Five-star offensive lineman Foster Sarell will commit to the school of his choice on January 7 at the Army All-American Bowl. The Campus Insiders staff gave its predictions on where the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 2 overall player will end up.
Up until the past 48 hours, I was solid on Foster Sarell going to play for Chris Petersen in Seattle. He’s from Washington. The Huskies are fresh off a College Football Playoff appearance. It makes a lot of sense.
However, Stanford has not wavered on its pursuit. The Cardinal already picked up 5-star offensive tackle Walker Little, and David Shaw’s staff is hoping to add Sarell to have bookend tackles. Should they find a way to pair Sarell with Little, 5-star quarterback Davis Mills is going to have one helluva career at Stanford.
Ultimately, I’m trusting my gut on this one and going with the Huskies. He wouldn’t be the first recruit to want to play close to home.
I can’t see a reason for Sarell to say no to Washington. Playing time won’t be an issue, and the Huskies are poised for a bright future under Chris Petersen after they just appeared in the College Football Playoff. The fan base is rabid compared to the often half-empty Stanford Stadium, and the U-Dub faithful will be ready with plenty of support in Sarell’s home state. This is Washington all the way.
After its run to the College Football Playoff, U-Dub is set up perfectly to land a commitment from top in-state offensive tackle Foster Sarell. Stanford will certainly give Chris Petersen and his staff quite a battle down the stretch, but he visited the Huskies right before the recruiting dead period. And this is a Washington team that is set up to be a Pac-12 contender for the foreseeable future. It also doesn’t hurt that Sarell was in attendance for the Huskies’ 44-6 rout of Stanford last September. Come National Signing Day, U-Dub will get a Letter of Intent from Sarell.
The Pac-12 North is going to belong to Chris Petersen and the Huskies for quite a while. The momentum that the Huskies possess even despite the semifinal loss to Alabama will carry over to the offseason, and Sarell signing with the Dawgs will be part of that. Cue the Boyz II Men and start wearing Starter jackets, because the Huskies are celebrating like it’s 1991 all over again.