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January 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Tuesday night links, notes

With LOI day nearing, always something out there. …
— Along with our blog post earlier on the Aaron Grymes turnabout, here’s a story about it with some further details and updated quotes.
— The LA Times has an interesting look into how schools sometimes use “the buddy system” to attract big-time recruits, focusing on Washington’s efforts to lure QB James Boyd away from USC, in part by recruiting his high school teammate, Delvon Purvis. Both are expected to visit UW this weekend. Two things the story makes clear are the aggression Steve Sarkisian and staff are displaying in recruiting; and that they apparently aren’t afraid to ruffle any feathers at USC after Sarkisian once said he wouldn’t pursue any Trojan commits. This isn’t the first time a UW coach has tried a package deal to get a big-name recruit — it was often thought that Rick Neuheisel signed WR Charles Smith in 2003 an attempt to get his more highly-touted HS teammate, Reggie Bush. Bush took a trip to UW but obviously didn’t become a Husky.
— By the way, Scout.com reported yesterday that Boyd’s trip to USC last weekend only strengthened his commitment to the Trojans.
— Purvis, meanwhile, is listed by Scout.com as not having an offer from UW or anyone else and as the No. 289 WR prospect in the nation.
— The ESPN West Coast recruiting blog has lots of UW-related info on it, including the note that CB Brandon Sermons, who is a commit to UCLA, is expected to visit Washington this weekend. Sermons is considered one of the top CBs on the West Coast. Further down is some more detail on Josh Moten’s declaration that he is wide open between UW and Colorado.
— At the moment, Scout.com has UW with four visitors for this weekend — Boyd, Purvis, Sermons and LB L.T. Filiaga of South Jordan, Utah, who is thought favoring either Utah or BYU.
All for now.

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