Washington Huskies 2011 Recruiting, Part Three: Offensive Lineman

Todd WilliamsCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2010

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 28: Center Ryan Tolar #65 of the Washington Huskies gets ready to hike the ball during the Apple Cup game against the Washington State Cougars on November 28, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Cougars 30-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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In the third edition of our 2011 early recruiting efforts, we will focus on the offensive linemen that Washington has offered.

Dexter Charles

Charles is a 6'5", 290 pound offensive lineman from Stanwood, Washington.

During his junior season he collected second team all-league honors.

So far his only offers have come from in-state schools, Washington and Washington State.

Charles has the ability to play on both sides of the ball, but Washington is looking at him for the offensive side.

Charles plans on taking trips before making any decision, and while they have not offered yet, Oregon is said to be showing serious interest.

Charles would be a good in-state pickup to add depth for the offensive line. With good size and quick feet, he will find a place somewhere on the field whether it be on offense or defense.

Cyrus Hobbi

Hobbi is a 6'4", 285 pound lineman from Scottsdale, Arizona.

At the Phoenix Under Armour Combine, Hobbi posted a 5.28 40-yard dash, 4.55 20-yard shuttle, 7.88 three-cone, and a 26.5 inch vertical leap per Rivals .

Hobbi has been getting interest in-state since his sophomore year, but now he is holding 11 offers from BCS conference teams.

While Hobbi is collecting offers, there is no real favorite at the moment for him, and he plans on taking his time

This would obviously be a great pick-up for Washington, but this will be a difficult recruit to pull in with all the top teams vying for his services at this point.

We will know more when the 2010 season begins as Hobbi plans on narrowing his list down to five at that point.

Jordan Rigsbee

Rigsbee is a 6'4", 250 pound lineman from Chico, California.

The younger brother of current California offensive lineman Tyler Rigsbee.

Although his brother plays at nearby California, Rigsbee insists that doesn’t make the Golden Bears a lock and is looking into all his options.

Cal is, however, in his top three along with Boise State and Oregon. Washington is competing with Arizona for the fourth spot on his list.

It would look like California has the early lead, but Rigsbee does appear to be keeping his options open.

He is impressive by the rate that Boise State and Oregon have been winning, so Washington having a breakout-type season would help Washington crack the top three.

Christian Westerman

Westerman is a 6'5", 288 pound lineman from Phoenix, Arizona.

Rivals has listed his 40 time at 5 seconds, bench at 400, shuttle at 4.8, and vertical at 27 inches.

Westerman is one of the top line recruits in the nation holding 27 offers.

Westerman is on this list because Washington did indeed offer, but all signs point to him heading to Texas.

Washington would be a very long shot.

Andre Yruretagoyena

Yruretagoyena is a 6'5", 258 pound prospect from Scottsdale, Arizona.

Yruretagovena may live in Arizona at the moment, but that doesn’t make them a favorite for his services.

Yruretagoyena lived in the state of Washington in the past, and has his favorites listed as Oregon, Michigan and Washington.

Michigan seems to have the advantage at this point, having signed two of his former teammates, but he does not plan on making his decision until the end of the season. 

Yruretagoyena would be a great pick up for Washington, and if the Huskies can post a winning record, should remain in contention for his services.

Looking ahead the 2010 season, Washington has 11 lineman returning and brought in five from the 2010 recruiting class.

Washington has struggled with their offensive line since the 2000 Rose Bowl run, and a return to their winning ways must include a solid offensive line.

The numbers are there, and year one of the Sarkisian era saw improved results.

The 2010 season should bring even more improvement up front.

It is important to keep on top of the O-line, as the offense lives and dies by the quality of the line in front of them.


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