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Recruiting Round Up: Are the Huskies Front Runners to Land Markelle Fultz?

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The Huskies made a great impression on five star point guard Markelle Fultz, and look to be in serious contention to land the De Matha Catholic High School star.

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Here is the latest news on the most talked about Huskies recruits:
  • 2016 four star point guard Markelle Fultz recently wrapped up his official visit to Montlake, and Scout.com's Brian Snow was able to catch up with him and discuss his official visits to both Washington and Arizona ($$$.) Dawgman's Kim Grinolds also caught up with Fultz, and in this video he went as far to say that the Huskies should be considered "the favorites" for Fultz's services at this point. (They begin to talk about Fultz around the nine minute mark.)

  • The Huskies recently offered 2016 three star forward Jalen McDaniel. The Federal Way product recently talked with  24/7 Sports Lars Hanson and discussed what the Huskies offer means to him.

  • Another 2016 target, 2016 four star forward Vance Jackson from Mater Dei High school was in town a few weeks ago and competed at the Tony Wroten Skills Camp. He took an unofficial visit to Washington during his time in the Seattle area, and seemed pretty excited about it on Twitter:
    Grinolds from Dawgman was able to 
    catch up with Jackson following the camp.

    The recruitment of both forwards is certainly interesting, On paper, there are only three scholarships that will be available when Andrew Andrews and Queyvn Winters graduate next year (the Huskies are currently have 12 players on scholarship this season, the maximum amount the NCAA allows for Basketball is 13.). Sam Timmins, a seven foot four star from New Zealand is already occupying one of those scholarships, as he signed back in April. Meaning that there are only two scholarships available for next season. The coaching staff has made it clear that they want to add a point guard, and have put Markelle Fultz at the top of their list. If they miss out on  Fultz, they will look to sign one time commit JaQori McLaughlin . Assuming the Huskies add a point guard to this class, it seems it will be a battle between McDaniel and Jackson for the final spot.
  • 2017 four star point guard and Huskies target Trae Young recently received an offer from Kentucky:
    Young and fellow Huskies target Michael Porter Jr. have expressed desire to play at the same school, just another reason for Dawg fans to follow the recruitment of both of these players closely.
  • Speaking of Porter Jr., he cut his list down to ten a few weeks ago and the Huskies made the cut:
    The Huskies recently got a commitment from his younger brother, 2018 forward Jontay Porter. It remains to be seen whether or not Jontay's commitment will heavily influence Michael, but one has to think it will help the Huskies chances in some way.
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