Realdawg.com is reporting that Deandre Coleman, perhaps the most prized recruit in the state this year, has backed off of his earlier oral commitment to Washington.
"I am opening up my recruitment," he told RealDawg. "This is a very big decision and one of the most important decisions that I will ever have to make. ... I still like Washington. My family and I just decided that I should look at other schools to make sure this was the right choice. The Huskies are having a rough season right, now and I'm not sure if Willingham will be there next year. I'll take all of my visits and make a decision sometime in the future."
Coleman 6-6, 290-pound defensive tackle at Garfield High School.
Obviously, with UW's present in such a sorry state, some idea of a brighter future is one of the few things fans have to look forward to. If recruits start jumping ship, or other prospects continue staying away, that could become a very big hole on what is already increasingly seen as a sinking ship.