On the day the Washington football team gained a commitment from a lineman, it found out it will have to fight to keep one of its top recruits...

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On the day the Washington football team gained a commitment from a lineman, it found out it will have to fight to keep one of its top recruits.


Mark Armelin, a 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif., was reported by two Web sites to have committed to the Huskies. Armelin is the fourth player listed as an offensive lineman to commit to Washington.


Meanwhile, highly touted wide receiver Anthony Boyles of Junipero Serra High in Gardena, Calif., told Scout.com that he is reopening his recruiting after having earlier said he was committed to UW. Boyles, who will also consider Arizona, Colorado and Oregon, said he began to reconsider after UW receivers coach Eric Yarber left for Arizona State.


Other college football


Washington State is hiring a defensive line coach from the University of Nevada, according to Wolfpack coach Chris Ault.


Ault told The Reno Gazette-Journal that Marty Long was leaving to coach the Cougars’ defensive line.


Long was on The Citadel staff in 1987 and 1988, when Bill Doba was defensive coordinator at the military school in Charleston, S.C.


The hiring of Long indicates that Doba probably will become the Cougars’ defensive coordinator as well as head coach, but no announcement has been made by WSU.


• The Las Vegas All-American Classic, scheduled for Jan. 15, was canceled because of problems with financing and sponsorship. Among the players invited to appear in the game were Washington offensive lineman Stanley Daniels and running back Kenny James, and Washington State linebackers Scott Davis of Kennewick and Steve Dildine of Graham.


Conference honors


Western Washington forward Liz McCarrell has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week.


• Seattle University’s Ryan Webb and Saint Martin’s Brendan Campbell shared GNAC men’s basketball player of the week honors.


• Gonzaga’s Stephanie Hawk has been named West Coast Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season.


• Whitman forward Kyle Born has been named Northwest Conference men’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season.


• Canisius’ Jason Weeks, a native of Seattle, has been named Atlantic Hockey co-rookie of the week.


Notes


• Because of the power outage caused by weekend storms, Stevens Pass has suspended resort operations through this evening. Operations are scheduled to reopen Wednesday.


• Sumner’s Zachary Tapec was among the 19 athletes named to the 2007 U.S. Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby National Team.



Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources. Times staff reporters Bob Condotta and Craig Smith also contributed to this report.