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January 23, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Recruiting update

The second of three straight weekends hosting recruits is almost here for the Washington Huskies.
UW will also have some recruits in next weekend before recruiting closes with letter-of-intent day Feb. 4.
UW will reportedly have eight to 10 recruits in this weekend, possibly more depending on if there are some last-minute surprises.
Here are the eight players that Scout.com has confirmed will be here this weekend:
TE Marlion Barnett (Santiago HS) Corona, CA
DE Iuta Tepa (Polytechnic HS) Long Beach, CA
MLB Tim Tucker (Nathaniel Narbonne HS) Harbor City, CA
DE Kimo Makaula (Punahou School) Honolulu
OG Eddie Williams (Mount San Antonio JC) Walnut, CA
CB Aaron Grymes (West Seattle HS) Seattle
DT Semisi Tokolahi (Hilo HS) Hilo, HI
WR Owen Dixon (Pasadena) Pasadena, CA
Barnett, Makaula, Grymes and Tokolahi have already committed to UW, so the trip for them will be mostly about reaffirming their decision.
Dixon doesn’t yet have an offer from the UW, according to Scout.com.
Tepa and Williams, meanwhile, have each given soft commitments to other schools — Tepa to Hawaii and Williams to UCLA — so those figure to be battles. Tucker says it’s between UW and Arizona State.
Rivals.com also reports that UW will get a visit from OL Joshua Andrews of Ontario, Calif., OL Jamaal Burrell of Compton, Calif., and LB L.T. Filiaga of South Jordan, Utah. Scout lists Filiaga as coming in next weekend.
As you can see, UW is trying to get some offensive linemen in. But Andrews and Burrell each look like they could be hard to corral, as Andrews has given a soft commitment to Oregon State, while Burrell is listed as a solid commitment to Oregon.
Filiaga, meanwhile, has already visited BYU and Utah, and the general feeling is he’ll likely end up at one of those two schools.
All of that means there may not necessarily be a lot of big news emanating from the visits this weekend, as it’s hard to tell if any of the uncommitted players looks like an immediate commit to UW.
As always, there could be some surprise visits, as well.
IN OTHER RECRUITING NEWS
— Scout.com reported this week that JC DT Myles Wade, a former Oregon signee who didn’t qualify and now is at Arizona Western JC, has been offered by the Huskies and is seriously considering UW. However, he’s visiting Texas Tech this week and is listed as visiting Auburn next week, so there will be some competition. He would be projected to make a pretty big immediate impact wherever he goes. Here’s a little background on Wade.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has a good look at the challenges facing new Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian in recruiting this year.
— Scout.com has UW’s recruiting class ranked No. 74 in the nation and last in the Pac-10, while Rivals.com has UW 88th in the nation and last in the Pac-10.
All for now.

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