The dead period for recruiting is about to end and with 22 signed commitments and a highly ranked class but the Huskies still have a few spots left in the 2020 class. The early signing period saw the majority of Husky targets sign with a school (either UW or other schools), however there are still a few players who the Huskies would like to add on the first Wednesday of February. Here is a look at who is still on the Huskies board (scholarship players):
4 star tight end Jack Yary from Murrieta Valley HS, CA visited UW the weekend before the early signing period, but he chose not to sign with a school. 247sports has Yary rated as the 221st ranked player and 9th best tight end in the country. UW would like to add a 3rd tight end to their 2020 class (they already have 4 star tight end Mark Redman, and 3 Mason West). Yary is a prototypical tight end, with a 6’6” and 250 frame, who holds offers from around the country including USC, UCLA, Oregon, ASU, and Nebraska. UW has a new tight end coach, Derham Cato, who will need to get to work and build a relationship with Yary quickly. It sounds like Yary is going to visit USC, and UCLA in January and choose between UCLA, USC, and UW on the first Wednesday in February. After loosing Hunter Bryant to the NFL draft the Huskies only have 3 scholarship tight ends currently on the roster, which is why they want to add a 3rd tight end to the class (Cade Otton, Jacob Kiser, and Devin Culp). Here is a look at Yary’s highlights:
3 star defensive lineman Tanoa Togiai recently was offered by UW a few weeks ago after the Huskies were unable to land a commitment from any defensive lineman during the early signing period. Togiai, whose the brother of current Ohio State player Tommy Togiai, is rated as the 2nd best player in Idaho and the 50th best defensive end in the country. Listed at 6’6” and around 290 pounds Togiai has the frame that the Huskies are looking for to play on the line (they like to move guys around the line to play the nose or 3 technique). Togiai is scheduled to visit UW on the 24th of January, and UW is battling Nebraska, Utah, and UCLA for his services. The Huskies are in a good spot with Togiai, especially since he is visiting so late but we will have to wait and see. When you watch his film you can definitely see his length in action but he may need some time to develop (which the Huskies will be able to offer due to the depth they have brought in the last few years). Here is a look at his highlights:
This next week the last of the All star games will take place and several Husky signees will be playing in the game. The Poly Bowl which takes place on the 18th of January will feature the following future Huskies:
-4 star offensive tackle Roger Rosengarten from Valor Christian HS, CO
-4 star offensive tackle Geirean Hatchett from Ferndale HS, WA
-4 star running back Sam Adams from Eastside Catholic HS, WA
-4 star wide receiver Rome Odunze from Bishop Gorman HS, NV
-4 star tight end Mark Redman from Corona Del Mar HS, CA
The game will air on CBS sports networks.
Lastly, it looks UW will be bringing in a few players for a preferred walk on opportunity. UW has recently been able to develop some walk ons into good players and here is a look at who they are looking at:
3 star offensive lineman Logan Bruce from Lake Stevens HS, WA who holds offers from Eastern WA, Air Force, and Idaho.
3 star athlete Malaki Roberson from Graham Kapowsin HS, WA who holds offers from Air Force, and Army.
3 star cornerback Kasen Kinchen from Lake Stevens HS, WA who holds offers from Montana State, Air Force, and Eastern WA.
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