Rising Stars Notebook: Day 2

On day two of Washington's Rising Stars camp, the Husky coaches had roughly 150 prospects that were ready to show what they could do. Here's a look at who stood out along with some other news and notes on the recruiting front...

Aberdeen (Wa.) DL Joel Dublanko (2016) - Dublanko was the headliner of the afternoon session. The problem was, I don't even think we saw him at his best. He had just come from a tough camp at Stanford the day before, so he was a bit drained physically, but he still showed pretty well. He was solid in the seven-on-seven portion of the afternoon session and held his own in one-on-ones. Dublanko also ran well enough to place in the forty-yard dash competition at the end of camp. I still think he winds up along the defensive line at the college level, but he more than held his own on Saturday. He met with the staff following the conclusion of camp, but not offer was forthcoming.

Lake Stevens (Wa.) QB Jacob Eason (2016) - The morning session featured Eason and he really showed off his big arm and overall passing skills. He's not a scrambler, so he didn't wow in the agility drills, but he showed enough mobility to move around and avoid the pass-rush if necessary. Eason has an absolute cannon for an arm and relies on that a lot, but at the next level he needs to anticipate windows opening and making the throw rather than waiting for someone to break open. He spent a lot of time with quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith after the workout and, in speaking to him last night, he said the Husky coaching staff asked him to be patient with the process.

Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wa.) DE/LB Evan Weaver (2016) - Yesterday, I made a mistake in my report on Weaver. He in fact did not work out with the linebackers and spent his entire time with the linemen the first day of the Rising Stars camp. On day two, he actually did work out with the linebackers and he looked very good in coverage. Weaver told Dawgman.com last night that the coaches spoke to him afterward and they were impressed with his footwork and hips.

Foster (Tukwila, Wa.) DL Paul Finau - Finau wasn't 100% while still recovering from being sick the day before, but he was out there running through drills and getting in the work. He's a work in progress as he needs to lose a bit of weight, but he's got a quick first step and he was probably the top defensive lineman at Saturday's morning session.
News and Notes

-- The rumors swirling that Dublanko may be moving to Olympia High School appear to be true. The family is building a home in the area and once the permit phase is complete, the move will become official.
-- Several players who were expected to take part in the camp on Saturday including Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) DL Benning Potoae and Bellevue (Wa.) CB Isaiah Gilchrist (2016) didn't show (at least from what we saw). I know that Potoae was suffering from food poising, but am unsure of why Gilchrist didn't show (if that was indeed the case).
-- The quick word from Oceanside (Ca.) CB Jordan Miller is that he really enjoyed his trip to Seattle and that the Huskies are definitely his favorite at this point.

-- Folsom (Ca.) QB Jake Browning enjoyed his trip to Seattle and his meeting with the coaches. He did not take part in camp.
-- Bellevue (Wa.) OL Henry Roberts is expected to visit UW today (Sunday) during the seven-on-seven tournament that will be going on from 10 am to roughly 6 pm (the finals start at 5 pm).
-- The bomb dropped on Saturday evening -- Newport (Bellevue, Wa.) OT Calvin Throckmorton committed to Oregon -- and the predictable hand-wringing began on the message boards shortly thereafter. His quotes make it sound like he felt more comfortable with the Ducks.

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