Yesterday six of the signees in the 2018 class participated in the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii. It was the last all star game for them to participate before they become Huskies and they played pretty well. 4 star cornerback Kyler Gordon took home defensive MVP honors after he forced a fumble and had a pick six interception. Also, participating were 3 star offensive lineman MJ Ale, 3 star defensive lineman Zion Tupuola-Fetui, 3 star inside linebacker MJ Tafisi, 4 star defensive tackle Sam Taimani, and 5 star Ale Kaho (who sat out the game due to injury). Kaho was recently elevated to 5 stars from 247 sports.
As far as the rest of the 2018 class goes the Huskies haven't hosted an official visitors since mid December, but with room for 2-3 more guys here is a look at who is left on the board:
4 star defensive back Julius Irvin out of Servite HS, CA is visiting Alabama after a recent offer from the Tide and will decide close to signing day between USC, UW, and Bama (it sounds like Notre Dame is out of it). He has a close relationship with Jimmy Lake and my hunch is somehow Lake will pull him in. He has already officially visited UW.
4 star defensive end Jeremiah Martin out of Cajon HS, CA is an edge rusher that the Huskies desperately need. He is visiting Oregon this week and will trip to Montlake the weekend before signing day (first Wednesday of February). He will choose between UW, Texas A & M, and Oregon.
4 star defensive lineman Tennessee Pututau out of East HS, Utah (same high school as Sam Taimani) is down to UW, Michigan State, and Utah. He will visit UW the same weekend as Martin. He is planning on taking his mission, so he would count against the 2020 class.
4 star QB Tanner McKee out of Centennial HS, CA is reportedly down to Texas, UW, and Stanford. He is a very tall passer who was the offensive MVP of the Polynesian Bowl. He is also planning on taking a mission so he would count against the 2020 class. He was also recently admitted to Stanford and my guess is he commits there on signing day. He has already officially visited UW.
Coach Pete and his staff will be visiting most of these prospects in the coming days and try to wrap up the class with around 21 commits (there is 19 currently committed). The Huskies are currently ranked as the #13 class by 247sports.
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