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Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com, Dec 22, 2005
The ties that connect Washington football throughout America run deep and wide, but sometimes we forget. Every once in a while we are reminded of how connected Washington football is and how it can impact future Husky teams. Enter Paul Homer, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound running back/linebacker from Millard North High School in Omaha, Neb. Homer was recently named to the Omaha World-Herald's 'All-Nebraska' first team, but his first offer was a little harder to come by. Washington took care of that.   Full Story
Paul Homer

DICK BAIRD of Dawgman.com, Dec 22, 2005
College Footballs' recruiting pressure cooker takes a break for the next few weeks due to both the holidays and the National Football Coaches Convention. It is a time when you are restricted to writing cards and letters and making phone calls. No in-person contact is allowed even if the prospect initiates the meeting.   Full Story
Dick Baird

Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com, Dec 20, 2005
Lorenzo Romar is pretty frank about it. The game-day atmosphere and energy that surges through BOA nowadays like bolts of lightning? Romar never saw it when he was a player, not back in the 'dark ages' of 1979 and 1980. But he's happy to have it now, and he's happy to be playing in a place that has to be considered a bit of a throwback. In the era of 'bigger is better', smallish Hec Edmundson Pavilion stands nearly alone and clearly above it's peers when it comes to on-campus arenas.   Full Story
Lorenzo Romar (AP)

Scott Eklund of Dawgman.com, Dec 19, 2005
Early playing time is a very attractive offer for any football recruit, but it's even more important for junior college players. City College of San Francisco CB Jordan Murchison is a player who committed to the Huskies relatively early in the process and he finally got to see the University of Washington up close and personal this past weekend when he took his official visit to Montlake.   Full Story
Jordan Murchison (JCFootba..com)

Scott Eklund of Dawgman.com, Dec 16, 2005
Athletic players are needed on every team. It's even better when those athletes are good football players. Lynwood (Cal.) athlete Leilyon Myers is just such a player. Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham was in his home early Thursday evening and the second-year lead Dawg got some good news before he left.   Full Story
Leilyon Myers

Scott Eklund of Dawgman.com, Dec 15, 2005
It's been a long journey, but it finally came to an end today as Compton LB/DE Anthony Atkins gave his verbal pledge to Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham. What seemed like a done deal only weeks ago looked anything but certain for the 6-3, 255-pounder as he took a visit last weekend to Central Florida University. He spoke on the reason for the delay in his commitment and what his plans are as a Husky.   Full Story
Scout.com Recruiting Update

DICK BAIRD of Dawgman.com, Dec 15, 2005
Recruiting season is heating up and Tyrone Willingham and his staff are doing a great job of getting kids (and their parents) interested in what he's building at the University of Washington. And now onto the letters . . . .    Full Story
Dick Baird

Kim Grinolds of Dawgman.com, Dec 15, 2005
Cody Pope is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive lineman from Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, Calif. The No. 44-ranked lineman by Scout.com is starting to get some serious looks by some big-time schools. It's starting to look as if his four-star ranking was well-deserved.   Full Story
Cody Pope

Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com, Dec 15, 2005
Most of the time in recruiting, it's all about the prospect and what they want to do. Their life, their decision. But it would be short-sighted to think that family doesn't play a part in influencing where a prospect decides to hang his helmet for the next four or five years of their lives. And for Lynwood, Calif. athlete Leilyon Myers, things are no different. He's down to two schools, and from listening to him talk - his family just might hold the key to his final decision.   Full Story

Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com, Dec 14, 2005
Lorenzo Romar must be a fan of the old switcheroo. Think you've got the Washington Huskies figured out? Haha! Try again. Take away Washington's biggest scoring threat? Welcome the next guy in double-figures that'll torch you. And just when you think the Huskies are going to emulate the Gonzaga Bulldogs and take all comers - like they did in the 2004-2005 season - Romar puts on the brakes.    Full Story
Romar and John Wooden (Getty)

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