Dawg Scraps - 1/8

While the list of this weekend's visitors isn't as long and as distinguished as some of the recruiting weekends in January, there are some intriguing prospects that look to be taking a visit to UW this coming Friday. Visits are getting scheduled and some are getting shuffled around, but expect the final list of this weekend's recruits to have a twist or two.

In talking to two St. Louis recruits last night, Timo Paepule and Jason Rivers, both talked about their teammate, defensive lineman Wilson Afoa. The 6-3, 260-pound DL from Honolulu visited Washington State the weekend before Christmas with Rivers and Tolifili Liufau, but Rivers said that none of the three have made a decision. "Wilson is going to Washington on Thursday," he said.

This information was backed up by Paepule, who expects to talk to Husky receivers coach Bobby Kennedy today about setting up a visit of his own and also by St. Louis Head Coach Delbet Tengan this morning. We're trying to track down Wilson for confirmation. Afoa was recently named All-State defensive player of the year, as well as ILH defensive player of the year.

In speaking to another player from the islands, Iolani's Blake Wong, nothing much has changed in Blake's recruitment. As of last night he has no offers and no official visits set up.

We also spoke to Cornell Johnson, who said he's visiting Washington this weekend but waiting for Coach Kennedy to confirm that visit. Johnson is a 6-1, 205-pound RB from Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines who ran for 2200 yards and 38 touchdowns. Johnson is in the same position as Long Beach Poly QB Leon Jackson. Both are waiting for confirmation from UW before heading to Seattle.

It appears that Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep DE Rob Lewis has moved his visit to Washington up to this weekend, meaning he will not visit USC. And it stands to reason since one recruit moved a trip up, another moved their trip back. Concord (Calif.) De La Salle ATH Damon Jenkins was supposed to visit UW this weekend, but has moved his trip back to January 24th.

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