Monday, August 16, 2010
Huskies land top recruit Austin Seferian-Jenkins
The Huskies landed the very talented 6'7", 260 lb TE from Gig Harbor Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The Huskies out recruited the University of Texas along with Florida, LSU and Cal to keep the #1 TE according to Rivals.com here at Washington. This landing of Jenkins signifies how Sark is doing as a recruiter. Sarkisian last year brought in a top 15 recruiting class according to scout.com and most of that class was signed before he had ever coached a game. No longer is UW fighting for 3 and 4 star recruits. Sark is going for the big fish. He is doing what he can to land the best possible recruits at that very position. The recruiting process is a bit of a gamble.
The main thing about landing Jenkins is that even if he is a bust by landing him the Huskies will land other top recruits. When your roster is full of 4 and 5 star recruits you can afford to have a few be a bust and still be very talented. Look at this current UW offense for example. They just kicked off Kavario Middleton off the team. When UW landed Middleton he was the #2 TE in the nation. The good news for UW is they have a talented 4 star recruit in Chris Izibiki waiting in the wings, along with other high recruits such as Chris Polk, Devin Aguilar, Jermaine Kearse and of course Jake Locker.
Next up for UW is top recruits Kasen Williams WR from Skyline(5 star recruit), DeAnthony Thomas DB,(Crenshaw Senior HS)Los Angeles, CA(5 star recruit),and Brett Hundley QB(4 star recruit). The Huskies are in the running for a ton of big time recruits. Its good to see top tier kids turning down such programs as a Texas for UW again. Welcome to Washington Austin Seferian-Jenkins!