Tonight Husky coaches finished off an already impressive class when 4-star wideout Puka Nacua out of Orem HS, UT committed to UW over offers from around the country including USC, Oregon, UCLA, and Utah.
He committed to USC over the summer but didn’t sign during the December window and it quickly became clear that he was very much available despite never officially de-committing. Nacua then took official visits to Utah, Washington, UCLA, and Oregon in the span of a few weeks in January/February. The whirlwind of visits led to very little time before signing day last Wednesday and so he decided to postpone it until Sunday night. And even the final selection of Washington got delayed further when snowy road conditions caused Nacua and his family to arrive late to the commitment broadcast on local TV.
247 sports ranks Nacua as the 8th best wideout in the class after shining in the Poly Bowl and Army All-American games. Nacua becomes the 2nd WR in the class joining 3-star Taj Davis and is the first recruit for new WR coach Junior Adams who aced his first opportunity to show his recruiting chops.
With his 6’2” frame Puka has the ability to high point the football but he also has the speed and route running technique to create separation. Washington lost no WRs to graduation and their three 4-stars from the class of 2018 all redshirted but Nacua has as much talent as any player in the UW WR room and so he could still find his way onto the field next season.
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