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February 7, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Recruit bios

These are the bios on all of UW’s recruits we prepared for Thursday’s paper.
I’m told not all of this is going to make it in so I thought I’d go ahead and put it on here.
Devin Aguilar
6-0, 182, WR
Denver, Colo. (Mullen
Highly-decorated receiver who figures to have a chance to play immediately. … Named the Rocky Mountain News’ All-Colorado offensive player of the year as a senior … also named the state’s offensive player of the year by the Denver Post after catching 53 passes for 1,339 yards and 18 touchdowns … for his career, totaled 2,809 yards on 132 receptions with 33 touchdowns …
Victor Aiyea
6-1, 217, S
Fresno, Texas (Hightower)
Late bloomer who didn’t play high school football until last season and was the second-to-last player to commit in this class. … Rated as the No. 89 safey recruit in the nation by Scout … “He has size and he’s very physical and he fits the bill of what we are looking for at the strong safety position,” said UW recruiting coordinator Chris Tormey.
Kalani Aldrich
6-7 244, DE
Hilo, Hawaii (Kamehameha-Hawaii)
Attends Kamehameha School on the Big Island of Hawaii, as opposed to the better-known Kamehameha on Oahu … played on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Warriors but the Huskies view him as a pass-rusher. “I really like his athletic ability and his size,” said Tormey.
Mark Aremlin
6-5, 290, OL
Canoga Park, Calif. (Bishop Alemany)
One of the sleepers in the class as his only other offer was from Fresno State. … Played on both the offensive and defensive lines at Bishop Alemany but likely an OT for the Huskies … named to the All-Mission League first team following the 2006 season
Jared Ballman
5-11, 175, P
San Diego (Grossmont College)
Expected to be the immediate replacement for the graduated Sean Douglas. Endured tragedy last month when driver of car in an accident in which his father was killed and younger brother seriously injured, but says plans haven’t changed. ….Named first-team All-Foothill Conference as a placekicker following the 2006 season … during the regular season, punted 31 times for a 40.8-yard average last season … also converted on 11 of 18 field goal attempts and on 38 of 40 extra-point tries …
Anthony Boyles
6-2, 195, WR
Compton, Calif. (Junipero Serra)
Maybe the most highly-touted player in the class turning down the likes of Oregon and Nebraska. … Played in the Offense-Defensive All-America Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., following his senior season and was named MVP of the West team after catching two passes for 77 yards and a touchdown … as a senior, caught 53 passes for 790 yards and seven touchdowns … named the nation’s No. 24 wide receiver and No. 2 receiver in California by SuperPrep …
Byron Davenport
5-11, 195, CB
Long Beach, Calif. (UCLA)
Spent two seasons (2004 and 2005) at UCLA, where he went by the name Byron Velega before deciding to transfer. … Committed to WSU then changed his mind and became a Husky. … Won’t enroll until the fall but could immediately contend for a starting spot. … saw significant action at cornerback in the Bruins 21-17 win over Washington in 2005 … top games at UCLA included four-tackle outings vs. Oregon State and Arizona State … spent fall of 2006 at El Camino CC in Torrance, Calif., but did not play football …
Cort Dennison
6-1, 215, LB
Salt Lake City (Judge Memorial)
Starred at both tight end and linebacker in high school, earning 3A All-State first-team honors as a tight end earned second-team 3A All-State as a linebacker his junior season … also one of Judge Memorial’s top basketball players. “His athleticism and leadership are the things you look for in a linebacker,” said UW coach Tyrone Willingham.
Tyrone Duncan
6-2, 285, DL
Westlake Village, Calif. (Westlake)
Originally committed to Fresno State before changing his mind. … Led Westlake to a 12-1 record as a senior, finishing the year with 29 total tackles and five sacks … selected to the All-Ventura County Large Schools first-team defense by the Ventura County Star … listed as the No. 56 defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the No. 92 overall recruit in the state of California by Rivals
Skyler Fancher
6-5, 280, OL
Costa Mesa, Calif. (Huntington Beach)
Got some late attention from USC but never wavered on his early commitment to UW. … Also considered San Diego State. … Played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Oilers … a first-team All-Sea View League on both offense and defense … totaled 55 tackles as a senior …
Nick Folk
5-10, 190, PK
Woodland Hills, Calif. (Notre Dame)
Younger brother of former Arizona punter and placekicker Eric Folk, who was a first-team All-Pac-10 punter in 2006 … Is expected to immediately contend for the starting PK job to replace the departed Michael Braunstein. …Booted 53-of-53 PATs and seven field goals as a senior … kicked a 56-yarder vs. Birmingham High in 2006 and a 50-yarder vs. Canyon last season
Mason Foster
6-1, 218, LB
Seaside, Calif. (Seaside)
Regarded by some recruiting analysts as one of the biggest sleepers in the class. … Only official visit was to UW. … Named the Monterey County player of the year by the Monterey Herald and the defensive player of the year by the Salinas Californian … named an All-Central Coast Section first-team linebacker by the San Jose Mercury News … ranked the No. 68 linebacker recruit in the country by Rivals …
Ronnie Fouch
6-1, 181, QB
Redlands, Calif, (Redlands East Valley)
Has already graduated from high school and will enroll at UW in time for spring ball in April. … Also had an offer from Cal, among others. … As a senior, completed 149 of 260 passes for 2,690 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions …named to CalHiSports all-state third team and to the All-CIF Inland Division first team … as a junior, passed for 2,379 yards with 34 touchdowns and just four interceptions … team went 10-1-1 in 2005, falling in the second round of the state playoffs with Fouch on the sideline with a shoulder injury
Willie Griffin
5-8, 200, RB
Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds)
Also had offers from Oregon State and Colorado, among others. … Led McClymonds to the CIF Oakland Section championship in 2005 and 2006 … led Warriors to a 78-37 win over San Francsico City champion Lincoln in the inaugural TransBay Bowl, rushing for 191 yards and four touchdown on 20 carries in a game in which he didn’t play most of the second half … rushed for 1,443 yards as a senior, despite missing two game due to injury … listed as the No. 50 running back in the nation and No. 91 overall recruit (all positions) in California by Rivals
Emeka Iweka
6-4, 340, DL
Seattle (Rainier Beach)
Recovering from an Achilles injury suffered playing basketball last month. Willingham said it was too early to tell how that might impact his football career. … Will start out on the defensive line for UW, Willingham said. … The first player to commit to be part of this class last March becoming the earliest commit in UW football history. … Ranked the No. 18 offensive tackle prospect in the nation and the No. 2 overall recruit in the state of Washington by Rivals …
Chris Izbicki
6-3, 230, TE
Kirkland (Lake Washington)
The second player to commit in the class, Willingham said he views him as a “complete” tight end. …
Named All-KingCo 4A second-team tight end after 2006 season … ranked the No. 8 tight end recruit in the country by Tom Lemming of CSTV … missed a good portion of his senior season due to injury caught 24 passes for 299 yards while compiling 70 total tackles and three sacks as a linebacker in 2006 … Also had offers from ASU, Oregon and WSU, among others.
Brandon Johnson
5-11, 195, RB
Hawthorne, Calif. (Dominguez)
May be the most ready of UW’s five running back recruits to play immediately. … Also had offers from Cal and Oregon after rushing for 1,665 yards and 30 touchdowns … scored a touchdown in all 14 games his senior year, and had more than one in 13 of 14 … From same high school as former UW RB Willie Hurst. …
Alvin Logan
6-2, 200, WR
Aurora, Colo. (Regis Jesuit)
One of two Colorado WRs to commit, lured to UW in part by assistant Bob Simmons, a longtime former University of Colorado assistant. … As a senior, named to the All-Continental League first team as a defensive back and to the second team as a wide receiver … as a senior, caught 34 passes for 575 yards and nine touchdowns, while recording 88 tackles on defense … Willingham said he likes the toughness he shows on defense but thinks it can be best used on offense.
Vonzell McDowell
5-9, 176, CB
Kent (Rainier Beach)
Local CB impressed UW coaches when they saw him shut down receivers at a combine at Stanford last summer. … Selected to the Seattle Times’ all-state team as a senior … compiled 45 tackles and three interceptions as a senior … also compiled 1,110 all-purpose yards in receiving and returns … ranked the No. 28 cornerback prospect in the nation by Scout …
Marquis Persley
6-1, 183, CB
Redlands, Calif. (Redlands East Valley)
The last player in the class, other offer was from Wyoming. … Helped Wildcats to a 7-4 overall record and a 6-1 mark in Citrus Belt League in 2006, in just his second year of football … notched 44 tackles and two interceptions … also a standout for the track team …
Quinton Richardson
6-0, 205, DB
Renton (O’Dea)
Could evolve into a linebacker but will likely start out as a safety for the Huskies. … Named a first-team all-state linebacker by the Seattle Times after his senior season … the Metro League Mountain Divison’s defensive co-MVP in 2006 … Associated Press first-team all-state … rated as the No. 27 weakside linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout … tabbed the No. 27 safety prospect in the nation and the No. 6 overall recruit in Washington by Rivals
Curtis Shaw
5-11, 190, RB
Stockton, Calif. (Lincoln)
Another RB who could play immediately, turning down reported offers from the likes of Michigan, Nebraska and Cal. … Attended the same high school as current Husky tailback Louis Rankin … finished his senior season with 1,633 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns … named Long Beach Press-Telegram’s “Best in the West” honorable mention as the No. 27 vote-getter on the list. Listed as the No. 4 running back recruit in California and No. 23 running back in the nation by Rivals.
Scott Shugert
6-6, 310, OL
Oregon City, Ore. (Oregon City)
Tabbed the No. 64 offensive guard prospect in the nation by Scout … also a league champion in wrestling and currently ranked the No. 1 class 6A heavyweight in Oregon … won district title and finished fourth in the state as a junior wrestler … tabbed as the No. 10 overall recruit in the state of Oregon by Rivals …
Austin Sylvester
6-1, 245, LB
Reno (Bishop Manogue/The Hun School, N.J.)
Originally attended Bishop Manogue High School in his hometown of Reno, Nev., before going to The Hun School, a prep school in Princeton, N.J., for the 2006-07 school year … Offered a chance to walk-on at UW last year but went to The Hun hoping for a scholarship offer and finally got one. … played linebacker and fullback for the Raiders …
Nate Williams
6-1, 25, RB
Renton (Kennedy)
One of the top recruits in the state, will start out on offense for UW despite also playing a standout defensive back for Kennedy. … “He’s athletic, a leader and tough and he wants to be a Husky,” said Willingham when asked what he liked about Williams. … Named the state’s 3A most valuable player by the Seattle Times, also earning first-team all-state honors at running back … also the Associated Press 3A state player of the year … rushed for 1,954 yards and scored 41 total touchdowns as a senior … posted 92 touchdowns during his career while rushing for 4,775 career yards…
Nick Wood
6-2, 275, DL
Poway, Calif. (Poway)
Maybe the strongest player in the class, winning plaudits for his weight work at scouting combines. … A first-team All-CIF San Diego section defensive lineman in 2006 … a PrepStar All-America pick … ranked as nation’s No. 36 defensive tackle recruit in California and the No. 90 recuit (all positions) in California by Rivals … also on the Poway wrestling team, as the team’s top heavyweight …
Brandon Yakaboski
6-0, 190, RB
Duvall (Mt. Si)
One of five RBs UW signed. … Named the KingCo 3A offensive player of the year as a junior in 2005 and again as a senior in 2006… as a senior, led Mt. Si to a 10-2 overall record and a 7-1 league record and rushed for 1,593 yards and 18 touchdowns on 220 carries … surpassed 200 yards in a game four times as a senior …



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