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... rated the No. 21 running back in the country by MaxPreps.com ... ranked as the No. 30 running back prospect and No. 247 overall recruit in the nation by scout.com ... listed as the No. 42 running back in the country and No. 63 recruit in California by rivals.com ... played for coach Andrew Jones at Lompoc, the alma mater of legendary UW tailback Napoleon Kaufman.

Sean Constantine • LB • 6-2 / 230 • Hunts Point, Wash. (Bellevue)
Part of four 3A state champion football teams during four seasons at Bellevue, including the last three as a starter ... helped lead Wolverines to a fourth-straight championship, a 14-0 record and, by several polls, the nation's No. 1 ranking as a senior in 2012 ... named to the MaxPreps.com "Medium Schools" All-America second-team ... first-team 3A all-state as a senior ... made the Seattle Times' all-state team (all levels) as a senior ... as a junior, helped lead Bellevue to a 14-0 record and the state championship, earning first-team 3A all-state and first-team all-league ... also made the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) as a junior ... as a sophomore in 2010, Bellevue went 13-1 and won the state crown ... named second-team 2A/3A All-KingCo as a sophomore ... listed as an offensive and defensive lineman as a freshman in 2009, when Wolverines went 12-2 and won state ... named as a "red chip" recruit by the Seattle Times ... made the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" list ... listed as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Washington and the No. 31 middle linebacker recruit in the nation by scout.com ... rated the No. 16 inside linebacker in the country and No. 3 recruit in Washington by rivals.com ... played for coach Butch Goncharoff.

Dane Crane • OL • 6-3 / 308 • Irvine, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic)
Named first-team all-county by the Orange County Register as a senior in 2012 ... named to MaxPreps.com's Division I all-state first team ... also on CalHiSports.com's all-state first team ... also the Trinity League Co-Most Valuable Lineman and first-team All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 ... earned a spot on the Los Angeles Times' all-area team ... helped lead Eagles to a 9-3 record and the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 playoffs as a senior ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior season ... as a junior, Santa Margarita went 13-2, won the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 championship and beat Bellarmine 42-37 in the Division I Bowl, the state title game in California ... named first-team All-Trinity League and second-team all-county as a junior ... as a sophomore in 2010, helped Eagles to a 9-3 record and the second round of the playoffs ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... ranked the No. 3 center in the country by scout.com ... ranked the No. 7 center in the nation and No. 64 recruit in California by rivals.com ... played for coach Harry Welch.

Darrell Daniels • WR • 6-4 / 220 • Pittsburg, Calif. (Freedom)
Named the Bay Valley Athletic League Co-MVP as a senior, when he caught 54 passes for 947 yards and 20 touchdowns ... earned first-team All-East Bay at wide receiver ... also earned second-team All-East Bay on defense, where he notched 38 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back ... listed on the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro first-team as a receiver ... earned All-NorCal first-team honors, as well as second-team Division I all-state, from MaxPreps.com ... third-team all-state (all levels) from CalHiSports.com ... also rushed for 332 yards on 40 carries and had two 100-yard rushing games as a senior ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior season ... also chosen to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... helped lead Eagles to a 9-3 overall record, the BVAL championship and the second round of the CIF North Coast Section playoffs in 2012 ... in a game vs. Foothill as a senior, caught three passes - all touchdowns - for 113 yards ... top game was vs. Deer Valley, when he had 11 receptions for 195 yards ... named the BVAL MVP in 2011as a junior, earning first-team all-league at linebacker and second-team at wide receiver ... caught 30 passes for 426 yards and seven TDs as Eagles went 10-2 and reached the second round of the playoffs ... ranked No. 2 on the Bay Area News Group's "Cream of the Crop" list of Bay Area recruits ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... listed as the nation's No. 99 overall prospect by MaxPreps.com ... ranked the No. 20 wide receiver recruit and No. 154 overall prospect in the county by scout.com ... listed as the No. 40 wideout and No. 245 overall prospect in the county and No. 35 recruit in California by rivals.com ... ranked the No. 150 recruit in the country by ESPN.com ... played for coach Kevin Hartwig.

Patrick Enewally • CB • 6-1 / 190 • Norwalk, Calif. (Gahr)
Played wide receiver and safety at Gahr ... selected to play in the 2012 Cal State all-star game ... played three years on the varsity, teaming with current Husky Joshua Perkins as a sophomore at Gahr ... rated the No. 50 cornerback prospect in the nation by scout.com ... named the No. 92 recruit in California by rivals.com ... played for coach Greg Marshall.

Marcus Farria • DE • 6-5 / 225 • Peoria, Ariz. (Centennial)
Earned Division II second-team all-state as a senior at Centennial ... as a senior, helped Coyotes to a 12-2 record, including an 8-0 mark in league play ... team reached the championship game in the state Division II tournament ... as a junior, helped Coyotes to a 11-2 record and the state semifinals ... moved to Arizona from Louisiana prior to junior year of high school ... made the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" list ... rated the No. 10 defensive end recruit in the contry by MaxPreps.com ... ranked as the nation's No. 13 weakside defensive end and the No. 7 overall prospect in Arizona by rivals.com ... rated the No. 41 defensive end prospect in the country by scout.com ... played for coach Richard Taylor.

Jermaine Kelly • CB • 6-2 / 185 • Los Angeles, Calif. (Salesian)
Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Northeast Division as a senior in 2012 ... also named to the All-Santa Fe League first team ... helped lead Salesian to an 11-2 record and the semifinals of the Northeast Division playoffs ... selected to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... attended San Pedro High as a junior ... helped lead San Pedro to a 12-1 record and a berth in the semifinals of the Los Angeles City Section Division I playoffs ... played wide receiver, cornerback and returned kicks for the Comets ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... ranked the nation's No. 16 cornerback prospect and No. 157 overall recruit by scout.com ... rated the No. 21 corner and No. 225 overall prospect in the nation by rivals.com, who also listed him as the No. 27 recruit in California ... also a sprinter on the track team in high school ... played for coach Roddy Hiatt at Salesian.

Kevin King • CB • 6-2 / 170 • San Leandro, Calif. (Bishop O'Dowd)
Named to the Contra Costa Times' All-East Bay first team as a defensive back ... earned first-team All-Metro from the San Francisco Chronicle ... first-team All-West Alameda County Foothill League ... also named first-team All-NorCal and first-team Division III all-state by MaxPreps.com ... helped to take Bishop O'Dowd to the second round of the CIF North Coast Section Division 3 playoffs as a senior ... chosen to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... prior to senior season, named defensive MVP at the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp ... as a junior, helped the Dragons to a 9-3 record and the second round of the playoffs ... ranked No. 6 on the Bay Area News Group's "Cream of the Crop" list of Bay Area recruits ... rated the No. 45 cornerback recruit in the nation by scout.com ... ranked the No. 53 cornerback prospect and No. 73 overall recruit in California by rivals.com ... also competed in springs, hurdles, long jump and high jump on the track team ... played football for coach Hardy Nickerson.

Andrew Kirkland • OL • 6-5 / 300 • Portland, Ore. (Jesuit)
Named to the 6A all-state first team as a senior offensive lineman ... also a first-team All-Metro League selection ... helped lead Crusaders to a 12-3 overall record and the semifinals of the 6A state playoffs as senior in 2012 ... as a junior, led Jesuit to a 9-4 overall record and the Class 6A Metro League title ... the Crusaders reached the semifinals of the 6A state playoffs in 2011 ... in 2010, Jesuit went 11-2 and advanced to the 6A state semifinals ... ranked the No. 38 offensive guard prospect in the nation by scout.com ... ranked as Oregon's No. 7 overall prospect by rivals.com ... also threw discus in high school ... played football for coach Ken Potter.

Joe Mathis • DE • 6-4 / 250 • Ontario, Calif. (Upland)
Named to the All-Baseline League first-team as a senior ... also earned first-team All-Inland Valley ... San Bernardino Sun first-team all-area ... second-team all-state honors from CalHiSports.com ... in 2012, led Highlanders to a 12-1 overall record, the Baseline League title and the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Inland Division playoffs ... credited with 77 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following senior season ... also picked to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... as a junior earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Inland Division ... team also went 12-1 and made it to the Inland Division playoffs semifinals in 2011 ... as a sophomore, helped Upland to an 8-4 record and the second round of the playoffs ... played at Colony High as a freshman ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... ranked the No. 11 strongside defensive end and No. 161 overall recruit in the nation, as well as the No. 18 prospect in California, by rivals.com ... listed as the nation's No. 16 defensive end prospect and No. 147 overall recruit by scout.com ... named to the ESPN 300 ... played for coach Tim Salter.

Connor O'Brien • LB • 6-3 / 230 • Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic)
Earned all-county from the Orange County Register and first-team All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 as a senior ... also first-team All-Trinity League ... named to the CalHiSports.com all-state third team (all levels) ... credited with 85 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... played receiver and defensive back for the Eagles ... helped team to a 9-3 record and the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 tournament as a senior in 2012 ... named to the All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division first-team and first-team all-county as a junior in 2011, when he notched eight interceptions ... Santa Margarita went 13-2, won the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 championship and beat Bellarmine 42-37 in the Division I Bowl in 2011 ... in 2010, team went 9-3 and made the second round of the playoffs ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... ranked the No. 29 safety in the country and the No. 47 recruit in California by rivals.com ... rated the No. 34 outside linebacker recruit in the nation by scout.com ... played for coach Harry Welch.

Elijah Qualls • DT • 6-2 / 285 • Petaluma, Calif. (Casa Grande)
Earned first-team All-Metro from the San Francisco Chronicle ... first-team All-North Bay League on defense and second-team on offense as a senior ... earned third-team all-state (all levels) from CalHiSports.com ... played defensive tackle, center and running back for the Gauchos ... rushed for 708 yards and 10 touchdowns on 106 carries and notched 83 tackles as a senior ... in 2012, Casa Grande went 7-4 and reached the second round of the CIF North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior season ... also selected to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... in 2011, led Casa Grande to a 9-4 record and the second round of the playoffs ... rushed for 1,139 yards and 13 TDs on 166 carries, and had 76 tackles, as a junior ... earned CalHiSports all-state and first-team all-league as both a running back and defensive lineman as a junior ... began high school career as a sophomore at Cordova (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) High ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... ranked as the No. 11 defensive tackle recruit and the No. 87 overall prospect in the county by scout.com ... ranked the No. 23 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 33 recruit in California ... ranked the No. 117 recruit in the country by ESPN.com ... listed as the nation's No. 5 "athlete" recruit by MaxPreps.com ... also an outstanding high school wrestler, winning the league title and advancing to state as a junior ... played football for coach Trent Herzog.

John Ross • WR • 5-11 / 180 • Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Jordan)
Named the Moore League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2012 ... played wide receiver and cornerback and returned kicks and punts for Jordan ... named a second-team all-state multi-purpose player by CalHiSports.com ... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior season ... also chosen to play in the 2012 Cal State Game ... named the Moore League Co-Player of the Year as a junior ... caught 56 catches for 994 yards and had six kick and punt returns for touchdowns as a junior ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... ranked the No. 14 "athlete" recruit in the nation by MaxPreps.com ... listed as the nation's No. 15 wide receiver recruit and No. 113 overall prospect in the county by scout.com ... ranked the No. 57 prospect in California by rivals.com ... also a sprinter on the track team, taking second in the 100 meters at the Moore League meet as a junior in 2012 ... played football for coach Thomas Barnes.

Coleman Shelton • OL • 6-5 / 285 • Pasadena, Calif. (Loyola)
Played on the offensive and defensive lines at Loyola ... earned All-Serra League as a junior and senior ... as a junior, helped lead the Cubs to an 8-3 record and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 playoffs ... named a top offensive lineman in the area by the Los Angeles Times prior to junior and senior seasons ... rated the nation's No. 19 center prospect by rivals.com ... played for coach Michael Christensen.

Damore'ea Stringfellow • WR • 6-3 / 215 • Perris, Calif. (Rancho Verde)
Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Central Division honors as a senior ... named third-team all-state (all levels) by CalHiSports.com ... led Rancho Verde to a 10-4 overall record and the championship game of the Central Division playoffs in 2012 ... played in the Under Armour All-America game following senior season ... also selected to play in the 2012 Cal State Game and named to the Riverside County squad for the Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic ... as a junior, helped lead the Mustangs to a perfect 14-0 record and the CIF Southern Section Inland Division championship ... as a sophomore, Rancho Verde was 13-1 and made it to the playoff final before suffering first loss ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... rated the No. 51 prospect in the country and No. 4 recruit in California (all positions) by ESPN.com, which also ranked him the No. 6 receiver in the nation ... ranked the No. 9 wide receiver and No. 85 overall prospect in the country, as well as the No. 6 player in California, by rivals.com ... rated the No. 11 wide receiver prospect and the No. 98 overall recruit in the nation by scout.com ... played for coach Pete Duffy.

Cameron Van Winkle • PK • 5-10 / 160 • Fall City, Wash. (Mount Si)
Set state records for career (39) and for single-season field goals made (18 in 2011) ... four-year starting kicker and punter at Mount Si ... Associated Press 3A first-team all-state as a senior ... also named to the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) as a senior ... KingCo 3A/2A Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior ... made 10 field goals and 61-of-62 PATs as a senior and all but four kickoffs in 2012 resulted in touchbacks ... helped lead Wildcats to an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the 3A state semifinals as a senior ... made 18 out of 21 field goal attempts as a junior in 2011, earning Junior All-America first-team honors from MaxPreps.com ... earned AP all-state and Seattle Times all-state as a junior ... also named first-team All-KingCo as a sophomore and honorable mention all-league as a freshman ... one of just seven athletes named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... also named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... named a "red chip" recruit by the Seattle Times ... listed as the No. 9 overall recruit in Washington and the nation's No. 5 kicker by scout.com ... named the No. 8 kicker in the country by rivals.com ... played for coach Charlie Kinnune as a senior.

Azeem Victor • LB • 6-4 / 230 • Upland, Calif. (Pomona)
Named to the All-Valle Vista League first team as a senior linebacker ... also earned second-team all-area from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in 2012 ... attended Lynwood (Calif.) High as a sophomore and junior, playing defensive end and tight end ... rated the No. 62 outside linebacker prospect in the country and No. 86 overall player in California by rivals.com ... ranked the country's No. 106 outside linebacker recruit by scout.com ... played for coach Aaron Jamieson at Pomona.

Trevor Walker • S • 5-11 / 180 • Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Timberview)
Named to the District 7 5A all-district team as both a junior and a senior ... notched 89 tackles and five interceptions as a junior, when Timberview went 12-3 ... helped the Wolves to the 5A Division II state semifinals, the deepest run in school history, in 2011 ... ranked the No. 43 safety prospect in the nation by ESPN ... rated the No. 47 safety recruit in the country by rivals.com and the No. 63 safety by scout.com ... played for coach James Brown as a senior.

Troy Williams • QB • 6-2 / 205 • Los Angeles, Calif. (Narbonne)
Earned the 2012 CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I Player of the Year ... honorable mention Parade All-America ... named the Los Angeles Times' back of the year as a senior ... also named to the Times' all-area team as the first-team quarterback ... earned the first-team spot on MaxPreps.com's Division I all-state team and on CalHiSports.com's all-state squad ... played in the Cal State all-star game following senior season, throwing for two TDs and rushing for another to account for all three of his team's scores ... completed 191 of 266 passes (.718) for 2,886 yards and 39 touchdowns with just six interceptions ... also rushed for 396 yards and 10 TDs on 94 carries and served as the team's punter ... helped Narbonne to a 14-1 record and a second consecutive L.A. City Section Division I championship and a berth in the CIF South Regional championship game ... completed 27-of-36 passes for 362 yards and three TDs and also rushed for 106 yards on 11 carries in that game, the Gauchos' only loss of the year ... in a win over Gardena as a senior, completed 19-of-25 for 349 yards and six TDs ... threw a TD in all 15 games in 2012 ... had five touchdown passes in a win over George Washington Prep and four each vs. Locke and Garfield ... also the City Section Player of the Year as a junior, when he led Narbonne to an 11-3 mark and the city title ... completed 211 of 339 (.622) for 3,247 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior, when he also rushed for 587 yards and 11 scores on 102 carries ... top game as a junior was probably vs. Culver City, when he was 21-for-27 for 385 yards and four TDs with no interceptions ... also had three other four-TD games and one with five touchdown passes as a junior ... as a sophomore in 2010, was 200-for-317 for 2,597 yards and 23 touchdowns, earning first-team All-City Section quarterback ... was the only sophomore on the entire All-City team that year ... saw some action as a freshman as well, completing 8-of-12 for 130 and two scores ... also played basketball for the Gauchos ... named in the Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" ... listed as the No. 1 dual-threat QB recruit in the nation by rivals.com, who also rated him the No. 11 prospect in California and the No. 71 recruit in the nation ... ESPN's No. 2 dual-threat QB in the country ... ranked the No. 13 quarterback prospect in the nation by scout.com and played football for coach Manuel Douglas.

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