The recruiting experts at Rivals.com held a chat this morning, and in the process answered a myriad of UW-related questions.
I figured I’d break out some of the answers here since they pretty much covered every key question facing the Huskies as LOI day nears on Wednesday.
— Asked if the Huskies are going to land any of the big names left on their radar, Rob Cassidy said: “I don’t think they are going to flip (Myles) Jack, but the Robinson twins are teetering on the edge. Rumor is they could split (one to Oregon one to UW). I don’t think that will happen, but the Dawgs could flip them both. I talked to Tyree last night and he was doing some serious thinking.”
— Asked later to elaborate on the Robinson twins and if Oregon should be nervous about losing them, Cassidy said: “Yes, they should be nervous. I don’t think it’s a done deal by any means, but Washington is certainly lysing in the weeds after the weekend visit. I won’t be floored if they both flip, but I also won’t be shocked if they both stay. I’d give Washington a very slight edge right now.”
— Asked where he thinks DT Eddie Vanderdoes will sign, Adam Gorney replied: “Everything I’ve heard on Vanderdoes is UCLA. I could be getting thrown off here but that’s what I’m getting.” In response to another question, he reiterated Vanderdoes to UCLA and also said Kylie Fitts will end up there, as well.
— Gorney also had this to say about the Robinson twins and which sport is the bigger factor: “Football is certainly the most important thing, but their relationship with the basketball coaches is HUGE, too. It’s not 50-50, but it’s close. That said, Tyree really seems to love Romar.”
— Asked about Jack, Gorney said: “UCLA. I think it’s unlikely he ends up at Washington.”
— Asked what DE Daeshon Hall — who has been committed to UW since June but is also now considering Texas A&M annd TCU — will do, Jason Howell said: “I get the feeling Daeshon is looking to stay closer to home, but that kid is hard to get a read on.”
— Asked about linebacker Keishawn Bierria, who visited UW this weekend, Gorney said: “Just wrote about him this morning. Going to be a signing day decision between the two. I think Washington made up a lot of ground this weekend and the Huskies did offer.”
— Asked about the Sunday commitment of OL Coleman Shelton, Gorney said: “Nice pickup, nice solid addition to o-line group that needs work. Not a major game-changer but not bad.”
— Asked what he sees in UW’s DL recruiting and Joe Mathis and Elijah Qualls, Gorney said: “It will be a nice combination. Mathis was impressive at Army and Qualls looked much better after the Oakland NIKE Camp last spring.”
— Also, the consensus was Nico Falah ends up staying committed to USC and that Reuben Foster announces tonight for either Alabama or Auburn.