It’s gearing up to be the best weekend of the year in Seattle, weather-wise, so we’ll get right to it. …
— Dawgman.com reports that UW has offered defensive lineman Andrew Basham of Lynnwood, after he earlier got offers from Oregon State and Arizona State. Here’s his Scout.com profile. By my count, he’s now one of four currently uncommitted in-state players with offers from UW, joining Bellevue LB Myles Jack, Mead LB Danny Mattingly and King’s OL Mason Friedline. UW already has commits from a trio of in-state players — WR Sammie Long of Lakes, DL Jaimie Bryant of Tumwater and LB Sean Constantine of Bellevue.
— A lot of NFL teams will have mini-camps and tryouts over the weekend. Former UW LB E.J. Savannah will participate in a tryout for the Seahawks today, apparently one of at least 33 who has been invited. His hope is that he will then sign as an undrafted free agent, ala Jermaine Kearse, who was signed after the draft last month and will practice with the rest of the team today. This story reports Kearse got a signing bonus of $8,500. This story, meanwhile, calls Kearse and Chris Polk each of their team’s most promising undrafted free agents.
— Bud Withers makes his Pac-12 North picks, and they might surprise you a little. He also has a good chart on the relationship of a veteran QB to winning a title in the Pac-12.
— Jerry Brewer with his own take on The Sporting News’ ranking of college coaches.
— Jon Wilner with some news and notes on the Pac-12 Networks.
— The LA Times http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-pac12springwrap20120510,0,5083221.story
in the Pac-12 during spring football.
— Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee with some interesting — if maybe not all agreeable to UW fans — recruiting thoughts in an interview with the California Golden Blogs.
— If you’re already looking ahead to UW’s trip to LSU, here’s a good preview of the Tigers from CollegeFootballNews.com.
All for now.