THE SCOOP: Alan committed to Oregon State over the Huskies Sunday after his official visit to Corvallis. "I just felt it was the right place," Darlin told TheInsiders.com Sunday night. I felt more comfortable at Oregon State than at Washington." Darlin would have been the true MIK Washington was looking at to round out this class, but those duties now go to Daniel Howell. Also don't rule out Walt Winter roaming the middle, but more than likely he'll grow out of that position and be either a rush end or true defensive end.
THE SCOOP: From all accounts, it looks like Greyson might be the last player on Washington's recruiting radar. Gunheim visited Oregon last weekend, and while it sounds like they impressed the DE from Sebastopol, California, he didn't make a verbal commitment. That bodes well for the Huskies, who Greyson said had the best blend of academics and athletics of all the schools he had visited up to his trip to Eugene. The Huskies coaches will be visiting in-home this week to seal the deal. Oregon is expected to receive a verbal commitment from Utah DE Thor Pili this week, so that might also factor into Gunheim's equation.
THE SCOOP: Terrell took a visit to Washington back in December, and apparently the luster has worn off. He's expected to stay on the west coast, and is looking at Arizona State, California and Oregon. When Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson RB Johnie Kirton verbally committed to the Huskies, head coach Keith Gilbertson told Johnie he wasn't going to be recruiting any other running backs in this class. That was one of the main reasons Kirton decided to stay home.
THE SCOOP: Kelly is scheduled to visit UW soon with teammate Willie Glasper, but don't expect that visit to happen. After his Oregon visit, the De La Salle athlete pronounced that he was '75 percent' sure of becoming a Duck. Shortly afterwards, Kelly decided to take his scheduled visit to Arizona State, where the Sun Devils made a distinct impression on Terrance. ASU and the Ducks will battle this one out, with the Huskies on the outside looking in. The verbal commitment of Chet Sanders just solidified the Dawgs' need, thus making it easy for UW to politely part ways with Kelly.
THE SCOOP: Who would have thought a player would have a difficult time choosing between the Pac-10, Big Sky and Sun Belt, but that's exactly the dilemma facing Steilacoom, Washington's Cody Balogh. There is a bit of a catch - the Pac-10 schools want Balogh to wait until January 2005 before he enrolls. So really the question is, does he want to wait and play in a bigger conference, or jump down a notch and go to college ASAP? Cody took a trip to Idaho this weekend when his visit to Oregon was cancelled. "You could tell by talking to the coaching staff there that some change was definitely happening, and it was going to happen right now," Cody said about new Vandal head coach Nick Holt and the new attitude he's instilling in his players and staff. "I keep looking at it, the pros and cons and they just keep cancelling out," he said about waiting to go Pac-10 or dropping down and playing right away. "It's going to be a hard decision I know." What does he do? Cody is a competitive guy, but he may just wait so he gets a chance to compete at the highest level. Time will tell, but right now he could go either way.