Post-vacation thoughts on Washington recruiting, a visiting QB and the state of sports media
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I’m back from vacation with some thoughts on Washington recruiting, a look at three-star quarterback prospect Dermaricus Davis, athletics finances in college football and the changing sports media landscape, particularly in Seattle (and, unfortunately, at my former place of employment).
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Among the couple dozen or so prospects taking their official visits to Washington this month, I still think four-star Fairfield (Calif.) Armijo defensive tackle Jericho Johnson is the most important. But there is another name I’d place high on that list, in light of recent events.
Dermaricus Davis is a three-star quarterback prospect from Etiwanda High in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He visited Arizona earlier this month, and he visited Oregon State over the weekend, and he’s scheduled to be in Seattle on Friday, one of about 20 prospects currently expected on campus at some point this week.
Minnesota and Washington State both offered Davis in February. Oregon State offered in March, and Arizona’s offer came a few days after Washington’s. BYU offered a couple weeks later. Davis says he also hears from UCLA and California, but he wants to commit this summer, so it’s likely Washington will be his last visit.
“After Washington,” he said, “I’ll sit down with my mom, and we’ll decide from there.”