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January 27, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Friday morning notes

While the Huskies were gaining a kicker last night they were reportedly losing a legacy recruit.

Dawgman had the details on the news that Jason Thompson, a Kennedy High senior and the brother of Everrette Thompson, has decommitted and will instead sign with Wyoming, where he can play quarterback. Washington had recruited Thompson with the idea he would play safety. But he said Wyoming offered him as a QB this week and he decided to pursue his dream of playing quarterback at the next level.

Wyoming is coached by former Husky Dave Christensen, and also has former Husky Pete Kaligis and former UW assistant Chris Tormey on its staff, as well. The Cowboys are always forced to look primarily out of state for talent and are really hitting Washington this year, with five commits, all from the greater Seattle area.

It might be tempting to read things into Thompson’s decision. But he’s stated from the beginning that playing quarterback could ultimately be the decider in his final choice and it looks as if that’s all this was.

The movement of the past few days has UW at 20 known commits, a class that ranks 44th nationally and eighth in the conference by Scout.com.

Obviously, there are lots of big fresh left to try, and Pacific Takes does a good job of breaking down what’s going on with some of the key targets.

A few of the highlights listed there:

— DB Cleveland Wallace, an OSU commit who then visited UW after the Huskies lured away DB coach Keith Heyward, has decided to stick with the Beavers;

Luke Kaumatule, a defensive end from Honolulu who visited UW last week, has been admitted to Stanford making it likely he fulfills a previous commitment to the Cardinal;

— Highly-touted DL Arik Armstead of Sacramento had the last of his in-home visits last night, including one with UW in which the Huskies pulled out all the stops. (details here). Now he sifts all the info and makes a decision;

— DB Shaq Thompson also had UW in-home yesterday and now is trying to decide. Joe Davidson has more details on the visits to Armstead and Thompson and what happens now;

—- DE Dylan Cozens, who visited UW in December is and thought by some a lean to the Huskies, won’t announce until signing day;

— And as you no doubt probably know, Josh Garnett is headed to Stanford.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— CBSSports.com offers an overview of recruiting in the entire Pac-12, which also gives a good look at the top uncommitted players.

— SBNation also breaks down the top 25 uncommitted recruits.

— ESPN has a little feature on Keith Price.

— A local fan makes a case for a college football playoff.

Chris Polk was on the Kevin Calabro Show on 710 ESPN Seattle on Thursday. Listen here.

— The National Football Post joins the chorus of those saying Polk’s stock has taken a little hit at the Senior Bowl.

— PhiladelphiaEagles.com put Senio Kelmete on their all-offense team for the Senior Bowl.

— NFL.com says the Senior Bowl shows that Alameda Ta’amu may be the “perfect” 3-4 nose tackle.

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