Northwest re-rankings are out
Middleton is still No. 1 (
Middleton is still No. 1 (
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 23, 2007

SEATTLE - The re-rankings for the Northwest are out! And there wasn't too much movement at the top. U.S. Army All-American Kavario Middleton - from Lakes High School in Lakewood, Wash. - is still's number-one player in the region.'s Northwest Hot 100

Outside of the top-10, Prosser, Wash. WR Cody Bruns and three Hawaiians - Pac-Five's Aaron Tipoti, as well as Punahou's Abe Markowitz and J.J. Autele - were the biggest risers since the end of summer team camps.

Bruns parlayed an excellent camp circuit into four scholarship offers - Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Boise State - while Tipoti, Markowitz and Autele were standout linemen at the Hawai'i Speed and Quickness camps held back at the end of July.

But the top spot is still held by Middleton - who just re-ranked as a tight end. All of his five finalists - Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona State and Miami - are looking at Middleton as a difference-maker offensively, and Lakes Head Coach Dave Miller has compared his collegiate potential to that of another west coast, two-sport star - Cal's Tony Gonzalez.'s No. 10 performer in the Northwest - Lakes WR Jermaine Kearse - was selected as a U.S. Army All-American, and will participate on the West team with Middleton.

Others who are making an appearance on this list for the first time this year include quite a few from the islands; Honolulu (Hawaii) Damien RB/ATH Kama Bailey and DB Christian Vasconcellos, Kahuku (Hawaii) RB Junior Mata'afa and Wailuku (Hawaii) Baldwin WR Chase Nakamura. It's no surprise Damien is producing prospects with lineman guru Brian Derby now in as the Monarchs' Head Coach.'s Northwest Hot 100

Related Stories
Cougar Snapshots: Jake Murphy
 -by  Oct 22, 2007
Friday Night Gridiron Star: Justin Glenn
 -by  Oct 23, 2007
Huskies high on Spitz's list
 -by  Oct 24, 2007

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.