So, what did I miss?
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- In case it buzzed by you, National Signing Day came and went yesterday. Those around the Husky program were jubilant about the results, as well they should. The Huskies pulled in not only a highly rated class, but a class that features athletes who all pass the eyeball test, share a passion for the program and carry a bit of a nasty streak in their demeanor. Much will be done in this blog to commemorate this class. As such, I'll keep my contributions to a minimum. However, I did want to share this video of one of the true leaders in this class. Elijah Qualls has been all in from Day 1. He was instrumental in motivating other elite recruits and has proven his dedication, even going so far as to skip other official visits in lieu of dedicating his weekends to locking down his grades. It is an absolute pleasure to have him in our ranks. Enjoy a glimpse of his signing day.
- There are lots of review of the class. CBS, who is affiliated with 247sports, ranks UW's class as #18 in the country - behind UCLA and USC, but one spot ahead of Oregon. SI, working with Rivals, has very similar rankings with UW at #18 behind UCLA and USC but a few spots ahead of Oregon.
- Mason Kelley notes that this class really emphasized quality over quantity. Interesting enough, Kelley notes that 11 of the 20 recruits signed yesterday are 6'3" or taller, and many already have physically dominating traits as high school seniors.
- Despite signing a 13 player class that most any other program in the West would have died to have, USC took some hits on signing day. It was a tough day all the way around for Lane Kiffin, as he had to deal with a player arrest.
- A former Dawg found a new home yesterday.
- Jerry Brewer notes that while this recruiting class doesn't wash away the bitter taste of a disappointing 2012 season, it certainly reminds us of the virtues of Sark and the current coaching staff.
- The football team isn't the only group that has been busy closing on recruits. The soccer teams have also signed their classes.
- The Men's BBall team is taking on UCLA. Dybas has a nice breakdown of the game, noting the matchup challenges that UW will face with UCLA's versatile big men.
- Gregg Bell, in his game preview, focuses on Shawn Kemp Jr. Shawn is feeling very confident now that he is fully healthy and has proclaimed the stretch run ahead of us as "his time".
- Another day, another awesome Terrence Ross dunk
- DeMar DeRozan, who is really blossoming in the NBA, is advocating for T-Ross in the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend.
- A little off the beaten path here, but I wanted to link to a story on the daughter of a notable Husky alum. Noting her father was doing in the four or five years before this young lady was even born really illuminates how much time has passed.