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WSU Announces Football Signees
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Release: 02/01/2006
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The Washington State Cougars received signed National Letter-of-Intents from 23 students Wednesday.

The following text includes a roster, comments from WSU Head Coach Bill Doba, honors accorded WSU recruits, and player profiles for each of the 23 players.


Atkins, Cornorris DB 6-3 205 1-27-88 FR Reseda, Calif. (Cleveland)
Brooks, Preston DE 6-3 245 11-03-88 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey)
Clevil, Ansley DE 6-3 240 9-06-88 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (Venice)
Deiderichs, J.T. RB 6-2 235 8-16-85 JR Seattle, Wash. (Ballard/Dixie State College)
Dillon, Charles WR 6-1 180 1-30-86 JR Oxnard, Calif. (Hueneme/Ventura College)
Eppele, Joe OL 6-8 270 12-08-87 FR Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver College)
Hannam, Micah OL 6-5 280 11-05-87 FR Gig Harbor, Wash. (Peninsula)
Houston, Anthony WR 6-4 200 2-14-88 FR San Diego, Calif. (Mission Bay)
Hutsona, Darrell RB 5-10 185 6-01-85 JR Spring Valley, Calif. (Helix/Grossmont College)
Ivory, Christopher RB 5-10 205 3-22-88 FR Longview, Texas (Longview)
Jessen, Skylar RB 5-11 185 10-11-87 FR Spokane, Wash. (Mead)
Kooyman, Kevin DE 6-4 205 10-16-87 FR Maple Valley, Wash. (Tahoma)
Maddox, Kerry DB 5-10 175 1-29-88 FR Tyler, Texas (John Tyler)
Mattingly, Andy LB/DB 6-4 222 7-18-87 FR Spokane, Wash. (Mead)
Maxwell Jr., Grady OL 6-2 280 6-12-88 FR University Place, Wash. (Curtis)
Mooney, Trevor TE 6-5 235 8-16-88 FR Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills)
Price, Jason TE 6-4 245 1-18-85 JR Denton, Texas (Sanger/Trinity Valley College)
Rabb, Finas III WR 6-6 205 8-02-84 JR Orange, Calif. (El Modena/Santa Anna College)
Richmond, Marcus RB 6-1 200 8-08-87 FR Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson)
Rosenberg, Keith WR 6-0 185 1-09-88 FR Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue)
Turpin, Toby DE 6-4 242 12-14-87 FR Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos)
Williams, Brian DB 6-1 175 10-14-84 JR Las Vegas, Nev. (Desert Pines/Long Beach CC)
Walker, Greg WR 6-4 185 4-04-87 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (University)


"We needed to fill our needs. Especially I think we have strengthened ourselves at receiver with the kids we have signed and I think we have helped ourselves in the secondary. Those were our two major concerns. We are going to continue to recruit. We still have a couple of spaces open, looking for corners and linebackers. We are pretty solid at running back. We needed some help and depth there. We signed five kids. And I think we helped ourselves at tight end with Jason Price, a junior college kid who has come in. Toby Turpin is another solid kid at defensive tackle and we are happy to have him at defensive end or tackle."

"There are six kids from the area, two from Spokane, three from Seattle and bringing in Joe Eppelle (British Columbia), I figure he's a local kid too. Grady Maxwell and Micah Hannam, Andy Mattingly and Skylar Jessen from the Spokane area. I think Kevin Kooyman is really a sleeper, a big tall kid who can run well. He's a great wrestler, a good competitor."

"How good this class is - ask me in two years."

"All classes are that, trying to fill needs and we probably have taken more junior college kids than in the past. Quite honestly gentlemen, that is going to be a trend with the requirements getting stiffer and stiffer for a high school kid to quality. Because of that I think there are better quality students academically and athletically in junior college. I think it is going to be a trend in the future. If they don't get off on track in their freshmen and sophomore years, it is almost too late for them to make up the difference. I think junior college recruiting is going to be more and more popular."

"Until August of next year (we'll continue to look for players). Whenever we can find somebody. It's not quantity, we want to look for quality."

"You look for immediate help from JC kids, more mature. But you would like to have the program primarily high school kids. It is going to be more and more difficult to find the great athlete with the requirements becoming stiffer and more demanding every year."

Who might come in early and play? "(Charles) Dillon, Finas Rabb is here, Greg Walker will get a chance to go through spring ball, (Darrell) Hutsona, (J.T.) Deiderichs, those kids could get playing time (next year)."

"Hopefully they can't (freshman who might play right away). The (Kerry) Maddox kid is suppose to be a pretty good kid out of Texas, an excellent athlete. (Andy) Mattingly is a kid from Spokane and we'll have to wait and see how they come in, but could be a special team guy and maybe a backup at either linebacker or safety. We are not trying to redshirt anybody in particular. We are trying to win and if they are ready to play and if they can help us win then they will play."

"I like Mattingly, he was in our camp and the way he conducted himself. He was aggressive and tough. He has enough size and is strong enough he might be able to play and help us as a freshman. Skylar Jessen has great speed and has great potential also."

"Great kid. Chris Ivory is a tailback, he played a lot of fullback there. The tailback went to Texas, the tackle went to Oklahoma, the tight end went to Texas Tech. If he had been at a lot of other schools he would have been the tailback. He is a big strong kid, has good speed and a great work ethic. It is a pretty good football program. Yes, we expect him to play tailback, that's what we recruited him to play."

"It kind of worked out that way (taller receivers), kids we could get that caught the ball well. The first thing you look for in receivers is speed. Those are kids that have good speed. If you are going to sacrifice a little speed, you better make sure you have some height. You can't put foliage on a stump."

"Marcus Richmond is an excellent athlete who set some records down there carrying the football. Big tall kid. We've seen him compete against high school kids. We'll have to see how he competes when he gets here."

"Yes, he is (Darrell Hutsona - a versatile athlete). His highlight film is about a half-hour long. He has excellent speed. He is a 25-foot, six-inch long jumper in high school. He went to the same school as Reggie Bush and they are very good friends."

"Some times defensive linemen work their way over to the offensive side of the ball. I think we'll be OK. The next year there will be a few more kids on the offensive line."

"Trevor Mooney is an excellent kid, excellent potential. He is a good blocker, has good size, is an excellent student. I think (Jason) Price can help us right away, Trevor might take a little more work. It depends on how big and strong he is when he gets here."

(no QBs) "We really didn't go after any. We didn't think that was a necessity. And they are young."

Feb. 1, 2006

PULLMAN, Wash. -- -



Andy Mattingly, DB

Kevin Kooyman, DL

Andy Mattingly, DB

Micah Hannam, OL
Skylar Jessen, RB
Kevin Kooyman, TE
Grady Maxwell, OL
Keith Rosenberg, WR

Andy Mattingly, DB
Anthony Houston, WR

Grady Maxwell, OL
Kevin Kooyman, TE
Micah Hannam, OL

Andy Mattingly, DB
Micah Hannam, OL
Skylar Jessen, RB
Kevin Kooyman, DL
Grady Maxwell, OL
Keith Rosenberg, WR

Kevin Kooyman, DL (4A)
Andy Mattingly, DB (4A)

Andy Mattingly, DB (4A)
Kevin Kooyman, DL (4A)
Grady Maxwell, OL (4A)
Micah Hannam, OL (3A)

#8 Andy Mattingly, DB
#22 Skylar Jessen, RB
#28 Keith Rosenberg, WR
#38 Grady Maxwell, OL
#48 Kevin Kooyman, DL
#49 Micah Hannam, OL

#53 Anthony Houston, WR
#56 Andy Mattingly, DB
#83 Keith Rosenberg, WR
#89 Trevor Mooney, TE
#99 Skylar Jessen, RB

#5 Andy Mattingly, DB
#9 Skylar Jessen, RB
#10 Keith Rosenberg, WR
#17 Grady Maxwell, OL

#41 Anthony Houston, WR
#84 Toby Turpin, DL

#8 Marcus Richmond, RB

#60 Anthony Houston, WR
#77 Trevor Mooney
#86 Toby Turpin, DL

#6 Andy Mattingly, DB
#7 Skylar Jessen, RB
#14 Grady Maxwell, OL
#17 Keith Rosenberg, WR
#20 Kevin Kooyman, DL
#23 Micah Hannam, OL

#3 Marcus Richmond, RB

#8 J.T. Diedrichs, RB
#46 Derrell Hutsona, RB
#70 Charles Dillon, WR

#7 J.T. Diedrichs, RB
#15 Derrell Hutsona, RB
#2 Charles Dillon, WR
#20 Finas Rabb III, WR
#5 Jason Price, TE
#36 Brian Williams, CB

#28 Charles Dillon, WR
#36 J.T. Diederichs, RB
#123 Derrell Hutsona, RB
#143 Jason Price, TE

The following high school players signed with WSU last year, enrolled in January and are currently attending classes:

1. EPPELE, JOE OL 6-8/270 FR Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver College)
Coached by Tod Bernett at Vancouver College a standout hammer thrower and shot No. 1 in Canada in his age group in the hammer throw and placed fourth the 2004 Canadian Junior Nationals...won the shot put and placed third in the hammer throw at the 2004 Provincial High School Championships...also placed eighth in the a JUNIOR on the gridiron, earned Northern Conference All-Star honors for British Columbia's AAA a SENIOR (2004-05) helped pave the way for a running back that approached 1,500 yards in 12 games...defensively, recorded 28 tackles and a sack...Vancouver College also produced current Cougar defensive lineman Jon Conlin...Eppele is the third British Columbia native to sign with the Cougars the past four years, joining Conlin and Adam Braidwood.
WSU CAREER: Originally signed with WSU in February, 2005, but elected to delay enrollment until January, 2006.
PERSONAL: Joseph Eppele...born December 8, 1987 at Squamish, British Columbia...parents Thomas and Carol-Ann Eppele...has one brother, Josh, and one sister, Carlin...enjoys music and outdoor activities...interested in a science-related major at Washington State...a member of the Kajaks Track & Field Club, based in Richmond, British Columbia.

2. WALKER, Greg WR 6-4/185 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (University High)
Played sparingly after transferring from Culver City High School, where he was a teammate of current Cougar receiver Michael Bumpus. SENIOR (2004-05): Caught 49 passes for 1,355 yards and eight touchdowns, earning All-Los Angeles City first team honors...led the Western League in both receptions and yardage, including a season-best 159 yards on four catches with a 70-yard score, in University's 30-27 win over Westchester...also had 60 tackles, 44 solo, as a safety.
PERSONAL: Born April 4, 1987...parents Teri and Greg Walker Sr.

The following junior college transfers enrolled at WSU in January and are attending classes:

3. PRICE, JASON TE 6-4/245 JR Denton, Texas (Sanger High '04)
Originally signed with the University of Houston out of high school. JUNIOR (2001-02): Rushed for 1,394 yards and 18 touchdowns, earning All-District honorable mention honors...named a Top 50 prospect in Dallas Area. SENIOR (2002-03): Injured majority of the season.
TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2004-05): Coached by Mark Sartain at the Athens, Texas, school. SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Team finished the season season's end caught one seven-yard pass in the team's 24-14 win over Northeast Mississippi CC in the second annual Pilgrim's Pride Bowl Classic at Mt. Pleasant, Texas...used primarily as a blocker in TVCC's two-back offense.
WSU: JUNIOR (2006-07): Enrolled at WSU in January, 2006, and will participate in spring drills...will have three years to finish his two years of competition.
PERSONAL: Born January 18, 1985.

4. RABB, FINAS III WR 6-6/205 JR Orange, Calif. (El Modena High '03)
Attended El Modena High, where he played basketball, but not football.
SANTA ANNA COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2003-04): Played basketball for the Dons for one season...saw action in 13 of 26 games while scoring 100 points, a 3.8 ppg average...he also grabbed 126 rebounds. FRESHMAN (2004-05): First year of organized football after joining coach Geoff Jones' squad. SOPHOMORE (2005-06): In only his second season of football he was named to the all-conference second team...finished the 10-game regular season the team's number two receiver with 27 catches for 421 yards and a team-leading six touchdowns...he averaged 15.6 ypc...his best outing was five receptions for 81 yards, both season highs...he had four receptions in two games and at least one catch in each of the 10 contests.
WSU CAREER: JUNIOR (2006-07): Enrolled at WSU in January, 2006 and will participate in spring the fall will have two years of eligibility remaining in a two-year period.
PERSONAL: Born August 2, 1984...mother Rachel Jackson...

The following signees will enroll at WSU in August:

5. MADDOX, Kerry DB 5-10/175 FR Tyler, Texas (John Tyler High '06)
Earned three varsity letters in football. JUNIOR (2004-05): Played cornerback, safety and wide receiver...named first-team all-league and second-team all-District 12 5A on defense, where he made 80 tackles from his defensive back position in 10 games. SENIOR (2005-06): Team posted an 8-2 record, falling to Garland in first round of playoffs... A first-team all-district quarterback, he amassed 2,141 all-purpose yards and 21 touchdowns...also led team with 877 yards and 12 touchdowns, and threw for over 1,200 yards...did not play on defense because of quarterback duties.
PERSONAL: Born July 29, 1988...cousin Jason Stripling is a freshman linebacker on the Cougar football team.

6. BROOKS, PRESTON DE 6-3/245 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (Dorsey)
Played for Verbum Dei where he recorded 10 sacks. SENIOR (2005-06): Helped Dorsey to Los Angeles City Section semifinals, falling to eventual champion Crenshaw 20-13...recorded 71 tackles and 24 tackles for loss, including nine sacks...also had 11 pass deflections...earned first-team all-league honors.
PERSONAL: Born November 3, 1988...mother Dawn Stewart.

7. HANNAM, MICAH OL 6-5/280 FR Gig Harbor, Wash.. (Peninsula)
Earned three varsity letters in football under head coach Ross Filkins...named co-MVP on the offensive line at the 2005 WSU youth summer football camp. JUNIOR (2004-05): Earned second-team All-Seamount League Pierce Division honors by The Seattle Times. SENIOR (2005-06): Named first-team All-Seamount League Pierce Division in 2005... named to Seattle Times Red Chip list, Tacoma News Tribune All-Area team and "Northwest Nuggets" and Washington Preps All-State team...received Pierce County National Football Foundation Award.
PERSONAL: Born November 5, 1987...parents James and Patricia Hannahm...Set Peninsula High power clean record at 320 pounds before senior season...3.96 GPA.

8. HOUSTON, ANTHONY WR 6-4/200 FR San Diego, Calif. (Mission Bay)
Had 17 receptions for 410 yards with five touchdowns in run-oriented offense...on defensive side of ball had 54 tackles and two interceptions...named first-team all-Western League and all-city honors by the San Diego Union Tribune. SENIOR (2005-06): Led Mission Bay to 7-5 record and semifinal showing at CIF San Diego Section Division IV Championship...caught 28 passes for 458 yards and four touchdowns...caught 73-yards touchdown pass in season-opening win over Clairemont...earned second-team all-league honors...named to Tacoma News Tribune's Western 100 list.
PERSONAL: Born February 14, 1988...parents Bobby Mitchell and Linda Devlin-Mitchell.

9. MATTINGLY, ANDY LB/DB 6-4/222 FR Spokane, Wash. (Mead)
Earned three varsity letters in football and basketball, two in baseball...ranked by as 16th-best safety in nation. JUNIOR (2004-05): Named first-team All-Greater Spokane League and team Defensive Player of the Year...recorded 90 tackles with two interceptions as team posted a 5-5 record...grabbed 30 catches for 401 yards and four scores as a wide receiver. SENIOR (2005-06): Repeated as All-GSL first-team selection...first-team All-State...finished career with 231 tackles, 161 solo, and nine interceptions, all three totals ranking second all-time at Mead...offensively, had 41 receptions for 631 yards and six touchdowns...Prep Star All-American... named to Seattle Times Blue Chip list and All-State team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and "Northwest Nuggets", Associated Press All-State team and Washington Preps All-State team.
PERSONAL: Andrew John Mattingly, goes by Andy...Born July 18, 1987...parents Sam and Carolyn of nine children, two brothers and six sisters...plans to major in education at WSU.

10. MOONEY, TREVOR TE 6-5/235 FR Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills)
Had 10 catches for 167 yards during season. SENIOR (2005-06): Caught nine passes for 101 yards, an 11.22 average, for a team that went 6-5...helped block for Peter Vallier, who rushed for 2,177 yards.
PERSONAL: Born August 16, 1988...parents Kevin and Michelle Mooney... An exceptional student with a 4.25 GPA on a 4.00 scale at Trabuco Hills, Mooney scored a 1900 (scale 2400) on the new SAT.

11. TURPIN, TOBY DE 6-4/242 FR Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos)
Finished season with 63 tackles and eight sacks as Los Alamitos reached the CIF championship game...also added two fumble recoveries and a blocked kick. SENIOR (2005-06): Registered 58 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, including six sacks, five pass breakups and two interceptions...named Sunset League Defensive Lineman of the Year and received first team all-county honors...named as one of's 2006 Super Sleepers.
PERSONAL: Born December 14, 1987...parents John and Tammi Turpin.

12. IVORY, CHRIS RB 5-10/205 FR Longview, Texas. (Longview)
Earned three letters in football and two in track and field...helped football team to district title all three seasons. JUNIOR (2004-05): Earned second-team All-District 12 5A honors as team posted 12-1 record. SENIOR (2005-06): Rushed for 659 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 5.5 yards per carry from fullback position...unanimous first-team All-District 12 5A selection and honorable mention All-East Texas...added 16 receptions for 209 yards and two scores...named best fullback by and was on 2005 Super List for running backs from same organization.
PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1988...Christopher Ivory, goes by Chris...parents Kenny and Judy Gilliand...enjoys fishing, playing video games and "Family Night"...plans to major in kinesiology and minor in business at WSU.

13. RICHMOND, MARCUS RB 6-1/200 FR Mesa, Ariz. (Dobson)
Earned three varsity letters in football and two each in basketball and track and field. JUNIOR (2004-05): Rushed for 1,367 yards, an 8.7 yards per carry average, and scored 16 touchdowns...second-team all-region and all-city running back...earned All-East Valley Region honors in track while running the 100 meters. SENIOR (2005-06): Rushed for school-record 1,900 yards, including school-record 384 yards against Shadow Mountain (9/30)...had five-game stretch where he rushed for over 200 yards each game, averaging 267.2 yards per game in that span...earned first-team 5A All-State and all-region honors...named to All-East Valley Tribune team.
PERSONAL: Born August 8, 1987...parents Conorie and Shirlane Richmond...has two brothers, Conorie Jr. and Jaylen...plans to pursue a business or sport management major at WSU.

14. WILLIAMS, BRIAN DB 6-1/175 JR Las Vegas, Nev. (Desert Pines)
Three-year starter and letterwinner in football and four-year letterwinner in track and field...earned first-team All-Sunrise League honors as a senior, helping team to state runner-up track, named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year...won Nevada State 400-meter championship two times and was a member of school-record setting 4x200 and 4x400-meter relay teams.
NORTHERN ARIZONA: FRESHMAN (2003-04): Spent season as a redshirt.
KANSAS CITY COLLEGE: RS FRESHMAN (2004-05): Ran track but did not play football.
LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE: RS SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Registered 39 total tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception and two fumble recoveries...garnered All-Mission Conference second team posted 8-3 record, capping season with victory over Allan Hancock in American Bowl.
PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1984...father Brian Williams...has two sisters, Kandise and Nazzarrah, and one brother, Lonny.

15. HUTSONA, DERRELL RB 5-10/185 JR Spring Valley, Calif. (Helix)
Rushed for 2,052 yards on 154 carries, a 13.3-yard average that remains as the San Diego Section career record... Helix advanced to the CIF San Diego Section Division II finals...won the '03 California High School state title with a 24-5.75 leap in the long jump....finished fifth in the 100 meters at the same meet, posting a time of 10.75 seconds...captured gold in the 4x100 relay team in the '01 California state championship.
SAN JOSE STATE FRESHMAN (2003-04): Redshirted. RS FRESHMAN (2004-05): Had just one carry for two yards.
GROSSMONT COLLEGE: SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Named national co-player of the year on offense as named by the JC Athletic Bureau and the CCCFCA...hellped Grossmont to 13-1 record and California state title...rushed for 1,291 yards on 177 carries (7.3 avg.)...Foothill Conference offensive player of the year...MVP of state title game where Grossmont defeated City College of San Francisco, 41-83...had 2,534 all-purpose yards, with almost 1,000 coming in four playoff games...all-California offensive player of the year.
PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1985...parents Rodney and Shenna Hutsona...high school teammate of Reggie Bush and Alex Smith, who was drafted No. 1 by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft.

16. ROSENBERG, KEITH WR 6-0/185 FR Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue)
Rushed for 1,227 yards and scored 15 touchdowns...three of his four receptions on offense went for TDs...named to Associated Press All-State as a defensive back. SENIOR (2005-06): Missed part of season due to injury...rushed for 167 yards on 29 careers, a 5.8 average, and three touchdowns...also caught two passes for 52 yards and a score...had eight tackles on season...named to Seattle Times Red Chip list and one of Tacoma News Tribune's "Northwestern Nuggets".
PERSONAL: Born January 9, 1988...parents Keith Sr. and Jean Rosenberg.

17. ATKINS, CORNORRIS DB 6-3/205 FR Reseda, Calif. (Cleveland)
Rushed for 511 yards on 53 carries, a 9.6 average, with six touchdowns...also caught five passes for 78 yards...season was cut short after the sixth game due to injury...averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds, helping Cleveland to 21-7 record on the basketball court. SENIOR (2005-06): Recorded 34 tackles with two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball...caught 25 passes for 320 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 112 yards on 21 carries.
PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1988...mother Theresa.

18. KOOYMAN, KEVIN DE 6-4/205 FR Maple Valley, Wash. (Tahoma)
Earned three varsity letters in football and wrestling, two in track and field...captured league shot put title as a freshman and was league champion in wrestling at 189 pounds as a sophomore. JUNIOR (2004-05): Named first team All-South Puget Sound League (tight end and defensive end) and first team All-Area (tight end) posted 9-3 wrestling was state and regional champ at 215 pounds. SENIOR (2005-06): Team recorded a 9-2 record as he repeated as All-SPSL first-team picks on both offense and defense, and also was All-Area on both sides of the ball...first-team All-State defensive end... named to Seattle Times Red Chip list and All-Area team, Tacoma News Tribune All-Area team and "Northwest Nuggets," Associated Press All-State team and Washington Preps All-State team.
PERSONAL: Born October 16, 1987...Kevin James Kooyman...parents Bart and Brenda Kooyman...has one brother, Bart...plans to major in business at WSU.

19. MAXWELL JR, GRADY OL 6-2/280 FR University Place, Wash. (Curtis)
Earned three varsity letters in football, two in track and one in wrestling...two-time team captain...earned Top Blocker Award all three seasons. SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Earned All-South Puget Sound League honorable mention honors. JUNIOR (2004-05): Team posted a 7-5 record and reached the State 4A Quarterfinals...All-SPSL first team offensive lineman and All-Area (Pierce County) honorable mention captain. SENIOR (2005-06): Helped team to 8-3 record and first-round appearance at state tournament...All-SPSL first team selection...Seattle P.I. All-State pick...named to Seattle Times Red Chip players list, Tacoma News Tribune All-Area team, Tacoma News Tribune "Northwest Nuggets" and Washington Preps All-State team.
PERSONAL: Born June 12, 1988...parents Grady Sr. and Veronica Maxwell...cousin of former Cougar and Current Seattle Seahawk cornerback Marcus Trufant...interested in pursuing a business/marketing or broadcasting/communication major at WSU.

20. DEIDERICHS, J.T. RB 6-2/235 JR Seattle, Wash. (Ballard)
Named first team All-Metro League. JUNIOR (2002-03): Ran for league-best 1,168 yards and first team all-league honors. SENIOR (2003-04): Rushed for 2,127 yards and helped lead Ballard to first-ever state title game appearance...named all-league on offense and defense (linebacker), Seattle Times first team All-State selection...Seattle Times Red Chip selection, rated the No. 25 running back nationally by and member of the Tacoma News Tribune's Western 100.
DIXIE STATE COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2004-05): Rushed for team-leading 1,740 yards and 22 touchdowns as team posted a 10-2 record...also caught 12 passes for 75 yards and one touchdown...rushed for 200-plus yards three times: 237 on 24 carries and three touchdowns at New Mexico Military Institute (11/15); 222 on 35 carries and a score at Snow College (10/15) and 207 on 25 carries with three touchdowns against Eastern Arizona (10/22)...was a Junior College All-America first team pick. SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Rushed for 1,012 yards and 19 touchdowns, averaging 4.6 ypc...caught five passes for 45 yards and one score...recorded season-high 169 yards in opener against Ogden (9/3)...had three scores and 131 yards against Pima CC (10/8)...ended season with three consecutive 100-yard-plus efforts...named MVP of Dixie Rotary Bowl after 100-yard, three-touchdown performance...named to Western States Football League first team.
PERSONAL: Born August 16, 1985...mother Deborah.

21. DILLON, CHARLES WR 6-1/180 JR Oxnard, Calif. (Hueneme)
Coached by Marcus Turner at Hueneme High School. JUNIOR (2002-03): Earned Pacific View League's defensive back of the year award...named to the all-county team. SENIOR (2003-04): Earned first team All-Pacific View League honors at wide receiver after collecting 10 touchdowns and more than 700 yards through the air...named to the all-county team...helped Vikings capture league title with a 7-3 record... also an outstanding basketball player, earning three varsity letters and team most valuable player as a junior.
VENTURA COLLEGE: FRESHMAN (2004-05): Caught 56 passes for 541 yards and eight touchdowns...earned All-Western States Conference recognition...also played basketball, averaging 15 points and three rebounds...led conference in steals and earned all-conference honors. SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Set single-season school records with 69 catches, 1,004 yards and 13 touchdowns...also rushed for 302 yards on 38 carries (7.9 avg.) with one score...unanimous first-team all-conference selection...tied school record with 12 catches, for 235 yards and two touchdowns, against Golden West (9/9)...two-time WSC player of the week...established career records for catches (125), yards (1,545) and touchdowns (21)...on the basketball court, leads Ventura College in scoring (15.2 ppg), free throws made (89), steals (74) and assists (91) through Jan. 29, 2006.
PERSONAL: Charles Edward Dillon...born Jan. 30, 1986...parents Charles Dillon, Sr., and Aeeron D. Venable...has one brother, KyRee...uncle Wooley Dillon was a wrestler at Washington State...interested in communication major.

22. JESSEN, SKYLAR RB 5-11/185 FR Spokane, Wash. (Mead)
Earned three varsity letters in both football and track and field...averaged over 10 yards per career throughout career...finished career at Mead by setting school records for rushing, touchdowns and scoring. SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Garnered first-team All-GSL honors after gaining 1,960 yards...named All-State running back...scored league-record 35 touchdowns as team posted 7-2 record and captured GSL title. JUNIOR (2004-05): Played just six games, rushing for 960 yards and 14 touchdowns as team went 5-5. SENIOR (2005-06): Saw action in five games, rushing for 900 yards and 15 went 12-1, including a GSL-winning 9-0 record...set GSL career scoring captain... named to Seattle Times Red Chip players list and one of Tacoma News Tribune "Northwest Nuggets."
PERSONAL: Born October 11, 1987...parents Dan and Carisa Brayden Jessen and sister Danne Dami...grandfather, Peter Dami, attended WSU...plans to pursue a business major at WSU.

23. CLEVIL, ANSLEY DE 6-3/240 FR Los Angeles, Calif. (Venice)
First year of football at any level. SENIOR (2005-06): Registered 55 tackles, including 41 solo, as Venice reached the second round of the Los Angeles City Section playoffs...also had nine sacks on the season...named all-conference first team defensive end.
PERSONAL: Ashly Jean-Jacques is his given name, but goes by Ansley Clevil...born September 6, 1988...mother Ketlene Jean-Jacques.

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