Reviewing Signing Day

In case you were in a coma yesterday, National Letter of Intent Day was going on throughout college football.  I had a thread going on during the morning and early afternoon, but now that all the dust has cleared, I thought it’d be a good time to go back over what exactly happened yesterday.  In the next few weeks we’ll take a look at some of the players the Huskies signed, but for now I’ll just give you a quick rundown of what happened yesterday.

What We Lost (heading into the week there were 3 players who were committed to the Huskies that signed with someone else.  Here’s who they were and where they went):

  • Pauley Asiata – Asiata was the number one ranked prospect in Hawaii and was an interior lineman.  He was considered, by most, the best offensive lineman the Huskies were going to sign until he changed his mind.  Asiata ended up signing with Colorado yesterday.  Out of the 3 players the Huskies lost, this one probably hurt the most.
  • Stephan Nembot – Nembot spurned the Cougars to verbally commit to the Huskies a few weeks ago and then spurned the Huskies to sign with Colorado.  He’s a linemen that may play on either side of the ball (probably defense).  Nembot, originally from Cameroon, could develop into a beast of a player but is looked as more of a project right now.  Stephan seemed completely overwhelmed by the recruiting process and I actually felt somewhat bad for him, seeing how this could seem quite foreign to him.
  • Kameron Jackson – Jackson had long been committed to the Huskies but instead switched to Cal early yesterday morning.  He’s from Cal Poly High School, who has a good pipeline to the Golden Bears.  He’s a cornerback, who earned a 3-star rating from Scout.

What We Gained (Signing Day did bring us one surprise):

  • Antavius Sims – Antavius Sims seemed to come out of nowhere on signing day.  He was more of a backup plan, but his athleticism makes him an exciting prospect.  Sims put up some good stats playing quarterback at JC, but he will most likely be a corner for the Huskies.  He’s 6’2″ 205 lbs. and reportedly runs a 4.3 40.  You can generally find a spot for a person like that on your football team.

Overview:

Many people have lost excitement about this class because of the 3 players the team lost yesterday.  What those people are neglecting is the stars that signed yesterday.  The Huskies locked up the best players in the state and added some quality players from out of it.  In light of the De’Anthony Thomas drama that went down yesterday, Dawg fans should be happy with the stars we signed.  It was a good day to be a Husky fan, and yesterday went a long ways toward helping our future.

Andrew

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