Tumwater High School’s Cade Otton has officially signed with the Huskies. He verbally committed in August, and was originally told to get ready to play defense, presumably as a defensive end or BUCK linebacker in Washington’s scheme. However, during his visit two weeks ago, the coaches told him that they plan to use him as a tight end, in a similar role to the one played by Drew Sample. He will likely see a lot of time with his hand in the ground blocking, but also getting the occasional pass thrown his way. With Hunter Bryant also in the fold, UW has secured the two top tight end prospects in the state.
Otton is ranked as a three-star recruit, and the 11th-best tight end in the West. As a senior, he recorded 123 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, one interception, and two forced fumbles on defense, playing as a middle linebacker. On the offensive side of the ball, he caught 46 passes for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was also voted the AP Class 2A Player of the Year in Washington state.
Cade is the grandson of Sid Otton, Tumwater’s legendary coach and Washington state’s all-time winningest high school coach.
Check out his highlights below:
Mrs. Otton is quite happy with her son’s choice: