Recruiting primer - 8/14

With U.S. forces capturing Saddam Hussein Sunday, it certainly puts things like college football recruiting in perspective, yet someone has to make those phone calls. Here's a quick primer to get you caught up in case your eyes were glued to CNN for the past 24 hours. caught up with big Johnie Kirton, the 6-3, 250-pound running back from Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson, and Johnie talked about his official visit to Washington this past weekend.

Johnie Kirton visit report

Terrell Jackson just returned from his official visit to Washington, and he was really impressed with one facet of what the Huskies have to offer.

Terrell Jackson visit report

Jasper Henry just got back from his official visit from Washington, and it was a worthwhile trip for many reasons. First of all, he received a scholarship offer.

Jasper Henry visit report

Chancellor Young, bum elbow and all, made the visit across I-5 from O'Dea to the University of Washington with his parents, and even though he already knows a lot about the school still came away satisfied from his official visit.

Chancellor Young visit report

Cole Linehan moved up his visit to Washington this weekend and he's glad he did. "It went well," the DT from Banks, Oregon told Sunday. "We ate at this bar and grill and I had this monstrous steak. It was great.

Cole Linehan visit report

Brent Russum was one of only two players that officially visited Oregon State this past weekend, so he got the royal treatment.

Brent Russum Oregon State visit report

Arizona TE Andrew Pettes just returned from visiting UCLA this weekend and continues to deny a leader among the Bruins, Oregon (1/9), Washington St (12/5), Washington (1/16) and Arizona St (10/17, 30 mins from home--not a factor).

Andrew Pettes UCLA visit report

For Chris Bowser, it wasn't a decision that could be made in a vacuum. "If I was from Maine or something like that, it would have Washington far and away," Bowser told Sunday. "But as far as proximity for my family, making sure they can see game and just where I could see myself playing, it was UNLV.

Chris Bowser makes decision

Culver City (Ca) WR Michael Bumpus, ranked as the 6th best Calif prospect in the soon to be released Pac-10 Hot 100, has committed to the USC Trojans during his official visit (host Steve Smith) this weekend. This comes as no surprise to many Trojan fans who have been hoping that rumors of Bumpus' earlier secret commitment to USC were true.

Michael Bumpus makes decision

Daniel Howell has waited a while for his shot at a ring. His brother, who now is playing football for Harvard, has two, so when he comes back for the holidays Daniel is sure to take at least a couple of seconds to show big brother what little brother's ring is all about. Howell and his Hart teammates earned theirs and then some Saturday night with a convincing 25-7 win over Mission Viejo. And Howell had more news that is sure to brighten up the holiday season.

Daniel Howell makes decision

Luke Kravitz to UW?: While we were not able to reach the Olympia running back, we do believe Kravitz has verbally committed to Washington. We will be in touch with Luke Monday for confirmation of this news.

Goodrum still mum: Rashaad Goodrum, a DE from Los Angeles Valley College, told last week that he was a 'soft commit' to Washington, with one visit left to USC in January before he firms up that commitment. Despite rumors to the contrary, both and have confirmed Goodrum's intentions to visit the Trojans (1/12) before he makes his final decision.

His word is Gold: Dashon Goldson, a safety from Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College (and a former Washington signee), was thought to be making his official decision on where he'll be attending college. Like Goodrum, Goldson is also choosing between Washington and USC, with the Huskies holding an ever-so-slight edge right now. Top Stories