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Recruiting Roundup: Huskies Look To Close The 2019 Class Strong

Recruiting Roundup

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Earlier this week the 2019 class got a big boost when 4 star safety Asa Turner from Carlsbad HS, CA recommitted to UW. The addition of Turner propelled UW to the 2nd best class in the Pac 12 per 247 sports. However the Huskies still have some big prospects on their board. Here is a look at who they still have a shot at:

4 star inside linebacker Daniel Heimuli from Menlo Atherton HS, CA visited UW last weekend. Heimuli was supposed to visit Alabama this last weekend but he cancelled the visit after Coach Pete and Coach Gregory has an in home visit with him and his family. It appears and has been rumored that Heimuli has been a Husky lean and possible silent commit to the Huskies for a while. At 6’2” and around 225 pounds Heimuli would be a great pickup at inside linebacker for the Huskies. He will be announcing his decision at his school on Wednesday.

4 star wideout Puka Nacua from Orem HS, UT visited UW last weekend and has been a priority for UW for the last couple of months. Nacua also visited UCLA mid-week and Oregon this weekend. However insiders believe this is a USC and UW battle that could go either way. Listed at 6’2” and around 215 pounds Nacua is an elite wideout in the 2019 class and the Huskies would love to add him to their roster. Nacua will wrap up his official visit to Oregon and then decide on Wednesday. No coaches will be in his house before signing day so it’s hard to tell where he will ultimately end up at. It appears though that the Huskies have put themselves in a good spot to land him.

4 star linebacker Henry To’oto’o from DeLa Salle HS, CA visited UW back in September. Alabama and Tennessee have also hosted To’oto’o on official visits and it looks like he will choose from among those three schools. All three schools had in home visits with To’oto’o and most insiders believe this is a Alabama and UW battle that could go either way. Several Husky commits have been making their pitches to To’oto’o to join the Huskies. To’oto’o is rated by 247 sports as a top 50 prospect and would be a huge recruiting win if the Huskies could land him.

3 Star Defensive back Jayden Williams from Centennial HS, CA visited UW last weekend and joined Heimuli and Nacua on campus this last weekend. On his way home from the visit to UW, USC extended an offer to Williams. This weekend Williams is officially visiting USC and will decide between the 2 schools on Wednesday. Williams is a bit of a late bloomer on the recruiting front after transferring to Centennial for his senior season. It appears that his recruitment could go either way but USC may have the edge after his official visit.

Depending on how things break the Huskies could end up with a top 10 recruiting class but most likely they will remain in the Top 15. I will break down the class after signing day but it appears the Huskies have addressed most of their needs and brought some impact players into their program.

Next weekend I will have a breakdown of the 2020 prospects the Huskies are looking at. Yesterday several bigtime local prospects were on campus to watch the Husky basketball game and meet with Coach Pete and his staff. Among the visitors were 5 star defensive end Sav’ell Smalls, 4 star cornerback Ayden Hector, 4 star running back Sam Adams, 4 star offensive lineman Geiran Hatchett, 2021 5 star quarterback Sam Huard, 2021 4 Star wideout Emeka Egbuka, and 2021 5 star defensive lineman JT Tuimoloau (there were a few other prospects on campus as well).

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