With all due credit to our pal Steve Ryan over at Husker Connection, we're going to shamelessly rip him off. What better way to cap off recruiting than to have a daily look at the guys involved and where they stand - are things looking up, down, or are things unchanged? In our first edition of THE SCOOP, we look at four players Washington is hot after and what the chances are they will end up being Dawgs when it's all said and done.
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'Chet the Jet' is in the Huskies' crosshairs, especially in
the wake of Jerome Boyd's verbal commitment to Oregon. He's told
us that he would commit during his in-home visit Thursday if offered.
"You could say I'm committed, but I think that would be a little
premature," he told us Tuesday night. "They haven't said that they
are going to offer me. I'm pretty sure that they do, but they haven't
told me that." Well, Thursday came and went without a peep from
Sanders. Does that mean he wasn't offered? Does that mean he's
simply sleeping on his decision? The last player to 'sleep on it' was
Jackson's Johnie Kirton, and he will sign with the Huskies in February.
If the Dawgs want Sanders, he's theirs to lose, no question about it.
If there's been one 'mystery man' this recruiting season
for UW, it's been Gunheim. He lives in an area north of San Francisco,
but he could have been from Mars for the lack of much solid recruiting
information that's been gathered on him. But the Huskies have quietly
been pursuing Greyson and got him to officially visit this past weekend.
California, Oregon and Nebraska are all hot after Gunheim's letter of
intent, but the Dawgs hold the inside track after Greyson's visit to
"I'm looking at all of them right now, but probably Washington because
they have the complete package," Greyson said when asked about a
leader. Can the Huskies hold the Ducks and Bears off? I believe the
Golden Bears will be Washington's biggest competition for Gunheim,
simply because of how close he is to Berkeley. But he compared both
and said he thought UW had the better package for him, so that bodes
well for the Dawgs down the stretch.
Rumors swirl about Alan and whether or not he's already
made a decision. Word out of the coaches' convention in Orlando
had the linebacker already committed to Washington; recent rumors
have him going to Oregon State after his official visit to Corvallis this
weekend. And amidst all the rumors and speculation, Darlin has been
insistent that he will not declare his intentions until after he's taken
official visits to both of his leaders. You have to give the young man
credit. He hasn't tipped his hand one way or the other, even when
given ample opportunity to do so. Where will he go? Flip a coin,
Just getting Rachal, who is currently still committed to
USC, to visit Montlake, was a a bit of a coup in and of itself. But the
Husky coaches wowed Rachal to the point where a possible reversal
was in the works. "They are outside of California and it was definitely
something different. I was impressed with the coaches and the team.
I told the coaches I was definitely considering going there," Chilo said
shortly after his official visit to UW. But here's the downside - he's
visiting USC this weekend, and if Pete Carroll and the Trojans want
Rachal as much as they wanted him at the begining of the recruiting
process, he's as good as theirs. He claims a final three that only him
and his Mother know about, with one school not located in the Pac-10.
The mystery is intriguing, but the longer Chilo gets away from the
afterglow of his UW visit, the greater the odds become that he'll make
a decision in favor of the Huskies.