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The recruits continue to roll in, high praise for Petersen's hire, and our star basketball player finally seems to be getting his due.

If he signs with the Huskies next month, K.J. Carta-Samuels will be the fourth elite quarterback prospect to come to Montlake in three years.
If he signs with the Huskies next month, K.J. Carta-Samuels will be the fourth elite quarterback prospect to come to Montlake in three years.
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There's no way on earth we're going to get out of here tonight. We'd have more luck playing pickup sticks with our butt cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak.

  • Suffice to say that Washington has had a busy week on the recruiting trail.

  • Kirk takes a look at the potential student athletes whom we expect to be on Washington's campus this coming weekend. In the meantime, keep up with all of the tumult over at our recruiting thread.

  • K.J. Carta-Samuels, pictured above, talks about his pledge to join coach Petersen's Huskies.

  • The Seattle Times' Josh Liebeskind had a Q&A with coveted recruit Budda Baker following his official visit to Washington last weekend. Speaking of whom, don't hold your breath waiting for him to make a decision regarding his recruitment.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>February 5th jus wait on it</p>&mdash; budda baker (@buddabaker32) <a href="https://twitter.com/buddabaker32/statuses/425789491773571073">January 22, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  • In his regular recruiting column, ESPN's Erik McKinney makes it his bold prediction ($) that "Washington fans will be pleased with this class."

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins makes Ted and Kevin's cut as one of the conference's best 25 players, coming in at No. 22. My guess is that we'll see Keith Price around No. 15, and Bishop Sankey around No. 5.

  • Speaking of ASJ, the Seahawks fans among you will no doubt be pleased to read which team drafts him in NFL Spin Zone's mock draft.

  • Adam Jude continues his pre-spring-camp look at Washington's positions groups. In the last few days, he's looked at the defensive line, linebackers, the defensive secondary and specialists.

  • Jude also turns in a quality interview with Bishop Sankey as he prepares for next month's NFL Combine.

  • Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel thinks that Washington made one of college football's best coaching hires this offseason, as does Bleacher Report's Brian Leigh. (Speaking of Coach Pete, I can't remember if this has been posted yet, but Miller interviewed him last week about how his transition into the role of Washington's football coach has gone.)

  • SLAM Online got hold of C.J. Wilcox for an interview about how he mastered "one of the purest strokes in the Pac-12." Elsewhere, Matt Norlander of USA Today singles out Wilcox as one of college basketball's top 25 players.

  • Gal Hakak, a 22-year-old freshman on the men's tennis team, isn't just an athlete—he's also a veteran of the Israeli Defense Force. Gregg Bell has the scoop on Hakak's remarkable story.

  • Husky alum Desmond Trufant was named to the Pro Football Writers of America's all-rookie team.

  • I suspect many of you have no interest in reading this (which is why it's today's last dot, after all), but SI's Pete Thamel conducted a quality interview with Steve Sarkisian in which the former UW coach touched briefly on the circumstances of his departure from Montlake. The money quote:
    The natural thing for people to say is, "This was a no-brainer, he was going to USC." It wasn't. It was hard to leave. I really felt like that place is right on the cusp of doing it.

Question of the Day

We're just two short weeks away from National Signing Day, and in the last week, Chris Petersen's first recruiting class at Washington has really begun to take shape. What are your thoughts on the state of the 2014 recruiting class as it stands today?