Dawgman Recruiting Blog - 5/6

With spring football over the Husky coaching staff, along with the staff's of the other D-1 programs in the country, has hit the recruiting trail and they've been to several schools around the Puget Sound as well as ones in California, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Nevada among other states. Below is our latest recruiting blog and some comments from some of their top prospects.

Taft DT Craig Noble The last time we talked with Craig, he had just blown up at the Los Angeles Scout Combine shortly after he had committed to the University of Washington. There have been several reports that Noble has opened up his recruitment again and while that's true, actually it was never closed, Noble said Washington is still where he wants to go.

"I've like Washington since I was a sophomore in high school and they are still where I always wanted to go, but I also have to make sure I'm making the best choice for me," Noble said. "USC, UCLA, Washington State and several other schools are on me now so I need to take a step back at take it all in before I do anything official.

"Florida International has offered me and Washington State too. The Trojans and Bruins said they'll probably offer me this next week so that puts them in there too."

The Huskies are expected to stop by Noble's school this week and Noble said he'll let the coaches know what's up.

"I'm a soft verbal to (Washington) right now, because I want to look around and make sure I know everything I can about the schools I'm choosing from," Noble said. "I want to see who I can have a chance at going and starting right away at and which defense fits me best.

"I'll make my final decision the first week of September – before my season starts and then that will be it."

Noble's size and quickness were on display last weekend as he dominated the one-on-one drills and schools from the Pac 10 and other conferences are now aware of the young man that many had never heard of before the last weekend of April.

Washington still has the inside track to get Noble's signature on letter-of-intent day next February, but it will be awhile before we can know for sure if he'll keep his verbal commitment to the Huskies. Keep an eye on things as we head into summer and then as we draw closer to Noble's final decision.




Kentwood RB Demitrius Bronson The talented back from Kentwood has been a popular prospect the past two weeks. So far, Washington, Oregon and Arizona have stopped by the school to inquire about him with his coaches. He said that Penn State is also in the mix, but they haven't offered yet and that's a bit of a surprise to Bronson.

"They told my brother they were going to offer, but I haven't seen anything yet," Bronson said. "They're still sending me stuff all the time and I'm interested in them a lot."

Bronson's mother wants him to stay close to home, which gives the Huskies the best shot at getting a commitment out of him, but he acknowledged he won't be making a decision for quite some time.

"I'm going to take my time and make my decision after I take some visits," Bronson said. "It's not going to be before fall I don't think and even then, I really would like to take some visits to make sure about things."




Crespi QB Kevin Prince Dawgman.com was able to confirm that he did indeed make it up to Washington for their spring game shortly before he boarded a plane to head back to southern California to work out at the Combine at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.

"Me and my parents went up there on Friday and got to meet with the coaches and see the facilities and everything and that was totally cool," Prince said. "We got to sit down with coach (Tyrone) Willingham and we talked for a while and then I got to sit in on a quarterbacks meeting and I spoke with coach (Tim) Lappano about their offense and what he's looking for.

"He said he still wants to see me throw in person and that he's going to try and make it down to my school this coming week to see me and then I plan to go up (to Seattle) to go to a day or two of their camp. He said he wants to see more of me and I like them a lot so they are a school I plan on attending camp at."

Two other camps he expects to make are the Stanford and Boise State individual camps.

"Most of the schools like me because I can throw on the run pretty well," Prince said. "They want to see me throw it more and I think that will come out more this fall because we have some big targets and good receivers."

Prince is a very good athlete and, while he ran a 4.78 at the Combine last weekend, he expects to be in the 4.6s by the time the season starts in September.




Evergreen OL/DL Senio Kelemete His head coach Shaun Tarantola said that Kelemete is really studying hard for the SAT he will take next month and that the young man from south Seattle is excited about being a Husky and that he's enjoyed his time at Washington watching practices this past month.

Tarantola said he expects Kelemete to end up along the defensive line for the Huskies, but that is young protégé has a chance to be great on either side of the ball.

Kelemete has taken in a junior day at Oregon State, but he spent most of his time just hanging out with his friends (Luther Leonard and Corey Laufasa) instead of checking out the school.

Several schools have inquired about if an offer would change Kelemete's mind about considering them (Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon and Arizon State) and he's told them bluntly that he was a Husky.




Redmond OL/DL Trevor Guyton When last we spoke with Guyton he had planned to attend Washington's spring game and that's exactly what happened.

"I went over there with my dad and my friend Corey (McKay) from Eastlake," Guyton said. "I got to meet with coach Willingham and he told me how much he liked my character and he kind of put some pressure on me to commit, but I told him I wasn't ready to do that yet.

"It's cool. I really respect him and am glad that they want me that much."

Guyton got offered on Friday by Arizona State when they were at his school and he received an offer from Arizona earlier today.

"I'm up to four now with Washington, Washington State and the two Arizona schools offering me," Guyton said. "Nebraska and Colorado are supposed to be at the Barton camp (combine) down in Oregon next weekend and I'll be at that.

"I think Nebraska will offer after I go to that camp because I think they've been waiting to see me work out in person and that will be their chance and I didn't know Colorado was that interested, but I guess they are because they said they want to see me in person too."

Guyton doesn't plan to attend any other combines at this point and said he expects to make a decision before his senior season starts in September.




Lakes WR/S Jermaine Kearse The athletically gifted prospect from Lakes has come onto the recruiting radar for several schools and said that one Big 10 school has started to make a move on him.

"I guess Michigan was in town and talked about getting to see more of me with my coaches," Kearse said. "I wasn't there at the time, but my coaches said they are interested in me.

"Oregon, Washington State and Arizona State have all been by and talked to my coaches too."

The Huskies and Cougars are still Kearse's only two offers, but he said he'll be patient and wait things out for a while before he makes any kind of a decision.

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