Where do the Dawgs turn for a QB?

Brett Hundley announced today that he would play for UCLA instead of Washington, so now where do the Huskies turn for a quarterback? That is a loaded question with little in the way of a concrete answer. However, we do know some of the names that have been slowly popping up on the radar over the past month and now it's time to take a look at some of them...

Washington offered Cody Kessler and Brett Hundley early in the process, and after Marcus Mariota committed to Oregon, they made strong push at getting him, but all three either committed or remain committed to different schools, so where does Washington go from here?

Logic says that Washington has two of the better quarterback coaches -- Steve Sarkisian and Doug Nussmeier -- in the country and they should be able to attract a top signal-caller every year.

With that in mind, don't be surprised if they continue to go after all three of the quarterbacks mentioned above as well as Mater Dei's Max Wittek who committed to USC early in the process only to have the Trojans go and add Kessler as well.

Some expect Wittek to re-open his recruitment and he could be someone that the Huskies are able to convince to head north.

Also, West Salem (Or.) QB Brett Smith committed to San Jose State, but has reportedly re-opened his recruitment as well. Smith camped at Washington this summer and the Huskies have been recruiting him for a while.

Adam Pittser, a rising signal-caller from Illinois, has heard from Washington and could be an option, however his listed 6'1" height could be closer to 6'0" and that might be a detriment to him getting a serious look from the Huskies.

A tall quarterback who participated in Washington's Rising Stars Camp back in June was Torrey Pines' John Cabot and rumors are floating that the Huskies have picked up their interest in him along with Arizona who may decide they don't need the headache that is Daxx Garman who committed to the Wildcats but has had some off-field troubles recently.

Carson's Justin Alo was another player that camped at Washington and looked good spinning it while in front of the Husky coaching staff. He isn't very polished, but he's a good athlete and he has a chance to be a developmental guy down the road.

If they are looking to a developmental quarterback prospect, there might not be a better one than Corona Centennial's Michael Eubank who has the size, athleticism and raw talent to be an elite quarterback after he gets some college coaching.

Locally, Liberty's Trey Wheeler, Lakewood's Justin Lane and Clover Park's Tana Pritchard have all been getting interest from schools other than Washington, but the Huskies might now turn their interest closer to home in the hopes of finding a player with the intangibles to be a contributor down the road.

Lastly, the Huskies could end up looking toward the JC ranks for a player to bring in, such as City College of San Francisco's Steele Jantz, Fullerton's Darius Banks, Ventura's Antavius Sims, Iowa Western's Zack Stoudt or Blinn's Justin Tuggle, a bounce-back from Boston College, who will likely be the top JUCO quarterback in the country.

Stay tuned Dawg fans, it will be crazy ride as we sort out Washington's quarterback recruiting.


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