- Probably the biggest news of the week was Taylor Rapp's signing of a financial aid agreement with Washington:
It's officially official! Just signed my Financial Aid Agreement and I'm officially a Dawg! pic.twitter.com/VyjgnJDep6— Taylor Rapp (@trapp07) October 8, 2015
Financial aid agreements are not the same as Letters of Intent, but Rapp's decision to sign a FAA sends a strong signal that he is solidly committed to Washington. He plans to graduate high school early and enroll at UW in January. Shameless plug here, but if you'd like to know more about Taylor I spoke with him in August and you can read that interview here.
- One benefit of Rapp signing his FAA is UW coaches are now allowed to publicly acknowledge him and Jimmy Lake wasted no time welcoming him to the Washington family:
Welcome to the #Dawg Family @trapp07 !!! Physical, Tough, Smart, all great qualities of a future All PAC 12 DB #Woof pic.twitter.com/2QzjoZnsZq— Jimmy Lake (@coachlakeudub) October 8, 2015
- Scout has some early season highlights of Sean McGrew. Greg Biggins also gives a brief scouting report on the RB commit.
- AZCentral.com has a piece on Paradise Valley QB Daniel Bridge-Gadd who was recently offered by Washington.
- The Arizona Republic profiled Chandler High WR Chase Lucas and the growth he has had over the last 3 years.
- Sticking with an Arizona theme, Jason Jewell from Scout put together an Arizona mid-season all-state team which features a couple Washington targets.
- I missed this a few weeks ago, but Steve Wiltfong over at 247Sports wrote up a pretty good account of Washington's recruiting situation as it stands right now for the 2016 class.
- QB Justin Herbert, a target Washington had yet to offer, committed to Oregon almost immediately after they offered him on Thursday. Justin described Oregon as his dream school:
It's been a dream of mine growing up, and I'm excited to announce my commitment to the University of Oregon— Justin Herbert (@Justin_Herbert5) October 9, 2015
- Washington's upset of USC in the Coliseum on Thursday not only excited the fan base, but also got numerous high profile recruits fired up:
2016 DT Boss Tagaloa
U DUB!!!— BT (@_BT75) October 9, 2015
2017 WR Terrell Bynum
I can't wait for my #Udub visit…— Terrell Bynum (@TDBynum) October 9, 2015
2017 RB Sione Heimuli-Lund
UDUB.. I See You..— Sione Heimuli-Lund (@LundSione) October 9, 2015
2017 CB Keith Taylor
Upset— Keith Taylor (@KRTaylor_) October 9, 2015
UDub's Defense is solid— Keith Taylor (@KRTaylor_) October 9, 2015
2017 CB Deommodore Lenoir
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2016 WR Dylan Crawford
U dub makin movesssss— VI (@kekoa_cRAWford) October 9, 2015
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