Sure you’ve heard by now that De’Anthony Thomas has chosen Oregon, putting an apparent close to signing day.
All that appears left for UW is to await the decision on Friday of QB Jacoby Brissett of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
It looks a longshot at best, but this blog post tonight from the Palm Beach Post lists UW as a possibility and there were some other rumblings today that the door has not been completely shut on the Huskies.
UW, however, obviously covered its bases on QBs today with the signings of Derrick Brown and Antavius Sims, UW coach Steve Sarkisian making it clear that Sims could be used as a QB, though he may first try cornerback.
Ultimately, Sims proved the lone positive signing day surprise for the Huskies, so UW saw its class rankings fall a bit as the day ended — Scout.com had it at No. 19 and Rivals.com at No. 23 (the Huskies were No. 11 in Scout last year and No. 28 in Rivals). ESPN.com also has UW at 23. And MaxPreps.com has UW at No. 15.
Here are a few other links as we wrap up signing day:
— Mason Kelley had a lot of video and other stuff on the likes of Jamaal Jones, Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
— Here’s my initial wrapup of signing day (it will be updated at some point) for the paper.
— In case you missed it earlier, former Huskies Andru Pulu and Demitrius Bronson signed with Eastern Washington, meaning they will return to Husky Stadium for the season opener next year. Anthony Boyles signed with Idaho State. (And note that it says that Boyles will graduate from UW in May and attend Idaho State as a graduate student with two years of eligibility left. Recall that Boyles came to UW with some academic issues, having to delay his entry, so this story appears a success on the most important level).
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller had nice wrapups of every class in the Pac-12.
— Here are the official UW player bios from GoHuskies.com.
— Sarkisian will again partake in a live chat with the Times next Wednesday at noon, so stay tuned for that.
All for now.