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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

January 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Friday night notes — Armstead sets announcement date, and more

These days, with the diehards following every step of recruiting on Twitter, I’m aware much of this may already be old news.

But for those who need a refresher, here’s a quick roundup of some of the major recruiting news of the day. …

Arik Armstead, the heavily-recruited DL from Elk Grove, Calif., will announce his decision Sunday at 3 p.m. As detailed in the linked story on the announcement, UW has put a heavy rush on Armstead the last few weeks, especially since the hiring of Tosh Lupoi, who had handled his recruiting at Cal before being lured North. If the Huskies are able to get Armstead, it would be the most significant personnel addition yet resulting from the Lupoi hire. Greg Biggins said that Armstead and Sacramento safety Shaq Thompson could emerge as a package deal and plan to meet tonight to talk about their choice (more on how the two could be linked here).

Thompson, meanwhile, was reported to have decided not to take a trip to UCLA, which has everyone surmising his finalists are now UW, Cal and Oregon.

— Scout.com reported that QB Cyler Miles of Denver said his in-home visit with USC today “definitely made things harder, in terms of making a decision. I was pretty solid with Washington before today, but the coaches really impressed me today.” The story also stated that Miles will have an in-home with UW on Saturday when he will meet with offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Eric Kiesau, wide receiver coach Jimmie Dougherty, and running backs coach Joel Thomas.

— Biggins also said today that Long Beach Poly LB Alonzo Williams, who visited UW the weekend of Jan. 14, is down to the Huskies and Texas A&M, visiting the latter school this weekend.

— At the moment, the Huskies appear to have just four visitors in this weekend (they had a limited number left to give). Scout.com lists those as WR Cedric Dozier, RB Kenny Walker of Richmond, Calif., OG Dejon Allen of Dominguez High in Compton, Calif., and DT Calvin Thomas of Hamilton High in Chandler, Ariz. Walker is listed as a soft verbal to Cal, and Dozier also was a commit to Cal for a long time, so the Huskies could have more success stealing a few away from the Bears.

— A few USC-themed notes on some of the top uncommitted recruits.

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