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Washington Football Recruiting: Tosh Lupoi Makes A Huge Difference

Everyone knew once Tosh Lupoi left Cal for Washignton, some seismic shifts would result in the recruiting landscape. Indeed, UW would benefit when several recruits switched from other schools and became Huskies instead, following the former Golden Bear turncoat on their way up to Seattle.

Ben Glicksman of Sports Illustrated filed this report on how Tosh's efforts deserve top standing as it caused Pac-12 chaos within a mere two weeks.

Washington assistant Tosh Lupoi: A. Not only did Washington experience a recruiting boon after acquiring Lupoi in late January, but rival Cal suffered a colossal drop-off. The Huskies added five-star safety Shaq Thompson, four-star athlete Jaydon Mickens and four-star defensive end Pio Vatuvei, among others, while the Golden Bears lost Thompson, defensive end McCarthy and wide receiver Payton. It all but solidifies Lupoi's reputation as one of the nation's most influential assistant coaches.

Lupoi helped turn California into a national recruiting power in a mere matter of years despite his team not performing too well on the football field. Can he do the same thing with UW? It only seems like a matter of time before the master recruiter gets going on the field.

Read the entire SI article about more of the new coaches and their recruiting efforts by clicking here.

To discuss Lupoi and the state of Washington football recruiting in general, check out UW Dawg Pound.