The class includes six players from the state of Washington, 15 from California and one each from Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.
Here's a complete list of signees, with a brief biographical sketch of each:
Budda Baker • S • 5-10/180 • Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue)
Played safety, running back and return specialist on three straight 14-0 teams at Bellevue ... won three consecutive 3A state championships ... The Associated Press and Seattle Times State Player of the Year for 2013 ... also first-team all-state at both defensive back and all-purpose and the 3A state player of the year ... MaxPreps All-America first-team selection as a senior ... honorable mention Parade All-America ... honored at KingCo 3A Defensive Player of the Year, Punt Returner of the Year and Kickoff Returner of the Year ... chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... rushed for 101 yards and a score as Bellevue cruised to its sixth straight title with a 52-20 win over Eastside Catholic in the 2013 state title game ... earned MaxPreps Junior All-America first-team honors in 2012 ... named to Seattle Times all-area team, first-team All-KingCo at defensive back and KingCo 3A Kickoff Return of the Year as a junior ... scored on a 6-1 yard run and a 71-yard punt return in the 2012 state championship game ... named to MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team in 2011 ... also named honorable mention 3A all-state and first-team All-KingCo 3A (at defensive back) as a sophomore ... scored on an 89-yard kickoff return in Belleuve's 2011 state title victory over O'Dea ... the only recruit in the state listed as a "blue chip" prospect by the Seattle Times ... made the Orange County Register's "Fab 15" list of the top 15 prospects in the west ... one of just five prospects named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... also named to the News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... ranked the No. 1 recruit in Washington by scout.com, rivals.com and ESPN ... listed as the nation's No. 5 safety by scout, No. 7 by ESPN and No. 10 by ESPN ... scout.com tabbed him the No. 45 overall prospect in the country while rivals.com put him at No. 61 and ESPN at No. 122 ... also an outstanding sprinter on the track team ... won the 3A state title in the 100 meters (10.77), the 4x100 relay (41.63) and the 4x400 relay (3:20.12) while taking third in the long jump (22-08.25) as a junior in 2013, when Bellevue won the team title ... won the 4x100 and the 4x400 and took fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 200 as a sophomore in 2012 ... played football for coach Butch Goncharoff.
Shane Bowman • DE • 6-4/250 • Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue)
Played offensive line, defensive line and tight end on three straight 14-0 teams at Bellevue ... won three straight 3A state titles with the Wolverines ... first-team all-state selection (all levels) by the Seattle Times ... earned first-team All-KingCo 3A on the defensive line as a senior ... despite playing in just the first half of all but one game, recorded 20 tackles for loss and 14 sacks as a senior ... credited with 15 sacks as a junior in 2012 ... honorable mention All-KingCo 3A as a junior ... listed as a "red chip" recruit by the Seattle Times ... rated the No. 4 recruit in Washington and the No. 83 defensive end in the country by scout.com ... listed as the No. 7 player in the state and the No. 98 DE in the nation by ESPN ... rivals.com's No. 8 recruit in the state ... played for coach Butch Goncharoff.
Jaimie Bryant • DL • 6-5/300 • Tumwater, Wash. (Tumwater)
Played defensive tackle, tight end and running back in high school ... graduated from Tumwater in 2013 and did not attend college in 2013-14 ... first-team AP all-state and 2A Evergreen Conference Defensive MVP as a senior in 2012, when he was also named to the Olympian and Tacoma News-Tribune all-area teams ... helped lead Thunderbirds to a 12-2 record and the 2A state championship game as a senior ... named the defensive MVP of the Earl Barden Classic, the state's 2A/1A/B all-star game following senior season ... first-team all-state selection, Olympia all-area and first-team all-league as a junior in 2011, when Tumwater went 7-2 and earned a berth in the state playoffs ... as a sophomore in 2010, helped lead the Thunderbirds to a 12-1 overall record and the 2A state championship ... also a basketball player in high school ... played football for legendary coach Sid Otton at Tumwater.
Devin Burleson • OL • 6-7/260 • Palmdale, Calif. (Highland)
Primarily known as a basketball player during prep career, but played offensive tackle as a senior ... helped lead Bulldogs to the CIF-SS Northern Division playoffs as a senior in 2013 ... currently averaging a double-double as a senior basketball player at Highland ... attended St. John Bosco High as a sophomore and junior, where he played only basketball ... played football for coach Troy Jackson.
K.J. Carta-Samuels • QB • 6-2/225 • Saratoga, Calif. (Bellarmine Prep)
Named first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League as a quarterback last season ... led Bells to an 8-4 record and the semifinals of the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs as a senior in 2013 ... invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following senior year ... as a junior in 2012, completed 70-of-129 passes for 1,230 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 632 yards and 12 TDs on 129 carries ... team went 11-2 and made it to the championship game of the playoffs in his junior season ... earned WCAL Junior of the Year and first-team all-league in 2012 ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... rivals.com ranked him the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the nation, the No. 26 overall prospect in California and the No. 225 recruit in the nation ... rated the No. 14 "pocket passer" in the country and the No. 27 overall recruit in California and No. 264 in the nation by ESPN ... scout.com tabbed him the No. 23 quarterback prospect in the country and the No. 35 recruit in California ... older brother, Austyn, was the starting quarterback at Vanderbilt last season, his senior year ... father, James Samuels, played at Utah State, as did his uncle ... played for coach Michael Janda.
Will Dissly • DL • 6-4/250 • Bozeman, Mont. (Bozeman)
Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Montana ... earned Parade All-America honorable mention, the second Montana player ever named to the Parade team, honorable mention or otherwise, and the first since 1990 ... also the Defensive Co-MVP of the Montana AA level as well as the first-team AA all-state at defensive end and tight end as a junior and senior ... racked up 57 tackles, 12 for a loss and 9.5 sacks while catching 55 passes for 917 yards and 11 touchdowns ... as a senior, helped lead the Hawks to a 14-0 record and the AA state championship while out-scoring opponents, 689 to 209, for the season ... as a junior, the team went 9-4 and made it to the state title game ... that season, posted 29 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks ... earned second-team all-state at tight end as a sophomore, when he scored 13 touchdowns ... also played on the varsity as a freshman ... listed as the No. 8 recruit in the Big Sky region by scout.com ... ranked the No. 1 recruit in Montana by ESPN ... played football for coach Troy Purcell.
Jomon Dotson • TB • 5-11/175 • American Canyon, Calif. (American Canyon)
Named Napa Valley Register Napa County Player of the Year, Solano County Athletic League Back of the Year, first-team All-SCAC and second-team All-CIF San Joaquin Section was as a senior in 2013 ... set school records for career rushing yards (4,976), rushing touchdowns (60), all-purpose yards (5,499) and points scored (374) ... as a senior, rushed for 2,004 yards on just 189 carries (10.6 yards per carry) and 26 touchdowns ... also had 12 receptions for 140 yards and two scores and intercepted seven passes on defense ... rushed for 257 yards and three TDs vs. Stagg High and went for 207 and five scores against Vallejo ... rushed for 231 and 256 yards in two playoff games as a senior ... helped lead Wolves to an 10-2 record, the Solano County Athletic Conference title and the quarterfinals of the CIF San Joaquin Section Division III playoffs ... as a junior, ran for a school-record 2,148 yards on 167 carries (12.9 yards per carry) and 245 touchdowns ... season-best 230 yards and five TDs in a 2012 win over Benecia ... earned SCAC Offensive Back of the Year, first-team All-Napa County and third-team junior all-state in 2012 ... team went 11-2 and advanced to the playoff semifinals in 2012 ... as a sophomore, rushed for 824 yards and 10 touchdowns on 110 carries ... ranked the No. 46 running back in the country and No. 64 recruit in California by rivals.com ... listed as the No. 64 RB in the country and No. 95 player in California by scout.com ... ESPN's No. 93 recruit in California ... also played basketball and ran track at American Canyon ... played football for coach Ian MacMillan.
Greg Gaines • DL • 6-1/305 • La Habra, Calif. (La Habra)
Earned MVP of the Freeway League and first-team All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division on the defensive line in 2013 ... also earned first-team all-county from the Orange County Register and all-area honors from the Whittier Daily News ... earned third-team all-state (all division) from CalHiSports.com ... also played as a running back in short-yardage situations ... as a senior, helped Highlanders to a 10-2 record and the second round of the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division playoffs ... also the Freeway League MVP, Whittier Daily News area Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Southwest Division as a junior in 2012 ... team went 8-4 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs his junior year ... started as a sophomore, when Highlanders went 9-4 and made it to the playoff semifinals ... as a freshman, played on the varsity as La Habra won the Southwest Division playoffs ... ranked by ESPN as the No. 42 recruit in California and the No. 44 defensive tackle in the country ... listed as the No. 37 DT in the country and the No. 66 prospect in California by scout.com ... rivals.com listed him as the No. 77 player in California ... played for coach Frank Mazzotta.
Darren Gardenhire • CB • 6-0/180 • Long Beach, Calif. (Cabrillo)
Played wide receiver, safety, punter and returned kicks and punts at Cabrillo ... posted 97 tackles as a senior in 2013 ... also caught 34 passes for 618 yards and six touchdowns ... earned Moore League Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-league as a senior ... named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" following senior year ... helped Jaguars to the playoffs as a senior, playing alongside quarterback Kaelon Price, younger brother of former Husky Keith Price ... in Cabrillo's first-ever win over Lakewood (his former school), scored the game-winning touchdown on a fake field goal (as the holder), having already scored on a punt return earlier in the game ... played at Lakewood High as a sophomore at junior, helping the Lancers to the playoffs both seasons as a teammate of current Husky John Ross ... ranked by rivals.com as the No. 42 safety in the nation as well as the No. 42 recruit in California ... scout.com ranked him the No. 48 safety in the country ... also a sprinter on the track team ... played football for coach Jason Brown at Cabrillo.
Naijiel Hale • CB • 5-11/180 • Lakewood, Calif. (St. John Bosco)
Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 and first-team All-Trinity League as a senior in 2013 ... also named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" and the Wave Newspaper all-region team ... second-team Division I all-state from maxpreps.com and also second-team CalHiSports.com all-state ... helped lead a powerhouse Bosco squad to a stunning 16-0 record, the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 title and the CIF Open Division state championship ... team finished ranked No. 1 in the nation by maxpreps.com and No. 4 in the final USA Today top 25 ... Braves outscored opponents 755 to 264 on the season ... credited with 70 tackles as a senior ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following senior season ... as a junior, helped lead Bosco to the Pac-5 semifinals and an 8-5 record, recording four interceptions ... earned first-team All-Trinity League as a junior ... played at Lakewood (Calif.) High as a sophomore and freshman, leading the Moore League with seven interceptions as a 10th grader ... earned first-team All-Moore League as a sophomore ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... rated the No. 31 recruit in California, the No. 260 prospect in the nation and the No. 30 cornerback in the country by scout.com ... listed as the No. 29 corner by rivals.com and No. 31 by ESPN ... played for coach Jason Negro at Bosco.
Matt James • OL • 6-5/270 • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (Coeur d'Alene)
Played on the offensive and defensive lines at Coeur d'Alene, starting four years on the offensive line and three on defense ... named to the All-Idaho team as a senior, on both sides of the ball ... also named all-state at offensive line by USA Today ... 5A Inland Empire League Player of the Year in 2013 ... helped lead Vikings to a 9-3 record and the 5A (highest level) state championship as a senior in 2013 ... played vs. Bothell in a game at Husky Stadium in 2013 earned first-team all-league on the defensive line as a junior ... team went 9-3 and lost in the 5A state championship game in 2012 ... as a sophomore in 2011, Vikings went 12-0 and won the 5A title ... played on a 5A state championship team as a freshman, meaning he was on three state championship teams and a runner-up in four seasons ... ranked the No. 3 player in Idaho and the No. 47 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN ... No. 5 prospect in the "Big Sky" region and the No. 84 offensive tackle recruit in the nation, according to scout.com ... also an outstanding wrestler, finishing third in the state as a junior and fifth as a sophomore ... father and brother played football at NAIA power Carroll College in Montana ... an outstanding student with a GPA over 4.0 ... also a volunteer firefighter in the summer time ... played football for coach Shawn Amos.
Jaylen Johnson • DL • 6-3/245 • Corona, Calif. (Centennial)
Named the CIF Southern Section Inland Division Defensive Player of the Year and the Defensive MVP of the Big VIII League as a senior in 2013 ... earned first-team Division I all-state honors from maxpreps.com, as well as Riverside Press-Enterprise all-county ... earned third-team all-state (all division) from CalHiSports.com ... helped lead Centennial to a 12-3 record, the Inland Division championship and a berth in the Open Division state championship game in 2013 ... credited with 63 tackles and six sacks as a senior ... earned first-team All-CIF-SS Inland Division as a junior in 2012 ... notched 113 tackles as a junior, when the Huskies won the Inland Division playoffs and also made it to the state Open Division championship game ... played on the varsity as a freshman and sophomore, helping the team to a 12-2 mark and a spot in the Inland Division championship game as a sophomore in 2011 and a 14-1 mark, an Inland Division championship and the state championship game as a freshman in 2010 ... ranked the No. 43 recruit in California and the No. 36 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... also ranked the country's No. 43 defensive end and the state's No. 59 prospect by scout.com ... played football for coach Matt Logan.
Sidney Jones • CB • 6-1/170 • Diamond Bar, Calif. (West Covina)
Earned Hacienda League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... also earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Southeast Division at defensive back ... played wide receiver, running back, cornerback, free safety and also returned kicks and punts for the Bulldogs ... helped lead West Covina into the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs as a senior ... as a junior, named first-team All-CIF SS Southeast Division and first-team All-Hacienda League at defensive back ... in 2012, helped led Bulldogs to the CIF-SS Southeast Division semifinals ... as a sophomore in 2011, West Covina finished the season 13-1 and won the CIF-SS Southeast Division, beating La Serna, 84-21, in the championship game ... that squad scored 240 points in four postseason games ... rated the nation's No. 73 cornerback recruit by ESPN and the No. 84 corner in the country by scout.com ... played for coach Mike Maggiore.
Brayden Lenius • WR • 6-5/220 • North Vancouver, B.C. (Chaminade)
Named first-team All-CIF Southern Section Western Division as a senior, his lone season of football in the U.S. ... caught 26 passes for 615 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, despite missing the first five games of the season due to transfer rules ... also named to Los Angeles Daily News all-area team honorable mention list ... in 2013, helped Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.) to a tremendous season, going 14-2, winning the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs before moving on to win the four-team CIF Division II state championship ... caught a touchdown pass in the state championship game ... also a standout on the basketball team ... moved to Southern California from North Vancouver, B.C., prior to senior year ... played youth football in British Columbia for the Carson Graham Secondary School and also for Team BC at the U19 level ... also played for a Canadian youth (U15) all-star team that took on a team of American players in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, earning MVP honors in that game ... played on a BC team that beat a USA squad in the 2013 FBU All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... also played on a BC all-star basketball team ... ranked the No. 24 tight end recruit in the nation and the No. 84 overall prospect in California by scout.com ... grandson of Eldridge Dickey, the first African-American quarterback ever selected in the first round of an AFL or NFL Draft (Dickey was the Raiders' first-round pick in 1968 and spent four seasons in Oakland) ... father, Troy Dickey, played wide receiver at Arizona and in the CFL ... played football at Chaminade for coach Ed Croson.
Brandon Lewis • CB • 5-11/180 • Rancho Murieta, Calif. (Pleasant Grove)
Helped Pleasant Grove to a 10-3 record and the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-I semifinals as a senior in 2013 … played in just six games as a senior but still amassed eight touchdowns on 39 carries for 444 yards (11.4 yard per carry) as a running back and contributed 11 tackles from his defensive back position … rushed for 111 yards, two TDs on seven carries in a 46-0 win over Ponderosa and had 118 yards on six carries and two touchdowns in a 28-23 win over Jesuit … missed his entire junior season with a knee injury, but was a preseason Sacramento All-Metro selection at defensive back heading into that year … rushed for 557 yards and seven touchdowns on 43 carries and made 45 tackles and picked off two passes as a sophomore … accounted for three other TDs (one passing, one kickoff return, one interception) as a sophomore … ranked the No. 44 cornerback prospect in the nation and the No. 81 recruit in California by rivals.com ... listed as the nation's No. 73 corner in the country by scout.com ... coached by Joe Cattolico.
Drew Lewis • LB • 6-2/200 • Sammamish, Wash. (Eastlake)
First-team All-KingCo 4A Crest Division as both a junior and senior ... helped Eastlake to a 9-3 record and the Washington 4A state quarterfinals … named a Seattle Times "red chip" recruit and Tacoma News Tribune Best of the Rest Northwest Nugget … finished junior season with 809 rushing yards and nine TDs on 128 carries, as well as 37 tackles on defense … ranked the No. 7 recruit in the state by both rivals.com and scout.com, which also tabbed him the No. 55 safety prospect in the nation ... younger brother of Pittsburgh cornerback Ryan Lewis and nephew of former Pitt star defensive back Tim Lewis ... also ran track at Eastlake ... played football for coach Don Bartel.
Kaleb McGary • DL • 6-7/285 • Fife, Wash. (Fife)
As a senior at Fife, was named the South Puget Sound League's 2A Defensive Lineman of the Year ... also first-team All-SPSL at tight end and defensive line ... named to Tacoma News-Tribune all-area team as tight end in 2013 ... credited with 76 tackles during senior season ... recorded 51 tackles as a junior, earning first-team All-SPSL at both tight end and defensive line ... moved to Fife prior to junior season, having played football and basketball at Battle Ground (Wash.) High as a sophomore, when he was already listed at 6-foot-8 ... one of just five prospects named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... also named to the News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... listed as a "red chip" recruit by the Seattle Times ... listed by both rivals.com and scout.com as the state's No. 2 recruit ... rated the No. 27 offensive tackle in the country by scout and the No. 29 OT by rivals ... also a standout basketball player for the Trojans ... played football for coach Kent Nevin.
Jojo McIntosh • S • 6-1/195 • Canyon Country, Calif. (Chaminade Prep)
Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Western Division, Mission League all-defensive team and L.A. Daily News All-Area honors as a senior … earned third-team all-state (all division) from CalHiSports.com ... in 2013, helped Chaminade to a tremendous season, going 14-2, winning the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs before moving on to win the four-team CIF Division II state championship ... picked off three passes and scored once as a junior … ranked the No. 44 safety prospect in the nation and the No. 77 recruit in California by scout.com ... also runs 100m and 200m in track and field … interested in studying marine biology/oceanography… played for coach Ed Croson.
Dante Pettis • WR • 6-1/175 • San Clemente, Calif. (Junipero Serra)
Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division honors as a senior in 2013 ... named first-team All-Trinity League at wide receiver ... as a senior, caught 50 passes for 889 yards and 11 touchdowns ... helped Lions to a 7-3 record as a senior ... earned All-Trinity League at cornerback as a junior in 2012 ... father, Gary Pettis, played 11 seasons in Major Leagues for the Angels, Tigers, Rangers, Padres and Tigers, winning five Gold Gloves ... Gary is currently the third-base coach with the Rangers ... cousin, Austin Pettis, is a wide receiver with the St. Louis Rams who finished his college career as Boise State's all-time leader in receptions and receiving touchdowns ... ranked the No. 49 wide receiver in the country and the No. 74 overall recruit in California by rivals.com ... rated the No. 61 player in California and the No. 87 WR in the nation by scout.com ... ESPN listed him as the No. 76 recruit in the state ... also played basketball and ran track at Serra ... took second in the Southern Section in the long jump (23-02.5) in 2013, while also finishing ninth in the triple jump ... played football for coach Jim Hartigan.
Drew Sample • TE • 6-5/235 • Bellevue, Wash. (Newport)
Earned first-team KingCo 4A honors as a junior and senior from his tight end position … totaled 21 catches for 496 yards and 11 touchdowns in a three-year career … team captain on as a senior for a squad that went 8-3 and advanced to the first round of the playoffs … scored five touchdowns despite catching just eight passes for 265 yards … named a Seattle Times "red chip" recruit and Tacoma News Tribune Best of the Rest Northwest Nugget … caught 12 passes for 218 yards and five touchdowns as a junior … made one catch, a 13-yard TD reception, as a sophomore … rated the No. 4 overall prospect in Washington by ESPN, which also tabbed him the nation's No. 16 tight end ... ranked the No. 8 recruit in the state and the No. 31 tight end in the nation by scout.com ... also lettered in basketball as a senior and junior ... played football for coach Mike Miller.
Jesse Sosebee • OL • 6-6/300 • Garden Grove, Calif. (Edison)
Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division and Sunset League Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior in 2013 ... also Orange County Register second-team all-county ... as a senior, helped lead Chargers to a 9-4 record, the Sunset League championship and the semifinals of the CIF-SS Southwest Division playoffs ... named first-team All-Sunset League as a junior in 2012, when Edison finished 13-2, won the Southwest Division playoffs and earned a berth in the semifinals of the state's Division II playoffs ... also won the league title as a sophomore, finishing with an 8-3 overall record and a berth in the playoffs ... rated the country's No. 61 offensive tackle and the state of California's No. 72 overall recruit by ESPN ... played for coach Dave White.
John Turner • OL • 6-4/275 • Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola)
Two year starter for Loyola in Los Angeles … played offensive line, tight end and defensive line … was first-team All-Serra League as an offensive lineman as a senior … had three catches for 23 yards as a junior… named his team's Lineman of the Year as a junior in 2012 ... also played on the basketball team ... played football for coach Marvin Sanders.
Tristan Vizcaino • PK/P • 6-2/195 • Chino Hills, Calif. (Damien)
Named the No. 1 combo kicker/punter and given five stars by Chris Sailer Kicking, where he earned Camp Champion in August of 2013 … earned third-team all-state (all division) from CalHiSports.com ... converted 15 field goals in 21 attempts with a long of 47 yards in three seasons as Damien’s kicker … named first-team All-Inland Valley after he made 9-of-12 field goals with a long of 40 and 27-of-29 PATs as a senior … averaged 39.2 yards on 25 punts and placed six inside the 20 … also caught 33 passes for 382 yards and four touchdowns … made all 26 extra-point attempts and was 5-of-6 in field goal tries with a long of 47 yards as a junior, when he was also the first-team all-league kicker … as a sophomore was 36-of -44 in PATs … named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... listed among scout.com's top five special teams players in the west ... also named the top specialist in California by scout.com ... also played soccer in high school ... played football for coach Mark Parades.
Lavon Washington • S • 5-11/180 • Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds)
Played wide receiver and defensive back in helping McClymonds to a 10-3 record and the CIF Division IV State Semifinals in senior season … named All-East Bay as a senior ... named to CalHiSports' small-school all-state first team ... earned first-team Oakland All-League honors as a senior and second-team as a junior … coached by Michael Peters, father of current Huskies’ cornerback Marcus Peters … notched 83 tackles and four interceptions on defense, while also recording 21 catches 658 yards during junior season in which McClymonds was 2012 NorCal Division IV Champions and Oakland Section Champions … ranked the No. 25 safety prospect in the nation and the No. 45 overall recruit in California by ESPN ... also ran 100m and 200m for the track team.