The lack of receiving talent hitting the field has been a major storyline for Washington football this season. But Rome Odunze plans to alter that storyline once he arrives on campus.
The talented 4* wide receiver hailing from the powerhouse Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) announced his signing with Washington on Wednesday. At 6’3” and 205 pounds, Odunze is a physical specimen who adds much needed muscle to a Husky receiving corps known more for small, speedy receivers than for playmaking beasts. Given the status of the graduating seniors among the receivers and the inability of some incumbent underclassmen to differentiate themselves this season, there is plenty of reason to speculate that Odunze may be in a position to compete for playing time as a true freshman. His physical skills, his ball skills and his ability to block are all plus-level skill sets for a player so young.
Odunze, who committed in August, held offers from several blue chip programs including Ohio State, Oklahoma, Alabama, Notre Dame and Oregon. His commitment was a huge win for Chris Petersen and his signing is a testament to Jimmy Lake and how well the transition between UW coaches has progressed.
Check out Odunze’s senior year highlights below.