Arizona offensive lineman withdraws from the transfer portal, gives Jedd Fisch another loss

The Washington Huskies and coach Jedd Fisch continue to not land a number of high-value Arizona targets. The latest Wildcat to stay in Tucson instead of transferring out of the program: offensive lineman Raymond Pulido. The decision is yet another in a series of portal reversals from Fisch’s Arizona players, who have been split in their reactions to Fisch’s move to Seattle. Some have followed him, but many others have not. Pulido is the latest.

This is yet another instance not only of Arizona retaining a key roster piece for its move to the Big 12 in 2024, but of Washington not adding to its own pool of resources for the Huskies’ first season in the Big Ten. It’s good news for USC, Oregon, UCLA, and the rest of the Big Ten.

Washington was always going to lose Michael Penix, Rome Odunze, and other elite prospects to the NFL draft, but the Fisch move from Tucson was supposed to bring a tsunami of players from the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest. It hasn’t been a tsunami. Maybe a small-to-modest-size wave, but nothing overwhelming. Is Fisch privately concerned about this, or will he calmly make the requisite portal adjustments to fully stock his 2024 UW roster? It’s a fascinating question.

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