University of Washington – Football Recruits

Published on February 4, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

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Marlion Barnett

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Corona, Calif.
High School:
Santiago

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210
Position:
TE
Experience:
HS

Played tight end and linebacker for the Sharks, who reached the first round of the CIF Southern Section Inland Division playoffs… named the No. 79 prospect in the state of California by the Contra Costa Times … Sharks made it to the Southern Section Inland Division championship game in his junior year, falling to cross-town rival Centennial … named to calhisports.com’s preseason all-section team … ranked by rivals.com as the No. 96 overall player in California and the No. 92 “athlete” prospect in the nation … rated as the No. 20 tight end in the country by scout.com … listed as the No. 125 recruit in the west by superprep.com … posted 1,582 receiving yards as a junior … also plays basketball at Santiago … played football for coach Steve Mitchell.

Dorson Boyce
Class:
Junior
Hometown:
New York, N.Y.
High School:
Bayside

Last College:
Allan Hancock College
Height / Weight:
6-2 / 246
Position:
TE
Experience:
JC

Named to the 2008 All-Northern National Conference team and to the All-California Region III first team as a sophomore last season at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. … helped Bulldogs earn a spot in the playoffs, where they fell to Mt. San Antonio College … Bulldogs finished the year 7-4 … played for Hancock in 2006, but sat out 2007 season due to injury … played his high school football (tight end and defensive end) at Bayside High in Queens, N.Y. … named second-team All-City by Newsday and second-team All-Queens by the New York Daily News as a senior, when he helped the Commodores to the NYC Public Schools quarterfinals … also a standout on the basketball team in high school … played for coach Joe Capuana at Bayside and coach Kris Dutra at Hancock.

Talia Crichton

Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Lakewood, Calif.
High School:
Lakewood

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 232
Position:
DE
Experience:
HS

Helped Lancers to a 10-3 overall record his senior season … lost to Long Beach Poly in the semi-finals of the Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs after having beaten Servite and Mission Viejo in the first two rounds tallied 11 tackles and three sacks in the semifinal game vs. Mission Viejo … team finished No. 22 in the final state rankings by calhisports.com … finished the season with 92 tackles, including 18 sacks … named the Moore League’s co-defensive lineman of the year as a senior … earned first-team all-state honors from calhisports.com … also second-team all-Southern California by Golden State Sports … ranked by rivals.com as the No. 62 overall recruit in California and the No. 31 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation … named the No. 90 prospect in the state of California by the Contra Costa Times … ranked the No. 129 prospect in the west by superprep.com … as a junior, Lancers went 7-4 and made it to the playoffs … first-team all-league as a sophomore and junior … lived in American Samoa until the age of nine … played for coach Thadd MacNeal.

Nate Fellner

Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.
High School:
Clovis West

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200
Position:
S
Experience:
HS

Led Golden Eagles to a 10-3 overall record and the CIF Central Section Division I championship … beat rivals Clovis East, 24-7, in the championship game … earlier handled Liberty and Bullard in the playoffs … led the team in tackles in each of those three playoff games … finished the year with 105 tackles, three forced fumbles, 12 pass breakups and an interception … also a running back … named to the all-Fresno team by the Fresno Bee … also earned All-Tri-River Athletic Conference first-team honors at safety … earned third-team all-state by calhisports.com, which ranked his team No. 24 in the state in its final rankings … listed as the No. 52 safety in the country by scout.com … tabbed by rivals.com as the No. 90 prospect in California and the No. 54 safety in the nation … named the No. 71 prospect in the state of California by the Contra Costa Times … listed as the No. 112 prospect in the west by superprep.com … lost in the Central Section championship game his junior year … grandson of former Montana State, Washington State and Fresno State football coach Jim Sweeney … played under coach Gary Kinne.

James Johnson

Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Valley Center, Calif.
High School:
Valley Center

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185
Position:
WR
Experience:
HS

Notched 2,930 receiving yards in his career, setting a San Diego Section record … a wide receiver and cornerback … as a wide receiver, earned first-team all-state honors from calhisports.com… also first-team all-Southern California by Golden State Sports … also a first-team all-league corner … led Valley Center to the CIF San Diego Section Division IV championship, its fourth in five seasons … team went 11-2 overall as a senior, beating Imperial and Coronado in the quarters and semis before taking down Madison in the title game also won the section title his junior year, when the Jaguars went 9-3 overall and posted shutouts over La Jolla and Mission Bay in the semifinal and the final, respectively … made six receptions for 164 yards and two scores in the championship game, which was played at Qualcomm Stadium … caught 57 passes for 1,261 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior year … named the Valley Roadrunner newspaper’s “Newsmaker of the Year” following his senior season … ranked by rivals.com as the No. 55 overall player in California and the No. 66 “athlete” prospect in the nation … scout.com’s No. 93 wide receiver in the nation … named the No. 78 prospect in the state of California by the Contra Costa Times … named the No. 124 recruit in the west by superprep.com … posted 1,582 receiving yards as a junior … caught five passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the sectional championship game his junior season … also a first-team all-league basketball player and a member of the track team (hurdles) … played under coach Rob Gilster.

Daniel Mafoe

Class:
Junior
Hometown:
Carson, Calif.
High School:
Carson

Last College:
El Camino College
Height / Weight:
6-3 / 339
Position:
OL
Experience:
JC

Helped El Camino, UW coach Steve Sarkisian’s former junior college, to a 9-1 overall record and a 5-1 conference record in 2008 … part of a line that helped the Warriors average more than 411 yards per game … team allowed just 13 sacks all season … earned first-team All-National Division Central Conference as a sophomore in 2008 … a second-team All-Mission Conference National Division offensive tackle as a freshman in 2006 … redshirted 2007 season … rated as the No. 76 junior college prospect in the nation by rivals.com … mostly recruited as a defensive tackle out of high school … earned All-City honors as a high-school senior and junior… also a standout volleyball player in high school … played for coach Rowen Tupuivao at Carson and coach John Featherstone at El Camino.

Andru Pulu

Class:
Freshman
Hometown:
Federal Way, Wash.
High School:
Federal Way

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 244
Position:
LB/DE
Experience:
HS

Led the Eagles to the first round of the 4A state playoffs for the first time since 1976 … team went 8-3 overall and 7-2 in league play his senior year … also led Federal Way to a 8-2 overall and 7-2 league record as a junior … his junior year, Federal Way won the league title for the first time in 31 years … named the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) 4A Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior, when he also earned first-team All-SPSL honors as an offensive lineman and linebacker despite missing the latter part of the season due to injury … made the Seattle Times’ preseason all-state team … named a “red chip” prospect by the Seattle Times … named a “Northwest Nugget” honorable mention by the Tacoma News-Tribune … rated as the No. 29 strongside linebacker in the nation by scout.com … ranked as the No. 122 recruit in the west by superprep.com … named to the All-SPSL first-team defense and second-team offense as both a sophomore and junior … credited with 74 tackles as a sophomore and 62 as a junior … threw the shot and discus for the track team and made it to the state meet in the shotput as a junior, finishing 11th in the 4A meet … played for coach John Meagher.

Johnny Tivao

Class:
Junior
Hometown:
Paramount, Calif.
High School:
Paramount

Last College:
Cerritos College
Height / Weight:
5-10 / 349
Position:
DL
Experience:
JC

Helped Cerritos to a 7-4 overall record and a berth in the Golden Empire Bowl in 2008 … named first-team All-California Region III and first-team All-National Division Central Conference following his sophomore season … credited with 47 tackles, including 10 for loss, in 11 games in 2008 … as a freshman at Cerritos, earned first-team All-Mission Conference National Division honors … notched 38 tackles and five for loss as a freshman … rated as the No. 96 JC player in the country by rivals.com … a three-time first-team All-San Gabriel Valley League defensive lineman at Paramount High, where he was also a two-time first-team all-league offensive lineman … named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as a junior … 80 tackles and seven sacks as a senior, 69 tackles and eight sacks as a junior, 84 tackles and nine sacks as a sophomore and 71 tackles as a freshman, when he was voted his team’s MVP … played for coach Art Tavizon at Paramount and for coach Frank Mazzotta at Cerritos.

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