I'm going to go ahead and get this started because i've got nothing else going on tonight. I'm going to deal with mostly U of O and UW, cuz those are the two I follow, but as before if anybody has any info about other schools, especially in the pac 12, it would be awesome if you contributed.
It looks like Oregon is going to have another big class next year. 21 graduating scholarship seniors plus you factor in some attrition (transfers, medical retirements, leaving early, etc, etc) the class will likely end up around 25-28 kids.
Maybe somebody can help me out with UW's class size. I counted 22 guys who are going to be seniors next year, but i have a feeling quite a few of those guys are walk ons so wont be opening up a scholarship. I think i've read that its going to be another relatively small class, similar to this years. Help me out with that?
As of right now UW has 2 commits for 2018, the Ducks dont have any.
Jacob Sirmon, 5 star QB from Bothel, Washington. Ranked as the 22nd best player in the class. Obviously a long way off and a lot can happen but I would guess that he's UW's starting QB as a redshirt freshman after Browning runs out of eligibility.
Huskies 2nd commit is Jacobs cousin Jack who is a 4 star LB . I might be wrong, but i believe their grandpa played for UW. Jacks dad is Peter Sirmon, ex-duck player and ex-husky coach.
As far as local talent in this class, as of right now it looks like there's 3 kids in the state of Washington who are pac12 worthy. I'm sure there are others who could get up there with a big senior season. In Oregon, its the deepest class I can ever remember. At least 8 guys who should end up at the pac 12 level.
1st the Washington kids:
2. Kyler Gordon, from Everett. 4 star CB. Oregon was his first offer, but that was from the old staff. I havnt heard anything about Taggart being in contact with him. UW has also already offered.
3. Devin Culp, 3 star WR from Spokane. Big kid. 6'5". Is listed as WR right now but will probably end up at TE. He was already commited to Oregon but decommited when Helfrich was fired. I think he ends up at UW.
Now the Oregon kids:
1. Dawson Jaramillo. 4 star tackle from Lake Oswego. At one point he was rated as a 5 star. Right now he's more athlete then polished football player. But has a very high ceiling. Has already visited Oregon several times. My guess is he'll be a duck, but UW is in it as well.
2. Talanoa Hufanga, 4 star athlete from Corvallis. He'll most likely end up at safety I love this kid. Total stud. He also played QB for his team but wont be a college qb. I'm sure the entire pac12 will offer. Dont count out the hometown Beavs, but i'd bet he ends up at Oregon, UW, Stanford or USC.
3. Braden Lenzy, 4 star athlete from Tigard. Could be either a DB or WR in college. have heard that Stanford might be the team to beat.
4. Chase Cota, 4 star WR from Medford. His daddy was a Duck, his cousin Brady Breeze is a current Duck, and he'll most likely be a Duck.
5. Trey Lowe, 4 star Athlete from Portland. Younger brother of exDuck wide receiver Keenan Lowe. Kids a hell of a football player but he's tiny. Listed at 5'9", 172 pounds, which i've heard is generous. 247 has him rated as the 42nd best player in the country, which is quite a bit higher then the other sites have him. I wouldnt be surprised if he followed his brother to Oregon, but I wouldnt be surprised if Taggart chose to pass on him either.
6. Elijah Winston, 4 star linebacker from Portland. His brother is a current linebacker for Oregon. Better athlete then football player.
7. Travis Spreen. 3 star center, from Portland. He's listed as the #1 center in the country by 247. He doesnt have any offers yet. But he will.
8. Malacai Salu, 3 star ILB from Portland. He's rated pretty low but most people who pay attention to Oregon high school football think he's a better linebacker then his 4 star teammate Winston. Winston is the better athlete, but Salu is the better football player. I think he'll move up in the rankings as he gets noticed more.