The quiet season continues to kick into high gear but for the coaches it is the time to start evaluating the talent that will be visiting campus to attend football camps across the nation this month.
Washington's camps always attract some top regional talent.
2012 UW Camp Schedule:
June 10 UW Fundamentals Camp
June 15-16 Passing Camp
June 24 UW Fundamentals Camp
June 28-30 Rising Stars Camp
July 23-26 Big Dawg Youth Football Camp
The Rising Stars camp is the one to really keep an eye on because that is when a lot of the top recruits tend to visit. It is also an important camp for the kids that are currently under the radar. Recruits such as James Atoe were discovered and earned their scholarships at this camp.
Husky women finish eight at Drake
Washington's women's track program had a big weekend led by Katie Flood who captured the NCAA title in the 1500. The team finished eighth in the overall meet standings which is the highest finish in the programs history. Not bad for a program that will be headed to a new training and even facility next season.
One key component regarding the succes sof the Husky track program happens to be the Dempsey Indoor. When the facility was built it was with football in mind but the program that has really benefited the most has been the indoor track program.
The big news last week were the verbal of QB Troy Williams from Narbonne HS in Long Beach, CA and local place kicker Cameron Van Winkle from Mount Si HS. Williams will be a great addition and he fits the exact mold of the type of athlete that Sark is trying to recruit each season at the the QB position.
Van Winkle represents a big leg that has hit FG's from as far 63 yards in practice. UW has two new kickers arriving this fall. The place kicker is a JC so Cameron will likely sit out his first year which would give him four years to start at UW.
Troy Williams press conference was pretty odd. Not sure if Rich Rodriguez and the staff at Arizona enjoyed his sense of humor. Honestly you want your future QB to show a little more maturity and also avoid the placing of an immediate target on his back from an opposing program.
I expect a few more players to verbal between now and the fourth of July. This class has the potential to fill up pretty fast but expect the coaches to be patient and take the time to wait for the big targets to make up their minds next winter. Washington is in on some serious recruits and this may end up being Sark's highest rated class ever at Washington.
One big time player that Washington did not get was Su'a Cravens who verballed to USC this past weekend. The Trojans can only take 15 players per year now but the 15 they get are always going to be among the best in the country.