- CB David Long committed to Stanford back in August over UW, but Huskies coaches have not stopped recruiting the Loyola High star. Long is a big fan of Jimmy Lake, calling him one of the best developers of DBs in the country. 247Sports has him taking a visit to UW next weekend. Long may be a Cardinal commit, but UW is certainly not out of the race just yet.
- Washington is in the market for a big playmaking WR, and Javon McKinley would be just what they're looking for. McKinley is said to be very close to UW coaches who, along with Notre Dame, have been recruiting him the hardest. He has already taken an official visit to Washington and plans on committing at the US Army All-American bowl next month. Oregon has made a late push for Javon and he raved about his time in Eugene and Oregon's offense so the Ducks could pose a real threat to UW's chances.
- With the 2016 class nearly full, UW coaches have been spending more time focusing on underclassmen and one of those is 2018 OL Jacob Isaia. Jacob visited UW for the Apple Cup and he really enjoyed his time on Montlake. It'll obviously be some time before he signs his LOI, but as of right now he really likes Washington, the coaches, and the environment at UW. Jacob's dad Sale played for UCLA and then the New England Patriots alongside UCLA OL coach Adrian Klemm and the younger Isaia grew up rooting for the Bruins, so UW will certainly have some competition to fight off.
- A pair of Washington commits were honored as the top players in their states this week. Both QB Daniel Bridge-Gadd and RB Sean McGrew were named the Gatorade Players of the Year for Arizona and California respectively. Bridge-Gadd is also in contention for Parade All-America Player of the Year honors.
- UW commits Luke Wattenberg and Camilo Eifler also received recognition this week as both were presented with their jerseys for the US Army All-American game that will be played in San Antonio next month. Here is a copy of the press release that was sent out for Camilo's selection which gives a little more info on Eifler as well as the US Army All-American Bowl game.
- Myles Rice spoke with Lars Hanson about the departure of Jeff Choate who was Rice's main recruiter.
- RealDawg is reporting that 5-star LB Mique Juarez will visit Washington on Monday:
- The Seattle Times profiled Brandon Wellington this week and he spoke about how he finds inspiration in his mother who has fought both lupus since 1997 and kidney failure since 2005 - yet never misses Brandon's games.
- Wellington went off on Friday in what I hear was one heck of a game facing Bellevue in the state title matchup. He helped Eastside come back from a 28-point deficit to defeat the Wolverines in overtime and claim the championship for the 2nd year in a row.
- Greg Biggins reports that 2-star WR Jordan Chin will take an official visit to UW on January 29th. Chin does not currently hold a Washington offer:
- 3-star 2016 OLB/DE Fua Pututau has released his top 5 list and the Huskies made the cut. Pututau might be a new name for some UW fans so I also included his Hudl highlights:
- A few recruits tweeted reactions to Brent Pease's firing and Jeff Choate going to Montana State on Friday:
These recent coaching changes may affect my decision... Got me thinking— Zach Moss Farrar (@ZachFarrar3) December 5, 2015
Coach Pease— Terrell Bynum (@TDBynum) December 5, 2015
Coach Pease— Camilo Eifler (@_miloeifler) December 5, 2015
2017 4-Star Anaheim (Calif.) Servite WR Terrell Bynum on Pease: "It's hard but that's why you choose a school and not a coaching staff."— Lars Hanson (@LarsHanson) December 5, 2015
Coach Choate was the man wish him the best— Camilo Eifler (@_miloeifler) December 5, 2015