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February 6, 2008 at 10:23 AM

A look at past ratings

UW’s 2008 recruiting class could be its highest-ranked since 2001, when it signed a group ranked in the top 10.
Here’s a look at UW’s recruiting classes since then.
2002
Number of in-state signees — 8
Rivals.com rankings — 19th nationally, fourth in Pac-10.
Scout.com rankings — 23rd nationally, third in Pac-10
Comment — Most successful player might have been Nate Robinson, who switched to basketball after one season. No player ever earned All-Pac-10 First-Team honors
2003:
Number of in-state signees — 10
Rivals.com rankings — 23rd nationally, fourth in Pac-10.
Scout.com rankings — 18th nationally, second in Pac-10
Comment — The last of Rick Neuheisel’s classes, only one player attained All-Pac-10 first-team honors so far, safety C.J. Wallace in 2006 (center Juan Garica, back for a sixth year in 2008, is last active member of this class).
2004:
Number of in-state signees — 11
Rivals.com rankings — 19th nationally, third in Pac-10.
Scout.com rankings — 22nd nationally, fourth in Pac-10
Comment — Keith Gilbertson’s lone full class didn’s live up to its rankings due in part to decision of QB Matt Tuiasosopo to play baseball, and ineligibility of DB Keauntea Bankhead.
2005:
Number of in-state signees — 6
Rivals.com rankings — 66th nationally, 10th in Pac-10.
Scout.com rankings — 55th nationally, 10th in Pac-10
Comment — Tyrone Willingham signed just 13 players after taking over less than two months before signing date. Top recruit, RB J.R. Hasty, hasn’t done much to date.
2006:
Number of in-state signees — 5
Rivals.com rankings — 35th nationally, sixth in Pac-10.
Scout.com rankings — 35th nationally, sixth in Pac-10
Comment — Willingham’s first full class included seven JC transfers and some QB named Locker.
2007:
Number of in-state signees — 5
Rivals.com rankings — 36h nationally, fourth in Pac-10.
Scout.com rankings — 29th nationally, fourth in Pac-10
Comment — What was regarded as a weak year for in-state talent didn’s help UW’s recruiting efforts.
UW should have 12 in-state signees this year.

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