Fallout at Montlake?

THE UNCERTAINTY hanging over the University of Washington with the Rick Neuheisel affair may prove advantageous for both Washington State and Nebraska. <b>Casey Bulyca</b>, a 6-6, 290-pound offensive lineman from Woodinville who gave the hometown Huskies an early verbal commitment, says he might rethink his college plans if the NCAA passes down sanctions and/or Keith Gilbertson isn't named UW head coach.

"I haven't really talked to them (the UW) at all," Bulyca told TheInsiders at the recent Seattle Nike camp held at the University of Washington. "If there aren't any restrictions passed (on the school) and Coach (Keith) Gilbertson becomes the head coach then everything is fine. If there are restrictions passed and they go outside to hire a head coach, then I would have to start looking at my other top choices as well."

WSU and Nebraska are the other schools that may enter the Bulyca sweepstakes, depending on what goes down at Montlake.

"Washington State has been talking a lot with my coach and he says they are really interested," Bulyca said. "Same with Nebraska."

In TheInsiders.com's Hot 100 list of top prep football prospects from the Northwest, Bulyca was penned in at No. 13 overall and No. 3 among offensive linemen. The hosses in front of him are Andy Roof of Spokane, who recently committed verbally to WSU, and Aaron Klovas of Vancouver, whom the Cougars are said to be wooing heavily.

Bulyca committed verbally to UW back in April, becoming the earliest verbal in Husky football history.

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