Washington picked up a big recruit in Friday when Denver (Mullen) QB Cyler Miles announced that he wanted to be a Husky. Miles is the second QB in this recruiting class to pick the Huskies. Miles is the best QB in Colorado and among the top 15 in the country according to Scout.
Miles was not frightened by the young competition that waits him at UW. He figures that there would have been plenty of competition at any school he chose. In the end he decided that Washington was the right place for him to spend the next 4-5 years.
QB Jeff Lindquist from Mercer Island HS verbaled to Washington earlier this spring. The Huskies will have five scholarship QB's on the roster in 2012.
In other recruiting news TE Caleb Smith from Kentridge HS picked up an offer from Washington. I expect the Huskies to try to bring in a couple of TE's in the 2012 class if they can find the right guys. The Huskies could end up with as many as 10 in state commits when things are all said and done next February.
Romar lands his big man
Lorenzo Romar searched world wide for some beef to add to his front line and was able to lure German PF Martin Breunig to Washington on Friday. Breunig is a specimen according to the scouts. He is 6'9 220 lb at this point and they describe his body as being chiseled.
Washington still has room for one more scholarship player on the roster. Romar could fill the void with another late signee this summer or he could just wait to use the scholarship next season.
Percy Allen of the Times has the complete rundown.
Husky Crew take home national championship
The University of Washington Men's Rowing Team won it's third varsity eight national championship in the last five years and their fifth consecutive overall team national championship at the IRA regatta this past weekend. The Huskies lost to Harvard on Friday in the semi finals but they roared back to hold of Cal and the Crimson on Saturday to take the national title back to the shores of Montlake. Congratulations to the team, head coach Mike Callahan, and rowing director Bob Ernst.
The Seattle Times has complete coverage of the event.
Odds and Ends
Chris Polk and Jermaine Kearse are picking up some pre season accolades. Phil Steele thinks the duo are among the best in the conference and perhaps the nation.
The Pac 12 will be holding a series of meetings in Seattle this week and the number one item on the agenda will be the formation of the Pac 12 network.