Washington Huskies Football

National Signing Day 2010: Washington Huskies Commits

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies walks on the field during game against the California Bears on December 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Bears 42-10. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Todd WilliamsCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2010

There is only one way to compete in College Football: recruit! Washington Head Coach Steve Sarkisian first season showed promise, but he knew that the 2010 recruiting class was the key to his future.

Sarkisian knows as well as anybody that recruiting is the lifeblood to a successful program, and he delivered with an excellent class for 2010, pulling in a total of 30 kids! With a lot of talent and depth being brought in on this class, in the future this could very well be the recruiting class that signaled the return to PAC-10 prominence for Washington.


The most encouraging part for Husky fans is the influx of talent on the lines. Sarkisian brought in seven offensive lineman, and four for the defensive line. The class ranked well, 11th for Scout, 20th on ESPN, and 26th per Rivals.

 

The headliner for the class turned out to be Sean Parker, a signing day commit who looks to make an impact at safety right away. Considering where Washington has been, it is encouraging to pull a blue chip recruit whom waited until signing day to commit.

 

Here is a breakdown of the 2010 class:

 

Quarterback:

QB Nick Montana(Oaks Christian HS)Westlake Village, CA 6-1/185

Scout: 4* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 79

 

Running back:

RB Deontae Cooper(Citrus Hill HS)Perris, CA 5-11/175

Scout: 4* Rivals: 4* ESPN: 79

RB Jesse Callier(Warren HS)Downey, CA 5-11/186/4.50

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 77

 

Wide Receiver:

WR Kevin Smith(Centennial HS)Compton, CA 6-1/200/4.45

Scout: 4* Rivals: 4* (ATH) ESPN:78

WR Jamaal Kearse(Lakes HS)Lakewood, WA 6-2/200/4.59

Scout: 3*(DB) Rivals: 3*(ATH) ESPN: 80

WR DiAndre Campbell(Oakland Technical HS)Oakland, CA 6-2/175/4.50

Scout: 2* Rivals: 2* ESPN: 40

 

Fullback:

FB Zach Fogerson(O'Dea HS)Seattle, WA 6-1.5/225/4.65

Scout: 3 *Rivals: 3*(RB) ESPN: 77

 

Tight End:

TE Michael Hartvigson(Bothell HS)Bothell, WA 6-6/235

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 78

 

Offensive Line:

OG Erik Kohler(Oaks Christian HS)Westlake Village, CA 6-5/285/4.90

Scout: 4* Rivals: 4* ESPN: 77

OG Colin Porter(Bothell HS)Bothell, WA 6-4.5/300

Scout: 4* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 78

OT Micah Hatchie(Waialua High & Intermediate Sc)Waialua, HI 6-5/285/5.10

Scout: 4* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 77

OT Ben Riva(O'Dea HS)Seattle, WA 6-6/285/5.00

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 75

OG Colin Tanigawa(Loyola HS)Los Angeles, CA 6-3/280/5.00

Scout: 2* Rivals:  3* ESPN:76

OT Michael Criste(Mission Viejo HS) Mission Viejo, CA 6-5/295/5.10

Scout: 2* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 77

OT James Atoe(The Dalles HS) The Dalles, OR 6-7/325

Scout: 2* Rivals: 2* ESPN: 40

 

Defensive Line:

DT Sione Potoae(Lakes HS)Lakewood, WA 6-3/285/4.90

Scout: 4* Rivals: 4* ESPN: 79

DE Andrew Hudson(Redlands East Valley HS)Redlands, CA 6-3/225/4.90

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 73

DT Lawrence Lagafuaina(Aiea HS) Aiea, HI 6-2/310

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 73

DE Hauoli Jamora(Kahuku HS)Kahuku, HI 6-2/230

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 78

 

Linebacker:

MLB Victor Burnett(Culver City Senior HS)Culver City, CA 6-0/225/4.60

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 77

OLB Chris Young(Auburn Senior HS)Auburn, WA

Scout: 4* Rivals: 3*(DB) ESPN:76

OLB Darius Waters(Lakes HS)Lakewood, WA 6-1/227/4.64

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 78

MLB Princeton Fuimaono(Jordan HS)Long Beach, CA 6-1/205

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 77

MLB Garret Gilliland(Lutheran HS - Orange County)Orange, CA 6-0/210/4.70

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 72

OLB Brent Williams(William Howard Taft HS)Woodland Hills, CA 6-2/205

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3*(DE) ESPN: 76

OLB Cooper Pelluer(Skyline HS) Issaquah, WA 6-3.5/218/4.70

Scout: 2* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 71

 

Safety:

S Sean Parker(Nathaniel Narbonne HS) Harbor City, CA 5-10/188

Scout: 4* Rivals: 4* ESPN: 82

S Taz Stevenson(Mililani HS)Mililani, HI 6-2/190

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN:73

S John Timu(Jordan HS)Long Beach, CA 6-2/205 08/18/2009

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3*(ATH) ESPN: 40

 

Cornerback:

CB Gregory Ducre(Crenshaw Senior HS)Los Angeles, CA 5-11/170/4.45

Scout: 3* Rivals: 3* ESPN: 77

 

 

With such a large class we should see a balance of people being red-shirted, as well as a few instant impact players. Will this be the class that helps turn the Husky Football program back to a perennial bowl team? Only time will tell, but this class looks like an excellent start.

 

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