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Shoutout to the TSIO team for their great work. Getting Togiai and the other Polys, maybe a LB prospect with speed and the ability to carry more than 210 lbs gets me excited.
Signing many quality prospects matters: 4+ stars or better. History shows expectations doesn’t correlate with production. As we’ve seen with Austin Joyner, Kevin King—John Ross even— it took three years of Pete and his systems development before the talent equaled the production.
Some of you didn’t care for the Cyler Miles warning, expecting Yankoff to come in lead this team to the promised land. Out of HS, Miles had the best offer list of any recruit—outside of Shaq Thompson— I recall in the last 25 years, outside of Shaq Thompson. He won the Army AA game MVP through the air and with his legs. I think we can all agree he mostly sucked. This bored celebrated the day he left. Sirmon, Uber talented. There are questions. Full disclosure: I dooged for Jake Eason (FM)
More Heralded Husky QB recruits the past 25 years:
Damon Huard. Gatorade AA. A top 5, maybe the highest rated HS QB the year he signed with UW. Nuff said on that one.
Brock Huard: essentially the same resume, and a major disappointment. More on his replacement later.
Casey Paus. Casey fucking Paus. UW Player Bio “nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman in 2000 ... a Sporting News, PrepStar, Student Sports, and SuperPrep All-American ... ranked sixth in the nation at QB by Rivals.com ... a member of PrepStar's Top 120 "Dream Team" .. also named to Student Sports' Top 100, and ninth at QB ... ranked 11th on PrepStar's Midwest Region "Super 30" list.”
Jack Locker. The savior Doogs (Disclosure: I bought the hype too) expected would turn the program around. He didn’t. Fuck off in advance for the first round pick replies.
Jeff Lindquist (NT)
Troy Williams. Doogman hailed Williams as a polished passer who threw pretty spirals. His Adidas commercial after he left was kind of cool.
Marques Tuiasopo. Rated lower than the above list. Considered a safety or LB prospect. Tui was the best UW QB in the history of the program. BJ Hobart was undefeated. Strip down that defense, weaken his offensive supporting cast and he is likely JAG.
Other notable Dooglegends mentioned in many threads. Mike Luystk. Danny Makiati. Theron Hill. Craig Noble. A. Boyle’s, etc.
Talent and development maters. Vea was a three star. Ektard argues he would have been a four star if it wasn’t for his grades. Bullshit. He was a massive talent and lazy in HS. Development matters. Henry Roberts? Four star. Projected bookend tackle. Pete signee, four years in, hasn’t done shit. Nick Harris. Coleman Shelton. Boomer Sosbee...
Ty Jones had a rep for playing soft until midway through his senior year. Expecting him to be a savior, or any other recruit for that matter to rejuvenate a weak position is Doogish.
I hate BBK as our Mik. Stanford abused us and have no doubt, Penn State will come right after BBK’s 200 lb frame. Kudos for his development. He’s consistently makes the right reads but 2 yard gains, go for 5 or more, as BBK gets drug behind. Cam Eifler? Nothing yet. Agata: redshirting. Beavers, better than BBK, why doesn’t he play more?
Savior recruits are for Doogs. TSIO is spot on “Talent—lots of it— and Development matter.” The team we root for needs both.