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Category: Recruiting


Matisse Thybulle, 4-star SF prospect, commits to Huskies basketball team

Washington picked up another oral commitment from a highly-rated local basketball recruit, as 6-foot-6 small-forward prospect Matisse Thybulle from Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish tweeted that he plans to play for the Huskies.

Thybulle is considered a 4-star recruit by Scout.com, and is ranked the No. 15 player at his position in the 2015 recruiting class. He was also considering Gonzaga. Read more »


Reports: LB prospect Ben Burr-Kirven commits to Washington

Linebacker prospect Ben Burr-Kirven from Sacred Heart Prepatory in Atherton, Calif., has committed to play football for the Washington Huskies, Realdawg.com was the first to report.

Burr-Kirven is considered by Scout.com to be a 3-star recruit and the No. 47 middle linebacker prospect in the 2015 recruiting class. He is listed at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds on his Scout profile. Read more »


Report: DE prospect Jason Scrempos commits to Washington

Jason Scrempos, a defensive end prospect from Milpitas (Calif.) High School, has given a verbal commitment to play football for the Washington Huskies, Chris Fetters of Scout.com is reporting.

Scrempos is listed by Scout.com at 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds. He is rated by that service as a 3-star prospect, and is the 111th-ranked defensive end prospect in the 2015 class. Read more »


Bellevue OL Henry Roberts announces commitment to Washington

Henry Roberts, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive lineman from Bellevue High School, announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that he plans to play for the Washington Huskies, choosing UW over Stanford and USC. He also held offers from other Pac-12 schools, according to Scout.com.

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Former Mariner HS star KeiVarae Russell part of academic fraud investigation at Notre Dame

KeiVarae Russell, the former Mariner High School star who was heavily recruited by Washington before signing with Notre Dame in 2012, is one of four players who has been suspended by Notre Dame while the school investigates claims of academic fraud.

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick confirmed the identities of the suspended players during a news conference a few minutes ago.

Russell starred as a running back and defensive back at Mariner. He plays cornerback for the Irish. Back in December 2011, Russell had narrowed his college choices to Notre Dame and Washington. He said he chose to sign with the Irish because, as he told The Seattle Times, “Notre Dame, as far as athletically and academically, you can’t beat it. Once you get a degree from Notre Dame, you’re basically set for life.” Read more »