Back in August of 2014 there was a lot of excitement about new head coach Chris Petersen. He had yet to coach his first game with the Huskies, but for Eastside Catholic standout Brandon Wellington, it didn't matter - Washington was where he wanted to be and he had already developed a good relationship with Petersen, so he became the first commit to the class of 2016 for the Huskies. And so for the next 18 months he had to bide his time until he could make it official. While he was tempted by overtures from schools like TCU to take an official visit and give them a look, he remained true to his word and took only one official visit - to Seattle to see his future home. The combination of his early commitment and a relative lack of national acclaim for him as a recruit (he was one of the more egregious omissions from the high school All-American games last month) has perhaps led to him being a bit overshadowed in this recruiting class, but make no mistake - he's a fantastic athlete and terrific pick-up for the Huskies. He'll get his start at LB, though he was a 2-way standout for Crusaders and could get some looks at RB too.
Final in-state Dawg has sent his papers in! Let's welcome do-it-all LB Brandon Wellington out of Eastside Catholic! pic.twitter.com/MCNhEnGt75— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) February 3, 2016
Here are his junior season highlights courtesy of Hudl: