Washington football recruiting: Huskies vault up rankings after multiple commitments this week

After winning the Pac-12 Championship and earning a trip to the College Football Playoff last year, the Washington Huskies were on the rise in the recruiting world. While the Huskies did not make the Pac-12 Championship game this season, they’ve put together another strong year and the direction of the program is resonating with recruits. The Huskies have finished in the top 30 in recruiting ranks for each of the last few years, and had the No. 24 class this season.

Its class for next year (based on average recruit rank) is just outside of the top 10. There’s no doubt coach Chris Petersen is building a powerhouse program in the Pacific Northwest with the Huskies. They’ve vaulted up the team rankings in recent weeks, and could continue to do so after three more signings this week. With the early signing period set for Dec. 20-22, more good news could be coming the Huskies way.

Here’s an update on where things stand for the  Class of 2018:

Where Washington’s class ranks

Washington’s 2018 class has 17 commits and rose eight spots from last week to  No. 11 in the country and  No. 2 in the Pac-12, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The Huskies have an average commit ranking of 89.48, which ranks 16th in the country and third in the conference.

Latest Washington recruiting headline

In case you missed it, here is the noteworthy headline from the last week:

Offers by the numbers

Reported offers: 85

5-star offers: 4

4-star offers: 53

In-state offers: 7

California offers: 34

Texas offers: 11

Florida offers: 4

Commits

QB  Jacob Sirmon, 4-star, Bothell (Bothell, Wash.)

QB  Colson Yankoff, 4-star, Coeur d’Alene (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)

WR  Marquis Spiker, 4-star, Murietta Valley (Murietta, Calif.)

OG S am Taimani, 4-star, East Salt Lake (Salt Lake City, Utah)

WR  Austin Osborne, 4-star, Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.)

RB  Trey Lowe, 4-star, Jesuit (Portland, Ore.)

RB  Richard Newton, 3-star, Palmdale (Palmdale, Calif.)

Matteo Mele, 3-star, Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.)

ILB MJ Tafisi, 3-star, Alta (Sandy, Utah)

DE Zion Tupuola-Fetui, 3-star, Pearl City (Pearl City, Hawaii)

WR  Devin Culp, 3-star, Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wash.)

DE  Draco Bynum, 3-star, Wilsonville (Wilsonville, Ore.)

OLB  Jack Sirmon, 3-star, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.)

Victor Curne, 3-star, Second Baptist (Houston)

CB  Dominique Hampton, 3-star, Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.)

M.J. Ale, 3-star, Fife (Tacoma, Wash.)

DE Mosiah Liu, 3-star, Emerald Ridge (Puyallup, Wash.)

Top uncommitted targets

WR  Amon-Ra St. Brown, 5-star, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

CB  Isaac Taylor-Stuart, 5-star, Helix (La Mesa, Calif.)

ILB  Soloman Tuliaupupu, 4-star, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

DT  Tommy Togiai, 4-star, Highland (Pocatello, Idaho)

CB  Kyler Gordon, 4-star, Archbishop Murphy (Everett, Wash.)

OG  Chris Murray, 4-star, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Julius Irvin, 4-star, Servite (Ahaheim, Calif.)

DT  Caleb Tremblay, 4-star, American River C.C. (Sacramento, Calif.)

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position with DieHards’s projection of how many will be signed:

  • QB: 1/2 (Sirmon)
  • RB: 2/2 (Lowe, Newton)
  • TE: 0/0
  • WR: 3/3 (Spiker, Osborne, Culp)
  • OL: 4/4 (Taimani, Mele, Curne, Ale)
  • DL: 3/3 (Tupuola-Fetui, Bynum, Liu)
  • ILB: 1/1 (Tafisi)
  • OLB: 1/1 (Sirmon)
  • CB: 1/1 (Hampton)
  • S: 0/0

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by state:

  • Washington: 4 (Jacob Sirmon, Culp, Ale, Liu)
  • California: 3 (Spiker, Osborne, Newton)
  • Texas: 1 (Curne)
  • Oregon: 2 (Lowe, Bynum)
  • Arizona: 2 (Mele, Hampton)
  • Hawaii: 1 (Tupuola-Fetui)
  • Idaho: 1 (Yanikoff)
  • Tennessee: 1 (Jack Sirmon)
  • Utah: 2 (Taimani, Tafisi)

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