Looks like the Washington Huskies have secured their next quarterback, Jake Browning out of Folsom, CA. He committed to the Dawgs on Monday.
I know, I know, “why do we care”, right?
Well, Browning was one of a handful of quarterbacks that Mike Leach had on his radar for 2015 and the high profile prospect had originally stated he would make his decision around April 11th (for whatever reason). Rated by Scout to be the 7th best QB in the nation, Browning would have been a huge coup for WSU, had the Cougs been able to land him. Some Cougar recruiting enthusiasts really thought he might pull the trigger on Pullman.
“Is it set in stone? I mean geez recruiting is just getting started for 2015!”
Well, it’s more set in stone than you might think at this stage for Browning. He’s already stated that he wants to get his classes in order to be able to graduate high school early so he can enroll at Washington by next Spring. This is generally a tell that the kid is absolutely done with his recruiting.
“So then we move on! What’s next?”
Right you are generic Cougar fan, right you are! The guy most Washington State fans want to land is Cougar legacy Mark Rypien’s nephew, Brett Rypien from Shadle Park. The 6’2, 180 pound Rypien is undeniably the #1 recruit in the state of Washington, including being the 6th best quarterback in the nation according to ESPN (who also ranks Browning as the 7th best QB). So can the Cougs get him?
Rypien’s offer list is pretty impressive so far; Washington State, Washington (who no longer figures to be interested), Arizona State, Oregon State, Boise State, Mississippi State, Colorado State and others. Of those schools, the Huskies were thought to be a top contender against WSU for his services.
He is another that plans on deciding fairly soon and of course now that Mike Leach’s passing attack in full swing as a recruiting tool and with Browning off the table it would truly be a disappointment if Rypien doesn’t say yes to WSU. More offers could be coming though for the young Shadle Park star, so this could be over next week or far from decided until into the Fall.
We’ll keep you updated.