QB Browning heads 2nd class for Petersen's Huskies
SEATTLE (AP) Washington coach Chris Petersen believes he found something special in quarterback Jake Browning. So the last thing Petersen wants is additional expectations heaped on the national record holder for career touchdown passes.
Yet even Petersen had to admit on Wednesday's national letter of intent day that Browning has some of the same characteristics Petersen saw in Kellen Moore at Boise State.
Browning was at the top of Washington's recruiting class of 24 players. Browning has been on campus for a month already, having enrolled at the start of winter quarter.
Washington's class features depth at nearly every position, including a scholarship long snapper. The Huskies landed some of the top in-state recruits, including cornerback Austin Joyner, defensive end Benning Potoa'e and running back Myles Gaskin.
Top 25 Class: On the bubble
Best in class: Jake Browning, QB, Granite Bay, California
Best of the rest: DE Benning Potoa'e, CB Austin Joyner, LB D.J. Beavers
Late addition: Potoa'e didn't verbally commit until late January. Most of Washington's class was locked up before the first of the year.
One that got away: Chris Warren, RB, Rockwell, Texas. Warren selected the Longhorns over Washington.