Washington Husky Signing Day 2017 marks the end of the football recruiting year, and Chris Petersen’s Huskies are looking to finish on an uptick. Here’s what you need to know before Wednesday.
Signing Day 2017 is nearly here, which means the chaos ends soon. For each question will come the answer – some we will enjoy and some we will not. But February 1st brings closure. Much like any journey, there is always anxiety of “Did we pack everything?”, and “Did we forget anything?”.
We’ll learn soon enough.
As always, there is the non-stop concerns about who will sign where, what big surprises will drop and what it all means for each school going forward.
Here’s five big Washington Husky story lines to watch on Signing Day:
How Many Slots Can The University Of Washington Fill?
History suggest that the University of Washington will fill 17-18 slots. Since Coach Petersen arrived, the team has recruited 25 in 2014, 25 in 2015, 17 in 2016 and 17 so far in 2017. Since the team can have up to 85 scholarships, the program must now manage that number. With 18 scholarships available, plus the freed up spots from Sidney Jones and Budda Baker, the team can commit 20 scholarships (estimated) in this year.
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So far, 17 of those have been claimed. In fact, it was likely the elections of Connor Wedington and Marlon Tuipulotu which freed up slots for recent commit Jaxson Kirkland.
On one hand, many are expecting the school to remain in the 17-18 range. On the other hand, Washington Husky recruiting is aware of the inroads made by USC and Oregon, and will do everything it takes to remain on par with both programs