Pac-12: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins

2012 preseason All-Pac-12 team

August, 29, 2012
It's time for our preseason All-Pac-12 team.

Most of this won't be surprising, though making distinctions at receiver and running back was particularly difficult. If you were to magically switch out our two receivers and replace them with USC's Marqise Lee and Cal's Keenan Allen you wouldn't get much objection.

You might notice that USC and Oregon dominated the team: Seven Trojans and seven Ducks made the cut. That's sort of what happens when your team is ranked in the preseason top five.

Nine teams are represented. Only Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA didn't provide players.

And making Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas just a return guy felt too underwhelming for us.


QB Matt Barkley, USC

RB Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

RB Kenjon Barner, Oregon

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

WR Robert Woods, USC

WR Marquess Wilson, Washington State

OL David Bakhtiari, Colorado

OL Khaled Holmes, USC

OL Carson York, Oregon

OL Matt Summers-Gavin, California

OL David Yankey, Stanford

K Andre Heidari, USC

FANCYPANTS De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon


DE Dion Jordan, Oregon

DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

DE Ben Gardner, Stanford

LB Chase Thomas, Stanford

LB Dion Bailey, USC

LB Shayne Skov, Stanford

LB Michael Clay, Oregon

CB Nickell Robey, USC

CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

S T.J. McDonald, USC

S John Boyett, Oregon

P Jackson Rice, Oregon

Is Hundley about to break up Washington's 'big three'

August, 30, 2010
The big recruiting news on Friday was receiver Kasen Williams, ranked 60th on the ESPNU 150, committing to Washington.

Williams is part two of a recruiting troika that the Huskies are eagerly eyeballing. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who previously committed to Washington, was part one.

Part three? That's quarterback Brett Hundley (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler).

But Hundley canceled a weekend visit to Washington and wrote on his Facebook page that he will announce his commitment on Sept. 6. He's choosing between the Huskies and UCLA.

So what does all this mean? Recruiting insider Greg Biggins gives his take:
Hundley's recruitment has been a two-team race between the Huskies and Bruins for some time. For at least the past month, Washington appeared to be a strong leader but the Bruins have made up a lot of ground. Following a strong visit to Westwood two weeks ago, there was talk the signal-caller may have had a new leader and the fact that Hundley has decided to commit right after missing his visit to UW only fuels that speculation.

It's important to understand that Hundley has already visited the Huskies twice before on unofficial visits. Deciding to commit so soon after canceling his visit to Washington could mean the visit to UCLA pushed them over the top, but it could also mean Hundley already knows enough about the Huskies and didn't need to see them again before announcing. Either way, a week from Monday, one lucky program will have a commitment from the top signal-caller in the West region.

In other words, it's foolish to try to interpret what's going on -- the canceled visit could be positive for UCLA and negative for Washington or vice versa.

What is clear is this is a big recruiting showdown over a QB between Steve Sarkisian and Rick Neuheisel, who both are former QBs who are highly regarded for their knowledge of the position.