The Monday Morning Wash

After months of activity we are finally in a period when news starts to slow down concerning the football team. That doesn't mean that there isn't anything going because all the assistant coaches are out on the road right now evaluating and recruiting. You can probably expect a few more commits this month as a bonues for your patience.

Things start heating up again when the camps and combines begin in June. Expect the Washington camp to be a lot better attended then in previous years under Willingham.

I think a lot of kids locally, and up, and down to coast are going to want to get a taste of what is like to play under this coaching staff. Football camps give both sides the opportunity to evaluate each other.

As far as recruiting goes all eyes are now firmly focused on Skyline QB Jake Heaps. Most of the experts feel it is down to UW and BYU. He likes both school alot so it will come down to staying home and playing in front of family or hitting the road to Provo and being imersed in an LDS specific curriculum.

I happen to think Jake will stay home because playing in the Pac 10 is a better way to showcase your talent. Everything he needs is at Washington. Solid conference, plenty of national exposure, great coaching, and the opportunity for friends and family to be close.

Once Jake commits the rest of the dominoes are going to fall. It is important that UW signs him even though they have a couple of other highly touted kids interested. Signing Jake makes a solid impression inside the state and is another sign that Sarkisian is closing off the border.

Spring sports round-up

The Washington softball team has earned the No. 3 overall seed in the 64-team NCAA Division I Softball Tournament, as announced by the NCAA Selection Committee on Sunday night.

The Huskies, who finished with a 41-10 overall record and placed second the Pac-10 conference with a 14-7 record, will travel to Amherst, Mass., and will be the highest team in the regional, which also features Cornell, Sacred Heart and host-school Massachusetts. UW's opening game will be against Sacred Heart of Fairfield, Conn., on Friday. Sacred Heart is making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The Washington women's tennis team is on to the Sweet-16 with a monumental 4-3 upset win over the Pac-10 Champion USC Trojans in the NCAA Second Round today at the Trojans' Marks Stadium.

Aaron Russell's pinch-hit, run-scoring double in the seventh inning snapped a 3-3 tie and led the Washington baseball team to a 4-3 win over 25th-ranked Oregon State Sunday at Chaffey Field at Husky Ballpark.

Husky freshman Jeremy Taiwo made quite an impression in his first completed decathlon, as the Renton, Wash. native placed third at the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships, which wrapped up today at Oregon's Hayward Field.

The Men's and Women's Crew teams who are coming off good performances in the Windemere Cup and a dual meet with California are headed to the Redwood City. California this weekend for the Pac 10 Championship's. Washington and Cal are two of the best Crews in the country and this is going to be a real showdown for the right to West Coast dominance.

 

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