Husky visit list is an impressive one

Crenshaw DB Gregory Ducre

In what is turning into one of the most well-attended weekends of official visits in recent memory, the Huskies plan to host 15 players this weekend. Included in that number will be 12 players committed to Washington and three recruits who have yet to make a decision, but are being wooed by the Dawgs this late in the game to fill out the remainder of their 2010 recruiting class…

Here's a look at each player and his status heading into the weekend…

1) Kahuku (Hi.) DE Hauoli Jamora (Uncommitted) The talented pass-rusher totaled over 20 sacks this fall, including 10 in one two-week period. He originally committed to BYU back in the summer, but opened things up during the season. At this point, Boise State and Washington appear to be the leaders for his commitment and the last time I spoke with him, Jamora made it pretty clear the Huskies are very much an option for him.

2) Punahou (Honolulu) CB Jeremy Ioane (Uncommitted) A tough, intimidating cover-two corner who loves to come up and hit people. Ioane's recruitment just started hitting its stride as December rolled around and now Boise State, Washington and Arkansas (the only school of his top three to not offer) appear to be the three schools that will battle it out. The Broncos have already gotten a visit from the top cover-corner from the islands and the Razorbacks are scheduled to get the final visit next weekend. Will he leave Monlake committed to the Dawgs? We'll find out on Sunday.

3) Crenshaw (Los Angeles) CB Gregory Ducre (Uncommitted) Ducre is an outstanding athlete and he, along with Ioane, fits a huge need with this class. He's more of a cover-corner than Ioane and he's almost as physical. Ducre has already visited Arizona State and Colorado and after he finishes his visit to Washington this weekend he told me he'll sit down with his family to make a decision. At this point, Washington is pretty much even with the Sun Devils and Buffaloes, but his visit to Montlake this weekend may push the Dawgs into the lead.

4) Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) DT Sione Potoae (Committed) Potoae is one of the jewels of Washington's 2010 class. He's the fifth-rated defensive tackle prospect in the nation and lived up to his hype this fall, helping to lead the Lancers to the state 3A semifinals. Potoae could have gone anywhere and took a trip to USC and gave an ear to UCLA and Oregon for a bit, but decided to re-affirm his commitment to Washington and now will be counted on to help recruit some of the islander players still eyeing the Huskies.

5) Bothell (Wa.) OL Colin Porter (Committed) The big and physical lineman could play almost anywhere along the line, but Porter's ultimate destination appears to be at guard. He's huge – a legit 6-5 and a little over 300 pounds – and he has good feet for a young man his size. He helped lead Bothell to the state 4A semifinals while paving the way for RB Luke Proulx's huge junior year and Porter also earned Kingco Offensive co-Player of the Year and First Team All-League honors. Porter also took part in the Hawaii vs. the Mainland football game held in December and will play for Team USA when they take on the rest of the world in a tournament to be held later this month.

6) Bothell TE Michael Hartvigson (Committed) Hartvigson had a huge senior season, posting 23 receptions for 298 yards and eight touchdowns while also posting over 50 tackles and 10 sacks and earning Kingco Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as First Team All-Conference on both sides of the ball. Hartvigson will get his first look at tight end for the Dawgs, but don't be surprised if he ends up on the defensive side of the ball where Porter said of his teammate "he's by far the toughest defensive player I faced all year and that was just in practice." He'll join Porter on the Team USA roster as well.

7) O'Dea (Seattle) FB Zach Fogerson (Committed) Fogerson became the earliest commitment ever for the Dawgs, pledging to them nearly 18 months before he could sign. After briefly turning his attention toward schools like Michigan, Louisville, Nebraska, Tennessee and Boise State among others, Fogerson re-affirmed his commitment to the Dawgs and has been a salesman to those players looking at Washington. His older brother, Johri, will be a junior this fall with the Huskies.

8) O'Dea (Seattle) OL Ben Riva (Committed) He's got a lot of filling out to do, but few young men his size (6-6, 285) have the feet and agility that Riva possesses. After a few years under Ivan Lewis' tutelage, Riva could easily turn into a solid tackle prospect at either end of the line. Riva had an outstanding senior season, earning First Team All-Metro honors as well as Offensive Lineman of the Year honors as well.

9) Lakes DE/LB Darius Waters (Committed) One of the top pass-rushers in the state, Waters didn't put up huge stats this year, but part of that was because the Lakes starters were rarely in a game past the first half. Waters was selected for the Offense-Defense All-American game that was held two weeks ago in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and he had an interception of a deflected pass while showing off his natural athleticism. He needs a year in the weight room before he can be asked to do much more than special teams, but with his speed, size and explosiveness he appears to have a very bright future as a Husky.

10) Lakes S Jamaal Kearse (Committed) Like Fogerson, Kearse's older brother (Jermaine) will be a junior next fall, but while the elder Kearse has the speed, the younger one has the size. Jamaal is a legit 6-2 and he weighs in at 205 pounds already. Expect him to be a hard-hitting strong safety once he gets used to the speed of the game in the Pac 10. Kearse's numbers were very pedestrian for a player with his talents, but that was mainly due to opposing offenses never getting much further than a few yards past the line of scrimmage as well as the fact that the starters were usually pulled after the first half in most of the Lancers' games.

11) Jesuit (Portland) WR Keanon Lowe (Committed) Lowe was one of the top playmakers on the West Coast this year and had a monster game for the Crusaders in the 6A State Championship game, carrying the ball 40 times for 310 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-43 loss to Sheldon. As a senior, he rushed for 1,213 yards and 20 touchdowns and had 42 catches for 603 yards and seven scores. For his career, he caught 107 passes for 1,966 yards and 22 touchdowns and that is where he's projected to get his first look with the Huskies, but there is always a chance he could move over to the defensive side of the ball where he was named the Oregon State Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 40 tackles and four interceptions. Rumors have swirled that Lowe and Oregon were on a collision-course and he could end up committing to the Ducks, but we've been hearing for the past week he was set on signing with the Huskies. Can things change? Sure, but it appears the Washington coaches will do what they can to get him settled and stop him from looking around.

12) Jordan (Long Beach, Ca.) LB Princeton Fuimaono (Committed) "Bo Bo", as he's called by his friends, committed to the Huskies back in June and has yet to speak to the media about things, but from everything I have been able to gather, Fuimaono is firmly committed to the Huskies and is set to sign with them next month. He's a solid student and should see time early with the Dawgs as long as he's put on some weight and muscle since Scout.com saw him last spring at a football camp where he weighed a mere 195 pounds. Expect him to be put at the WIL (weakside linebacker) spot once he arrives this summer.

13) Jordan S Johnny Timu – (Committed) The Panthers really missed their leader on the field when Timu went down in game two of the season with a completely blown out knee. Timu was magic with the ball in his hands and there's a chance he could end up on the offensive side of the ball, but word is he'll get his first look at safety. He could end up being a greyshirt possibility while he recovers from knee surgery which he just had a little over two weeks ago.

14) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Ca.) QB Nick Montana (Committed) Montana had a huge season, leading the Lions to the state semifinals by completing 58.1% of his passes for 2,636 yards, with 34 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. He also led them to a thrilling 28-25 win over Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) and Jake Heaps, 28-25, a game that was featured on ESPNU. Montana was also named as an Under Armor All-American.

15) Oaks Christian OL Erik Kohler - (Committed) Kohler protected Montana's blindside this year and projects as a prototypical left tackle at the next level. When I initially watched his film, he appeared to be a better fit at right tackle, but as the season progressed and I got a larger sample-size, his athleticism and feet really stood out and now I feel he'll be a fixture on the left side for the next four years. Kohler is largely considered one of the top lineman west of the Mississippi and is the top tackle prospect on the West Coast. Kohler joined Waters as an Offense-Defense All-Star Game participant and had a great week of practice against some of the top high school football prospects in the country.

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