Big Stanford, Washington news

I was about to begin my weekend, but a couple of things happened that will make Washington and Stanford fans smile.

First, Stanford announced that linebacker Shayne Skov has been reinstated to the team. He will be suspended for the season opener against San Jose State. Skov was arrested and jailed on Feb. 5 for driving under the influence.

Skov led Stanford with 84 tackles and had 7½ sacks as a sophomore, then sustained a season-ending knee injury in the third game last fall. It appears that he is on track to be close to full go by fall camp.

Of course, the good news for Stanford is Skov should be good to go -- healthy and in good standing -- for the visit from USC on Sept. 15.

As for Washington, it had a massive recruiting day, adding seven -- SEVEN! -- commitments at its Rising Stars camp, and many are highly rated. Read about it hereInsider.

The seven: defensive lineman Elijah Qualls (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande), wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow(Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde), offensive tackle Poasi Moala (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde), running back Lavon Coleman (Lompoc, Calif./Lompoc), offensive tackle Andrew Basham (Lynwood, Wash./Lynwood), linebacker Caleb Tucker (Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish) and defensive end Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Tex./Lancaster).

Hall is a former Texas commit. Stringfellow is the No. 73 player in the country and the second ESPN 150 receiver to commit to Washington.

The Huskies now have 15 commitments are are certain to jump into the top 25 of the recruiting rankings.