Rankings: 3* #95 S by Scout, 3* #101 ATH by 247
Quinten Pounds is a solid mid level BCS athlete going by his offer sheet (Boise State, Cal, Colorado), and since Chris Petersen and his staff were familiar with him from recruiting him during their time at Boise, it makes sense that they'd continue to pursue him.
What we see with Pounds is the same case as with many Husky players in this class: the talent and potential are all there, but the body is still a few years away. Their offer sheets reflect as much, as the bigger dogs in recruiting have stayed away, unwilling to invest the time to wait for the player to develop that long. It's very much a longview strategy by the Huskies, and they're counting on their projections and ability to develop players on the field and in the weight room for it to pay off.