When Chris Petersen was hired at Washington he brought with him two assistants (Jeff Choate and Brent Pease) with extensive experience recruiting in Texas. While the Huskies had dabbled in the Lone Star State in the past, it became a bigger focus under the new staff. The first success story from these efforts was the commitment of an under-the-radar DE prospect out of George Bush H.S. in Richmond, TX (near Houston) by the name of Myles Rice.
When he suffered a knee injury during his senior season of high school the decision was made for him to "greyshirt," or delay his enrollment to Washington and be a part of the 2016 class rather than the 2015 class. Along with Taylor Rapp and Daniel Bridge-Gadd, Rice enrolled in January and is already attending classes. Listed at 6'4", 220 lbs last year, multiple folks have reported seeing him in person on campus and commenting that he's "huge,"suggesting that he's been hard at work in the weight room. He's expected to compete at the BUCK position.
Another Dawg already on campus, let's welcome DE Myles Rice out of TX! #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/Aa9ya0XUnn— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) February 3, 2016
Here are his senior season highlights courtesy of Hudl: