On Sunday, I put together a list of the top 100 recruits in our area. It was a tough list to come up with, and I sent it out to a number of writers who cover recruiting as well as a couple of coaches around the area for feedback.
My biggest fear with putting the list together was leaving someone deserving off. It’s a subjective list, of course, and I’m sure plenty of people felt one player should have been on the list instead of another. But my fear came true in the worst way: I left Peyton Pelluer, Skyline’s linebacker and a Washington State commit, off the list.
Pelluer was named to my Star Times team. He was named to my all-state team. He was a leader of Skyline’s defense. And yet, somehow, I left him off my list. I felt sick about it when a few readers pointed it out to me. Pelluer should have been on the red chip list.
It was an oversight on my part – a really stupid oversight. I checked my list more than 10 times, trying to look for holes in it for obvious omissions. I just didn’t catch Peyton’s absence, and for that I’m sorry.
Peyton had a season deserving of recognition. It was my mistake that he didn’t get that in Sunday’s paper.
The list has since been updated.