Three Husky verbals were confirmed last night over at Dawgman. DE Hauoli Jamora has confirmed the commitment he made while he was in Seattle. Jamora was scheduled to visit Oregon State but according to his HS coach he is done for now and happy with his decision.
OT Michael Criste and MLB Garrett Gilliliand were also confirmed as 2010 UW commits. Both of these guys verbaled some time ago but were not listed as commits until last night. It all came down to deciding how much room Washington had left in its 2010 class.
You would think that would fill up the Washington class because now they are at 30 players but that isn't the case. The Huskies are still expected to take 2-3 more players in this class if the right kids are available. Washington is still working on S Sean Parker, S Jeremy Ioane, LB Josh Shirley, DT Ricky Heimuli, and DT Kirifi Taula.
John Timu (Injury), Melvin Davis, and Chris Young are all candidates for winter enrollment in 2011. The later two have some academic work to catch up on. WR Keanon Lowe could end up at Oregon. He is still listed as a firm commit but Oregon has been striking out on some big names and his pushing him hard for a visit. If he visits Oregon he will likely end up their.
According to sources, former BYU safety Shiloah Teo, a Samoan, will enroll at Washington and play for Steve Sarkisian. I haven't seen him among the list of Washington 2010 recruits. He may have already enrolled as a mid-year player according to the Deseret News.
Teo was a backup last season and was in line for a starting job in 2011. According to sources he was removed from the team last season for violation of team rules which could mean about anything at BYU because they have such a strict behavior code.
The Huskies are also working on a couple of big time commits from other schools who are starting to waver. One rumor floating around is that Kona Schwenke a four star DE who was an early commit to BYU had or is having an in home visit from Sark this week. This rumor makes some sense since he goes to Kahuku HS which is the same school Jamora and Teo attended. Looks like Sark is opening up a bit of a pipleline in Kahuku.
On the attrition front expect a lot of movement between now and the fall. Expect a couple more players to leave before spring practice starts. As we all know Washington has to get down to a roster of 85 scholarship players by the time fall camp opens. One look at who didn't play last season gives a solid indication of who could be leaving. I can imagine a number of players on the roster are looking for new schools to attend.