I love following reruiting, its a year long roller coaster. I know at least a couple others here follow it as well so I figured i'd start a thread and update it all year as commits come in. I'm pretty dialed in to Oregon recruiting, and somewhat dialed in to Washington recruiting, so i'll focus on them, but if anybody wants to add stuff about WSU or OSU, or anybody else for that matter, it would be awesome. I personally love college football as a whole way more than I love the NFL as a whole, so following recruiting also helps you know kids all across the country before they ever even suit up for their college teams. (and yes, i realize that obsessing over high school kids can be kind of creepy, but i'm not the type that follows them on twitter, or gets upset when a kid chooses another school. I just get my info from recruiting websites, specifically 247.)
One thing to keep in mind is that both UW and Oregon are expected to have pretty small classes in 2017. I've heard that UW will probably have between 15-17 while Oregon will have 20-22 spots to fill. So to begin with, UO and UW both have 2 commits each already.
I'll begin with UO's:
Ryan Kelley, is a high 4 star QB from Arizona. I think he has a good chance to be a 5 star by the time this class is done after he goes through the summer camp circuit and everything. This kid can spin it. I think he's probably the best throwing QB the Ducks have ever got commited, including Mariota, and he's a decent but not spectacular runner. Junior highlights:
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3698560/hig ... /308650515
Langi Tuifua, 4 star WDE from Utah. He was the Ducks first commit for 2017. Might be a linebacker, or might be a defensive end, just depends on how much weight he puts on. Junior highlights:
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2796620/hig ... /243704378
Here are UW's guys they already have commited.
Keith Taylor, 4 star CB from Anaheim He was the Huskies first commitment. Tall, rangy CB. Seems to be pretty solid to UW, but his high school is traditionally a feeder school to USC, so if they offer him things could get interesting. Junior highlights:
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3394134/hig ... /309019422
Connor Wedington, unranked athlete from Sumner, Wa. He just commited the other day. With UW having a small class, quite frankly i'm a little surprised that they took his commit this early. It means that he must be somebody that CP really likes though. He's listed as an athlete but i've read that he's going to start out at RB for UW. Also plays DB. Looks pretty good on tape, but I dont know what kind of competition he's playing against.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4449997/hig ... /312541392