UW Offensive Recruiting – QB

Now that the evaluation period is over and the regular season is less than 60 days away, it's time to take a look at some of the offensive prospects the Washington Huskies have decided to hone in on for their 2006 class. Last year, the offense was the achilles heel of the Washington football team. The position with the greatest need for an infusion of talent is at quarterback, where the Huskies haven't signed a high school signal-caller the past two recruiting classes.

As the Huskies prepare for their camp at the end of this month, let's take a look at the different offensive positions and who are the top prospects the Dawgs are looking at, starting with quarterback.

Quarterback (1 or 2): With four players at the critical quarterback position, one would think the Huskies would be set. However, Casey Paus is a senior, Isaiah Stanback is a junior and Carl Bonnell and transfer Johnny DuRocher are both sophomores. With that said, the Dawgs are looking to take at least one guy at this position, but may opt to take two if things work out.

Ferndale (WA) QB Jake Locker (6-2, 210) is the number one guy for head coach Tyrone Willingham and his staff. He is an excellent athlete who is an outstanding leader and a winner. Locker doesn't list a leader right now and has received offers from Washington, Cal, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, USC and Stanford. Tennessee and Northwestern have also offered. All of the schools are recruiting him as a quarterback, but USC has talked about him as a defensive back. He plans on taking all five of his official visits so his decision might not come until January.

Garrett Green (6-1, 195) from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Ca is a lot like Locker. He is very athletic and has a strong arm. He led the Knights to a 14-0 record and the CIF Division III title. He's a dual-threat QB, passing for 1,364 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions while running for 809 yards and seven touchdowns. He sports offers from Duke, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Washington. He doesn't have a leader, but Washington has a decent shot as he is from the west coast.

Cottonwood (Salt Lake City) High School QB Alex Cate (6-4, 215) was the only other offer that the Huskies extended early at quarterback and he has already committed to LSU.

Of the quarterbacks who have yet to receive a UW offer, Curtis (Tacoma) High School QB Jordan Rasmussen (6-4, 200) just might be the most intriguing. He attended the UW passing camp during the spring and has taken an unofficial visit to Cal. He likes Washington, Cal, Michigan State, Oregon and Hawaii right now. He does not claim any offers at this point.

Other prospects to keep an eye on: Lee Mondol (6-1, 190), Ventura, Calif.; C.J. Sedoris (6-2, 176) Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman.; Chandler Clemons (6-1, 185) Eldorado Hills, (Calif.) Oak Ridge; Tyler Lyon (6-6, 210) Newhall (Calif.) Hart.

Outlook: Washington will take at least one quarterback in this class and there is a distinct possibility they could take two. Locker is the number-one recruit on the UW board and if he commits they may opt to offer a greyshirt to one of the other prospects. This is the most important position on the team and the Dawgs cannot afford to miss out on a solid prospect.

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