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Jamaal Kearse will be a Husky

A big day for Husky fans with two more of the states top recruits committing to Washington.

Lakes WR Jamaal Kearse is one of the best WR's on the West coast and his HS coach thinks he has NFL potential just like his older brother Jermaine who is a sophomore to be at Washington.

O'Dea OT Ben Riva from O'Dea has great size speed, and quickness. He is exactly the type of guy Washington needs to recruit to help rebuild an offensive line that has been sub par for most of the decade.

The addition of Kearse and Riva means the Huskies have commitments from six in state recruits for 2010. Expect Washington to sign 10-12 kids from Washington this season.

The big lure so far for recruits has been the excitement created by a young and enthusiastic coaching staff. The open practices haven't hurt either. The recruits can tell the current players are having fun and all so far have been impressed by the way the coaches go about business.

Finding the right balance of discipline, excitement, teaching and making it fun is a rare art the new Husky coaches seem to have down pat. Those are the hallmarks of the mighty USC program under Pete Carroll and it looks like Sarkisian has done a good job of implementing it at UW.

Skyline QB Jake Heaps, Redmond OT Colin Porter, and Bellevue DT Julious Moore are all leaning UW's way at this point and I wouldn't be surprised to see the three of them make commitments before the Spring is over.

Putting a fence around the state early allows the staff to concentrate on filling the class out with the elite from California this fall. Sark and company are off to a good start and I wouldn't be surprised if this doesn't end up being a top ten recruiting class.