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Wednesday Dots: 18 for 18

The Huskies welcome 18 new players to the UW family and Coach Hop gets a massive victory

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Football Dots

  • The biggest news of the day is obviously that today is the start of the Early Signing Period. Every committed recruit signed today. A clean 18/18.
  • The Seattle Times has their headquarters for their recruiting coverage here.
  • Here’s the Tacoma News Tribune’s recruiting coverage.
  • has all of their coverage, including individual player evaluations, some of it behind a paywall and some of it not
  • UW has all of the official weights and heights for the new players here.
  • There are still a few potential commits who have yet to declare. Top local CB Kyler Gordon will be announcing tomorrow night between Washington and Notre Dame on King5.
  • Husky LB Bryce Sterk announced today that he will be transferring to Montana State to play for former Husky coach Jeff Choate. He will have 2 years of eligibility remaining. Let’s all wish Bryce the best and thank him for his contributions to Husky football over the past 3 years.
  • In non-recruiting news, Dante Pettis says his ankle is doing better and he expects to be ready for the Fiesta Bowl.
  • Some potential good news on another injured Husky
  • Husky alumnus Budda Baker made the pro bowl as a special teamer in his rookie season.
  • We generally try to avoid politics but the Tax Bill passed by Congress today could have a major negative impact on athletic departments across the country.

Basketball Dots

  • Husky alumni Isaiah Thomas will rehab with Cleveland’s G-League team before coming back from a hip injury that cost him the first half of the season.
  • Here’s my game recap of UW’s 106-55 rout of Bethune-Cookman.
  • David Crisp and Sam Timmins spoke to the media after the game.
  • Coach Hop gave his thoughts to the media as well after the biggest win for Washington since 2010.
  • Carlos Johnson had an absolutely spectacular dunk during the end of the blowout, which is even more impressive from a different angle which doesn’t show exactly how far back he had to reach to get the ball.