Western Oregon Wolves 2023 football recruiting class signings
Western Oregon’s football program welcomed a class of new recruits Wednesday, including several players from the Mid-Valley.
The Wolves’ signings included linebacker Casen Collins from Sprague, offensive lineman Ethan Hedgecock from Dayton and tight end Jackson Walsh from Cascade.
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, western Oregon had signed 24 recruits.
Wolves signed 15 offensive players, six defensive players and three players who play on both sides of the ball.
Western Oregon has signed a quarterback – Jakeb Vallance, who is 6ft 3, 200 pounds, from Cheney, Washington.
Collins helped the Olympians win 6-5 to reach the second round of the OSAA Class 6A Columbia Cup Playoffs that fall.
“Just an overall great community and a great game day environment,” Collins said. “Wolves are a team that wants to win and work towards it on and off the pitch. I must not forget to mention that they have a great coaching team and make me feel like family.”
Hedgecock helped the Pirates win 9-3 and advanced to the OSAA Class 3A State Semifinals.
Walsh helped the Cougars 4-6 and advanced to the first round of the OSAA Class 4A State Playoffs.
2023 Western Oregon Wolves football commitments
Anthony Arnold, OL (Anderson, California): 6-5, 305 pounds
Casen Collins, LB (Salem-Sprague HS): 6-0, 205 pounds
Baxter Cox, OL (Snohomish, Washington): 6-3, 310 pounds
Dwayne Fotta Jr., WR (Springfield, Oregon): 6-0, 180 pounds
David Fuiava, OL (Medford, Oregon): 6-2, 288 pounds
Ethan Hedgecock, OL (Dayton): 6-4, 294 pounds
Trent Hodney, OL (Sherwood): 6-3, 285 pounds
Jacob Janeczko, OL (Veneto, Oregon): 6-7, 240 pounds
AJ Johnson, OL (Pleasanton, California): 6-3, 275 pounds
Donavan Lee, DB (Benecia HS): 6-1, 185 pounds
Zugo Mbelu, DL (Gresham, Oregon): 6-3, 279 pounds
Jonathan McAtee, DB (Vancouver, Washington): 6-1, 175 pounds
Dai Dai McCord, WR (Vancouver, Washington): 5-10, 150 pounds
Danny Meade, OL (Tacoma, Washington): 6-5, 280
David Payne, TE (Sacramento): 6-1, 255 pounds
Ethan Gentle, DL (Southridge HS): 6-2, 318 pounds
Noah Scott, WR/DB (Cathedral City, California): 6-4, 205 pounds
Hayden Smith, OL (Klamath Falls): 6-2, 292 pounds
Logan Scarzec, WR/DB (Glacier Peak HS): 6-4, 185 pounds
Cyris Taylor, WR/DB (Dallas, TX): 5-11, 170 pounds
Chase Tofaeono, DL (Antioch, California): 5-11, 261 pounds
Tapuloa Tusi, OL (Tacoma, Washington): 6-5, 414 pounds
Jakeb Vallance, QB (Cheney, Washington): 6-3, 200 pounds
Jackson Walsh, TE (Turner Cascade HS): 6-7, 205 pounds