Saturday’s game with Utah also looms as the biggest yet for the Huskies in terms of official recruiting visits.
There was talk early in the week that the night kickoff might mean the visit number would be small — the night game lessens the time coaches and players can spend with recruits.
But as kickoff nears, the consensus seems to be that there could be as many as eight players on visits this weekend.
That number includes two who have already committed to UW — defensive end Daeshon Hall of Lancaster, Texas, and offensive lineman Sean Harlow of San Clemente, Calif.
The other six generally reported as also visiting are: safety Max Redfield of Mission Viejo, Calif.; defensive end Kylie Fitts of Redlands (Calif.) East Valley; defensive end Austin Hooper of De La Salle High in Concord, Calif.; defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei of South Jordan, Utah; running back Pierre Cormier of Madison High in San Diego; and safety Trevor Walker of Mansfield Timberview High in Arlington, Texas.
All are regarded as three- or four-star recruits.
Redfield has previously committed to USC before recently announcing he was re-opening his recruitment.
Fitts, who is out for the season with a wrist injury, has committed to USC, but as is becoming the custom for players who commit early, is taking trips anyway. He is from the same school as current Husky Andrew Hudson and former Husky Chris Polk.
This is the first trip for Hooper, who has offers from almost everyone.
Lotulelei is the younger brother of Utah star Star Lotulelei and thought by many likely headed to become a Ute, as well.
Cormier is committed to Arizona but also taking some trips elsewhere.
While Scout.com lists Walker as visiting, RealDawg reported he is not and won’t come until December. Walker also has a number of offers and appears to be early in the process.
There will also undoubtedly be a number of local players taking unofficial visits, including probably Bellevue High LB Myles Jack, who has been (I think) at every UW home game. Jack is committed to UCLA but has also said he remains interested in UW.