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Since we are in the midst of recruiting season, we decided to create a recruiting open thread to post the latest recruiting news and rumors regarding the Washington Huskies football program. We will update this thread whenever significant news happens. We'll later follow-up on commitment news with more in-depth posts.
CURRENT 2014 VERBAL COMMITMENTS:
- Brandon Lewis, S (Verbal - 1/8/14)
- John Turner, OL (Verbal - 12/27/13)
- Drew Sample, TE, 3 Stars (Verbal - 12/21/13)
- JoJo McIntosh, S, 3 stars (Verbal- 12/17/13)
- Darren Gardenhire, DB, 3 stars (Verbal- 12/16/13)
- Matt James, OT, 3 stars (Verbal- 7/30/13)
- Drew Lewis, S, 3 stars (Verbal- 6/29/13)
- Lavon Washington, S, 3 stars (Verbal- 6/29/13)
- Chase Blakley, TE, 3 stars (Verbal- 5/14/13)
- On the eve of a busy recruiting weekend on Montlake, Washington state's top football prospect, Budda Baker, has decommitted from Oregon. Rumors are swirling that he will take an official visit to UW. Here is a writeup from the Oregonian on the developing situation.
- Check out Kirk's update for this weekend's official visitor list (which may now include Budda Baker).
- RealDawg is reporting that Bellevue's Shane Bowman, an OSU commit, will also be added to the official visit list this weekend.
- Brandon Lewis, a 3 star CB/S out of Elk Grove, CA, commits to the Huskies. Lewis becomes the fourth DB and 10th overall commit to the UW 2014 class. He was previously committed to Boise State and switched because, in his own words, "it just came down to academics and relationships."
- Khalil Oliver, DB, 3 stars - Currently committed to Boise St., Oliver will take three visits to Washington, Oregon St. and Oregon.
- Drew Lewis, LB, 3 stars - Per 247sports.com, Lewis will decide between Washington and USC.
- Shane Bowman, DE, 3 stars - Per 247sports.com, Bowman picked up a Washington offer earlier this week.
- Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, DE, 3 stars - Per Rivals.com,
Tuioti-Mariner has UCLA as his leader, with Washington as his second school. Tuioti-Mariner has committed to UCLA.
- Jalen Green, QB, 3 stars - Greene has de-committed from the Huskies and has committed to the Trojans.
- Drew Sample, Newport HS, TE - Per Scout.com, Sample commits to UW and becomes the second TE commit of the class
- Budda Baker, S, 4 stars – Commits to Oregon. Washington was his second choice.
- Natrell Curtis, OG, 4 stars –
Curtis is committed to the Huskies, but with Lupoi's likely departure from Washington, Oklahoma will likely reenter Curtis' picture per Rivals.com. Curtis has an official visit scheduled a visit with the Huskies on Jan. 17.Curtis de-committed from the Huskies on Thursday afternoon.
- Lavon Washington, FS, 3 stars – Per RealDawg.com, Washington talked with Chris Petersen and remains committed to the Huskies.
- Chase Blakley, TE, 3 stars – The UW commit was named to Idaho's first team all-state on both offense and defense.
- Budda Baker, S, 4 stars – Baker has four final schools, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Washington. Official visits, USC (Jan. 17), UCLA (Jan. 24) and Washington (Jan. 31). Baker was named the Seattle Times' defensive player of the year
- Kaleb McGary, OL, 4 stars – McGary scheduled an official visit to Wisconsin on Jan. 17.