The Washington Husky Recruiting class of 2017 is now in the books. But the team lost two highly regarded prospects to Stanford University? How?
The University of Washington Huskies did practically all they could do to attract the best recruiting class in the nation’s history. On one hand, the team landed at the 23rd nationally ranked team. On the other hand, in the end the Huskies landed enough recruits to fuel optimism for the team’s future.
But under the “what if” category, what if the team managed to land both Washington players who landed at Stanford University? The Washington Huskies were very much in the running to both 5-star OT Foster Sarrell, and 4-star RB Connor Wedington. To that point, two backyard prospects were enticed to play elsewhere. But why? And even more importantly, will it happen again?
Let’s focus on the “why”, and then the answer of prevention avails itself.
The University of Stanford is one of the highest academically rated universities in the nation. As such, the school has a certain niche in drafting players for their football program -take your SAT’s, work on your GPA, then we’ll talk.
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In fact, that selectivity is the same strategy used by the United States Marine Corps rather successfully. “The Few, The Proud, The Marines”. The concept elevates participation to “a cut above”. Just by making it to the team, players have ascended to a better class, a better state of being.