The Huskies didn’t pick up any commits today during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
But Husky fans could at least be consoled watching the performance of QB Cyler Miles, a senior at Denver’s Mullen High who committed to the Huskies last spring (here’s our story from June).
Miles was named the co-MVP of the game after completing 7-8 passes for 155 yards (and the one incompletion was a drop) for one touchdown, while also running for another as the West beat the East 24-12.
Miles’ highlight play was a 79-yard TD pass to receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on a third-and-38 play in the first half — Green-Beckham shared MVP honors with Miles. On that play, Miles stepped up in the pocket to evade the rush and threw it deep down the sideline to Green-Beckham, who made a circus one-handed catch and then ran untouched for the TD.
Miles also threw an apparent 85-yard TD on a short toss that turned into a long catch-and-run for a score, but it was nullified by a holding penalty on OL Zach Banner of Lakes High, who still lists UW among three finalists (the other two being USC and Oklahoma).
The only player in the game who announced who was considering UW was safety Shaq Thompson of Grant High in Sacramento. But in one of the many televised announcements, he confirmed what had long been suspected in saying he will sign with Cal. Thompson’s commitment capped a big day for the Bears.
Also, a few have questioned why I didn’t include Ryan McDaniel in the earlier blog post on the running back commits for UW. McDaniel has indeed committed to UW, and could end up at RB, though it seems most figure his best fit for the Huskies is as a linebacker. He’s also listed usually as a fullback if he stays at running back and he is also coming off knee surgery. But all of you are correct in that he could be an option there.