We figured the QB recruiting wars would be over this week and Washington is looking good going into the homestretch. According to Greg Biggins of ESPN Brett Hundley who is the top QB left on the board in the West visited Washington and had a great time this week. The guru's are saying he will pick between Washington and UCLA.
Max Wittek who committed to USC this spring may also be looking at Washington now that the Trojans were hammered by probation and they also signed Cody Kessler. Marcus Mariota who is an Oregon commit is wavering and is also looking at Washington. The Huskies need to take two this year and if they could grab two out of this group it would be fantastic. My preference would be Hundley and Mariota but Wittek would do in a pinch.
A series of camps were held at UW over the past week and the stars of the camps were QB's on tap for the next two classes. Nobody is really standing out in state at this point this year but 2012 is shaping up to be an exceptional year for Northwest QB's.
Jeff Lindquist from Mercer Island, Drew Austin from Graham, Jason Thompson from Kennedy, and Max Browne from Skyline (2013) all stood out in camp so Washington will have plenty of local QB talent to go after over the next two years.
ASJ was at the Rising Stars Camp this past week and ran a 4.7 fourty which is nice for a TE. He has been spending a lot of time around Montlake which bodes well for UW. Insiders are saying it will be UW or UCLA.
All world Safety James Sample from Grant HS in Sacramento is down to Washington and Cal. UW has had the inside track on hom fro quite a while but never discount the local school.
Quincy Pondexter was drafted in the first round by the Oklahoma Thunder with the 26th pick of the draft. As many of you may recall the Thunder are the old Supersonics. Quincy was trade later to New Orleans which is a much more interesting place to live. Congratulations Quincy you earned it the hard way!
Charles Garcia from Seattle U. went undrafted. Garcia is an intriuging prospect who definitely needed another year of polish to get drafted. Problem is that would have meant another year of school. No word on how he did academically at SU but he was gone the minute the season ended in Corey Dillon like fashion.
Oregon picked up a transfer from Texas with legal problems who the Longhorns suspended indefinitely. DB Marcus Davis was a 2009 US Army All American. Davis will have to sit out a year and stay out of trouble before he can play.
Chip Kelly commented that Davis fits in well with the culture at Oregon...OK...just kidding...he never said that but you have to wonder why they are making decisions like that after the spring they went through. What is the fuzzy logic of booting players off your team for alcohol offenses and signing players from other schools who were kicked off their teams for the same reasons? More gasoline said the fire!
The University of Washington's September 11 home football game against Syracuse will kick off at 4:00 p.m. and will be televised live from Husky Stadium by the school's local broadcast partner, FSN Northwest. The game is the fifth on the Huskies' 12-game schedule to be selected for television broadcast. Most likely, television arrangements for the remaining seven games will be made two weeks prior to each game.