A few “woofs” from UW coach Steve Sarkisian’s Twitter feed Tuesday night — his trademark when a prospective recruit gives a commit — indicated that the Huskies had gotten another player in the fold.
And a little later there were multiple reports that the “woofs” were apparently for cornerback Brandon Beaver of Compton High in Dominguez, Calif. Among those reporting the commit were Dawgman.com/Scout.com and Realdawg.com. Dawgman.com reported that Beaver had an in-home visit with Sarkisian and assistant Johnny Nansen.
Beaver, though, did not say publicly he has committed, and on own Twitter site, wrote a couple different times that he had not committed anywhere and in fact has said he would announce on signing day on Feb. 1 on TV.
UPDATE, 8:45 a.m. — In a free story, Scout.com reported Wednesday morning that Beaver said he had not committed.
Beaver is rated three stars by Scout.com and four stars by Rivals.com. He is listed as having a trip scheduled to Oklahoma this weekend. He tripped to UW the weekend of the Oregon game and has long been considered favoring the Huskies, so this wouldn’t be a commit that was a result of all the coaching moves made by UW in recent days.
As a player at a spot of real need for UW down the road, Beaver has been regarded as a key target for the Huskies. He is also teammates with another UW commit, defensive tackle Damion Turpin. He would be the 19th commit for this class, though many expect there could be some fluctuation in that group now with all of the new assistants at UW.
Beaver was among the players at Dominguez featured in a recent Sports Illustrated story on high school athletes overcoming challenging situations with gangs in southern California.
He also recently played in the U.S. Army All-American Game.