Recruiting 2011 - 5 WAC Recruits To Know
Idaho QB Dominique Blackman
Idaho QB Dominique Blackman
Posted Feb 2, 2011

Along with the league's ten most important new recruits (for now), here are every WAC team's five new recruits you should care about.

Recruiting 2011 

5 WAC Recruits To Care About

CFN Top Prospects for 2011
- No. 1 to 50 | No. 51 to 100 | No. 101 to 150
- No. 151 to 200No. 201 to 250 | No. 251 to 300
- Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers
- Tight Ends | Off. Tackles | Guards & Centers 
- Def. Ends | Def. Tackles | Linebackers | Corners | Safeties 
- 2009 CFN Top 150 | 2010 CFN Top 200

The 10 WAC Recruits You Should Care About

1.  QB Dominique Blackman, Idaho

2. WR Kemonte Bateman, NMSU

3. QB Joseph Gray, SJSU

4. CB Ellis Henderson, Hawaii

5. LB Beau Fitte, Louisiana Tech

6. S Tigi Hill, Hawaii

7. QB Chuck Keaton, Utah State

8. CB Brian Clay, Hawaii

9. LB Burton DeKoning, Nevada

10. S Charles Washington, Fresno State  

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Five Fresno State Recruits You Should Care About

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1. S Charles Washington
6-0, 185,'s 92nd ranked safety

2. LB Donavon Lewis
6-3, 230,'s 95th ranked outside linebacker

3. LB Ejiro Ederaine
6-2, 195,'s 98th ranked outside linebacker

4. LB Kyrie Wilson
6-2, 210,'s 100th ranked outside linebacker

5. DE Ronald Ussery
6-3, 230,'s 119th ranked defensive end  Ran a hand-time 4.38 forty in June 2010. Scored a 1330 on his SAT, reports a 3.0 core GPA. 

Five Hawaii Recruits You Should Care About
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1. CB Ellis Henderson
Henderson is the first player in GSHL History to earn first-team honors at four different positions (WR/DB/KR/AP). Ran for 84 yards on five carries as a junior and caught 37 passes for 717 and nine TDs. Also had three returns for touchdowns. Henderson benches 235-pounds, squats 385 and claims a 36" vertical jump.

2. Tigi Hill
As a safety, Hill was a force at Kahuku High School and his on field prowess is expected to continue now that he'd been moved to the linebacker position. Hill was recruited by Utah State, Hawaii, BYU, Utah with offers from Coach Chad Kauha'aha'a of Utah State and Hawaii.

3. CB Brian Clay

Selected to play in Holiday Classic High School Football All-Star Game in Sacramento, the first time in Will C Wood history a player has been selected. Brian finished his Junior season at DB with 51 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, 2 INTs, and 3 FF w/ recovery and at QB provided over 1,200 yards total offense. He was selected Division I All Conference - Monticello Empire League (MEL) as a CB. His current core GPA is 3.9. Brian Clay finished his sophomore season at QB throwing for 1,988 yards, 21 touchdowns and at DB had 50 tackles, 7 pass break-ups, 2 INT's. Brian also plays Baseball and may try to double-sport in college. As a middle infielder, 3rd Baseman and Pitcher, Brian has sparked interest from a few schools to include Dartmouth and Stanford. Brian currently has a 3.3 core GPA.

4. WR Cecil Doe
6-3, 210, Two-star JUCO transfer

5. WR Chris Gant
6-1, 180, Two-star JUCO transfer

Five Idaho Recruits You Should Care About
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1. QB Dominique Blackman
6-6, 250, JUCO transfer

2. S Peni Vea
6-0, 175, 108th ranked safety

3. WR MarQuan Major
6-2, 175,'s 179th ranked receiver

4. DT Aaron Lazaro
6-4, 300, Two-star JUCO transfer

5. CB A.J. Annelus
5-10, 190, Two-star JUCO transfer 

Five Louisiana Tech Recruits You Should Care About
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1. LB Beau Fitte
Fitte doesn't wow you with his size but he gets it done on the field and makes a lot of plays. He has good speed and makes a lot of plays between the hashes. He is physical when he gets to the ball and navigates well in traffic with avoiding blocks. Getting better at taking blocks on and getting off of them is something he can improve on along with getting bigger to fill out his frame

2. WR Quinton Patton
6-0, 195, Three-star JUCO transfer

3. DT Malcolm Pichon
6-3, 330,'s 86th ranked defensive tackle

4. DE Daniel Hayden
6-3, 235, Three-star JUCO transfer

5. OT Oscar Johnson
6-6, 355, Three-star JUCO transfer 

Five Nevada Recruits You Should Care About
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1. LB Burton DeKoning
54 tackles, 3 interceptions, 1 for TD, 8 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, in 8.5 games.

2. DE Reggie Coates
Tore his ACL at end of junior season, but was having a good season prior to injury. Good pass rusher, quickness off the ball. May move to linebacker in college.

3. S Jeffrey Lark
6-2, 211, Three-star prospect

4. LB Jonathan McNeal
6-2, 230, Two-star JUCO transfer

5. S Ty Thompson
6-2, 200, Two-star JUCO transfer 

Five New Mexico State Recruits You Should Care About
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1. WR Kemonte Bateman
6-1, 185, Three-star JUCO transfer

2. S Austin Franklin
He is a great athlete playing safety and wide receiver. He is over six foot and has 4.5 speed. As a safety he can get to any play with speed, he does have trouble getting away from blocks. Either position he plays on the next level he will need a redshirt year to learn technique. His biggest asset is he is such a tremendous athlete.

3. QB Matt Jaramillo
6-5, 225, Two-star prospect

4. C Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6-2, 265,'s 37th ranked center

5. QB Gary Isaacson
6-1, 180, Two-star prospect 

Five San Jose State Recruits You Should Care About
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1. QB Joseph Gray
Gray plays in a 4-wide offense for Dorsey and shows excellent field vision in spreading the ball around to his talented receiving corp. He has good, not great arm strength, but he's able to generate good velocity on the ball with a quick release and tight spiral. He doesn't need a big windup to reach his best throw. Can get sloppy with his mechanics hurting his accuracy. Not a running threat, but still a decent athlete.

2. CB Mercy Maston
5-11, 185,'s 76th ranked corner.

3. WR K.C. Pearce
6-3, 175, Two-star prospect

4. RB Tyler Ervin
5-10, 165, Two-star prospect

5. DT David Catalano
6-4, 255, Two-star prospect 

Five Utah State Recruits You Should Care About
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1. QB Chuck Keaton
Very good athlete playing quarterback, he has a strong arm but is not very accurate. Tries to do too much by himself and that gets him in trouble at times. He can be deadly running the ball. Tries to throw a fastball rather than a catchable pass, needs to learn some touch on his passes.

2. S Peni Vea
6-0, 175,'s 109th ranked cornerback. Three-star prospect.

3. CB Ladale Jackson
5-11, 160,'s 127th ranked cornerback

4. S Bridger Peck
6-2, 205,'s 116th ranked safety

5. OT Stetson Tenney
6-5, 295, Two-star JUCO transfer

The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … JUCO. Gary Andersen went went the JUCO route to provide some instant pop in 2009, and after dealing with the future last year, he's going back to the secondary schools for help. True freshman QB Chuck Keeton needs to be the star of the class with his athleticism, but the point of this haul was to load up on plays with three JUCO corners, led by speedy William Davis, while Tyler Bennett could be a major boost for the punting game.