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Originally published February 3, 2010 at 6:51 PM | Page modified February 3, 2010 at 11:40 PM

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James Atoe, OT, 6-6, 339, The Dalles-Wahtonka (The Dalles, Ore.): UW coaches saw him in camp last summer and kept their interest quiet ...

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James Atoe, OT, 6-6, 339, The Dalles-Wahtonka (The Dalles, Ore.): UW coaches saw him in camp last summer and kept their interest quiet ... UW coach Steve Sarkisian: "This guy is a potential top-five NFL draft pick."

Victor Burnett, LB, 5-11, 213, Culver City, Calif.: Had offers from Oklahoma, West Virginia and Nebraska along with most of the Pac-10. ... Sarkisian: "Very bright young man, but will also hit you every chance he gets."

Jesse Callier, RB, 5-11, 186, Warren (Downey, Calif.): Had offer from Oregon but kept UW commitment. ... Had 3,010 yards, 43 TDs on 300 carries as a senior. ... Sarkisian: "He's got versatility. He's not a straight-line guy."

DiAndre Campbell, WR, 6-1, 186, Oakland Tech (Oakland, Calif.): UW coaches like his athleticism — he's averaging 20 points in basketball and also has competed in track. ... Sarkisian: "He's got lots of versatility."

Deontae Cooper, RB, 6-0, 191, Citrus Hill (Perris, Calif.): Second in California in rushing as a senior with 2,863 yards with 32 touchdowns. ... Also had offers from Arizona State, Arizona and Stanford. ... Sarkisian: "He's very strong, powerful."

Mike Criste, OL, 6-5, 279, Mission Viejo, Calif.: Rated No. 54 offensive tackle in the country by ... Coach Bob Johnson: "He's going to be a real good one. His upside is huge and he's a hard worker. Big, tall kid. He'll get to 315, 320 real easily."

Greg Ducre, CB, 5-10, 165, Crenshaw (Los Angeles): Only true cornerback to sign. ... Also had offers from Arizona State and Colorado. ... Sarkisian: "He's a lockdown, shutdown corner."

Zach Fogerson, FB, 6-0, 231, O'Dea (Seattle): Younger brother of UW junior Johri Fogerson. ... Sarkisian: Should add "athleticism from the fullback position."

Princeton Fuimaono, LB, 6-0, 196, Jordan (Long Beach, Calif.): Also was receiver, tight end, running back. ... Considered Hawaii, San Jose State, Oregon. ... Sarkisian: "You look at him, he can fly around. He puts his face on you."

Garret Gilliland, LB, 6-0, 214, Lutheran (Orange, Calif.): As a junior, named co-MVP of the high-powered Trinity League alongside current USC QB Matt Barkley. Sarkisian: "He's just a great player, very bright, very smart."

Michael Hartvigson, TE, 6-6, 236, Bothell: Also listed at defensive end but likely to start on offense for the Huskies. ... Impressed recruiting analysts with his practices at the Team USA vs. The World game last week.

Micah Hatchie, OT, 6-5, 265, Waialua, Hawaii: Called "top lineman on the Islands this year" by SuperPrep Magazine. ... Also had offers from Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, Washington State. ... Good basketball player.


Andrew Hudson, DE, 6-3, 222, Redlands East Valley (Redlands, Calif.): Eighth in state wrestling at 215 pounds as junior. ... Same HS as current Huskies Chris Polk and Marquis Persley.

Hau'oli Jamora, DE, 6-3, 250, Kahuku (Laie, Hawaii): State defensive player of the year. ... Considered Boise State and Arizona. ... Participates in judo and karate. ... Sarkisian: "He's physical. He's tough."

Jamaal Kearse, S/WR, 6-2, 209, Lakes (Lakewood): Younger brother of UW WR Jermaine Kearse. ... Considered Vanderbilt, WSU. ... Sarkisian: "Got a real frame on him and a presence."

Erik Kohler, OT, 6-5, 304, Oaks Christian (Camarillo, Calif.): Generally considered top OL in California. ... Listed among top five guards in the country by and but wants to play left tackle for UW.

Lawrence Lagafuaina, DT, 6-0, 336, Aiea, Hawaii: League player of the year. ... Considered Hawaii. ... Also a basketball player, shot putter and discus thrower. ... Sarkisian: "He has the speed and the quickness."

Nick Montana, QB, 6-3, 191, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.): Son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana. ... Threw for 2,636 yards, 34 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions as a senior. ... Sarkisian: "He has all the physical tools you could ever want in a quarterback."

Sean Parker, S, 5-10, 204, Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.): A USA Today second-team All-American and maybe the most decorated player in the class. ... Had offers from Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon, among others.

Cooper Pelluer, LB, 6-3, 220, Skyline (Sammamish): Originally committed to Hawaii but changed his mind after getting a scholarship offer this week from UW. ... Sarkisian: "He can cover a receiver and rush the passer."

Colin Porter, OL, 6-4, 314, Bothell: Likely to be a guard for UW but Sarkisian said he has ability to play tackle. ... No. 9 guard in the nation by ... One of seven O-linemen to sign.

Sione Potoa'e, DT, 6-2, 266, Lakes (Lakewood): Top prospect in the state aside from Lakes QB Jake Heaps. ... Also seriously considered USC. ... First four-year varsity starter at Lakes since 1963.

Ben Riva, OT, 6-6, 276, O'Dea (Seattle): No. 46 OT in nation by ... Committed to UW in April after also considering WSU. ... Another who could eventually move inside.

Kevin Smith, WR, 6-0, 194, Centennial (Compton, Calif.): Sleeper who picked up football late; 40-inch vertical leap. ... Sarkisian: "Reminds you of a young Terrell Owens."

Taz Stevenson, S, 6-3, 205, Mililani, Hawaii: Listed as an athlete by UW; will start out as a safety. ... Sarkisian: "He's in the mold of (Sean) Parker in that he can play man-to-man coverage and still play the deep half (in zone)."

Colin Tanigawa, G, 6-3, 291, Loyola (Los Angeles): Helped protect Loyola QB Jerry Neuheisel, son of ex-UW coach Rick Neuheisel. ... No. 28 guard in the country, says ... Sarkisian: "He's a nasty, tough kid, hard-nosed."

John Timu, S, 6-1, 195, Jordan (Long Beach, Calif.): ACL injury in second game derailed senior season. Will delay enrollment until January and grayshirt and will officially be a part of the Class of 2011. ... Sarkisian: "Fantastic athlete."

Darius Waters, OLB, 6-1, 227, Lakes (Lakewood): All-State 3A pick as both a defensive lineman and a tight end. ... Had offer from Cal but committed to UW last March and never wavered. ... Sarkisian: "Physical, tough player."

Brent Williams, DE, 6-2, 186, Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.): Some teams concerned about his weight. ... UW was first offer, and he accepted it quickly. ... Sarkisian: Said he's up to 205 pounds and "getting to where he needs to get to."

Chris Young, LB, 6-1, 215, Auburn: Also a standout RB at Auburn but will start out on defense, which he said he prefers. ... Eligibility to enroll may not be known until the summer.

Bob Condotta

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