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What Jimmy Lake’s speech means for Washington football

Even though the basketball team lost in overtime to the Ducks, Jimmy Lake’s speech during Washington football’s unofficial junior day signified a big change coming to the team’s recruiting strategy.

In the past, Chris Petersen wanted to stay as far away from the recruiting process as he possibly could, talking about how much he didn’t like it, and never really seeming to acknowledge the importance of acquiring more talent. Now this isn’t saying he didn’t do a great job in the last few seasons acquiring top-flight talent, but with Oregon recruiting at the elite level they have been over the last few seasons, it’s important that the Huskies stay on the same level.