Given his late start in recruiting, new Huskies coach Chris Petersen managed to put together a decent recruiting class. The Huskies had only eight commitments when Petersen was hired from Boise State to replace Sarkisian, but they finished with a class of 24 signees that was ranked in the middle of the pack in the Pac-12. The Huskies fought off Oregon and UCLA to land No. 7 safety Bishard Baker of Bellevue, Wash., the highest-rated prospect in their class and top-rated prospect in Washington. Three-star cornerback Naijiel Hale, the son of the late rapper Nate Dogg, also might be able to help Washington's thin secondary immediately. Washington also signed Kyle Carta-Samuels, the No. 14 pro-style quarterback, who was previously committed to Vanderbilt. Incoming freshmen Greg Gaines and Jaylen Johnson might be able to help on the defensive line right away. When spring practice begins, Petersen will start to assemble his first Washington team, which lost quarterback Keith Price, tailback Bishop Sankey and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Washington has suspended quarterback Cyler Miles, the heir apparent to Price, and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow indefinitely. The two are suspects in a series of alleged attacks during Super Bowl celebrations following the Seattle Seahawks' win.