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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

December 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Monday links — break in USC case? Locker an All-American, more honors for Keanon Lowe, and some recruiting news

A surprising flurry of interesting news out there today. …
— I get questions all the time about the status of the investigations into the various deals at USC. The official word is that all are ongoing, and what could be a break in the Reggie Bush case came down today in a ruling that he and coach Pete Carroll can be deposed in open court as part of a lawsuit against Bush. The LA Times has the details here. One of the issues with the NCAA and Pac-10 investigations into the Bush case is that those organizations do not have the power to force anyone to testify, and players such as Bush, once their eligibility is gone, have no reason to want to cooperate. Now, whatever testimony Bush and whoever else give in relation to this lawsuit will be out there for everyone else to see, as well.
— Speaking of USC, here’s a good overview from the LA Times of the myriad of questions that face the Trojans heading into the off-season.
— UW commit Keanon Lowe was named by The Oregonian as the state 6A Defensive Player of the Year. The story includes lots of good detail on Lowe, including a quote reiterating how happy he is to “be at Washington” and that he’ll play wherever the Huskies ask.
— ESPNRise has a rather interesting All-American team for the last decade that it says is “based on high school accomplishment and including performances in college and the NFL. Year listed is senior season of football, not graduating class. Height and weight are from when each player was in high school.” UW QB Jake Locker is named to the offensive third team as an All-Purpose Player. Taylor Mays and Steven Schilling were the only other Washington prep players also honored, Mays to the second-team defense and Schilling to the second-team offense.
Greg Biggins has an update on Oakland Tech DT Fred Thompson, who visited UW for the Cal game along with high school teammate DiAndre Campbell, who has already committed to UW. However, according to this report, Thompson isn’t real high on UW, stating that Arizona and Oregon State are his leaders followed by Washington State and Arizona State.
— Just as interesting is some info Biggins supplies in the comments section of that story, where he writes about a couple of the top targets left on UW’s recruiting board, linebackers Hayes Pullard and Josh Shirley. Biggins says that Shirley, who visited UW the weekend of the USC game, is a tough read but that he thinks it’s down to USC and UW. As for Pullard, rated by Scout.com as the top uncommitted player UW is still pursing, Biggins says he is a “slight UCLA lean over USC.”
— Cal just announced that special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Pete Alamar won’t return, the apparent first shoe dropping in the wake of the Bears’ disappointing finish.
All for now.

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