We covered some of this in the live chat, but also want to get out here on the blog a couple of pieces of recruiting news from this afternoon:
— First, there are numerous reports that UW is out of it for QB Jacoby Brissett of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., including from Brandon Huffman of Scout.com and FoxSports.com in his live chat this morning.
UW made a late run at getting Brissett, a four-star QB regarded as the highest-rated of the remaining uncommitted QBs. But it was always regarded as a long shot, and the Huskies also had already secured one QB for this class in Derrick Brown of Murrieta, Calif. Brissett could have been icing on the cake — and the Huskies would like to improve depth at QB. But this isn’t a fatal blow, and always worth remembering that everybody loses lots of recruiting battles. You always offer to a lot more players than will accept — it’s part of the deal. Brissett himself has yet to say anything, and likely won’t until signing day. But it sounds as if the Washington chapter of this story can be closed.
— In what could be a more telling blow, Greg Biggins of ESPN Rise reports that OL Paulay Asiata of Honolulu has decommitted and is now likely to end up at Colorado along with teammate Juda Parker.
Here is Biggins’ story, and it’s an Insider piece so I won’t cut and paste. But Biggins quotes Parker as saying that the two want to play in college together and that “it looks good for both of us at Colorado.”’ Parker also says that Asiata may have “committed (to UW) too soon, before he was ready” and that now that he has thought about things more he wants to go to Colorado with Parker. Biggins was in Hawaii last week and said that while there, he also got word from people at Asiata’s school that he had decommitted from UW. However, there is also a school of thought that Asiata may just want to wait to make his decision final until Wednesday, when there is a signing day event on the Islands, and that he hasn’t ruled out UW.
Obvioulsy, a fluid sutiation worth monitoring until signing day.
Asiata has been regarded as a pretty significant get for UW, considered maybe the top recruit in Hawaii this year. Here’s what I wrote about him last week.