from the Seattle Times: Despite Budda Baker’s quiet and humble nature, he cannot escape the compliments that are constantly bestowed upon him. The praise that he receives stems from the athleticism that is on display each time he stepped onto a football field or track for Bellevue - click on image for Seattle Times article
The formula of former Wolverine players being hired on to the coaching staff continues with the hiring of Bellevue 2007 and 2008 Team Captain and all-everything Safety and Quarterback Cam Warren!
Mitch Johnson, a former kicker for the Wolverines, is transferring from UCLA to UW, as a walk-on kicker.
Bellevue's Stephen Schilling, who played last season for the San Diego Charges, has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Schilling played college football with the Michigan Wolverines, following his HS career at Bellevue. Stephen and David DeCastro (Stanford / Steelers) are part of a long history of top BHS lineman.
Mustafa Branch picked an offer from Colorado, his first coming from Northwestern and Henry Roberts receives an offer from Stanford and the U (Miami)
Timmy Haehl confirmed during the Bellevue High School signing day event that he will be attending Harvard and will be playing football.
Marcus Griffin will be a University of Arizona Wildcat next season! Marcus will be joining a program on the rise in the Valley of the Sun.
Bellevue Wolverines Budda Baker and Shane Bowman have officially signed their NLI with the University of Washington. Also joining Budda and Shane will be Morgan Richey and Max Richmond, as a preferred walk-ons. Budda, Shane Morgan and Max will be joining Jake Eldrenkamp, Sean Constantine and Michael Kneip on the Husky roster next season!
Marcel Lee signed to play safety at Western Oregon, Mareek Spooner- LeDuff to Idaho and Jahkari Aujlai Sing to play defense for the University of Puget Sound
Bellevue senior Budda Baker has been named to the MaxPreps All-American Team as a defensive back. Baker is committed to Oregon, where he will be an offensive player first.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound athlete is a dynamic player with the ball in his hands and is a fearless enforcer defensively. Baker, who has drawn comparisons to Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, was named The Seattle Times and Associated Press Washington state Player of the Year.
Here is the complete list of both the first and second teams.
By Josh Liebeskind
The daily inspirational quotes have taken on even greater meaning for Danny Razore and the Huskies this month.
Razore, a 24-year-old graduate assistant coach, posts a quote each morning on a whiteboard at Washington’s football offices. On Thursday, a day before UW’s matchup against BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl, the quote he posted at the team hotel was from Albert Einstein: “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means!”
Danny Razore, who played on two Bellevue state-championship teams, has been doing his best to keep the UW football team in a positive frame of mind -
Mission accomplished with a victory over BYU in the books! AND
Danny will be coaching for the 2014 USC Trojans! Congrats coach Razore
read more from Adam Jude www.seattletimes/sports.com
The WA State AP All-State 3A team was announced and Bellevue placed more players on the first and second teams than any other WA State HS as voted on by the WA State sports writers. In addtion to being named to the All State team, Budda Baker was named the WA State Player of the Year. Wolverines on the team include:
Budda Baker, Sr - 1st Team Offense / Defense / All Purpose - Player of the Year - Oregon
Morgan Richey, Sr - 1st OL - Offers UCLA, Boise State, Oregon State
Marcus Griffin, Sr - 1st OL/DL - Offers WSU and Cal
Ross Connors, JR - LB
Tim Haehl, Sr - DB Harvard
Sam Richmond, JR - RB / second team
Shane Bowman, Sr, DL - UW, Oregon State and Arizona State
Budda added another exclamation to his career this week. Along with being chosen to play in the Army All American Bowl, Budda was chosen as the Washington State Player of the Year.
From the Seattle Times, Josh Liebiskind
Former Bellevue standout Myles Jack has been named the Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Freshman of the Year. It is the first time since the awards were introduced in 2008 that a player has won both.
Jack started the season as a linebacker for UCLA, but saw time at running back late in the season, breaking onto the scene offensively with 120 yards on just six carries on Nov. 9 at Arizona. Jack ran for 267 yards on 37 attempts with seven touchdowns in four games. He had 70 tackles, five for a loss and an interception in 11 defensive starts.
As Jayson Jenks wrote in January, Jack was not always a top prospect
The Northwestern Wildcats of the Big Ten have offered the Wolverine Jr LB a scholarship.
The current Wolverine players now have offers from UW, UCLA, USC, Harvard, Yale,Oregon, Oregon State, WSU, Cal, Northwestern, ASU, Montana and Nevada
Myles Jack on Friday night vs. Arizona did something very few college players accomplish. Myles Jack played on offense and defense and was a star on both sides of ball. Myles carried the ball 6 times for 120 yards, with a 66 yard TD run. On defense at LB, Myles recorded 8 tackles, had a fumble recovery and tackle behind the line of scrimmage. As the game wore on announcers were so effusive of Myles and his performance, calling it a performance worthy of Heisman of consideration for next season. In the LA Times, Myles is now known as Jack the Flipper. Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN, in a first, listed Myles in his list of top 10 team performances for the week.
Myles was also named Pac 12 Offensive Player of the Week, as a linebacker!
Bellevue's Marcus Griffin has been chosen to particiapte in the Semper HS All American Bowl Football Game, supported by the United States Marine Corp. The game will be played January 5, 2014 in Carson, California. The All American Bowl will be broadcast by ESPN, beginning at 6pm.
Bellevue Wolverine and Michigan Alum, Steve Schilling made his 2013 Monday Night Football debut with roaring praise for his line play from none other than color analyst Jon Gruden.
From Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter
In 2014, for the second straight year, the Bellevue Wolverines will be represented at the Army All American Game.
Senior all-around threat Bishard, "Budda" Baker became only the third player in program history to be named to the prestigious roster, following the path of 2013 graduate and current UCLA Bruin Myles Jack and current San Diego Charger, Steve Schilling. He will be one of 90 players invited to the game and said during his team's Wednesday practice the honor has been one he has thought about for the past year when he watched his teammate receive the honor.
Link for the full article http://www.bellevuereporter.com/sports/226196631.html
Playing for the University of Montana, former Wolverine, John Nguyen rushed for 150 yards last weekend. Also on the Montana roster, former Wolverines Cam Warren and Kendrick Van Ackeren.
BIG NEWS! UCLA just offered Senior OL and team captain Morgan Richey and junior Henry Roberts Congrats BIG MO! #hardwork and Henry!
UCLA freshman, Myles Jack, now starting for UCLA, came up big vs.Nebraska in Lincoln last Saturday. The Bleacher Report highlighted Myles and his early season performance. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1773905-ucla-vs-nebraska-10-things-we-learned-in-bruins-win/page/6
If you were watching the Husky's take on Boise State or watching UCLA vs. Nevada on Saturday night, two former Wolverines were making an impact on the field. Marcus Henry, #72 on the Boise State offensive line was mentioned as the "nastiest" ...most dominant lineman on the Bronco team. Boise State runners followed the blocking of Marcus all night.
If you were watching the UCLA game, true freshman Myles Jack, #30, was flying around making an impact on defense. Myles playing inside and outside linebacker, recorded a couple sacks, pass deflection and numerous tackles. And typical of Myles, delivered a knockout tackle against the Nevada QB. During the game the broadcast team mentioned Myles could also be returning kick-offs, punts and would see action in the backfield.
Jake Eldrenkamp and Michael Kneip both made the 2013 Husky two deep offensive line rotation announced August 19. Jake and Michael are both redshirt freshman entering the 2013 season.
Another Northwest standout has made his college decision, as Bellevue (Wash.) defensive end Shane Bowman gave a verbal commitment to attend Oregon State earlier Saturday.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Bowman is the No. 2 ranked defensive linemen in the state of Washington and one of the many FBS-level players playing for the Wolverines this fall.
The offer from OSU was the most recent for Bowman, who also held offers from the likes of Nevada, UNLV, Montana and Montana State, to name a few. But it was ultimately the Beavers that earned Bowman’s pledge.
Bowman made the commitment over the phone to Beavers head coach Mike Riley. “I called Coach Riley and told him I felt that OSU was the perfect fit,” Bowman told Northwest Elite Index. By Scott Enyeart
Tim Haehl has received offers from two of the most powerful academic schools in the country - Harvard and Yale
ESPN 150 safety Bishard Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) estimates it took about a month for a few generic pieces of USC mail to turn into a consistent stream of handwritten letters.
On Tuesday afternoon, the increase in contact culminated to a scholarship offer.
“They started sending me a whole bunch of handwritten letters, so I wanted to see what would happen,” Baker said. “It came slow, but then it picked up.”
Marcus Griffin has now received offers from the University of Washington Husky's and the Washington State Cougars.
When you think of High School Football in the Pacific Northwest and ask anyone who is the very best your going to get one resounding answer. Bellevue….The Wolverines.
A Ten Time State Champion in Washington’s 3 A Division in the last 12 years this team is known Nationally. The Wolverines are the unstoppable force that took themselves to the Nation’s #1 Ranking at the end of this past season. From the Coaches to the players, the boosters to the fans, and everything in between they have been awe inspiring.
- See more at: http://www.northwestprepreport.com/henry-roberts-2015-wolverine-lands-uw-offer#sthash.RoKm9yoQ.dpuf
By Dirk Knudsen
In most national polls Bellevue is ranked among the top 25 and in a recent WA State Poll Bellevue holds the top spot across all classifications. In the pre-season MaxPreps 25 poll, Bellevue is ranked #16 and is ranked #1 in WA State
The Wolverine Players and Community were treated to a special pre-release showing of the summer movie - When the Game Stands Tall. The movie tells the compelling story of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took De La Salle from obscurity to a 151 game winning streak that shattered all records for American Sports. On Sept 4, 2004, Bellevue ended the streak by defeating the Spartans before 24,000 people at Century Link Field. The victory and game are portrayed in the movie.
2014 BELLEVUE VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
• 9/6 Bellevue vs. Serra @ Oceanside CA (Saturday)
Honor Bowl Video - http://vimeo.com/100721261
• 9/13 Bellevue vs. Alta Utah @ Bellevue (Saturday)
• 9/19 Bellevue vs. Mercer Island @ Bellevue
• 9/26 Bellevue vs. Sammamish @ Sammamish
• 10/3 Bellevue vs. Glacier Peak @ Bellevue
• 10/10 Bellevue vs. Juanita @ Bellevue
• 10/17 Bellevue vs. Liberty @ Liberty
• 10/24 Bellevue vs. Interlake @ Bellevue
• 10/31 Bellevue vs. Lake Washington @ Lake Washington
* Class of 2018 Incoming freshman and new football players - please register contact information. Use the Info tab and click on Incoming Freshman
* Class of 2018 Incoming freshman must complete a BHS Sports Activity Packet prior to attending camps, weight room access or fall practice
2013 Football Recap
WIAA Playoff results and National Polls
2013 3A STATE CHAMPS
12 State Championships
57 Straight Victories - WA State Record
Bellevue defeats Eastside Catholic 52-20
Champions Again! Six straight titles
November 30 Bellevue defeats Shadle Park 66-0
November 23 Bellevue defeats Peninsula 48-27
November 15 Bellevue defeats Glacier Peak 48-6
November 8 Bellevue defeats Ferndale 44-0
53 Straight victories - State Record
FAB 50 National High School Football rankings, Bellevue is #10, the second year Bellevue in the top 10. The top 10 inlcudes : Hoover, Katy, De La Salle, Miramar, St John Bosco, Desoto, Allen, Miami Central and Booker T Washington
Bellevue Junior Wolverine Program
Congratulations to our 2013 Junior Wolverine Football Program competing in the GEJFA Junior Football playoffs. Four Junior Wolverine teams advanced to the Championship Games. Teams competing in the Rookie, Sophomore, JV and Varsity classes ascended to the championship game. No other football system had more than two teams advance to the championship (We missed only in the Cub classification)
The foundation of excellence for the HS Wolverine program continues!
Regular Season in the books!
Bellevue Freshman defeat Mercer Island 55-21
* Last Freshman loss 2008
Bellevue JV defeat Liberty 35-3
* Last JV Loss 2008
Bellevue Varsity defeat Mercer Island 49-7
53 straight victories and KingCo 3A Champs
Bellevue Freshman, JV and Varsity finish the 2013 regular season undefeated
Bellevue High School 2013-/14 - Varsity Sport Championships!
Congratulations Boys Varsity Baseball 2014 Kingco 3a league champs
Congratulations Girls Golf 2014 Kingco 3a league champs
2014 Bellevue Lacrosse ranked #49 Nationally and #5 West Coast http://www.washingtonhslax.com/2014/02/17/bellevue-boys-lacrosse-ranked-49-national-high-school-poll/
Congratulations to the Bellevue Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team winning the 2013 State Championsp defeating Mercer Island. The title is the third in four years and 12th in program history
Congratulations to the Wolverine Girls Varsity Soccer Program – the Kingco 3A Conference Champions and a third place finish in State - defeating Seattle Prep.
Congratulations to the Wolverine Boys Water Polo team winners of the 2013 boys state championship, defeating Mercer Island.
Congratulations to the Wolverine Boys Varsity Basketball team KingCo 3A champs and defeat Wilson for 3rd Place in WA State 3A
Congratulations to the Wolverine Girls Varsity Girls Basketball team KingCo 3A champs and defeat Wilson for 3rd Place in WA State 3A
Congratulations to the Wolverines Boys Track and Field Team winners of the 2013 and 2012 3A State Track and Field Championship
The Bellevue Wolverines were named one of the top 10 dynasty's in the nation by maxpreps.com and the top football program in the state of Washington. The Wolverines were ranked #10 nationally, behind programs - De La Salle, Don Bosco Prep and Hoover.
(Data from 2003-2013)
Opponents' Record: 936-567-2
State Championships: 9
Retired All Pro, Chuck Smith, who now runs Football 365, flew from Atlanta to Bellevue to train the Wolverines. Football 365 utilizes the science of Football specialty training to provide a highly individualized system and program geared toward improving the players physical football skills and production during the game. Chuck has trained Calvin Pace/Jets, Michael Johnson/Bengals and Alge Crumpler/Patriots.