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December 19, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Monday night notes

Sorry for the relative inactivity on the blog today. Had to attend to some family Christmas business, which will be the case throughout the next few days. But I’ll try to keep the blog updated as much as possible the next week before getting to San Antonio.

For now, a few notes. …

— The Huskies appear to have lost another commit as safety Taylor Legace of Arcadia, Calif., who had committed to UW in July, now says he will sign with UCLA, according to Scout.com. Legace said he wanted to stay closer to home and also mentioned that he had been recruited by Demetrice Martin, who has since moved to UCLA to work for Jim Mora. Legace is the second UW commit to change their minds since Martin left, the other being cornerback Bryan Harper of Colony, Calif. Harper has yet to commit anywhere else, though he visited UCLA over the weekend. He told Scout.com that Martin’s departure was a key reason he decided to re-open his recruitment. Legace’s departure leaves UW with 19 known commits, a class ranked No. 37 by Scout.com and seventh in the Pac-12.

— In better news for UW, the Huskies have made the final two for running back KeiVarae Russell of Mariner High in Everett. Russell told ESPN.com that he has narrowed his choices to UW and Notre Dame — he has taken official visits to each — and will make his announcement next Wednesday or Thursday. Essentially, he eliminated Cal, which he had also visited. He said he likes the opportunity to play early at both UW and Notre Dame and said of the Huskies that they are “building something pretty special right here in my own backyard.” Russell is regarded as the top running back prospect in the state this year.

Shaquille Thompson of Grant High in Sacramento, regarded as one of the top safety prospects on the West Coast, told 247Sports he’s not a lock to go to Cal, as is the conventional wisdom, with UW listed among other schools he is considering.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller updates some news with the Pac-12 Networks.

— The New York Times offers a feature on Robert Griffin III.

All for now.

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