In Latest USA Today Ranking, University of Washington Recruiting Class Of 2017 Ranks Second In PAC-12
The Latest 2017 College Football Recruiting Composite Team Rankings were published by USA Today, and the University of Washington‘s class is second in the PAC-12.
In fact, the team only trails USC for the time being. Per the composite ranking, USC leads all PAC-12 schools with a composite score of 13.25, good for 12th on the ranking chart. By comparison, the University of Washington’s score comes in at 19.25, good for 18th. Other PAC-12 Teams include: UCLA at 19 (composite score 20), Stanford at 20 (composite score 20.5), Colorado at 29 (composite score 27.5)
Class Of The Class
The 2017 recruiting class is led by seven four-star prospects. They include on offense: offensive tackle Henry Bainivalu, running back Salvon Ahmed, wide receiver Terrell Bynum, and tight-end Hunter Bryant, . Additionally, the defense is led by defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu, cornerback Elijah Molden, and safety Brandon McKinney.
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The class has 17 commits so far, but the team is wisely continuing the pursuit of candidates. An area of particular interest is offensive line, where the team recently announced offensive tackle Cole Norgaard commiting. The team is seeking a third offensive lineman to add to this class.
Recovering From 2017 NFL Draft
It’s very important for Washington to do well in recruiting this year, as the team has been ranked as the football program most adversely impacted by the 2017 NFL Draft. And it’s true that the University of Washington could have four former players come off the draft board in the first two rounds.
Despite the attrition of quality players, the University of Washington has a solid core of playoff-experienced contributors who are eager to line up and pick up in 2017 where they left off.
It will be a new set of challenges, facing a new host of teams. But if the rankings prove anything, the University of Washington is attracting some of the best of the nation. And for good reason.
UW gets results.