Offensive lineman Samuel Peacock has sent in his signed letter of intent and is now officially a Husky! Peacock is rated as a 3-star player by the 247 Sports rankings as the 47th ranked offensive tackle and 592nd ranked overall player.
Samuel Peacock is a DAWG.— Washington Football (@UW_Football) December 18, 2019
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Peacock measures at 6’6 and 265 pounds coming out of in-state Gig Harbor high school. He originally committed to Oregon State back at the end of July when it appeared that the Beavers would be his only power conference offer. However, the Huskies clearly liked what they saw from him throughout his senior season, decided they could use a 5th offensive lineman in the class, and extended an offer. Once Washington gave him the opportunity he wasted no time in pledging to the Huskies.
This was already viewed as perhaps the best offensive lineman recruiting class in school history even before Peacock signed on. The Huskies are losing 4 seniors along the offensive line including 4 starters. That they decided to take Peacock as a 5th member of the class suggests that we may see some additional attrition at that spot. Cole Norgaard is the only upperclassman along the line that did not start a game this season.
With 4 higher rated members of the recruiting class it seems very likely that we see Peacock redshirt in his first season in Seattle. The Huskies would generally like to have all of their OL spend a season in the weight room but we did see graduating center Nick Harris go from a 2-star player to starting right guard as a true freshman so you can’t rule anything out. With Peacock’s frame he projects as a future tackle and a career path similar to Jared Hilbers seems reasonable to suggest.