February 1st is National Signing Day 2017! The Huskies hope to cash in on their 2016 playoff appearance by completing the recruiting cycle on a high note after some disappointments in mid January. Will Chris Peterson and company close the deal on their top targets?
The University of Washington enters Signing Day 2017 with 17 committed players. Two are already signed: three-star Santa Barbara kicker Joel Whitford and tight-end Jacob Kizer.
The remaining 15, including RB Salvon Ahmed, and WR Terrell Bynum begin that journey with the Huskies On February 1st.
A boost for the Huskies could come form the remote chance the team lands wide receiver Joseph Lewis. UW may still address positional needs even on National Signing Day. On one hand, the team would enjoy commitments from Jay Tufele, Corey Bethley, Noah Elliss , Jordan Lolohea on defense. On the other hand, the team would also benefit from commitments by Austin Jackson, Jaxson Kirkland or Nick Ford.
Last year, UW secured the nation’s 25th ranked class with a Signing Week haul of Byron Murphy, Isaiah Gilchrist, Camilo Eifler, Brandon Wellington, Taylor Rapp, Sean McGrew, Luke Wattenberg, and Jordan Chin. This year, the Huskies class enters the day last ranked at 18 by USA TODAY, but there is still the possibility of seeing that score rise.
We’ll have full coverage of Signing Day here at Husky Haul, as we track all of the Huskies’ signings and live blog, in addition to generating conversation below in our comment section.
If you want to take a statewide view of the events of the day, check out FanSided’s Emerald City Swagger. They will have virtually all Washington sports, including the Washington State Cougars.
And so, pour yourself a cup of coffee, a frothy cold beer, or a mellow red wine if you prefer, fluff your back pillow, order that pizza and strap in for the recruiting roller coaster ride. Welcome to Signing Day.
Live Blog Will Go Live at Midnight, February 1st, 2017
(January 31, 2017): Hello All! If you haven’t done so you, you still have time to grab essentials from the grocery store, turn up the heat, and settle in for what will surely be a very exciting day for Washington Huskies recuriting!
January 31, 2017: 10 PM – Okay. You have your tailgating menu, cold beverages, and alarms set?
We’ve loaded the stories most pertinent to your day above. We’ve also taken the time to preload the scheduled time slots for the players to announce their decision. If you don’t see an update at the time, click on the link and you will go straight to their twitter or story to find out first hand.
Keep stopping back frequently, as information can break at any time
(-0:40 Mins) Okay, I know I’m early, but I wanted to get this out there. Fears and concerns over WR Ty Jones have spiked since SCOUT.COM downgraded Ty Jones commitment to UW from a hard commit to a soft verbal over his visit to UCLA.
I am now prepared to go on record predicting WR Ty Jones WILL sign his Letter of Intent with UW. With the UW Huskies still in the running with a number of uncommitted prospects, this could be a very positive day.
12:01 AM: Welcome everybody to the 2017 Husky Haul National Signing Day Coverage!
Since not much is going on at the moment, feel free to check out the links embedded thoughout this article. If you are tired, this would be a good time to catch some shut eye. We expect the action to build throughout the day, culminating in a host of afternoon signings.
06:25 AM WR Ty Jones Arrives In Seattle
06:36 AM Well, so far (to no surprise) the action has been on the east coast. But I’ve been scanning the statuses (or is it stati ? I need sleep) of the uncommitted prospects.
06:40 AM Formerly uncommitted OLB Levi Jones from Austin TX commits to USC.
06:51 AM DE Jordan Lolohea signing scholarship paperwork with UW
09:49 AM Continuing to update arrivals to Seattle of recruits. The “showmanship” of USC commits is getting headlines. UW headlines game day, not draft day.
11:30 AM 4-star DT Jay Tufele from South Jordan, UT