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Feb.
3rd

Huskies recruiting Q-and-A with Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman

Had a chance to ask Brandon Huffman, Scout.com’s national director of recruiting, a few questions via email last week. A couple of these answers appeared in our profile of Huskies quarterback signee Jake Browning, but I figured I’d pass along the rest of the Q-and-A here before signing day.

1. In your opinion, has quarterback recruiting become more or less difficult in the past 10 years? In other words, is it less of a sure thing that a 4 or 5-star prospect will pan out than it used to be? Or has the prevalence of summer passing leagues and individual QB gurus made the scouting process more accurate?

Huffman: “It’s hard to say because you still have 3-stars flourish like Johnny Manziel and Marcus Mariota and five-stars become busts like Jake Heaps and Gunner Kiel. To me, the key is all in development and not trying to fit a square peg in a round hole or rushing a quarterback when he’s not ready. Individual QB gurus are good on one hand but sometimes, quarterbacks come in TOO trained and they’re stuck in their ways and coaches can’t fix them when they get to college. Read more »

Feb.
5th

Chris Petersen excited about first UW signing day

Chris Petersen seemed excited about some of the OKGs (Our Kind of Guys) he has spoken of so often when referring to his first recruiting class at the University of Washington.

Petersen couldn’t hold his extreme excitement for signing Bellevue’s Budda Baker very well. He said Baker is a need in the secondary with the loss of so many players from that position and is looking forward to him seeing immediate playing time. Baker might also get some looks in a couple offensive packages and in the return game as he gains more experience.

Petersen touted his

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Feb.
5th

Budda Baker: “At the end of the day, this was my gut feeling”

Budda Baker unveiled his commitment to the University of Washington Tuesday on KING-5 on Tuesday, but made it official with a fax Wednesday morning.

I trekked to Bellevue High to speak with the state of Washington’s top-ranked recruit at 7 this morning. Baker said UW coach Chris Peterson told him he would play free safety and include him in a package on offense as well.

Baker committed to Oregon in December, but decommitted in mid-January. He took an official visit to UW the following weekend, a visit to UCLA the weekend of Jan. 25 then said he

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Feb.
6th

Sarkisian: ‘This is about quality, not quantity’

Steve Sarkisian just wrapped up his Signing Day press conference. Some quick notes from what he said, including this overall assessment “There’s not going to be too many of these guys that have to come in and play like we’ve had to in the past. We’re at a point now where redshirting guys has become a luxury for us.”:

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Feb.
6th

Signing Day thread: Washington misses out on a couple big ones, rest going as expected

Welcome to National Signing Day, keeping fax machines relevant since 2006.

Throughout the day, we’ll have updates on what is expected to be a full and highly rated class for Washington and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Hit the jump and scroll down for updates:

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