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February 3, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Taking a look at the JC recruits

Assuming all goes as planned tomorrow, the Huskies will land six junior-college players when the letter-of-intent signing period begins.
Since JC players are sometimes a little more under-the-radar than the HS kids, I asked Kevin Lustgarten, a junior college recruiting analyst for Scout.com, to give a little assessment of the group.
“These are good prospects, definitely,” he said. “No question-mark kids like (Jordan) Murchison (later removed from the team for legal issues).
“We’ll see how many get into school. Honestly, there aren’t any duds. (Cornerback Dominique) Gaisie might be the biggest question mark. He arrives with the fewest ‘accolades.’ But he’s versatile. He could be a boost to the return game as well as the potential to play at CB. Mt SAC is a good program playing in the best conference (in Southern California). Kids from that program tend to fare well later.”
“(Defensive tackle Johnny) Tivao’s a load (5-11, 340). He participated in my JC combine last spring as did (DE) Ryan Davis. I saw (Davis) then and was impressed. He will provide a nice push.
“For a punter, they couldn’t have done better than (Will) Mahan, really. Maybe there were a few better JC punters but he’s a top 5-7 guy.
“(OT Daniel) Mafoe is massive (6-4, 320) and I’ve seen him play. He’s not the ‘light quick’ OL Steve Sarkisian seems to want, but he’s definitely not a reach.”
“UW’s JC guys, for a change, are solid, Pac-10 caliber kids. They could have the same impact that Jeff Tedford’s first crop of JCs had at Cal.”

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