Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Top Washington recruit misses
By Mason Kelley
Top five who never were
QB Nick Montana Class: 2010 Rated a four-star prospect coming out of high school, Montana was rated the No. 13 passer in the nation. The son of three-time Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, Nick didn’t last long at Washington, transferring after his redshirt freshman season.
TE Kavario Middleton Class: 2008 Rated the nation’s No. 2 tight end coming out of high school, talent was never an issue for Middleton. However, prior to his junior season at Washington, he was dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules. Off-the-field issued derailed his college career at Washington.
S James Sample Class: 2011 Considered a key piece to Washington’s 2011 class, Sample battled nagging shoulder injuries throughout his time with the Huskies and struggled to find the field. The school announced in January that Sample would transfer.
DT Sione Potoa’e Class: 2010 A four-year starter in high school, the four-star prospect played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. After finishing his junior year with the Huskies in 2012, Potoa’e simply hasn’t had the success he seemed destined for coming out of high school.
OL Colin Porter Class: 2010 A highly touted local prospect, Porter lived up to his reputation early in his career. Porter’s problem ended up being a physical issue, with shoulder injuries forcing him to give up the game before he was ready.