Friday, January 25, 2013
HuskyNation mailbag: Jan. 25
By Mason Kelley
Washington will welcome Myles Jack to campus for an official visit.
SEATTLE -- After back-to-back weekends featuring a long list of official visitors, Washington only has a pair of prospects coming to campus.
And they don’t have to travel far.
Linebacker Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) and receiver Ryan Turman (Bellevue, Wash./Interlake) -- a walk-on commit -- are both local prospects. Walk-on running back commit Ralph Kinne (Shelton, Wash./Shelton) said recently he planned to take his visit this weekend, but he will not.
While the Huskies don’t have a big group of visitors heading to town, Jack is one of the program’s remaining top targets. The UCLA commit was in Southern California last week to visit the Bruins and he said the trip reinforced his initial commitment.
Washington now has a chance to change his mind.
Will it work? Well, we will see what he says after his visit.
While the Huskies spend the weekend wooing Jack, it is time to tackle the mailbag.
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Here is this week’s HuskyNation mailbag:
Matt, Seattle, via e-mail: Where do the Dawgs stand with the Robinson twins? It sounded like they were going to set up officials to UW once Chip Kelly left. Is this really the case? Can you get a good feel for the SoCal twins? I know they were in Marques Tuiasosopo's region for UCLA so I have to imagine he has a good relationship with them. I think that they would be amazing fits here at UW because they are such versatile athletes. I know our basketball team could really use the help too!
A: If Tyree Robinson and his twin brother, Tyrell Robinson, decided to flip from Oregon to Washington, the Huskies would make sure they had room for the brothers in the 2013 class.
However, after taking a trip to USC, they cancelled a trip to Ohio State. Washington was the other school the twins were thinking about visit after former Oregon coach Chip Kelly bolted for the NFL, but they seem to be solid to the Ducks at this point.
A very good in-home visit earlier this week seemed to solidify their commitment to Oregon.
@Ryantelin via Twitter: Seems like recruiting is slowing for UW. Will there be any additions on signing day with Myles Jack now solid with UCLA?
A: Jack’s trip to UCLA did a lot to convince him his first choice was the right choice. However, the Huskies will try and change his mind this weekend, so they are not completely out of the running here.
It will take a lot to change his mind.
Now, if Jack doesn’t join this year’s class, there are a couple of names still out there. Washington is still on the list of defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif./Placer) and could still pull offensive lineman Nico Falah (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) away from USC.
But there is a chance that Washington’s class stays where it is and, if that is the case, it is still a top 25 group.
@tomheinbaugh via Twitter: Compared to who the Dawgs have committed at linebacker, how much better is Jack, in your opinion?
A: This is an interesting question. I really like the linebackers Washington has in this group. Sean Constantine (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue), Azeem Victor (Pomona, Calif./Pomona) and Connor O’Brien (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita) are all talented prospects.
Jack would be a very good fit. He has already proven he can play well with Constantine, his high school teammate.
Now, as far as how good Jack is compared to the other current commits, well, one of the coaches on Bellevue’s staff said he thought Jack was one of the best defensive players on the West Coast this year.
There is a reason programs from Oregon to Florida State are all fighting for his services.