Dane Crane, Center
Offer sheet: Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Florida State
Dane Crane was criminally underrated. For whatever reason, centers tend to get very little attention from the recruiting services. Part of that is that typically elite high school lineman will play the more critical positions at tackle, and another part is that it's not nearly as sexy a position as the other linemen. And with Crane, because he committed early and there was never any doubt that he would become a Husky once he did, he continued to be overlooked. Had he not been so solid to UW for so long, he likely would have had offers from all over the place and shot up the rankings.
For all you "all beef all the time" people, this is your guy. He's the future anchor of the line. He's already big and nasty and only going to get bigger and nastier. In all star practices, Crane was the only player who could match Elijah Qualls' quickness and strength in one on ones. Watch how he pancakes his foe on basically every play in his highlight reel. The kid has "it", that attitude you want to see from your offensive linemen.
There will always be complaints about OL recruiting, but don't do that here or with this kid. He's a rock.
Junior year highlights: