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December 11, 2008 at 1:25 PM

A review of the Class of 2008

We’ll take a respite from coaching news to look at the Class of 2008.
A few of you have asked in recent days for a list of players who redshirted, those who didn’t, etc.
So I thought it might be best to just look at the entire Class of 2008 and where it stands now.
Dominique Blackman QB Carson, Calif. (Carson HS) — Didn’t make it in academically but said yesterday he has gotten a qualifying test score and now just needs to get approval from the school. If he gets it, plans to enroll in January
Demitrius Bronson RB Kent, Wash. (Kentwood HS) — Like Blackman, didn’t make it in academically this year. But said he has passed two on-line courses he needed and is waiting for approval from the school to enroll in January.
Cody Bruns WR Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS) — The most controversial of the 12 true frosh to play this season. Caught three passes this year and also completed two, one for a touchdown.
Allen Carroll OL Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds HS) — Had knee surgery early and redshirted, but outgoing coaches said he showed a lot of potential.
Terrance Dailey Vacaville, Calif. (Vacaville HS) — One of five to start at TB this season, finished as UW’s leading rusher with 338 yards.
Johri Fogerson Kent, Wash. (O’Dea HS) — Switched from TB to safety early in season and started three games.
David Freeman RB Inglewood, Calif. (Inglewood HS) — Earned starting TB job early before ankle injuries sidelined him. Had 159 yards in four games.
Justin Glenn CB Mukilteo, Wash. (Kamiak HS) — Redshirted.
Anthony Gobern CB Fair Oaks, Calif. (Del Campo HS) — Had shoulder surgery early in fall camp and ended up not enrolling in school to save a year. Plans to enroll in January and will still have five years to play four.
Mykenna Ikehara OL Mililani, Hawai’i (Kamehameha HS) — Redshirted, but said to be most impressive of the true frosh OLs and could emerge as a candidate to start at center next season.
Jermaine Kearse WR Lakewood, Wash. (Lakes HS) — Solid first year with 20 catches for 301 yards, second on the team.
Senio Kelemete DL 6-4 260 Seattle, Wash. (Evergreen HS) — Earned starting job heading into opener at defensive tackle but later suffered a knee injury in the warmup to the Notre Dame game that held him four games. Finished with four tackles.
Luther Leonard QB Seattle, Wash. (Evergreen HS) — Redshirted.
Adam Long CB 5-10 168 Los Angeles, Calif. (St. Bernard HS) — Redshirted.
Kurt Mangum LB 6-2 240 Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler HS) — Redshirted, and was sidelined the last month or so with an injury.
Kavario Middleton TE Lakewood, Wash. (Lakes HS) — Looked like a budding star early with eight catches in first two games. But a knee injury in the BYU game slowed him and he never got back on track. Finished with 12 catches. Former coaches said he needed to show more commitment in the weight room.
Craig Noble DL Los Angeles, Calif. (Taft HS) — Arrived late due to academic reasons and redshirted. But coaches said he was impressive and good enough to have played this year if it worked out.
Chris Polk RB Highland, Calif. (Redlands East Valley HS) — Highly-hyped player won TB job but struggled in two starts, then suffered a shoulder injury that earned him a redshirt season. Finished with 33 yards on 20 carries.
Jordan Polk WR Portland, Ore. (Lincoln HS) — A regular as a returner and also some time as a receiver. Led team in KO returns with an average of 18.6 and had four catches.
Bradly Roussel LB Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist HS) — Redshirted and earned a rep as an intense practice player.
Drew Schaefer OL Sammamish, Wash. (Eastlake HS) — Redshirted.
Alameda Ta’amu DL Kent, Wash. (Rainier Beach HS) — A regular all season in the rotation and started five games, making 21 tackles in 12 games.
Vince Taylor WR Issaquah, Wash. (Eastside Catholic HS) — From DB to WR early in camp and redshirted.
Terence Thomas OL Caldwell, Idaho (Caldwell HS) — Redshirted.
Everrette Thompson DE Renton, Wash. (Kennedy HS) — Came on late in the season to earn three starts at DE and made 18 tackles overall and five for-a-loss, the latter total fourth on the team.
Greg Walker DB Bellflower, Calif. (St. Bernard HS) — Redshirted.
So in total, that’s 27 players, none yet lost to attritiion. Twelve played this season (including Devin Aguilar, an 07 signee who came in last January) but only 11 will have it counted as a year of eligibility with Chris Polk getting a medical redshirt. And three are expected to enroll in January to they will still have five years to play four.



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