A poster asked this week if we could do a little update on recruiting and I am here to oblige. Currently the Huskies have 18 commitments and they are expected to take as many as 28 before they close the class.
The Huskies got their QB inlast week but there is still a possibility that the Washington might also take a guy like Ventura JC's Antavius Sims. Sims is averaging 304 yards in offense per game this season and he was recently named the Northern Conference's offensive Player of the Week. Taking Sims would even out the classes, provide more depth, and competition next spring.
Brendon Bigelow hurt his knee again and will miss his senior season. He is still listed as a Washington commit but Cal is very much in the game for his services. I can realistically see the Huskies bringing in one more running back in this class. I think it will be someone who will emerge in the same manner that Jessie Callier did last year in California.
Washington already has three commits from wide receivers but they offered Marvin Hall who goes to Dorsey HS in LA with Joseph Gray and Matt Lyons. Hall could play right away as a return specialist. He is high on the Huskies.
Cyrus Hobbi, Ryan Nowicki, Stephan Nembot, and Dontae Levingston are all on Washington's "A" list at offensive guard. The Huskies have three commits already and want to bring in two more. That number could rise because one of the commits needs to get his grades in order.
On the defensive side there are some big names in play. DE Greg Townsend really likes Washington and he would cap off what looks to be a great DE class. On the inside DT Danny Shelton is a UW lean but he also like Oregon and Cal. Todd Barr and Viliami Moala have Washington in there top five. The Huskies need two tackles.
UW has loaded up on linebackers in 2010 and they are doing the same in 2011. Washington already has three solid commits. Cory Waller is at the top of the list to get the last open spot. Washington has been his leader for some time but USC offered this week.
James Sample from Grant HS in Sacramento is one of the best safeties in the West and he loves UW. There are three D-1 recruits on his team and they have talked about playing together somewhere if possible. UW has only offered Sample and Moalla.