Washington reportedly added four more players to the 2009 class and all four are JC players who are capable of competing for starting jobs next season.
Tivao is a scary looking guy who is 5'11 340! UW is looking to plant him in the middle of the defensive line to plug up some space. From all reports it seems he is a war daddy type.
Davis is a big time get at the DE position. Look for him to flank Daniel Teo Nesheim in 2009. UW was able to pull him away from California.
Mafoe is a kid they can plug in on the offensive or defensive lines. UW was reportedly looking at him as a DT.
William Mahan fills a big hole at Punter.
Washington would love to add another cornerback to the class and the main target is David Batts. According to what we have heard Batts did not commit this weekend but is seriously considering UW. No word on Brandon Sermons but he has always been considered a strong UCLA lean.
UW is taking a calculated gamble with this group of JC's because while they are on track to graduate with the right type of credits to get into UW nothing is guaranteed until the admissions office receives their final transcripts.
One thing that will help this time around is that the coaching staff will be more proactive in getting these kids prepared to get here than the previous one was. Expect them to check into the academic progress a lot more closely. That wasn't happening under the previous staff.