There’s two main areas of potential news for UW right now — coaching hires and recruiting. But there’s not a whole lot of substantive news on either front this morning (though there is surely lots going on behind the scenes).
UW didn’t get any commitments over the weekend and recruiting again enters a quiet period today and then a dead period Monday-Thursday to allow for the coaches convention in San Antonio (and obviously, there could be news coming from the convention with UW still needing a couple more coaches). And nothing firm yet on the coaching front.
As for recruiting, some Pac-12 schools got some key commits from players over the weekend, notably Cal.
None of that helped UW’s recruiting rankings — the Huskies are 43rd nationally and eighth in the Pac-12 by Scout.com
, ranked 47th nationally and eighth in the Pac-12 by Rivals.com, and 53rd nationally by 247Sports.com. You know my general stance on rankings — a higher ranking generally seems to increase the margin for error (all those USC teams that dominated the last decade tended also to have the highest-ranked recruiting class each year), but it’s also best to wait a few years to really judge a class.
But, no doubt at the moment, this isn’t going to go down as one of UW’s highest-ranked classes, and obviously the in-state losses — which have been detailed here and elsewhere — are the number one reason.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Here’s more on Cyler Miles’ big day at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
— It’s that time of year where a new mock draft is published about as often as a Kardashian relationship ends. Here’s one that has Chris Polk going to the Giants in the first round.
— Looks like Washington State has found its defensive coordinator.
— The Eugene Register-Guard offers a position-by-position overview of the Ducks in 2012.
— The leading returning tackler in the nation is transferring to Arizona and will be immediately eligible.