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August 30, 2007 at 3:49 PM

The view from Syracuse

About to head out to explore a little Syracuse nightlife and hopefully find the Oregon State game on TV somewhere.
First, I’ll pass along a few links from the Syracuse student newspaper, The Daily Orange. Here’s a link to their main sports page that includes a number of stories on the game.
Of most interest to Husky fans might be this piece attempting to explore why Washington’s recruiting has suffered in recent seasons. Not sure I agree with some of the conclusions in it, but given it’s a student author, no need to be too harsh and I’ll let you guys draw your own assessments.
I would point out, however, that for all that Rick Neuheisel did (or didn’t) do at UW, he never recruited 12 wide receivers in one year. We’ve detailed that Class of 2003 on here several times previously. At the most liberal reading of it, you could conclude that UW signed eight receivers that year, though only six were listed as receivers on the day they signed.
Here’s that chart again, which is worth revisiting with four of those receivers beginning their final season tomorrow night:
Craig Chambers —Played two years at UW, catching 50 passes for 981 yards before deciding to transfer to Montana where he has been battling a back injury this year.
Quintin Daniels — Fifth-year senior has 24 catches for 391 yards and three touchdowns in his career.
Cody Ellis —- A receiver the past two years after splitting time on offense and defense early in career. Has 27 catches for 389 yards and two TDs, including a circus catch for a 64-yard score in the 2006 Apple Cup.
Anthony Russo — Fifth-year senior has 73 catches for 1,178 yards and four touchdowns.
Sonny Shackelford — Caught 119 passes for 1,648 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons. Cut this week by the Chargers.
Charles Smith — Caught one pass for the Huskies before being declared ineligible prior to 2006 season. Now playing for Central Washington.
Corey Williams — Fifth-year senior has caught 31 passes for 359 yards and two TDs in his career, including the game-winner against WSU in 2003.
Bobby Whithorne — Caught 18 passes for 215 yards in 2004 before deciding to transfer. Went to UCLA as a walk-on but is no longer on the team.

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