Washington has gotten off to a fast start this recruiting season. The Huskies have 14 total commitments and have room for 11 more before signing day rolls around next February. So who are the next 11 commits going to be? Lets take a look at some of the big fish still swimming around out there.
Expect quite a few of these guys to visit during the Nebraska game. You can expect the coaches to treat it exactly like the LSU game last season. The coaches want to sell the big game atmosphere and it helps that ESPN Game-Day may be there if both teams arrived unscathed.
The Huskies won't get all these guys but the majority of them are going to visit.
QB Brett Hundley...He is one of the three QB's that Sark wanted from the get go. He spent some quality time at Montlake on two visits and just returned from Hawaii where he participated in the Super Seven camp. The word is that it now comes down to UW, and UCLA. This is Sarkisan and Neuheisel going head to head for a high profile QB recruit.
WR Kasen Williams...He is taking his trips and keeping his mind open. He can go anywhere he wants in the country. Washington is the favorite because it is the local school and both his parents were UW athletes. Williams is far from a sure thing but my gut says Washington. The Sark regime is impressive and it is obvious that Williams could thrive in that environment.
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins...Like Kasen he can go about anywhere he wants but most think it is between UW and UCLA. He has spent a good amount of time at Montlake this summer and wasn't a stranger at practices this spring. UW has been making up some ground but Austin could simply be attracted to the idea of going out of state to school. This one had gone from being improbable over the past year to being very close.
DT Danny Shelton...It looked like he might commit to UW earlier this year but he has decided to look around a bit. He was impressed by Oregon and that has opened up his mind a bit. I think in the end he ends up at Washington. He has done pretty well at the camps and combines he has been to.
LB Corey Waller...Waller is a strong Washington lean. That could change if he gets an offer from USC. The thinking is the Trojans probably don't have enough room in this recruiting class. Waller is described as a Josh Shirley type of athlete by the scouts.
S James Sample...He has been a strong Washington lean for quite some time. He does have an interest in California and they are the local school. Most of the services think he is headed to Washington but never discount the local school.
DT Viliami Moala...He may be the best NT on the coast. He is certainly one of the biggest. He goes to the same school with James Sample. Washington has done well at Grant HS over the past few years. Oregon and Cal seem to lead but he has not taken any official visits yet.
CB Stefan McClure...He is definitely one of the best DB's in the West and will visit Washington in September. Does UW have a good shot? It's pretty early but if he has a good visit anything can happen.
DT Antwaun Woods...He committed to USC but he will be taking a visit to Washington this fall. He is good friends with Craig Noble and enjoyed his visit to UW this past spring. Woods has always wanted to be a Trojan and probation hasn't broken the bond yet. The fact that he is still taking visits gives UW some hope.
CB DeAnthony Thomas...Black Mamba would be a huge get but he has already committed to USC. So why is he reportedly visiting Washington? Kids like to take their trips because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. What were the chances of Sean Parker picking UW this time last year? Magic can happen on official visits.
DE Greg Townsend...UCLA is the favorite but Washington will be one of his visits. Greg is one of the best DE's on the coast and Washington has a decent shot if they can get him in for a visit.
CB/S Byron Moore...News leaked this week that Moore had left USC. No definitive reason other than he wanted a fresh start. He went to HS with Sean Parker and Tim Tucker so Washington could be his ultimate destination this winter if he earns his AA degree.