Yesterday in El Cerrito, CA some of the top players on the west coast participated in the regional Opening event. One of those participants happened to be current Husky commit Ethan Garbers from Corona Del Mar HS, CA. Garbers, who is a composite 4 star player, won the quarterback MVP honors. He beat out some of higher ranked players including 5 star D.J. Uiagulelei, and 4 star Jay Butterfield. By winning the MVP honors Garbers punched his ticket to the Elite 11. I am a big fan of Garbers and I think he is probably ranked still a little low (he has only started on the varsity team for 1 year). Last year Garbers threw for over 4,100 yards and 55 touchdowns. I expect those numbers to increase this next year with the offensive talent that is on Corona Del Mar.
Also participating at the event was 4 star wide receiver Jalen McMillan from San Joaquin HS, CA. McMillan also released his top 4 schools, which included UW, Oklahoma, USC, and Notre Dame. McMillan is one of the best wideouts on the west coast and it sounds like Junior Adams has built a good relationship with McMillan and right now I believe UW is his leader. The Huskies will be in the market for at least 2 wideouts in the 2020 class and landing McMillan would be a huge get. McMillan is listed at around 6’2” and 180 pounds.
Another participant at the camp was 4 star offensive guard Myles Murao from Mater Dei HS, CA. Murao holds offers from UW, Alabama, USC, UCLA, LSU, Michigan, and Texas A&M. He is rated as a top 100 prospect and he is recently recovering from a torn ACL. UW along with USC appears to be his leaders. Murao is fairly active on twitter with pro UW tweets and he seems to be close with some UW commits and recruits (who are trying to get him to come to UW).
Lastly, 4 star wideout Gary Bryant from Centennial HS CA, recently released his top 10. UW happened to make the list for the speedster from California. Bryant also included USC, Oklahoma, Stanford, and Arizona State in his top 10. Honestly, Bryant is probably going to stay on the west coast and this looks to be a UW, USC, Stanford, and ASU battle for his services. UW would love to add Bryant who is able to stretch a defense with his 4.4 speed. I do expect that UW will get an official from Bryant in September which should help their chances to land his commitment when he commits next January.
That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.