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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

February 4, 2015 at 5:04 AM

National Signing Day: Live updates on the Huskies’ 2015 recruiting class

Chris Petersen's signing day press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. today. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Chris Petersen’s signing day press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. today. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

10:50 a.m. — Cool video on the class released by UW:

10:09 a.m. — And UW has announced LB Jusstis Warren from Tacoma. No surprises — all 24 known commitments have signed. I believe that will wrap up Chris Petersen‘s second UW class. A reminder that Petersen will hold his NSD press conference at 1 o’clock this afternoon. We’ll have updates on that here on the blog. Thanks for keeping up with the news here this morning.

9:50 a.m. — The Huskies have announced that WR Isaiah Renfro has signed his NLI. That leaves Tacoma LB Jusstis Warren as last to be announced.

9:05 a.m.: UW has announced the signing of TE Mike Neal and Quinten Pounds, who is listed as an athlete. Most project him as a safety.

8:47 a.m. — LB DJ Beavers is in. That’s 20 of the 24 so far. I don’t expect any surprises today. Those 24 should be it for this class.

8:41 a.m. — LB Tevis Bartlett from Cheyenne, Wyo., is in. A star QB in high school, he is one of the more intriguing athletes in this class for UW. Bartlett is a three-time state champion in wrestling and a two-time national champion, and had major offers in that sport, too. He chose UW over Oregon, among others.

8:38 a.m. — Austin Joyner from Marysville-Pilchuck has signed. Yet another important in-state signing or UW. Joyner is listed as a cornerback, but there’s a chance we could see him get some time as a running back for UW, too.

8:32 a.m. — One of the Huskies’ last recruiting targets, Honolulu DE Mika Tafua, announced he will stick with his commitment to BYU.

8:12 a.m. — And there’s Myles Gaskin, the standout O’Dea running back from my neck of the woods in Lynnwood. He’s listed by UW at 5-9, 195. Another important in-state signing for the Huskies.

7:55 a.m. — Cornerback Jordan Miller from Oceanside, Calif., has signed with UW. He’s listed at 6 feet, 1/2-inch and 164 pounds. He played against Jake Browning in a state championship game in December.

7:48 a.m. — Federal Way’s Chico McClatcher is listed at 5 feet, 7.5 inches and 180 pounds … and he will come in as a receiver for UW. Another in-state recruit, offensive lineman Trey Adams, has been officially vetted, too. He’s listed at 6-8, 283. Big boy.

7:44 a.m. — AJ Carty is in.

7:40 a.m. — WR Andre Baccellia from Thousand Oaks, Calif., is in, too. He’s listed at 5-9, 165. And there’s the announcement for LB Kyler Manu, a one-time Boise State commit. Manu has said he plans to enroll at UW in time for spring ball.

7:38 a.m.: And there’s two of the state’s top recruits — Bellevue OL Henry Roberts and DE Benning Potoa’e. Two very important pickups for UW.

7:34 a.m. — LB Ben Burr-Kirven‘s letter is in. As I wrote yesterday, he’s my Most Underrated Recruit selection in this UW class.

7:25 a.m. — The letters are coming in quickly now. The Huskies have received signed letters from DE/BUCK Bryce Sterk, DL Ricky McCoy and OL Jared Hilbers.

7:22 a.m. — Huskies have announced the signing of DL Jason Scrempos of Milpitas, Calif. He’s listed at 6 feet, 5.75 inches and 252 pounds.

7:08 a.m. — With West Coast recruiting hour officially underway, the Huskies have formally announced the Myles Rice signing. Rice tore his ACL last fall and reportedly could grayshirt this year. UW also re-introduced QB Jake Browning and S Ezekiel Turner, who previously signed and started classes at UW last month.

6:44 a.m. — Rockwall (Texas) four-star running back Chris Warren will stay close to home, choosing University of Texas over Washington during a National Signing Day ceremony at his school.

Warren had Texas and UW as his finalists. He was one of the last, if not the last, recruit the Huskies were waiting for today.

Two other UW targets expected to announce today are receiver Jaylinn Hawkins (Buena Park, Calif.) and defensive end Mika Tafua (Honolulu), but the Huskies are considered a longshot for both.

More on Warren’s commitment to Texas here.

6:18 a.m. — Looks like defensive end Myles Rice from Richmond, Texas, is first on the board for UW. (Note that recruits can’t send their signed National Letter of Intent until 7 a.m. their time.)

5 a.m. — Good morning, folks.

It’s a safe bet that the dusty fax machine in the University of Washington football offices has been cleaned and tested in advance of National Fax Machine Day, er, National Signing Day. That thing is going to be busy today.

UW coaches wrapped up the bulk of their work well in advance of today, of course, with 24 recruits known to have made commitments to the Huskies. All 24 are expected to send in their signed National Letter of Intent. (Quarterback Jake Browning and junior-college safety Ezekiel Turner have already signed and started classes at UW).

The Huskies are waiting on at least one notable announcement this morning. Four-star running back Chris Warren is scheduled to announce his college choice — believed to be either Texas or UW — around 6 a.m. PT. We’ll have updates here as that happens, and updates here throughout the day as UW announce the signings.

UW RECRUITING NATIONAL RANKINGS

2015: No. 21*
2014: No. 35
2013: No. 14
2012: No 23
2011: No. 22
2010: No. 10
2009: No. 66

Note: As ranked by Scout.com.
* as of Tuesday night

UW 2015 RECRUITING
Twenty-four recruits are known to have made verbal commitments to the Huskies.

Offense

QB — Jake Browning*, 6-2, 210, Folsom HS (Folsom, Calif.)
RB — Myles Gaskin, 5-9, 185, O’Dea HS
OL — Henry Roberts, 6-5, 270, Bellevue HS
OL — Trey Adams, 6-7, 270, Wenatchee HS
OL — Jared Hilbers, 6-7, 275, Beaverton HS (Beaverton, Ore.)
WR — Chico McClatcher, 5-9, 185, Federal Way HS
WR — Andre Baccellia, 5-11, 170, Westlake HS (Westlake Village, Calif.)
WR — Isaiah Renfro, 6-2, 185, Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, Calif.)
TE — Mike Neal, 6-4, 225, Etiwanda HS (Etiwanda, Calif.)

Defense

DL — Bryce Sterk, 6-5, 230, Lynden HS
DL — Benning Potoa’e, 6-4, 265, Lakes HS (Lakewood)
DL — Ricky McCoy, 6-4, 273, Roosevelt HS (Fresno, Calif.)
DL — Myles Rice, 6-4, 225, George Bush HS (Richmond, Texas)
DL — Jason Scrempos, 6-6, 250, Milpitas HS (Milpitas, Calif.)
LB — Tevis Bartlett, 6-3, 215, Cheyenne (Cheyenne, Wyo.)
LB — Jusstis Warren, 6-3, 225, Lincoln HS (Tacoma)
LB — D.J. Beavers, 6-1, 205, Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, Calif)
LB — Ben Burr-Kirven, 6-0, 200, Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, Calif.)
LB — Kyler Manu, 6-1, 220, Highland HS (Pocatello, Idaho)
CB — Austin Joyner, 5-10, 186, Marysville-Pilchuck HS (Marysville)
CB — Jordan Miller, 6-1, 175, Oceanside HS (Oceanside, Calif.)
S — Ezekiel Turner*, 6-3, 200, Los Angeles Pierce College
S — Quinten Pounds, 6-1, 175, Cypress HS (Cypress, Calif.)

Specialists

LS — A.J. Carty, 6-3, 250, Servite HS (Anaheim, Calif.)

*Already started classes at UW. Note: heights and weights are approximate.

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