Huskies Sign Top-Notch Recruiting Class
Erik Kohler • OL • 6-5 / 304 • Camarillo, Calif./Oaks Christian Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Northwest Division honors ... named to the Los Angeles Times All-Area team in 2009 ... also made the Los Angeles Daily News all-area first team ... led Lions to the Tri-Valley League championship and to the title game of the 2009 CIF Southern Section Northwest Division ... Lions went 13-1 his senior year and 14-0 his junior season ... won the Northwest Division title with a 63-28 win over Serra in the title game as a junior ... teamed with fellow UW signee Nick Montana at Oaks Christian ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl after senior season ... named to calhisports.com's all-state first team ... prior to 2009 season, ranked No. 4 guard in the nation by Tom Lemming ... ranked the No. 58 prospect in the country by PrepStar, which placed him on the PrepStar "Dream Team" ... listed as the No. 22 prospect in the state by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" poll ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... rated the No. 139 overall prospect (all positions) and No. 5 offensive guard in the nation by scout.com, which also ranked him the No. 19 recruit in California ... listed as the No. 4 offensive guard in the country and the No. 211 overall prospect in the nation by rivals.com ... played under coach Bill Redell at Oaks Christian.

Lawrence Lagafuaina • DL • 6-0 / 336 • Aiea, Hawai'i/Aiea Named the Oahu Interscholastic League's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Aiea ... named a first-team all-state defensive lineman by the Honolulu Advertiser ... helped the Na Ali'i to a 9-4 record and the state semifinals as a senior ... played on the West team in the Hawai'i Goodwill Senior Bowl following senior season ... saw some playing time at fullback ... honorable mention all-state from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ... a four-year starter for Aiea ... ranked the No. 52 defensive tackle prospect in the country and the No. 8 prospect in Hawai'i by scout.com ... the No. 11 recruit in Hawai'i, according to rivals.com ... No. 10 on the Honolulu Advertiser's state ranking ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... also a basketball player and one of the top prep shot putters and discus throwers in Hawai'i ... played under coach Wendell Say.

Nick Montana • QB • 6-3 / 191 • Thousand Oaks, Calif./Oaks Christian Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Northwest Division quarterback ... named to the Los Angeles Daily News all-area team ... passed for 2,636 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior ... went 27-1 as the Lions' starting quarterback ... helped team to a 13-1 record and the Tri-Valley League crown as a senior ... led team to the championship game of the 2009 CIF Southern Section Northwest Division ... as a junior, passed for 2,404 yards on 133-of-241 passing, with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions ... won the Northwest Division title with a 63-28 win over Serra in the title game in 2008 ... named the L.A. Daily News' newcomer of the year as a junior ... teamed with fellow UW signee Erik Kohler at Oaks Christian ... played in the Under Armour All-America game following his senior season ... began high school career at De La Salle High ... named to the "Dream Team" and ranked the No. 34 prospect in the country by PrepStar ... named to calhisports.com's all-state (medium schools) first team ... listed as the No. 42 prospect in California by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... ranked the No. 13 quarterback in the nation by Tom Lemming ... rated the No. 300 overall prospect in the nation (all positions) and No. 19 quarterback in the nation by scout.com ... ranked by rivals.com as the No. 22 QB in the nation and the No. 25 recruit in California ... son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana ... played under coach Bill Redell at Oaks Christian.

Sean Parker • S • 5-10/204 • Los Angeles, Calif./Narbonne A USA Today second-team All-American ... named to the Los Angeles Times all-star team and first-team all-state by MaxPreps.com ... 2009 first-team All-CIF Los Angeles City Section ... Marine League All-Purpose Player of the Year ... ... helped lead Gauchos to the CIF Los Angeles City Section title game ... played in the U.S. Army All-America Game after his senior season ... named first-team All-City as a junior in 2008 ... as a junior, led Narbonne to a 12-1-1 record ... that year, the Gauchos tied San Pedro, 21-21, in the L.A. City Section championship game and the two teams were named co-champions ... earned first-team All-Marine as a sophomore, when he helped Narbonne to a 10-2 record and a second-round playoff appearance ... named to the calhisports.com all-state first team for 2009 ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... named the No. 10 prospect in the state by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... ranked No. 20 in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best of the West ... rated the No. 17 prospect in the nation by PrepStar, placing him on the PrepStar "Dream Team" ... ranked the No. 11 recruit in California and No. 6 safety in the nation by scout.com ... also played baseketball at Narbonne ... played football for coach Manual Douglas.

Cooper Pelluer • LB • 6-3 / 220 • Sammamish, Wash./Skyline Named first-team All-KingCo as both a tight end and defensive end as a senior in 2009 ... helped lead Spartans to the state titles as a sophomore, junior and senior ... team won the 3A championship in 2007 and then, having moved up a classification, the 4A crown in both 2008 and 2009 ... credited with 77 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior defensive end ... Spartans were 14-0 his sophomore and junior seasons before going 12-2 his senior year ... named a "red chip" prospect by the Seattle Times ... rated the No. 116 outside linebacker in the nation and No. 22 prospect in Washington by scout.com ... father, Scott, was an standout linebacker at Washington State and played for the New Orleans Saints for five seasons (1981-1985) ... father was also an assistant coach at the UW under Jim Lambright and Keith Gilbertson ... uncle, Steve, played quarterback at Washington before embarking on an eight-year NFL career with the Cowboys, Chiefs and Broncos ... older brother, Tyler, played football at Montana ... also played basketball at Skyline ... played under coach Mat Taylor at Skyline.

Colin Porter • OL • 6-4 / 314 • Bothell, Wash./Bothell Named a first-team 4A all-state offensive lineman ... also made the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) ... named the KingCo 4A Crown Division's Offensive co-MVP ... also first-team All-KingCo tackle ... listed on the Seattle Times all-area team ... also made the Times' preseason all-state team in 2009 ... Bothell went 12-1 and lost in the 4A state semifinals his senior year ... teammate of fellow Husky signee Michael Hartvigson ... played at Redmond prior to transferring to Bothell ... earned honorable mention All-KingCo as a junior ... participated in the Team USA vs. the World game after his senior season ... named a third-team EA Sports All-American by ESPNRise ... one of only four players in the state listed as a "blue chip recruit" by the Seattle Times ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... rated the No. 275 overall prospect (all positions) and the No. 9 guard in the nation by scout.com, which also listed him as the No. 3 prospect in the state of Washington ... ranked the No. 41 guard in the country and the No. 12 prospect in Washington by rivals.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played for coach Tom Bainter at Bothell.

Sione Potoa'e • DL • 6-2 / 266 • Fort Lewis, Wash./Lakes Named a first-team 3A all-state defensive lineman and to the Seattle Times all-state team, which covered all divisions ... the South Puget Sound League 3A Defensive Lineman of the Year ... also a first-team All-SPSL selection on both the offensive and defensive lines ... two-time Tacoma News-Tribune all-area selection ... also on the Seattle Times' preseason all-state team in 2009 ... the first four-year, varsity starter at Lakes since 1963 ... helped lead Lakes to a 12-1 record and a 3A state semifinal as a senior in 2009 ... a teammate of fellow UW signees Jamaal Kearse and Darius Waters at Lakes ... helped Lakes to the first round of the state tournament as a sophomore and to the state semifinals his junior year ... named to the Seattle Times all-state team as a junior (offensive line) ... the SPSL's offensive lineman of the year as a junior, when he was also first-team all-league on both offense and defense ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Game after his senior season ... named an All-American by PrepStar ... one of just four players in the region named a "Northwest Nugget" by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... one of only four players in the state listed as a "blue chip recruit" by the Seattle Times ... ranked No. 19 in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best of the West ... rated the No. 52 overall prospect and No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation (all positions) by scout.com ... scout.com's No. 2 recruit in Washington ... the No. 10 defensive tackle in the country, the No. 92 overall prospect in the nation and the No. 2 recruit in Washington, according to rivals.com ... rated the No. 14 defensive tackle in the country by Tom Lemming ... coached by Dave Miller.

Ben Riva • OL • 6-6 / 276 • Seattle, Wash./O'Dea Listed on the 3A all-state first team as an offensive lineman ... also made the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) ... named to the Seattle Times all-area team ... also listed on the Times' preseason all-state team prior to senior year ... the Metro League Mountain Division offensive lineman of the year ... led Irish to the Metro League championship ... helped O'Dea rush for an average of 7.5 yards per carry ... O'Dea went 9-2 and advanced to the state tournament in his senior season ... a teammate of fellow Husky signee Zach Fogerson at O'Dea ... helped the Irish to the 3A state championship game his sophomore year and to the first round of the 2008 state playoffs as a junior ... second-team All-Metro offensive tackle as a junior ... named a "red chip recruit" by the Seattle Times ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... rated the No. 46 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 19 recruit in Washington by scout.com ... ranked the No. 48 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 recruit in Washington state by rivals.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... also participated on the track team as a thrower ... uncle, Steve Sidwell, was a longtime NFL and college assistant coach, including a stretch with the Seahawks ... played football under coach Monte Kohler at O'Dea.

Kevin Smith • WR • 6-0 / 194 • Compton, Calif./Centennial Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Northwest Division at wide receiver ... the MVP of the Pioneer League ... helped Apaches to the first round of the 2009 CIF-SS Northwest Division playoffs ... team won the Pioneer League title as a senior, a year after finishing 1-9 ... title was Apaches' first outright championship since 1960 ... in Centennial's 2009 regular-season finale vs. Lawndale, returned the opening kickoff and Lawndale's first punt of the game for touchdowns, going 87 and 70 yards, respectively ... didn't play football until junior year of high school ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... listed as the No. 20 prospect in the state by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" poll ... rated the No. 142 overall prospect in the nation (all positions) and No. 23 wide receiver in the country by scout.com ... also ranked the No. 21 prospect in California by scout.com ... listed by rivals.com as the No. 31 "athlete" prospect in the nation ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... also a standout basketball player ... Pioneer League MVP as a junior basketball player ... played under coach Eric Scott.

Taz Stevenson • ATH • 6-0 / 176 • Mililani, Hawai'i/Mililani Earned first-team all-state from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin as an all-purpose player ... also made the Honolulu Advertiser's first team at all-purpose ... played running back, wide receiver and safety while also returning kicks ... helped Trojans to a 7-3 record as a senior ... participated in the Hawai'i/Polynesia-Mainland Bowl at Aloha Stadium after his senior season ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... listed as the No. 47 safety recruit in the nation and the No. 10 prospect in the state of Hawai'i by scout.com ... rated the No. 49 safety in the country and the No. 8 recruit in Hawai'i by rivals.com ... also the No. 8 prospect in Hawai'i on the Honolulu Advertiser's list ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played for coach James Millwood.

Colin Tanigawa • OL • 6-3 / 291 • Pasadena, Calif./Loyola Named first-team All-CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division offensive lineman in 2009 ... All-Serra League as both a senior and as a junior ... played on both lines for the Cubs ... listed as one of the top offensive linemen in Southen California by the Los Angeles Times ... named to ESPNRise's preseason All-CIF Southern Section San Gabriel Valley team ... named third-team all-state by calhisports.com ... rated the nation's No. 28 offensive guard prospect by rivals.com ... listed as the No. 32 offensive guard in America by rivals.com ... ranked the No. 74 offensive guard prospect in the country by scout.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played for coach Adam Guerra.

John Timu • ATH/S • 6-1 / 205 • Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Jordan Saw senior season cut short with an injury early in the second game of the year ... as a junior, was named the Moore League's player of the year as a quarterback ... passed for 1,395 yards and rushed for 642 in 2008 ... also accounted for a total of 20 touchdowns as a junior ... also an outstanding safety, punter and kicker for the Panthers ... a teammate of fellow Husky signee Princeton Fuimaono at Jordan ... received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" poll ... listed as the No. 61 safety prospect in the country by scout.com ... rated the No. 69 "athlete" in the nation and the No. 72 recruit in California by rivals.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played under coach Scott Meyer.

Darius Waters • LB • 6-1 / 227 • Lakewood, Wash./Lakes Made the AP 3A all-state first team as both a defensive lineman and as a tight end ... named to the Seattle Times' preseason all-state team before senior year ... made the Tacoma News-Tribune's all-area team as a defensive end ... first-team All-SPSL tight end and second-team defensive lineman ... Lancers went 12-1 and advanced to the 3A state semifinals his senior year ... a teammate of fellow UW signees Jamaal Kearse and Sione Potoa'e at Lakes ... helped Lakes to the first round of the state tournament as a sophomore and to the state semifinals his junior year ... first-team All-SPSL tight end and second-team defensive lineman as a junior ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl after senior season ... named a "red chip recruit" by the Seattle Times ... listed as the No. 28 outside linebacker prospect in the country and the No. 10 overall prospect in Washington by scout.com ... ranked the No. 50 outside linebacker in America and No. 13 overall prospect in Washington by rivals.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... also a standout basketball player ... played football under coach Dave Miller.

Brent Williams • DE • 6-2 / 186 • San Fernando, Calif./Taft Earned a spot on the All-CIF Los Angeles City Section team ... named to the Los Angeles Times All-Area team in 2009 ... a second-team all-area pick by the Los Angeles Daily News ... credited with 42 tackles and five sacks as a senior ... as a junior, tied the school record with 17 sacks and broket he L.A. City Section record with 29 tackles for loss ... team went 7-4 his senior year and 9-1 his junior season ... helped Toreadors to the second round of the L.A. City Section playoffs as a senior and to the semifinals as a junior ... ranked the No. 82 prospect in the state by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... listed as the No. 62 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 83 overall prospect in California by scout.com ... the No. 90 recruit in California, according to rivals.com ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... played for coach Matt Kerstetter.

Chris Young • LB/RB • 6-1 / 215 • Auburn, Wash./Auburn Ran for 1,108 yards on 77 carries, for an average of 14.4 yards per carry, as a senior ... rushed for 22 touchdowns in 2009 ... rushed for 284 yards and six scores vs. Auburn Riverside High ... honorable mention 3A all-state defensive back as a senior ... named to the Seattle Times' preseason all-state team in 2009 ... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl after senior season ... Trojans finished the 2009 season 11-1 and made it to the 4A state quarterfinals ... helped team to the first round of the state playoffs as a sophomore and the quarters as a junior ... team finished 11-1 his junior year, when he ran for 1,158 yards on 140 carries ... named the SPSL 4A defensive back of the year as a junior, when he was a first-team all-league selection at DB and a second-teamer at running back ... named All-America by PrepStar ... one of only four players in the state listed as a "blue chip recruit" by the Seattle Times ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... ranked the No. 23 inside linebacker in the nation by Tom Lemming ... rated the No. 279 overall prospect (all positions), No. 24 outside linebacker recruit in the nation and the No. 5 recruit in Washington by scout.com ... ranked the No. 31 safety in the nation and No. 5 prospect in the state by rivals.com ... played for coach Gordon Elliot.