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Recruiting Roundup: Huskies Target Elijah Molden

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  • 2017 five-star offensive lineman Foster Sarrell will make an official visit to the University of Alabama on October 22nd, in their matchup against Texas A&M University.
  • Per Rivals, Washington Huskies targets, 2017 four-star defensive back recruit Elijah Molden and four-star offensive lineman Henry Bainivalu were on official visits to the University of Oregon this past Saturday. Per Scout, Huskies Co-Defensive Coordinator Jimmy Lake hit the recruiting trail to see Molden on Saturday. Molden will make a visit to Washington on October 22nd for the team’s game against Oregon State.

According to Molden, the trip may have been a blow to Oregon's recruitment of several prospects, who seemed to feel the full weight of the loss during their visits.

"They weren't talking bad about Oregon, but I think everyone was surprised by the outcome," Molden said. "No one talked about it, but it was there. People don't like to go on officials and have them lose by that margin."

Asked directly if the loss seemed to hurt Oregon with the group of official visits, Molden indicated his answer didn't necessarily represent his own views before explaining what he saw from fellow athletes on campus. (Via: Oregon Live)

  • 2017 three-star running back recruit Connor Wedington (Sumner HS) had a few nice touchdown runs in his team’s 21-16 victory over Olympia HS last Friday. Wedington finished with 2 touchdowns and 175 rushing yards on 16 attempts.
  • 2017 four-star wide receiver commit Terrell Bynum reacts to Saturday’s victory over Oregon:
  • 2017 three-star wide receiver commit Ty Jones makes a nice one-handed catch:
  • 2018 four-star cornerback recruit Isaac Taylor-Stuart reacts to Saturday’s victory over Oregon. Per Rivals, Taylor-Stuart has increased interest in Washington:
  • 2018 four-star wide reciever Chase Williams reacts to Washington win (Via: Rivals.com $)
  • End note: I asked UW Dawg Pound Contributor Kirk De Grasse on the impact of individual game results on a recruit’s future decision. According to De Grasse, rarely does an individual game have a direct impact on a recruit’s individual decision — sometimes, it may have an impact if a recruit if at a complete 50-50 deciding between the two schools playing. De Grasse believes that the impact of a game or a series of games (like the Huskies’ back-to-back wins) will have a larger impact on future recruiting cycles, in this case, the classes of 2018 and 2019. Nonetheless, winning can only do positive things for recruiting, it will be interesting to see if this year’s success can lead to substantial recruiting gains for Head Coach Chris Petersen and his staff.