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Recruiting Roundup: Huskies Host A Bigtime Wideout & Looking At The Commitment Of Sav’ell Smalls

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Recruiting Roundup: Huskies Host A Bigtime Wideout

NCAA Football: Southern California at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend has been a good weekend for the Huskies on almost all fronts including the recruiting front. The Huskies had a couple of official visitors on campus for their big win over USC.

4 star wide receiver Gary Bryant from Centennial HS, CA was on campus to check out the Huskies. Bryant, who is rated by 247sports as the 66th best player and 11th best wideout in the country, holds offers from around the country including Oklahoma, USC, Oregon, Michigan, and Notre Dame. The Huskies have been recruiting Bryant as a slot receiver and also a deep threat (he has 4.4 speed and the quickness to get open against nickel corners). Listed at 5’10” and around 170 pounds, Bryant has prototypical size for a slot wideout. With 3 wideouts already committed the Huskies would love to add some more speed to the wide receiver corps. Right now Bryant is looking most heavily at USC, Oklahoma, ASU, and UW. Bryant has stated he will make his decision in the Army All American Bowl so the Huskies will have to wait for Bryant to make his decision. Here is a look at some of his highlights and a picture of him on his visit:

The Huskies also hosted current defensive back commit James Smith from St John Bosco HS, CA. Smith, who is a 3 star cornerback, committed to UW this last summer after unofficially visiting UW.

On Friday the Huskies got the weekend started with some fireworks when 5 star outside linebacker Sav’ell Smalls from Kennedy HS, WA committed to UW over basically every school in the country. Landing Smalls sent a message around the country and PAC 12 that UW is a force in recruiting for big time prospects (also looking forward at the 2021 class with several 5 stars in the state of Washington). The fact that UW was able to land Smalls after he basically eliminated them has to scare some schools who are hoping to land some of Washington’s top prospects. Smalls is an impact player and he will help bring some pressure off the edge for the Huskies. The fact that Smalls cited his desire to bring a national championship back to Montlake as a reason to stay home is a big deal for the Huskies.

With 20 commits now in the fold the Huskies have a few more spots left for the 2020 class. It looks like they will try and add 1 more tight end, 1 defensive lineman, 1 more wideout (if it’s Bryant), and maybe 1 more defensive back.

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