THE SCOOP: Husky Recruiting Tracker (1/27)

It's time for the SCOOP! Back by popular demand, brings you a quick, down-and-dirty recruiting tracker that we'll hopefully update every couple of days until signing day with the latest scoop on Washington football prospects, and whether or not their stock is up, down or unchanged. Onto the SCOOP!

Guide to the symbols
= Interest is high or has increased = interest is low or has decreased
= interest is unchanged = no interest
THE SCOOP: Husky Recruiting Tracker

RB Andre Crenshaw
THE SCOOP: He has always claimed he wanted to take all of his visits before he committed to a school and he's doing just that. Crenshaw heads to Oregon this weekend and you can bet that the Ducks will throw everything they can at him in the hopes of not letting him off campus without a commitment. He enjoyed his visit to Arizona State recently and claims Washington has been recruiting him the hardest over the long haul. Chris Tormey is the point-man with Crenshaw and could close the deal if Crenshaw saves his commitment until letter of intent day. The recruitment of Crenshaw's teammate and friend D'Andre Goodwin could also influence his decision, especially now that Goodwin has cast his lot with Washington. In our conversation with D'Andre, he admitted that he's already all over Crenshaw to join him at Montlake. But the Ducks, having already swung and missed on Travon Patterson, Derek Hagan and Devin Ross, are certainly going to put the full-court press on one of their final athlete prospects on the board.

OL Steve Schilling
THE SCOOP: The young man from Bellevue could play poker on the World Poker Tour. He has kept things so close to the vest that it was very hard to get a read on what he was thinking. His in-home with the Husky coaching staff earlier this week apparently went very well and he said he would be making his college choice known on Friday, but things leaked out and he chose Michigan over Washington and California. A real class-crusher. It's not as if an in-state player like Schilling would be able to re-vitalize a down program by himself, but he would have been part of a very good start. As it stands, the UW coaching staff is licking their wounds, wondering ‘what if'. This one hurts, and will continue to sting for at least the next year.

WR D'Andre Goodwin
THE SCOOP: As mentioned above, Goodwin's recruitment may be an enticement for Crenshaw, especially now that he has verbally committed to UW sight unseen. Goodwin's transfer from Sylmar to Antelope Valley may be a reason his stats weren't exactly stellar his senior season, but his eight interceptions at cornerback and his 4.43 speed are what enticed several schools, including Washington, to offer the playmaker from Lancaster, Ca. Goodwin wants a chance to play wide receiver in college and the Husky coaching staff is ready to give him his shot. If he doesn't work out at wideout, it's probably a good bet that he ends up in the secondary where depth is a concern for the Huskies.

OL Brian Agnis
THE SCOOP: Agnis was a late addition to the prospect list for the Dawgs and his visit last weekend to Montlake went well. He wasn't offered on his visit, but it sounds like the coaching staff would like to figure out what is going on with Schilling before they make an offer. Agnis had a trip scheduled to Kansas this weekend, but he will not take it. The Jayhawks already got their man. With Cody Habben, Matt Sedillo and Aaron Mason committing to Washington on Wednesday, the offensive line class is about set. With Schilling committing to Michigan, it remains to be seen if an offer would be forthcoming for the big man from San Diego, but as of Thursday night Agnis has not heard from any UW coach about his status. Right now he is ‘staying put', holding out hope for options.

OL Cody Habben
THE SCOOP: Habben did what most expected him to do on Wednesday - he chose to stay home, close to family and friends. But it took him until Tuesday night before he really got comfortable with the idea of being a Husky. No matter. Willingham will take it and run back to Montlake a happy man. Cody is symbolic of the type of player Washington has made their name on - a tough, local, blue-collar type that puts his team above himself. The Huskies will need all the team players they can get on their march back to the top, and Habben seemed genuinely pleased to be joining the fight for the purple and gold.

RB Stafon Johnson
THE SCOOP: We don't want Husky fans passing out on us, so please don't hold your breath on this outstanding player from southern California. Johnson recently had an in-home with the Georgia coaching staff and from reports we've heard, he was very impressed with his visit to Athens. Johnson could have gone anywhere in the country and the fact that Washington even got a visit out of him was a step in the right direction. His mother loves Willingham and has a long-standing relationship with receivers coach Eric Yarber. Supposedly the Husky coaches will be in Johnson's home again, but that may just be a courtesy. Johnson has been considered a heavy USC lean for a long time, but you never know until he signs his name on the dotted line. Even though reports have Johnson as choosing between Georgia and USC, we've been hearing that the Huskies are in there, trading blow-for-blow with the Bulldogs and Trojans. To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of UW's death in the recruitment of Stafon Johnson are exaggerated - but not by much.

WR Marshane Haynes
THE SCOOP: The wideout from California sounds like an interesting prospect for the Huskies. He runs well and has good hands. He also has the size the program lost when Craig Chambers transferred shortly after the season ended. He is being courted by a few WAC schools (Nevada and Idaho) and apparently has an offer from Washington. With a dearth of underclassmen at the wide receiver position, the Dawgs could be looking to bring in two wideouts (Haynes and Goodwin) in this class. If Willingham re-affirms his offer on his official visit, expect Haynes to commit, but we'll see if the Huskies do need two receivers in this class. If not, Marshane could be the odd man out. Haynes did re-affirm his visit plans to us on Thursday.

RB Starr Fuimaono
THE SCOOP: Losing James Montgomery isn't the death-knell for the Huskies that many seem to think it is, but it would be nice to have a young back in this class. Fuimaono could end up as a big-back – he already weighs 210 pounds – or at linebacker. His head coach raved about his attitude and he has the skills necessary to play at the Pac 10 level. Apparently, some schools shied away from him because of some grade concerns, but the Husky coaching staff doesn't seem to have the same hang-up. Fuimaono has an offer and also could commit if re-offered this weekend on his visit. One thing we haven't been able to confirm with Starr is – is he coming up for his visit? His high school coach said he was visiting along with teammate Haynes, but nothing from Fuimaono – yet. We'll keep you posted.

DE Robert Schenck
THE SCOOP: The athletic linebacker from southern California is a soft-verbal to Fresno State, but some think he could be talked into playing for the right Pac 10 school. There have been rumors he is headed to Montlake this weekend for a last-minute visit, and those rumors turned out to be accurate. Losing out on Travis Goethel, who committed to ASU this week, may dictate an offer for Schenck if he ends up visiting. He recently visited Washington State, but has basically eliminated them from consideration. He is one to keep an eye on as the Huskies finalize their 2006 recruiting class. Schenck – who clocked a 10.6 100 meters time at 205 pounds, is still considered a very fast ‘backer for his size. He's now up to 230 pounds and his high school head coach still claims Schenck can run a 4.4 40.

DT Derek Kosub
THE SCOOP: In talking to Kosub's head coach at Proctor Hug High School in Reno, Nev. – Rollins Stallworth – you would think that Derek's trip to Seattle this weekend is a mere formality. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive lineman – who earned first-team all-state honors on both sides of the ball, the only player to do so – has family ties to Seattle and a desire to go Pac-10. And with offer in hand, he's heading to Montlake in search of the perfect fit. And according to Stallworth, it's all over but the ink drying on Kosub's letter of intent to UW. Sounds good enough to me. You can never get enough tough, nasty, motivated linemen, and Kosub sure seems to fit the bill. Top Stories