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February 8, 2007 at 8:51 AM

Recruiting leftovers

On this day-after-LOI day, look at the bright side — there only 358 days until the next one (next year, I believe, it falls on Feb. 1).
Just in case you missed it, here’s our story today wrapping up UW’s class.
I’ve seen several references to the Tormey quote in there comparing this class to some of the ones from the early ’90s glory days. He went on to point out that even then, the Huskies never ranked ahead of USC in the recruiting rankings.
“I don’t know that there were very many times in my experience here that we were consistently at the top of the Pac-10 in recruiting, even when we were winning, in terms of the rankings,” Tormey said. “UCLA and USC were typically right up there.”
I also had a chance to talk with Greg Biggins for a while and a lot of what he told me didn’t make it in the story.
For instance, I asked him about OL Skyler Fancher, who USC made a late run to get.
“He’s really good,” Biggins said. “I live in Huntington Beach and I had a chance to see him play a few times. He’s extremely good. He’s just one of those guys who flew under the radar because he didn’t go to any camps or anything.”
I also asked him about the three RBs UW signed from California.
“Brandon Johnson and Willie Griffin have very similar running styles,” he said. “They are really strong, powerful kids, not super fast but quick. I like Johnson the most. Curtis Shaw is also an explosive guy who I really liked a lot. He’s kind of a change the pace back. He could also play corner if they needed him to. But I like Brandon Johnson the best of all of them.”
Also, Willingham said nothing substantive about finding a new receivers coach, just that it will happen in time for spring football.

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