Recruiting rankings mean next to nothing this time of year, but it’s interesting nonetheless to see how teams are progressing after a number of summer camps and unofficial visits. The Huskies picked up their seventh known recruiting commitment on Monday, from Beaverton (Ore.) offensive tackle Jared Hilbers, UW’s fourth commitment in a 12-day stretch. Chris Petersen and his staff have been busy.
Pac-12 programs’ recruiting rankings (per Scout):
13. USC, 8 commitments
21. UCLA, 7
26. Oregon, 9
34. Arizona, 15
36. Arizona State, 11
38. Washington State, 7
39. Washington, 7
47. Stanford, 5
54. Utah, 8
59. California, 7
75. Colorado, 4
89. Oregon State, 5
Again, take those with a grain of salt, particularly this time of year. Some coaching staffs have different timelines for how and when they make scholarship offers, and some recruits take longer than others to decide, of course. As some of you have noted in the comments, it’s curious that the Huskies don’t have any committed recruits on defense at this point — linebacker has to be a top priority for the Class of 2015, right? — but it’s very early. We’re still in the first quarter of a long recruiting game, and while the Huskies have picked up some big gains, let’s reserve judgement until the first Wednesday in February.
A few Tuesday links:
- Shaq Thompson makes this list of college football’s biggest hitters.
- Husky Stadium, the Rose Bowl, Autzen Stadium and Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium make this list of top venues.
- The Huskies are in “great shape” on the offensive line.
- Doug Nussmeier talks about his new gig as Michigan’s OC.
- Touching little story about UW center fielder Braden Bishop.