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3 Tri-City players on White chip list

The Seattle Times released its Blue Chip-Red Chip-White Chip list lastweekend and the Mid-Columbia has three players on the White-Chip list.

The annual report names the top football players in the state.

Blue Chips are those players who have a serious chance to be major collegestandouts. The Times lists five in our state — Skyline wide receiver KasenWilliams, Gig Harbor tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Gonzaga Prep runningback Bishop Sankey, Archbishop Murphy defensive lineman Tani Tupou, andAuburn defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

Thanks to Sankey’s changing his mind last week on committing to WSU, allfive players are expected to sign this week with the University ofWashington.

There are 15 Red Chips — those players capable of starting in the Pac-10 orstarring in a lesser conference.

And there are 80 White Chips — the rest of the top 100 prosepcts in thestate.

That list includes Kennewick wide receiver Drew Loftus, Chiawana linebackerNick Vincent, and Kamiakin wide receiver Tim White.

None are committed to a school yet, and it’s rumored that Loftus is leaningtoward baseball.

For a look at the Red and White chip lists go here. For the Blue chip list, click here.