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February 4, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Meet the newest Huskies: Star QB Jake Browning headlines balanced class on offense


JAKE BROWNING, 6-1, 202, Granite Bay, Calif.; Folsom HS

Wrapped up one of the most productive prep careers ever by leading undefeated Folsom to a California state championship in December … in three years as the starter, threw a national record 229 TD passes and 16,775 yards… finished his senior season by tying the national record with 91 TD passes (against 7 interceptions) in 16 games; also threw for 5,790 yards, a California state record … listed as a four-star recruit by Scout and the No. 97 prospect overall … a two-time Gatorade state player of the year … named a first-team All-American by USA Today and Parade Magazine … signed a financial-aid agreement in September and began winter-term classes at UW last month … Folsom coach Troy Taylor: “There’s a skill to be able to put the ball in a spot where it can almost not be dropped. (Joe) Montana was like that, and Jake kind of has that ability.”

Running back

MYLES GASKIN, 5-9, 185, Lynnwood; O’Dea HS

Named to The Seattle Times all-area team in 2013 and 2014 … as a senior, rushed for 1,567 yards and 25 touchdowns on just 109 carries, a 14.4-yard average … Rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a junior while leading O’Dea to the Class 3A state semifinals … Ranked as the No. 5 recruit in Washington, the No. 34 running back in the nation and the No. 266 overall prospect in the country by Scout … also a standout on the track team, qualifying for the state meet in the 100, 200, the 4×100 and the 4×400 as a sophomore.

Offensive line

TREY ADAMS, 6-8, 283, Wenatchee; Wenatchee HS

A Seattle Times Class 4A all-state selection … a four-star prospect and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state by Scout … the No. 5 recruit in the state and the No. 32 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN … also plays basketball.

JARED HILBERS, 6-6, 279, Beaverton, Ore.; Beaverton HS

Committed to the Huskies in June … considered the top line prospect in the state of Oregon in this class … named a PrepStar All-Region selection … earned third-team 6A All-Metro honors as a senior in 2014 … also plays basketball.

HENRY ROBERTS, 6-6, 280, Bellevue; Bellevue HS

Named to Seattle Times all-area team … played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl … won state titles as a sophomore and junior year, then lost in the 3A championship game as a senior … helped the Wolverines to a 41-1 record during his three-year career … ranked the No. 3 recruit in Washington and No. 243 prospect in the nation, as well as the No. 23 offensive tackle in the country by Scout … Roberts: “I always knew I was going to be a Husky. With Coach (Chris Petersen) coming to UW, I knew it was the place for me.”

Wide receivers

ANDRE BACCELLIA, 5-9, 165, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Westlake HS

Made a verbal commitment to the Huskies in August … missed a good portion of his senior season because of a hernia injury … caught 18 passes for 392 yards and five TDs as a senior … as a junior, caught 46 passes for 954 yards and 11 touchdowns … also a sprinter on the track team, with a personal best of 10.84 in the 100 meters … ranked the No. 78 recruit in California and the No. 104 receiver in the country by ESPN.

Chico McClatcher from Federal Way High School. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

Chico McClatcher from Federal Way High School. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

CHICO McCLATCHER, WR, 5-8, 180, Federal Way; Federal Way HS

Versatile speedster named to Seattle Times Star Times all-area team three times … rushed for 2,283 yards and had 37 TDs as a senior … rushed for a league-record 397 yards and five TDs against Decatur in October … accounted for more than 8,000 all-purpose yards and scored 91 total TDs during four-year career … as a senior, named South Puget Sound League Northeast Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-SPSL 4A at running back and defensive back … mother, Kam Warner, ran track at the UW and still has top-10 Husky marks in the long jump and the 60-meter hurdles.

, 6-1, 185, Los Angeles; Sierra Canyon HS

Four-star receiver committed to UW in June. … Led his league with 1,322 receiving yards on 59 receptions, an average of 22.4 yards per reception … helped Trailblazers to an 11-2 record and the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley playoffs in 2014 … CIF Southern Section All-Mid-Valley Division first team … named a PrepStar All-American … as a junior, caught 71 passes for a league-leading 1,302 yards and 20 touchdowns; also had 71 catches for 1,302 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior for Sierra Canyon High last year, earning first-team honors to the California all-state junior team. He also had 55 tackles and one interception as a defensive bac

Tight end

MICHAEL NEAL, 6-4, 219, Fontana, Calif.; Etiwanda HS

UW was the first school to offer Neal a scholarship in June; he accepted a couple weeks later … playing on a run-oriented team, caught 21 passes for 353 yards and seven TDs as a senior … rated a three-star recruit and the No. 56 tight end recruit by Scot … listed as the country’s No. 18 tight end by ESPN … Neal: “I’m an underrated player and they saw something in me that other coaches couldn’t, and they feel like a really good fit for me.”




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