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June 2, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Kessler picks USC — so where does UW go next?

Highly-touted QB Cody Kessler of Bakersfield made it public just a few minutes ago that he will go to USC.
According to Scout.com, Kessler said that “I felt it in my heart,” to go to USC, which he had previously described as his childhood favorite school, and which he had visited three times in recent weeks.
UW was considered Kessler’s second choice and he had said previously that he almost committed to UW while on a trip to Seattle in late April.
So that makes this the first real high-profile recruiting battle between former USC assistants Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin where the choice appeared to be just those two schools — though in this case, it fully appears to be the school, and not so much the coach, that mattered. Put Sark at USC instead and the choice is undoubtedly the same.
More pertinent for UW fans is where the Huskies go from here.
With Jake Locker graduating after this season, UW has only two scholarship QBs on the roster for 2011 — Keith Price and Nick Montana. They undoubtedly want to sign at least one this year, and maybe two — remember that they thought they’d have four this year before Ronnie Fouch decided to transfer.
According to Scout.com, UW has offered just three QBs in this class, two who have already committed elsewhere — Kessler and Kyle Boehm of San Jose.
The other is Brett Hundley of Chandler, Ariz., who also visited UW during the spring. Hundley, however, has more than 20 offers, and while UW is in the mix, it certainly isn’t the favorite — hard to tell if anyone is. So there will obviously be a lot of competition for Hundley.
I’m actually covering the Mariners tonight and we just found out that Ken Griffey Jr., has announced his retirement, so this post will end here. We’ll have more time later to discuss this.

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