The day started off with the bad news that CB Kameron Jackson was headed to California. Jackson made the non classy move of letting everyone know on Twitter this morning. Soon after that word leaked out that OL Paulay Asiata was headed to Colorado. We have also heard the same thing about Stephan Nembot but he will announce later in the day.
I will update this list if any surprises come in but this seems to be where we will finish...of course that being said don't count Sark out.
QB Derrick Brown
Brown is 6'3 230 and known as a running QB who has all the tools but just needs to work on his accuracy. Sounds a little like Jake Locker. He originally committed to Utah but picked Washington late in the process. His coach compares Brown to Tim Tebow and Jake Locker which is pretty heady praise. Derrick likes contact. He likes to hit. He's 6-3, 230. Those qualities definitely make you think of Locker and Tebow.
Sark - He is a bigger kid has the qualities we are looking for. Great athlete that can also punt if needed.
ATH Antavius Sims
Ventura JC QB Antavius Sims is originally from Americus, Ga.. He is 6'2 205 and has a 4.3 40 time. He is described as the most exciting JUCO player in California. He could play multiple positions at Washington including safety, QB, receiver, cornerback, and could also be used as a kick returner. If you were upset about losing Kameron Jackson this kid more than makes up for the loss. UW was able to steal him from UTEP at the last minute.
Sark- He played corner all summer for his JC but they needed him to play CB. He will be a big physical corner, will get a chance to return kicks he could even play some Wildcat over on the offensive side.
RB Bishop Sankey
He set the all-time career Greater Spokane League rushing mark after racking up more than 2,500 ground yards in 2010. Sankey is rated as the top RB on the West coast this season in a down year for running backs. Last year he would have been in the top 25-30. All that being said the kid is talented and will provide Washington with solid depth at the position going forward. Since Chris Polk is staying I look for him to sit out this year and join a rotation of Cooper and Callier his second year on campus.
Sark - Fantastic career, great head, very honest. Very versatile could be a wildcat QB...great speed and elusive.
FB Dezden Petty
Petty is a 6'0 212 pound FB who has the frame to add some more muscle. He is the big back that Sark and his staff have been looking for since he stepped on campus. Petty totaled nearly 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns and posted 59 tackles and six sacks on defense as well. He picked UW over San Diego State.
Sark: Thinks he will develop into a player with the potential to be a Stanley Havilli type.
WR Kasen Williams
Kasen is arguably one of the top ten players in the country. He is 6'3 215 and can go up in the air with anyone to grab a ball. He is the bigger receiver Sark was looking for combined with the overall talent to be an All American while at Washington. Did you notice how much Washington receivers were jammed at the line in the Nebraska game? Williams is the guy that changes it all around. The only knock on him is he doesn't have world class speed. That being said...all the other intangibles are there and he has enough speed to get the job done. Expect Williams to compete for a starting job or at least a regular spot in the rotation this fall. Kasen was a national recruit with offers from nearly every big time school in the country.
Sark - Parade AA of the year. Tremendous athlete can do anything very physical. Will have an immediate impact.
WR Marvin Hall
Hall is a great athlete who can play either WR or CB. He is listed at 5'10 175 so he isn't very big but the film we saw indicates he plays bigger than his size. I can see Hall making an impact on special teams as a return man. when you get a glimpse of his highlight film you realize why his recruiting picked up during his senior year. He is described as an explosive receiver who has the ability to go deep with his speed. He seems to remind the experts quite a bit of Cal's DeSean Jackson.
Sark- A real speedster....10.4 100 meters...he can really fly. Could help out with special teams right away.
WR Josh Perkins
Perkins is 6'3 200 and fits the trend of recruiting bigger receivers at Washington. He put up really good numbers his last season in high school. From the limited film I have seen he looks aggressive, fights for the ball, and has soft hands. Like Williams he isn't a blazer but once he has spent a year in the weight room he isn't going to be manhandled at the line of scrimmage either. The more I hear about this kid the more I love his potential. He is going to be a player.
Sark - Big receiver. 6'4 200 at the moment. He is a freakish leaper, plays long limbed that is a different from the other players in the group.
WR Jamaal Jones
Jones is a natural athlete with a lot of potential to keep improving once he joins the system at Washington. He was recruited by most of the schools in the Northwest. He is another big receiver who has the ability to be physical and explosive. With plenty of depth ahead of him he will likely sit out next year while he rehabs a shoulder injury. .
Sark - Long basketball player type kid with great range and the opportunity to return kicks.
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
The only question about ASJ is if he will eventually end up outgrowing the TE position and being switched to left tackle. He will come in this spring at 6'6 and approximately 260 pounds even though rumors have floated around that he is closer to 280. ASJ will make an instant impact and will most likely be the starter at the position heading into next fall if he can prove to the coaches that he can be trusted in blocking assignments. He arrives in time for spring football. He has great hands, good speed, and a lot of athleticism. Think of him as Kavario Middleton with a better body, more potential, and a great work ethic.
Sark - Extreme talent 6'6 260 fantastic athlete. Amazing feet and hands. They don't make guys like this all the time. Has to become more of a TE than a WR.
OL Dexter Charles
Charles was the top OL in the state this season and he has offers from most of the Pac 10 even though he committed to UW in April. Dexter moves pretty well and projects as a tackle. He won't be called upon to play early and you can expect to see him get some playing time in a couple of years.
Sark - Big physical kid we were in on him early. Still growing and athletic.
OL Siosifa Tufunga
Sark picks up a sleeper from Long Beach who came on during his senior season. Like James Atoe who was offered last season Siosifa was completely off the radar. He has real good athleticism but like most OL it will be a few years till you see him playing in a game. He is 6'3 299 and moves pretty well. Obviously the coaches saw something they liked here even though he is described as being very raw. His HS coach thinks he is going to be a great player. His coach says that Tufunga is extremely bright and has an incredible work ethic. He went from being an unknown this past summer to being a Scout three star in January.
Sark - Very green because he hasn't played a lot of football. Very smart great student. They think he has great upside.
DL Danny Shelton
Shelton was one of the top recruits in the state and chose Washington over Oregon and UCLA. He is 6'3 290 and is being envisioned as one of the heirs to Alameda Ta'amu. He needs a year in the weight room before he can seriously challenge for playing time at NG unless a guy or two gets injured ahead of him. He is explosive off the ball, uses his hands well, and has enough speed to rush the passer. I expect him to compete for a starting job as soon as his second year.
Sark - A guy that has the ability to play early. Nice to keep a player like him home.
DL Taniela Tupou
Tupou is around 6'3 260 so he could be a big DE or more likely grow into a 290 lb three technique after a year or two. Tani is LDS so he could end up taking a mission after his freshman year. He was one of the top rated recruits in the state and looking at recent photo's of him there isn't much baby fat on him. Tani has some work to do with his core credits to get qualified by this fall but his coaches say he is on track to do that.
Sark - Tremendous work ethic could play as a frosh if needed.
DE Connor Cree
Cree will come in at at around 6'5 230 lbs. He was injured last season so that pretty much wiped out most of his senior season. What the coaches like about this guy is the combination of his size and speed. They like the idea of him rushing off the edge but he could also be a TE.
Sark - Versatile player and they will start him at DE. Great effort and athleticism. Good hands that he uses to sheds blockers.
LB Matt Lyons
I loved Lyons film. This kid is a football player. He is a great agile athlete that only lacks optimum size. He is really physical and could end up being a demon on special teams. He will arrive at around 6'2 190 an after a few years and around 20 pounds he could develop into something special.
Sark - This guy can hit. Probably led his league in knocking the helmets off opposing players. Very physical...great student
LB Scott Lawyer
Lawyer is in the area of 6'2 and 200 lbs. The coaches loved him at the rising stars camp this summer and offered him. He returned the favor by accepting the offer right away. He has good speed and will be an OLB in college. He will be here this spring so we will get a good idea of where he projects. His coach says he is now up to around 215.
Sark - Real speed demon. Edge rusher really brings it. Will grow into his frame.
LB Jarett Finau
Finau is going to play right away and will be here in time for spring ball. He plans on taking a mission after his freshman year so the coaches will use him right away. The question is where to use the 6'3 235 lb athlete? He can play TE, LB, or DE. I think he will end up as a DE once everything is sorted out but there is an immediate need at TE too. The coaches will sort it out this spring.
Sark - Rushes the passer well and very versatile. He has a tremendous work ethic.
LB Thomas Tutogi
Meet Mason Foster's replacement at WLB. Tutogi who was overlooked coming out of HS put together a monster year at his JC. As a true freshman at Southwestern this past season, Tutogi posted 120 tackles including 17.5 tackles for loss, with two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. His film looks great. He really gets after it. Hopefully what we see on film will still be there when he steps up to the plate against Pac 10 competition this spring in practice.
Sark - Is already in school and they envision him taking over for Mason Foster. Excited to see him play this spring.
LB Corey Waller
Corey is a 6'3 210 LB who made the switch from DE to LB for his senior season. He has good speed and the coaches envision him being a WLB. he has a good frame and could probably ad another 30 pounds before his days at Washington are done. Even though he has some growing to do it isn't out of the realm of possibility for him to play next season on special teams.
Sark - Great instincts tremendous pass rusher...motor like Jamora, relentless, can move around in space.
CB Marcus Peters
Peters picked Washington over Oregon State and ASU. Peters is the taller CB that the Huskies have been looking. He could use some bulk but you can say that about any frosh in the class. He is a good leaper and will be a good contributor at the next level. He was named the Bay Area News Group-East Bay Defensive Player of the Year.
Did it all as a Senior. Played corner, receiver, kicker and returned kicks and punts but every coach polled said his future is on defense and possibly as a returner. Ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, and some scouts said he could be a Division I receiver as well. "Long limbed, rangy guy. He is special with the ball on punt returns," said a Pac-10 scout. "After a while, people stopped throwing at him," McClymonds coach Curtis McCauley said. Held 11 offers according to rivals.com, but picked Washington over Oregon State and Arizona State.
Sark - A real dog fight to get him. Very well versed football player. Very physical at the corner. He can play man to man and that is what they are looking for in future CB's.
CB Travis Feeney
Raw talent can play anywhere from defensive end to cornerback. With additional weight, will likely end up at outside linebacker or possibly safety. "He is a long, athletic, physical ball player. He's just such a competitive kid," one Pac-10 recruiter said. Played middle linebacker at Pinole Valley. Major strengths are speed (clocked between 4.4 and 4.5 in the 40) and smarts. "You'd love to have him on your team because there's athletic ability and versatility there," said one WAC recruiter. Committed to Arizona early and also had an offer from Oregon.
Sark - 6'4 205 could be a S or LB. Wiry body and great frame. Good speed and power. They think he has the ability to be a very special player.
S Evan Zeger
Zeger is a Husky legacy who played at Skyline until his family moved to Las Vegas last year. He is 6'2 205 and has excellent speed. Some think he could grow into a LB at some point but I think he starts off at free safety so the coaches can analyze his coverage skills. He led Bishop Gorman to the Nevada 4-A state championship with 61 tackles, eight pass breakups, seven interceptions, and two for touchdowns with three forced fumbles.
Sark - Big Physical safety with room to grow can really run. Middle third safety who is tough against the run. Great blood lines.
S James Sample
James is a physical strong safety with good size who projects very well as a solid defensive back. He was one of the best players on the field during the Army All American Bowl. I can see him contributing right away on special teams and in the rotation. His HS coach thinks that James could grow into a LB over time.
Sark - Has the ability to play right away as a nickel guy.