Mark Redman has made it official today that he’s going to be a Husky.
He is a true TE prospect in every sense, combining good size at 6-6 and 250 pounds, with strong technique as both a blocker and receiver. The 4-star prospect had offers from around the country including Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Penn State, and Georgia. There was some thought with Chris Petersen stepping down that Redman could look elsewhere, but he has remained rock solid in his pledge. Unlike his high school QB and future Husky Ethan Garbers, Redman will be finishing out his senior year and not enrolling early. He will join the team over the summer before the LEAP program.
As a prospect, he is one of my favorite players in this class. He has an excellent all around game and is a natural pass catcher who knows how to use his body to create space. He’s got big mitts to snag the ball similar to former Husky Will Dissly, and can rumble down the field after the catch. Perhaps what really sets him apart is his excellent speed for how big he is.
He isn’t a converted offensive lineman or bulked up receiver - Mark Redman was born to play tight end.
He will enter a tight end room that will need playmaking ability with the departure of Hunter Bryant. Cade Otton is a great cornerstone to start with, and he will have the opportunity to battle Devin Culp, Jacob Kizer, and Jack Westover for playing time. He’s already likely a better receiver right now than those three, so he could see the field right away. We will likely see more young guys play with Jimmy Lake as head coach than we did under Chris Petersen.
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