While the fall football season is on delay due to COVID-19, many of the top players across the state of Washington have already locked in their college plans verbally ahead of the Dec. 16 national signing day.

Here is an updated look at where the top players in the class of 2021 are headed to play college football. Names are in alphabetical order:

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JUNIOR ALEXANDER, KENNEDY CATHOLIC, 6-3, 195, WR

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Arizona State

He’s among the most reliable receivers in the state. A big body with great technique, Alexander had multiple Pac-12 schools vying for his talents. (READ MORE)

JAKE BLAIR, CAMAS, 6-3, 190, QB

Jake Blair, Camas football
(Andy Buhler photo)

Committed to: Oregon State (preferred walk-on)

Captained Camas to a 4A state championship as a junior, despite going down for the season with a broken collarbone in Week 8. Oregon State has long been Blair’s desired landing spot, so much so he jumped at the opportunity to join the Beavers as a preferred walk-on. (READ MORE)

CAMERON BREIER, CHIAWANA, 6-2, 190, LB

Committed to: Air Force

A mark of consistency in the linebacker corps, Breier is now the defensive leader at Chiawana.

WOODLEY DOWNARD, KAMIAKIN, 6-2, 195, WR

Committed to: Eastern Washington

Kamiakin’s speedy wideout didn’t wait long before putting a commitment behind his first Division I offer. (READ MORE)

ANDREW EDSON, MOUNT SI, 6-3, 250, DE/TE

(Andy Buhler photo)

Committed to: Washington State

He’s an anchor on defense for a Mount Si team that reached the 4A semifinals a year ago. And he was the first in-state Washington State commit in the 2021 class. (READ MORE)

KOLI FAAIU, NORTH CREEK, 6-4, 315, OL

Committed to: Utah

In his commitment to the Utes, Faaiu became the first Division I football pledge in North Creek’s history. (READ MORE)

BEN FEWEL, RICHLAND, 6-0, 175, WR

Committed to: Georgetown

Racked up 1,236 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns with a 13.89 average yards per carry before making his pledge to Georgetown.

SIAOSI FINAU, RENTON, 6-2, 300, DT

Committed to: Washington

He boasts high upside, but is still considered a bit of a sleeper out of the 2A SPSL, which is why the uber-athletic defensive tackle’s commitment to Washington — his only offer — turned heads.

DJ FRYAR, STEILACOOM, 6-3, 225, LB

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Arizona

He’s the defensive anchor for the returning 2A state runners-up, and he and his star-studded Sentinels are hoping for a chance to make another run at the trophy. (READ MORE)

FRANKCO GRATTON, RAINIER BEACH, 6-5, 205

Committed to: Fresno State

Gratton’s recruitment was hurt by a season-ending injury and, likely, a global pandemic. But his chosen landing spot — Fresno State — carried a special significance for the Rainier Beach standout. (READ MORE)

COLIN GRAVES, BISHOP BLANCHET, 5-10, 170, ATH

Committed to: Valparaiso

He’s an all-Metro League second team safety and honorable mention wideout. And he’s not the only Blanchet standout committed to play at the next level.

SEAN HARMON, BISHOP BLANCHET, 6-5, 225, TE/DE

Committed to: Dartmouth

Harmon is a second team all-Metro League selection on both sides of the ball.

SAM HUARD, KENNEDY CATHOLIC, 6-3, 180, QB

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Washington

If he has a senior high school season, Huard could go down as the most prolific passer the state’s ever seen. And the 5-star quarterback is following his family’s footsteps in heading to Montlake. (READ MORE)

JJ JELSING, WENATCHEE, RB/WR, 5-1, 180

Committed to: Air Force

Logged 1,181 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns as a junior, snagging second team all-Big 9 honors along the way.

DYLAN JEMTEGAARD, YELM, 6-4, 270, OG

Committed to: Cal

The all-SSC first team offensive tackle had several suitors — Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State among them — but Cal swooped in and Yelm believes his commitment to the Golden Bears makes him the first Pac-12 pledge in program history. (READ MORE)

CADEN JUMPER, EATONVILLE, 6-3, 245, TE/LB

Committed to: Washington

He does a little bit of everything for Eatonville. One of the most versatile athletes in the state will continue to have that versatility realized at Washington. (READ MORE)

RYAN KERSHAW, LA SALLE, 6-2, 220, LB

Committed to: Washington State

He’s a dominant force on both sides of the ball and is headed to his dream school, a decision that took little deliberation. (READ MORE)

WILL LATU, BETHEL, 6-2, 220, LB

(Photo by Vince Miller)

Committed to: Washington

One of the best two-way players in the state fueled Bethel’s playoff season last year. He’s set to make one last run in 2021 before heading to Montlake. (READ MORE)

JATAVIOUS MAGEE, FEDERAL WAY, 6-1, 180, DB

Committed to: Florida Atlantic

Posted a breakout junior season on offense, but he could play either way in college. (READ MORE)

JOSH MCCARRON, ARCHBISHOP MURPHY, 6-4, 215, DL/TE

Committed to: Virginia

McCarron was a force as a junior, earning first team all-2A Northwest Conference honors as the Wildcats went 8-3. He committed to Virginia after an about face in April. (READ MORE)

CHANCE MCDONALD, STEILACOOM, 6-1, 205, QB

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Western Kentucky

Tossed a school record 3,812 passing yards and 49 (!!) touchdowns to help Steilacoom reach its first 2A state title game, and prove he’s a legit D-I quarterback. (READ MORE)

HAYDEN MCDONALD, O’DEA, 5-9, 150, CB

Committed to: Columbia

O’Dea’s hard-nosed defense wouldn’t be the same without a lock-down corner, and McDonald is that guy — the one tasked with making the Metro League’s best receivers nonfactors.

BAILEY MEEK, RIDGEFIELD, 6-5, 255, DL

Committed to: Army

Meek has quick feet and impressive agility for someone his size. After finding success at the 1A level for now-defunct King’s Way Christian, he’ll try his hand at Ridgefield (2A) before heading off to Westpoint. (READ MORE)

CLAY MILLEN, MOUNT SI, 6-3, 185, QB

clay millen mount si football
(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Arizona

Arizona wanted Millen — badly. They proved it by a rare show-of-faith gesture, and the Mount Si stud responded with his pledge. (READ MORE)

DONTAE OWENS, RIVER RIDGE, 5-9, 170, RB

Committed to: Georgetown

The speedy all-purpose athlete is one of several standout athletes across Washington teaming up to head to D.C.

OWEN PRENTICE, O’DEA, 6-3, 295, OL

(Todd Milles photo)

Committed to: Washington

He could be among the best run-blockers the state has seen in years. And over a field of enticing powerhouses, Prentice, a 4-star recruit, chose to remain close and play for his hometown Huskies. (READ MORE)

JACKSON PROCTOR, KENTWOOD, 6-2, 185, QB

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Dartmouth

Proctor transferred from Eastlake to Kentwood and found immediate success, winning a QB battle, establishing himself as a playoff-caliber dual-threat signal caller, which set up a host of opportunities to play at the next level. (READ MORE)

WILL REED, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC, 6-5, 260, OL

Committed to: California

A fixture in the trenches for the back-to-back 3A state champs Eastside Catholic’s, Reed could have a shot to three-peat in 2021. (READ MORE)

JULIEN SIMON, LINCOLN (TACOMA), 6-2, 221, WR/LB

Committed to: USC

Simon came into high school as a freshman looking like a college football player. In the years since, he’s asserted himself as one of most versatile and physically dominant players in the state and helped Lincoln reach the 3A state semifinals in 2019. (READ MORE)

SEAN SKLADANY, PENINSULA, 6-2, 208, LB/RB

Committed to: Eastern Washington

Call it what you want — old fashioned, hard-nosed. Skladany embodies all of it. The bruising running back and D-lineman/linebacker hybrid became the fifth Washington product in the 2021 class to make his pledge to EWU. (READ MORE)

MASON PACKER, SKYVIEW, 6-0, 200, QB/LB

Committed to: Portland State

A quarterback and all-league selection at 1A King’s Way as a junior, Packer looks to prove himself in the 4A ranks at neighboring Skyview as a senior before heading off to play in the Big Sky.

JABEZ TINAE, KENNEDY CATHOLIC, 6-1, 187, WR

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Washington

He has sticky hands, breakaway speed and has been lights-out productive since he stepped onto Kennedy’s campus as a freshman. And his special connection to quarterback Sam Huard will continue at Washington. (READ MORE)

DWIGHT TOGIOLA JR., TIMBERLINE, 6-3, 250, DE

Committed to: Nevada

The All-South Sound Conference held several Division I offers, but the Wolfpack won out.

CHAD VIDICAN, HAZEN, 6-2, 260, OL/DL

Committed to: Eastern Washington

The two-time all-4A NPSL lineman announced his commitment to Eastern in late August, joining a crop of versatile in-state talent.

KEKOA VISPERAS, BETHEL, 6-0, 190, QB

(Vince Miller photo)

Committed to: Eastern Washington

After a whirlwind start to his junior season at Bethel, Visperas blossomed into a D-I quarterback, flashing a dangerous blend of arm strength and athleticism. (READ MORE)

JARAYE WILLIAMS, KENNEDY CATHOLIC, 6-3, 197, LB

Committed to: Louisville

He started at safety on a Kennedy Catholic team that improved leaps and bounds defensively in 2019. He’ll try to do the same at Louisville in the ACC.

Statewide High School Sports Reporter at SBLive | andy@scorebooklive.com

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