Dawgman Recruiting Blog - 5/25

With the May contact and evaluation period coming to a close, the Washington coaching staff has been making the rounds to schools up and down the west coast. We were able to touch base with several recruits the Huskies are after and found out about some new offers that have been extended to them and their plans for camps this summer.

Kennedy DE Everette Thompson The big man from south Seattle is has been a popular prospect this month. Aside from the schools who had already offered, Arizona State and Boise State recently got in the mix with full-rides as well.

"They both offered me the past couple of weeks," Thompson said. "Right now I have seven offers total – Washington, Washington State, Minnesota, Oregon and Arizona and then those two.

"Right now, no one really leads over anyone else, but I feel really comfortable with Washington and their staff. Coach (Chris) Tormey is a good coach and he's really making me feel wanted. They said they need playmakers like me in their system and I've been around that program for so long, I would say they are showing me all the attention they need to be showing. They're recruiting me the hardest, that's for sure."

USC, Michigan, Notre Dame and Nebraska all stopped by Kennedy over the past few weeks and have made it known that they liked what Thompson has to offer on the football field.

"I'm going to wait things out and take all of my visits," Thompson said. "Things have been pretty crazy around here (home) with all the calls and stuff, but I'm just enjoying it and taking my time so I can make the right decision."

Redmond OL/DL Trevor Guyton The Mustangs' best prospect in several years, Guyton just got offered by Nebraska earlier this week.

"Their coach called and said they were going to offer me so right now it's just a verbal one, but they said the official one is on the way," Guyton said. "All of the schools recruiting me like me on defense. They said they like my explosiveness and how intense I am on every play."

Guyton now has offers from Nebraska, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State and Boise State and more could be on the way.

"We had a bunch of schools stop by," Guyton said. "All the coaches told my coach they will head back and make some more evaluations and I could be getting some more during the summer."

Even with all the attention from schools from across the country, Guyton said the local school is really showing him how much they want him.

"Actually, I just got a text message from coach (Mike) Denbrock about five minutes ago," Guyton said with a laugh. "It said ‘We really need you here and Go Dawgs!'. U-Dub is one of my top schools and so is Wazzu.

"They're both close to home and they both need lineman. I'm going to take some time to think about things, but I really don't have a timeline on a making a commitment."

Guyton said he hopes to take in the USC camp on June 10th and has also been invited to the California camp that same weekend.

"The Cal coaches want me to come and work out that same weekend," Guyton said. "They said, ‘after you go to SC's camp, go ahead and stop by here the next day', but I don't think I can do that.

"I'll have to make a decision between which of those two camps I want to go to. I'm not going to Washington's camp because I've seen enough of the school and the staff to know what they're about. I need to focus on schools I don't know enough about right now."

Lakes WR Jermaine Kearse The big-play wideout from Tacoma saw lots of visitors to his school this month.

"We had a ton of coaches here," Kearse, who is currently in Pasco at the state track championships, said. "Washington, Washington State, Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Boise State…you name it.

"Washington and Washington State are still my only two offers. I like both of them for different reasons. Washington is so close to home and they have a good staff and they are an up and coming team.

"State is a school who I could play on either side of the ball and they're relatively close to home, but still far enough away to feel like I'm actually out on my own. It's just a matter of where I feel most comfortable. I'm not close to a decision right now."

Kearse hasn't set any camp plans at this point, but said he may hit the Oregon half-day camp following the Nike Camp being held in Eugene on June 10th.

Crespi QB Kevin Prince We had an interesting talk with Prince. He revealed he's LDS and knows he has a big decision coming up on when he'll take his Morman mission.

"Well, my birthday is in November so I'll need to decide what I'm going to do after I sign my letter of intent," Prince said. "When you're LDS, you can't go on your mission until you're 19 so I have to decide if I want to greyshirt and then go or possibly go for a year and then go, which I don't want to do, or I could take it after I finish college.

"I really don't want to start and then stop for two years and basically waste a year so I have some things to think about and some of the coaches, like coach (Tyrone) Willingham and coach (Bryan) Harsin from Boise State, have both told me they would prefer me to do it before I go to their schools or after I finish up.

"Coach Willingham has been really helpful in the whole thing because he said it would be best for me to not stop and start up again, because that's really tough to do. He's kind of helped set me in the right direction."

Prince currently has offers from Air Force, Nevada and Utah and a fourth school just recently stepped up with one as well.

"Wyoming offered me the other day and Washington and Boise State are really showing a lot of interest," Prince said. "Coach (Tim) Lappano was down here this week and so my coach pulled me aside and had me run through a workout and throw a lot of different passes.

"Coach Lappano text'd me afterwards and said ‘you look great on film, but you look even better in person'. That made me feel great because they're one of my favorite schools and I hope to be able to show coach Willingham what I can do when I'm up there.

"They've been straight-up with me and said they don't offer guys usually until they see them throw at camp and how they react to different situations. When I go up there for camp, that's when I really want to show what I can do and hopefully I can impress them enough to get an offer."

Prince doesn't have a timeline on a decision, but would like to decide during the summer.

"If the schools I'm looking at offer me, I will probably make a decision before the season," Prince said. "If not and I don't like my options, then I'll wait a while and take some visits before I decide.

"If I commit in the summer though, the only visit I'll take is to the school I commit to."

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