Duck Sports Authority kicks off a new feature today the DSA Dozen. In this edition of Double D we begin our countdown of the Top 12 rising senior college prospects in the State of Washington.
The order was determined by a vote of our expert analysts: A.J. Jacobson, Dale Newton and Scott Reed, with another vote going to the Rivals.com national team. Here are numbers 10-12 on the list, along with three other prospects who had at least one fan among the panelists.
No. 12 Jovan McConico
Reed: McConico had a very good sophomore year but not so much attention as a junior. He moved to Seattle for his senior year, so definitely is someone to watch.
Jacobson: Versatile athlete who has potential at WR/Slot/RB OLB/S, lots of choices with him. Strong guy who sheds arm tackles and has some speed.
Biggest fan: Reed (10)
Offers: Brigham Young, Eastern Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana State, Nevada
No. 11 Mason Starling
Reed: He has very good size and hands. Could really be a steal for someone like Washington State.
Jacobson: He is a very physical wide receiver with an OLB frame. One of the top players on a solid Franklin Pierce team.
Biggest fan: Reed (9)
Offers: Cornell, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, Portland State, Sacramento State, Utah State
No. 10 Cade Beresford
Newton: 3-star offensive tackle from Woodinville, 6-7, 250. Has a good frame and feet but has to really hit the weight room.
Jacobson: Great frame for a college OT. Would need to add about 40 pounds to be effective at the next level. Very good feet and is athletic in space. Tends to play way too high so will need to work on that.
Biggest fan: Newton (5)
Offers: Arizona, ASU, Boise State, Eastern Washington, Montana, Montana State, Nebraska, Nevada, UC Davis, Utah State, Washington State, Wyoming
Others receiving votes
Newton: Stell-A! (vague Tennessee Williams reference) A 3-star wide receiver from Ranier Beach, 5-10, 175. 4.4 40, could also play cornerback. First PAC-12 offer was from Oregon State, Eastern Washington, Nevada and Portland State highlight the rest of his list to this point.
Reed: He plays at Spanaway; a small school; and needs to add some bulk. But he has a ton of promise and could be a very good player over time.
Newton: A 3-star tight end, 6-4, 217 with offers from several Mountain West schools. Shows good concentration and body control, an ability to use his body to screen off defenders. A nice catch radius, a rangy tight end/wide receiver in the Devin Culp mold.
Jacobson: Weed has good speed and will get D-1 looks at several positions, RB/WR/S. His academics are very good. Plays for powerful Sumner who was No. 3 in Washington at 12-1 last season.