Friday, November 30, 2012
HuskyNation mailbag: Nov. 30
By Mason Kelley
SEATTLE -- As soon as coaches were allowed to hit the road for in-home visits last Sunday, Washington’s coaching staff scattered.
One of the Huskies’ first stops was on the other side of the state to see Notre Dame athlete commit Danny Mattingly (Spokane, Wash./Mead). Since then the list of stops has been long and impressive.
Ace recruiter Tosh Lupoi has visited commits defensive end Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster), receiver Darrell Daniels (Oakley, Calif./Freedom), offensive lineman Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) and defensive tackle Elijah Qualls (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande), among others.
He also made trips to see targets defensive end Joe Mathis (Upland, Calif./Upland) and offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley (Aloha, Ore./Aloha).
Peter Sirmon caught the attention of linebacker target Azeem Victor (Pomona, Calif./Pomona) and Justin Wilcox was part of a contingent that went to gauge the interest of USC commit Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer). Offensive line coach Dan Cozzetto stopped by to get better acquainted with the family of center commit Dane Crane.
As the program continues its push to signing day, the staff will continue making the rounds, stopping by to see cornerback Patrick Enewally (Cerritos, Calif./Gahr) Friday.
With Washington working to round out its recruiting class, it is time to tackle the mailbag.
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Here is this week’s HuskyNation mailbag:
Marian: Who is visiting the UW this week? I’m hearing pleasant rumors.
A: No visitors this week. The Huskies have some big weekends on the horizon and should have some impressive names Dec. 7, but there have been no confirmed official visits set up for this weekend.
Nate, Seattle: So begins the crazy recruiting season. UW hired some of the best recruiters in the country. What is the likelihood of UW pulling a big name last minute like Shaq Thompson of 2012’s class?
A: Crazy indeed. The recruiting season is in full swing, and Washington is working on some big names. There is a strong chance the Huskies pull off a last-minute surprise. They did it last year. They can do it again this year.
Now, who will that be? Well, that’s what makes this time of year so crazy. It’s almost impossible to predict who that prospect will be until just before it happens.
Kevin: I haven’t heard a lot about Joe Mathis recently. What’s up with his recruitment? Home visits and official visits?
A: Mathis remains one of the Huskies’ top targets. They already have stopped by for an in-home visit and, from everything I have heard, Washington is still going to get an official visit from the four-star recruit.
RipCityHuskyFan via Twitter: What OL and LB recruits are the Dawgs going after that we can keep our eye on?
A: I would keep a very close eye on linebacker Azeem Victor (Pomona, Calif./Pomona). He really enjoyed his in-home with linebackers coach Peter Sirmon. The Huskies have made an impact here.
Washington already has three prospects currently committed who are linebackers or who project to that position, so if the program lands Victor that might be it for that position.
As far as the offensive line goes, the Huskies are still looking at Kearsley, former Oregon commit Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos) and Riley Sorenson (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita).