During the first weekend of spring practice the Huskies unofficially hosted some players high up on their recruiting boards. Husky coaches were able to use the spring practices to show the prospects what Montlake is like and watch practice. Here is a look at who was on campus this weekend:
4 star (composite rated) tight end Mark Redman from Corona Del Mar HS, CA joined his teammate and best friend, quarterback Ethan Garbers on the visit and also now on the Husky commit list. Landing Redman was a big pickup for the Huskies because he was the tight end they targeted early and beat out some of the biggest blue blood programs from around the country for his services. Redman, who is listed at 6’6” and around 250 pounds is a huge receiving target for Garbers and he is also able to stay on the line and block. Both players are among the best at their position in the state of California for the 2020 class.
4 star wideout Gary Bryant Jr from Centennial HS, CA was able to finally make it up to Seattle after trying to head up for several months. Listed at 5’10” and around 160 pounds Bryant is an explosive wideout who timed a 4.46 40 at regional Nike event. Bryant has offers from USC, Michigan, Oregon, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and several other schools and 247sports has him rated as the 50th best player in the nation. Coach Pete would love to add another wideout that can stretch the field similar to what John Ross did in 2016, and if they can land Bryant they will have that player. Currently he is leaning to USC but getting him on an unofficial helped UW to probably land an official visit. Here is a look at some of his highlights:
Savage Mode. @jtdozier01 pic.twitter.com/18ar2S188B— GB1 (@Gary_Bryant01) January 11, 2019
From the 2021 class the Huskies hosted Moliki Matavao from Liberty HS, NV. Matavao who isn’t rated yet already has offers from UW, Michigan, Penn State, ASU, Arkansas and several other schools. Listed at 6’6” and around 240 pounds Matavao will be one of the top tight ends in the 2021 class and early on he likes UW a lot. One of his teammates Troy Fautanu is already at UW and Matavao is also a cousin of Husky signee Faatui Tuitele. Similar to Redman Matavao is a big target in the passing game that will be able to stay on the line and block as well. Here is a look at some of Matavao’s highlights:
Sophomore season complete. Now on to the next! Check out my sophomore highlights - https://t.co/THxIgrwIvD— Moliki Matavao (@MatavaoMoliki) November 27, 2018
The Huskies also had some local players on campus including 4 star cornerback Ayden Hector from Eastside Catholic and 4 star offensive lineman Geirean Hatchett from Ferndale. Both players are very high on the Husky recruiting board and I believe will ultimately end up Huskies.
That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp