Sounds like there could be another commit coming for the Huskies today as Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com and Scout.com said during an interview with Dave “Softy” Mahler on KJR-AM that his site would break the news of another player giving the word to the Huskies later today.
UPDATE — And just a few minutes after posting this, Scout.com published the story, reporting that defensive end Malcolm Jackson of Mount Miguel High in Spring Valley, Calif., has committed to UW. He is listed as also having offers from Arizona, Army and San Diego State.
Here are his stats from MaxPreps.com and below some video:
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Fetters also said that OT Zach Banner of Lakes High would be announcing his top nine college choices later today. UW will presumably be on that list. Banner has said consistently he plans to take trips in the fall and likely won’t make a decision for a while.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Bodog.com has released its Heisman Trophy odds for the 2011 season and UW’s Chris Polk is listed at 25-1, 12th overall. Stanford’s Andrew Luck is the favorite at 9-2. Polk is obviously a longshot to win the award — it’s lately more and more seemed to go to the QB of a team that wins 10-11-12 games — but being mentioned shows he has emerged on the national radar after rushing for 1,415 yards last season.
— Interesting note here from John Henderson of the Denver Post who quotes WSU coach Paul Wulff saying the program was “littered” with a recreational drug problem when he took over following the 2007 season.
— I’m also spending a lot of my day working on the story that Seattle University is expected to receive, and accept, an invitation today to join the Western Athletic Conference. Obviously, this won’t impact football, but good news for local basketball fans for the Redhawks to get some added credibility as well as a sure avenue to reaching the NCAA Tournament each year if it can win the conference post-season tourney.