Catching up on links:
- Former UW receiver Kevin Smith, who was in training camp with the Seahawks last year, was one of seven free agents signed by the Seahawks on Tuesday. Smith had 50 catches for 765 yards and four TDs as a senior in 2013.
- Eastside Catholic’s Brandon Wellington, who has made a verbal commitment to UW, is ranked among ESPN’s top 300 recruits for the class of 2016.
- The Huskies invited a number of recruits to campus over the weekend for their Junior Day event. Dawgman caught up with some of the recruits (subscription required).
- Last week, we listed five incoming freshmen who could contribute immediately for the Huskies in 2015. The gents at the UW Dawg Pound have a list as well.
- More on Vernon Adams‘ move from Eastern Washington to Oregon.
- Oregon on Monday also announced a five-year, $17.5 million extension for coach Mark Helfrich. (Chris Petersen‘s deal with UW in December 2013 was for five years, $18 million.)
- An Oregon State senator is upset that the Ducks didn’t sign any in-state recruits.
- UCLA is searching for a new defensive coordinator after Jeff Ulbrich left for the Atlanta Falcons.
- Interesting piece from SI’s Andy Staples on why top recruits shouldn’t sign a National Letter of Intent, which he calls the worst contract in sports.
Marcus Peters is the drafts top Corner Prospect & it's not even close. Will be busy man at Combine. Talent alone, SHOULD be in play top 10.
— NFL_DRAFT_Bites (@NFLDraftBites) February 9, 2015