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Recruiting Roundup: How Will The Huskies Fill Their Open Cornerback Position?

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Where do the Dawgs go after the Jacobe Covington de-commitment?

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After a tough loss against Oregon last night the Husky coaching staff will be out on the road recruiting during their bye week. One of the things the Husky staff will be doing is trying to fill their open cornerback spot after 4 star cornerback commit Jacobe Covington from Saguaro HS, AZ decommitted from UW. The Huskies now have an open cornerback spot and here is a look at who they may go after:

Recently minted 4 star cornerback Alphonse Oywak from Kentwood HS, WA is currently committed to Arizona. Oywak has really risen in recruiting circles in the last 12 months, and with his size you can tel why (he is listed at 6’1” and around 180 pounds). When you watch his film you can really see his length, athleticism, and speed out on the field. I really like his film and I see a guy who after a year of getting bigger could be a multiple year starter. The Huskies will obviously still need to offer him, but with him being local and his upside I think he is a player who will get an offer at some point. 247 Sports just updated his ranking to the 261st best player and 19th best cornerback in the country.

3 star cornerback Justin Hodges from Western HS, FL recently decommitted from Miami. In a subsequent interview with 247 Sports he stated that UW was one of the schools that had reached out to him after his decommitment. Listed at 6’1” and around 160 pounds Hodges has offers from Kentucky, Miami, Maryland, and several other East coast schools. Hodges has the length that the Huskies look for in their cornerbacks. When I watch his film I see a player who looks a lot like Sidney Jones (same size and skill set). If the Huskies offer Hodges it would be one of the first offers in the state of Florida for the 2020 class.

There are probably a bunch of other players that the Huskies will look at, but the 2 guys I listed above are guys who I think are high on Husky coaches radars. It’s also possible the Husky staff may only take 3 DB’s and shift the open spot to another position.

As I said before the Husky coaches will be out on the road checking on their commits, targets, and lots of 2021 players during their bye week. I would expect the coaches will hit California and Texas hard and also check out local players. If we find out where the coaches head to or extend any offers I will update you guys on what happens next weekend.

That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.