Lots of accolades starting to roll in for Coug commits. I’ll try and itemize them below:
WSU verbal commit Dwight Tardy has been named the ALL CIF-SS Division III Offensive Player of the Year.
The running back had a monster year for St. Paul, averaging 9.6 yards per carry. On the season, the 5-11, 202-pound Tardy rushed for 2,272 yards and 34 touchdowns on 236 carries.
Tardy was also a first team selection to the ALL CIF-SS FOOTBALL TEAM for the second time in three years. Tardy was first team All-CIF his sophomore campaign. His junior year was cut short by injury. The award winners are selected from all 13 divisions in the Southern Section.
The CIF-Southern Section is the largest section in California, representing nearly one half of the state’s high schools.
WSU verbal commit Xavier Hicks has been named the ALL CIF-SS Division IX Defensive Player of the Year.
The safety had a tremendous season for Fullerton, leading the Indians to the semifinals. He has been called the best overall athlete in all of Orange County.
The 6-1, 185-pound Hicks was also a first team selection to the ALL CIF-SS FOOTBALL TEAM for the second straight year. The award winners are selected from all 13 divisions in the Southern Section.
Meanwhile, Brandon Gibson, WR/DB from Puyallup, Shelton Danzy, DB/RB from Rainier Beach, and the top o-lineman in the state of Washington, Kenny Alfred of Gig Harbor, all were named all-state by the Seattle Times and Northwest Nuggets by the News Tribune.