How Sarkisian assembled UW's 2013 team

The signing of in-state stars like Kasen Williams in 2011 could be looked upon as a turning point if the Huskies take the next step in 2013. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

SEATTLE -- This is the year. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is preparing for his fifth season with the Huskies and, after three straight bowl appearances, 2013 seems to be the season where the program is expected to take the next step.

After signing four straight top 25 recruiting classes, Washington is now expected to put a top 25 team on the field.