SIGNING DAY: How the Huskies and Cougs fared
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen believes he found something special in quarterback Jake Browning. So the last thing Petersen wants is additional expectations heaped on the national record holder for career touchdown passes.
Yet even Petersen had to admit on Wednesday’s national letter of intent day that Browning has some of the same characteristics Petersen saw in Kellen Moore at Boise State.
Browning broke the national prep record for touchdown passes with 229 in 46 games for Folsom (Calif.) High.
Browning was at the top of Washington’s recruiting class of 24 players. Browning has been on campus for a month already, having enrolled at the start of winter quarter.
Washington’s class features depth at nearly every position, including a scholarship long snapper. The Huskies landed some of the top in-state recruits, including cornerback Austin Joyner, defensive end Benning Potoa’e and running back Myles Gaskin.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Mike Leach signed a quarterback and three wide receivers for his Air Raid offense on Wednesday, but wanted to highlight some other players in his latest recruiting class.
Leach says he believes this class is strong in the offensive and defensive lines and the defensive backs.
Of the 23 players signed by Leach, 17 were from California, two from American Samoa, and one each from Washington, Arizona, Maryland and Utah.
Safety Deion Singleton of Pasco was the only in-state player Leach signed. Singleton originally signed last year but was declared academically ineligible.
Leach said the Cougars are likely to add some walk-on players from in-state.
Freshman quarterback Tyler Hilinski from Upland, California, graduated from high school early and has already enrolled at WSU for the spring semester.
Top 25 Class: No
Best in class: Tyler Hilinski, QB, Upland, California.
Best of the rest: Jeremiah Mitchell, de, Riverside CC; Kyrin Priester, wr, Lilburn, Georgia
Late addition: T.J. Fehoko, de, Murray, Utah.
One that got away: Dahu Green, wr, Oklahoma City.