A few notes and links to pass along. …
— As noted earlier, UW had eight players in for visits this weekend (here’s the list). So far, no reports of new public commitments of those who visited this weekend (among the visitors was one player already committed in WR Demorea Stringfellow).
— One of the more intriguing visitors was offensive tackle Nico Falah of St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif. (Keith Price’s alma mater). Falah is officially committed to USC but told ESPN’s HuskyNation that he enjoyed his trip and that “if I don’t go to USC, I’m going to Washington for sure.”
— It’s also worth remembering that DE Joe Mathis of Upland, Calif., who was one of the eight who visited this weekend, has said repeatedly he intends to announce his decision at the US Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 (here’s the roster for that game).
— UW commit Daeshon Hall was named the DallasNews.com Defensive Player of the Week.
— Here’s my UW notebook for Monday’s paper.
— The high school career of UW QB commit Troy Williams is over after a heartbreaking loss in a state playoff game Saturday night in which he threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns ran for 104 yards and one touchdown. He is expected to finish classes at Narbonne on Friday and then enroll at UW in time for the winter quarter, meaning he will obviously be around for spring practice, when the Huskies will have five scholarship quarterbacks. The link above includes some highlights. Here’s another story on that game that also details Williams’ plans to enroll early.
— The Idaho Statesman takes a look at the Huskies.
— Forbes calls the Las Vegas Bowl one of the five best bowls for the buck.
— Jake Locker had an up-and-down game for the Titans today in what was ultimately a tough loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
— Chris Polk was inactive again today while continuing to battle a toe injury.