January 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Friday afternoon news and notes
A few notes and links for Friday afternoon. …
— As referenced earlier on Twitter and on the chat, Grey Ruegamer is returning to UW, apparently as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He played in the NFL from 1998-2009 and also played at Arizona State when current UW OL coach Dan Cozzetto was also the offensive coordinator and OL coach there. Ruegamer worked in a similar position at UW in 2009-10 and spent last year as an assistant at Chapparal High School in Scottsdale, Az.
— For those who have asked if UW will benefit in recruiting from the coaching change at Oregon, news has surfaced that the Robinson twins — Tyree and Tyrell — will now visit UW along with USC and Ohio State after deciding to re-consider their options:
Robinson twins coach says the twins will take an official to USC this weekend, followed by Ohio State & Washington. Will announce on NLOID.
— Joshua Blankenship (@GeneStarwind419) January 18, 2013
Each are four-star potential two-sport players (football and basketball) who could be OLBs, DBs or receivers in football. Maybe not so coincidentally, UW assistant Marques Tuiasosopo Tweeted today about having been in San Diego.
— UCLA is hosting a pair of UW targets this week in Bellevue LB Myles Jack and Kylie Fitts. And as the story notes, Jack’s last visit on Feb. 2 will be to Florida State, and not to Oregon as had earlier been reported.
— JC DE Marcus Hardison, who had been considering UW along with a few other schools, committed today to Arizona State.
— As a reminder, Drew Schaefer is scheduled to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl this weekend.
— Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com with some good stuff on UCLA and Oregon as well as Manti Te’o in his weekly mailbag.
— Rivals.com reviews the schools having the biggest recruiting weekends.
— Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is leaving to take a similar job with the Colts.
— A couple of key members of Oregon’s athletic department are leaving for Philadelphia, as well.