Recruiting Blog - 9/14

It's been a while since we've produced a recruiting blog, but this week we talked to several players who the Huskies have on their radar. One is an in-state receiver who has Washington squarely in his sights while two others are a from California including one who has already committed. Read on to see what they had to say as well as a preliminary list of visitors to Montlake tomorrow…

Bruns plans trip west

One of the surprises of Washington's camp this past summer was the performance of Prosser WR Cody Bruns. It wasn't so much that it was a surprise that the athletically gifted receiver caught everything in site, it was that he continuously got open and even displayed enough playmaking ability that the team offered him as soon as their camp was over.

"They are definitely one of my favorites," Bruns said recently. "Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Boise State are the four that have offered and all four are schools that I'm going to visit before I really make a final decision."

Bruns and his head coach Tom Moore will be heading west on Saturday morning to take in the Husky game and he said he's hoping to take in at least one more Husky game before he starts taking his official visits.

"Me and my dad want to make it over for a game as well, but he couldn't make this one," Bruns noted. "Washington has been really impressive so far this year. I was pretty surprised they were able to hold Boise State to 10 points, but the Huskies are definitely on a roll and it's been fun to watch."

Bruns broke down the positives of his four favorites as well…

Washington – "I have a great relationship with the coaches. They have a guy like Jake Locker who is just a beast. They are pretty close to home and they seem like they are coming back from a couple of down years so that would be fun to be a part of. They have a lot of receivers leaving next year so that really opens things up for some young guys."

Washington State – "I'm pretty close with the coaches there. Coach (Timm) Rosenbach has been recruiting me and they run a great offense for receivers and they throw it a lot."

Boise State – "My quarterback (Kellen Moore) is there so that's a big thing. I really enjoyed playing with him and their coaches are great guys who I really get along with. They run a good offense for receivers as well."

Oregon State – "I have a great relationship with their coaches. Actually, I have a great relationship with all the coaching staffs. They throw the ball a lot and they have a good program."

Bruns mentioned he's expecting to set up his official visits sooner rather than later and that the Washington/Oregon game on October 20th is when he's likely to be on Montlake for his official visit and he's hoping to set up a visit the following weekend (October 27th) to Washington State for their game with UCLA.

Tonight he and his teammates will travel to face Othello.




Other players we've been able to confirm who will be on campus or at least plan to be there are: Ferris WR Jared Karstetter; Kamiak CB Justin Glenn; Rainier Beach OL/DL Alameda Ta'amu; Lakes TE Kavario Middleton; Lakes WR Jermaine Kearse; Eastlake OL Drew Schaefer; Eastlake QB Ryan Robertson; Kamiak LB Marcel Seely (2009).

There are sure to be plenty of others as well and we'll try to find out who was there and their thoughts on their weekend at Washington.




Panapa likes the Dawgs ‘a lot'

The Huskies are in position to be selective with who they take at linebacker this year and one of the players they've set their sites on St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Ca.) MLB Ryan Panapa. He's got a big frame already and he said the Huskies have been showing him a lot of attention of late.

"Washington called me pretty recently," Panapa said. "Coach (Chris) Tormey is the coach recruiting me and he's a great coach and we just talked about why they like me and what they have going on up there because they are building their program back to being a top one on the west coast.

"Fresno State and Ole Miss also have called me and they area both really interested in me as well so I have some schools that like me a lot."

In addition to the offer from Washington, Panapa also has offers from the Mississippi, Arizona State and Nevada.

"I worked really hard this summer on my speed and my weight," Panapa admitted. "I was 250 to begin the summer, but I got that down to 240 so it made me a lot quicker and I really focused on getting my speed down too. I used to be a 4.8 but I've got it down to a 4.7 or so and my quickness is much better as well."

Panapa hasn't played a game yet this year because of a couple broken bones in his foot and it's been killing him to watch his teammates go on the field without him.

"I'm a football player and I'm a linebacker so I really miss the hitting," Panapa said. "It's been frustrating, but I'm getting closer to playing. I can walk without pain, but when I run it's painful. I still feel like I could play, but the coaches really want me to get to 100% before I go out there.

"We're 2-0 so it hasn't hurt the team that I'm not out there, but when I can get out there I'm going to go out and make up for lost time and just hit people like I can and be the stopper in the middle that our defense wants me to be."

Panapa hasn't set up any official visits yet, but said he's expecting to take all of them after his season has concluded.




Dailey off to a great start

When the Huskies got a commitment from Vacaville RB Terrance Dailey at their prospect day in early August, it came as somewhat of a surprise and many wondered how good Dailey was. Well, he's doing his best to show fans Washington to a good one by running for 216 yards on 12 carries including four touchdowns in a little over two quarters last Friday in a 74-6 victory over Pioneer High School.

"I had a good game, but I wanted to keep playing," Dailey said. "I understand why they took me out, but that can be frustrating at times because you want to play and just get after it out there."

Tonight, Dailey and his Bulldog teammates face off against Laguna Creek (Elk Grove, Ca.) and he's hoping to have another big game.

"They have some really good players over there and they always have tough teams so it's going to be a hard-fought game, but I'm looking forward to it," Dailey said. "Games like this are why I worked out so hard this summer, so I could have a great senior year and be the best I can be in games like this one."

Dailey claims he's gotten his forty time down to "a 4.4 flat" and that he's over 200 pounds now.

"I feel bigger and stronger, but I'm still as quick as I've always been and I might even be quicker," Dailey said. "I just can't wait to get on the field again and get back out there playing."

On the recruiting front, Dailey still has the six offers he's been sitting on (Washington, Utah, Utah State, Sacramento State, Nevada and Fresno State), but he said a lot of schools have made contact since September 1st in an effort to get back into his recruitment.

"Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Boise State, UNLV, Colorado State, Colorado…a lot of schools have called, but I'm a Husky so it really doesn't matter," Dailey said. "A lot of schools have called and it's nice and all, but it doesn't really matter to me because I've made my decision and I'm going to stick with it."

Dailey hasn't set up his official visit yet, but he expects to take a trip to Seattle at the end of the year with fellow Husky commit CB Anthony Gobern and teammate LB Josh Kaddu who the Huskies have offered and are making a push for.

We'll have more from Dailey in the weeks ahead.


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