Western Oregon Wolves 2023 football recruiting class signings

Western Oregon’s football program welcomed a class of new recruits Wednesday, including multiple 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 5 pm, Western Oregon had signed 33 recruits.

The Wolves signed 20 offensive players, 12 defensive players and one athlete.

Western Oregon signed one quarterback — Jakeb Vallance, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, from Cheney, Washington.

Collins helped the Olympians go 6-5 and reach the second round of the OSAA Class 6A Columbia Cup playoffs in the fall.

“Just an overall great community and awesome game day environment,” Collins said. “Wolves are a team that want to win, and work towards that on and off the field. Can’t forget to mention they have an awesome coaching staff, and make me feel like I’m family.”

Hedgecock helped the Pirates go 9-3 and reach the OSAA Class 3A state semifinals.

Walsh helped the Cougars go 4-6 and reach the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs.

Western Oregon Wolves’ 2023 football signings

Kaden Alexander, LB (Snohomish, Washington): 6-2, 200 pounds

Anthony Arnold, OL (Anderson, California): 6-5, 305 pounds

Casen Collins, LB (Salem-Sprague HS): 6-0, 205 pounds

Baxter ~, 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

Darrius Hickenbottom, LB/DB (Vacaville, California): 6-2, 170

Trent Hodney, OL (Sherwood): 6-3, 285 pounds

Jacob Janeczko, OL (Veneta, Oregon): 6-7, 240 pounds

AJ Johnson, OL (Pleasanton, California): 6-3, 275 pounds

Elijah King, DB (Elk Grove, California): 5-11, 190 pounds

Donavan Lee, DB (Benecia HS): 6-1, 185 pounds

Zugo Mbelu, DL (Gresham, Oregon): 6-3, 279 pounds

Tony McAdoo, ATH (Richmond, California): 5-8, 150 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 pounds

Peter Miranda, OL (Culver, Oregon): 6-2, 295 pounds

David Payne, TE (Sacramento): 6-1, 255 pounds

Ethan Gentle, DL (Southridge HS): 6-2, 318 pounds

Jeremiah Schwartz, WR (Redmond, Oregon): 6-3, 185 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

Kaiba Washington, DB (Fairfield, California): 6-2, 170 pounds

Jakari Weeks, DL (Oakland, California): 6-1, 300 pounds

Aaron Woodard, DB (East Oakland, California): 5-9, 155 pounds