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University Washington announces 2008 football recruiting class

SEATTLE, Wash. - A total of 26 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent or financial aid agreements to enroll at the University of Washington and play football for the Huskies, head coach Tyrone Willingham announced Wedneday.

All 26 signees were high school seniors during the 2007 season. Each student-athlete in the group will be expected to participate in the 2008 season, while one (Chris Polk) enrolled for the start of the winter quarter in January and is currently enrolled at the UW.

Of the players in this year's recruiting class, 12 hail from Washington, nine are from California and one each come from Hawaii, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon and Louisiana.

"I'm very pleased with this group of young men," said Willingham. "I think our coaching staff and our players did a great job in terms of addressing the needs of our team and in terms of getting so many standout student-athletes from here in the state of Washington. I'm looking forward to getting this group on campus in the fall and preparing for the 2008 season."

Following its season opener Aug. 30 at Oregon, Washington will return to Seattle for three consecutive home games against BYU (Sept. 6), Oklahoma (Sept. 13) and Stanford. The Huskies will also play Oregon State, Notre Dame, Arizona State and UCLA during its seven-game home schedule. Away contests include games at Arizona, USC, Washington State and California.

Deposits for new season tickets are currently being accepted through the Husky Athletic Ticket Office by calling (206) 543-2200 or online through Season ticket renewal forms were recently distributed through the mail and are due for return by early March.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Exp. Hometown (Last School)
Dominique Blackman QB 6-5 250 Fr./Fr. HS Carson, Calif. (Carson)
Demitrius Bronson RB 5-10 215 Fr./Fr. HS Kent, Wash. (Kentwood)
Cody Bruns WR 5-11 168 Fr./Fr.  HS Prosser, Wash. (Prosser)
Allen Carroll OL 6-4 300 Fr./Fr.  HS Oakland, Calif. (McClymonds)
Terrance Dailey RB 5-10 194 Fr./Fr.  HS Vacaville, Calif. (Vacaville)
Johri Fogerson RB 6-2 190 Fr./Fr.  HS Kent, Wash. (O'Dea)
David Freeman RB 5-7 190 Fr./Fr.  HS Inglewood, Calif. (Inglewood)
Justin Glenn CB 5-11 185 Fr./Fr.  HS Mukilteo, Wash. (Kamiak)
Anthony Gobern CB 6-0 176 Fr./Fr.  HS Fair Oaks, Calif. (Del Campo)
Mykenna Ikehara OL 6-3 291 Fr./Fr.  HS Mililani, Hawai'i (Kamehameha)
Jermaine Kearse WR 6-1 180 Fr./Fr.  HS Lakewood, Wash. (Lakes)
Senio Kelemete DL 6-4 260 Fr./Fr.  HS Seattle, Wash. (Evergreen)
Luther Leonard QB 6-2 193 Fr./Fr.  HS Seattle, Wash. (Evergreen)
Adam Long CB 5-10 168 Fr./Fr.  HS Los Angeles, Calif. (St. Bernard)
Kurt Mangum LB 6-2 240 Fr./Fr. HS Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler)
Kavario Middleton TE 6-5 255 Fr./Fr. HS Lakewood, Wash. (Lakes)
Craig Noble DL 6-3 300 Fr./Fr. HS Los Angeles, Calif. (Taft)
Chris Polk WR 5-11 200 Fr./Fr. HS Highland, Calif. (Redlands East Valley)
Jordan Polk WR 5-8 161 Fr./Fr. HS Portland, Ore. (Lincoln)
Bradly Roussel LB 5-11 207 Fr./Fr. HS Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist)
Drew Schaefer OL 6-5 275 Fr./Fr. HS Sammamish, Wash. (Eastlake)
Alameda Ta'amu DL 6-2 348 Fr./Fr. HS Kent, Wash. (Rainier Beach)
Vince Taylor S 6-2 198 Fr./Fr.  HS Issaquah, Wash. (Eastside Catholic)
Terence Thomas OL 6-8 305 Fr./Fr.  HS Caldwell, Idaho (Caldwell)
Everrette Thompson DE 6-6 255 Fr./Fr.  HS Renton, Wash. (Kennedy)
Greg Walker S 5-11 198 Fr./Fr.  HS Bellflower, Calif. (St. Bernard)