Everyone knows the usual suspects who appear at the top of the class rankings, but some unfamiliar names have done early work with the Class of 2017.
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Huskies have chance at best class
With a lot of talent in-state, Washington is primed to have maybe the best recruiting class of Chris Petersen's tenure. His staff already has as many 2017 commits in the ESPN 300 as it had on signing day in February. Programs which will make noise in 2017 (Insider)
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The Huskies are off to a terrific start with the 2017 recruiting class and that was made evident with the release of the initial ESPN 300 on Wednesday. Washington's three commitments on the list tie it with Stanford for most in the Pac-12. The ESPN 300 commits are DT Marlon Tuipulotu (No. 106), WR Terrell Bynum (No. 177) and TE Hunter Bryant (No. 244). The Huskies finished the 2016 class with three ESPN 300 commits and look as though they could go well past that number with this class.
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The Pac-12 has 14 players committed in the initial ESPN 300: Stanford, 3, Oregon 2, UCLA 2, USC 2, Washington 2, Arizona 1, Arizona State 1 and Cal 1.
Oregon, USC and UCLA are at the head of the Pac-12 class in spring game attendance.
Huskies' John Ross can really run
Ross is one of college football's fastest players. We're hoping the knee injury that held him out last year doesn't hamper him this season so he can continue to dazzle. Fastest players on top-25 teams
Receiver John Ross impressed in last Saturday's scrimmage with his speed, while coach Chris Petersen said he was happy with QB Jake Browning's growth.
The Huskies are eager to get a look at receiver John Ross and how he and the passing game fare against what should be a top-notch defense.
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The Huskies could enter camp in August with several starting jobs still unclaimed, including a heated battle for playing time at receiver.
The Huskies and Chris Peterson continue with recent momentum adding the Oregon defensive line prospect.
Best guess: Arizona's defense under Marcel Yates is going to end up looking like the base-nickel he ran at Boise State.
Chris Peterson and the Huskies won another Southern California recruiting battle to bring Bynum to Seattle.
Oregon and Stanford have done well stockpiling their teams with QB recruits but other Pac-12 North teams need to make some moves.
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After sitting out the past year with a knee injury, John Ross was itching to get back in action with his Washington teammates.
Believe in Budda Baker
You know he plays safety and you know he does it well. That doesn't mean he shouldn't play somewhere else in addition to his secondary duties. His exploits in high school on offense show he's capable of big things on both sides of the ball as well as on special teams. Most versatile player on top-25 teams
The Huskies were inexperienced last season, but they never used it as a crutch. They tested and found their limits, and now are ready to exceed them.
It's important to remember the decision to ban satellite camps wasn't made by anonymous bureaucrats at the NCAA, but by the FBS conferences.
With the spring evaluation period set to begin on April 15, every Pac-12 program holds at least one verbal commitment from a 2017 prospect, though the conference is off to its usual deliberate pace compared to the rest of the country.
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