Husky coaches got some massive news today when 4 star wide receiver Jalen McMillan from San Joaquin Memorial in Fresno, CA committed to UW over offers from nearly every major program in the country. 247sports has McMillan rated as the 31st best player and 4th best wideout in the 2020 class. With offers from Oklahoma, Alabama, USC, Notre Dame, and several other schools McMillan basically had his choice of where he wanted to attend.
LET’S GO MAKE SOME DAMN HISTORY #PURPLEREIGN pic.twitter.com/d4z3eObmfS— J4 (@jalenmcmillan20) June 25, 2019
Listed at 6’2” and around 181 pounds McMillan has the size and speed that the Huskies have been looking for at the wide receiver position. He won the fastest man competition during the UW Rising Stars camp this past weekend. During the past two seasons McMillan has averaged about 75 receptions for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Washington is expected to lose wide receivers Aaron Fuller, Andre Baccellia, Chico McClatcher and Quinten Pounds to graduation after this next season. And while there’s a lot of young talent on the Husky depth chart, it’s almost entirely unproven. There will be the opportunity for an absolute stud like McMillan to come in and press for immediate playing time.
McMillan is a prototypical #1 wideout in college and a future high NFL draft pick. 247 compares him to former Cal great and current Los Angeles Chargers star WR Keenan Allen. As to be expected the only thing he could work on is adding some bulk to his frame so he can deal with more physical corners. Here are some of his highlights:
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