February 7th is National Signing Day 2018! The Washington Football team welcomes some of the best football prospects in the nation. But will there be another positive surprise to top off this class on a high note? Will Coach Chris Peterson and company close the deal on their top targets?
The remaining 19 had already signed during the early signing period.
A boost for the Huskies could still come form the chance the team lands 4-star 6-foot-6 pro-style quarterback Tanner McKee from Corona, California, or weakside defensive end Jeremiah Martin. Martin chose to save his last official vist for Washington, and was able to witness the stunning upset of the Arizona Wildcats at the Huskies home basketball game.
While this team appears to be set, there is always a remote chance of another football player joining the class.
Last year, UW secured the nation’s 22nd ranked class with a Signing Week haul of Salvon Ahmed, Hunter Bryant, Elijan Molden, Henry Bainivalu, and more. This year, the Huskies class enters the day last ranked at 11 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. You may also want to follow both Roman Tomashoff and Cody Tyo on Twitter today as well. Both are outstanding contributors and may be able to add some updates to your social media.
Live Blog Will Go Live at Midnight, February 7th, 2018
(February 7, 2018): 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 recruiting!
3:30 AM – Good morning and welcome to the 2018 National Signing day. You can keep this page bookmarked and check back. While we do NOT expect a wild ride today, the Washington Huskies have some positive momentum.
3:31 AM – While you await NEW news, you can check out the latest USA Today NCAA football projections for 2018. Surprisingly, the Washington Huskies are already projected at eight. They project Auburn to come in at 13. Does that mean they have read my season opener forecast?
3:55 AM – Is there room for more of an encore? Perhaps. So far we’ve been a bit prophetic as we cite how the Washington Huskies can top all this off today.
4:00 AM – Did you know that Sports Illustrated and FanSided are related? You can catch the latest Washington Huskies football information here. And the great thing is that Sports Illustrated posts articles published here at The Husky Haul real time. So you won’t miss a thing!
4:01 AM – While we’re at it, did you know FanSided has an NCAA football website, and a website for virtually any and all NCAA football programs? You can spy on upcoming opponents, or catch the latest news about a rival in their own words. Be sure to let them know The Husky Haul sent you.
4:05 AM – Have you checked out Roman Tomashoff’s articles recently? He’s got a great flair and insights. I really enjoyed his perfect 2018 recruiting class. While some of the names have changed, he certainly was spot on about the positions we would eventually nail down.
4:10 AM – Trying to sort through how the incoming players may impact the 2018 Washington Football team? Well Roman Tomashoff is one step ahead of you. He has a nice article out on that very topic: 3 breakout stars for 2018.
Recruiting class rankings entering National Signing Day
4:15 AM – Just for a point of reference, Adam Friedman tweeted the “before” 2018 recruiting class rankings
Let’s see where the Huskies end up. We have some opportunities to land some more recruits today.
4:45 AM – Okay, I let the ESPN crew have it over that infamous cupcake fiasco. So it’s only right I should laud them when the get it right. ESPN’s Tom Luginbill singing the praises of Coach Petersen and crew.
It’s worth a listen.
8:10 a.m. – Here we go… Julius Irvin Signing
And Tuli Letuligasenoa
Now we wait for news from DE Jeremiah Martin
8:50 a.m – Well waddya know? A walk on running back by the name of Jamyn Patu is committing to the University of Washington. He had an offer from Montana, but will pursue his football future as a Washington Husky.
Maybe it’s been a long night/morning, but I am touched by the conviction of this young man. I hope he fully realizes his dream. Wow… just wow. Courageous.
AND He’s pretty darned good too.
9:20 a.m. – Are you on social media? Don’t miss the FB signing series up now.
10:00 a.m. – Jeremiah Martin live twitter feed
In the end, Jeremiah Martin commits to Texas A&M. Washington made a solid run for him
11:46 a.m. – Social media dying down. For the 22 young men about to play for the Washington Football team, the easy part is over. Embracing the opportunity is just the first step of optimizing the opportunity. Practice, physical fitness, sleep, hydration, nutrition, perspective, focus are now all daily measures of how well they will do.
13:30 p.m. – Just for kicks, how about we announce a walk-on kicker for the Washington Football Team? Kicker Dylan Williams