Talking Points: Huskies’ recruits withdrawing

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It’s a good thing new UW coach Chris Petersen has a history of producing a winning team with average talent, because the coaching carousel in Seattle has recruits spinning away from the Dawgs.

The Seattle Times reports four recruits have withdrawn their verbal commitments since Steve Sarkisian left for Southern Cal. Two of those recruits then committed to the Trojans.

As of Wednesday, the Huskies had eight committed recruits for 2014. The UW class is ranked last in the Pac-12 by Scout, Rivals and 247sports.com and as low as 101st in the nation.

The uncertainty around the rest of the Washington coaching staff is complicating matters.

At Boise State, Peterson never had a recruiting class ranked higher than 43rd in the country and never signed a five-star recruit. He did, though, compile a 92-12 record in eight seasons.

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Rantsports.com has compiled its list of the 10 biggest jerks in Major League Baseball.

To no one’s surprise, Alex Rodriguez leads the list. He might be one the best hitters ever, but his consumption of steroids and denial will forever put an asterisk next to his stat line.

But who else are on the list?

Here they are: No. 2 Ryan Braun, No. 3 Ozzie Guillen, No. 4 Bryce Harper, No. 5 A.J. Pierzynski, No. 6 Carlos Gomez, No. 7 Delmon Young. No. 8 Grant Balfour, No. 9 Fernando Rodney and No. 10 Kyle Farnsworth.

Rantsports says Pierzynski actually has been voted the most-hated player in the game by fellow players for always running his mouth. Pierzynski, though, has managed to hang around the Major League’s for 15 seasons, so he must be doing something right.