Several Husky signees participated in both the Army All American Game and Under Armour Game over the last several days. Here is a look at who participated and now they played:
5 star linebacker Sav’ell Smalls from Kennedy Catholic HS, WA was the only Husky signee to play in the Under Armour Game in Orlando. Smalls played fairly well in the game and was credited with 4 tackles and a sack in the game. He played out of position for most of the night (they had him lined up at defensive tackle), but he still played well. Smalls will play outside linebacker for the Huskies, and with his 6’4” and 240 pound frame, should play fairly early next year. The one obvious thing that he could improve in his game is his speed off the edge. He is a good athlete already but hitting the weight room should help him become a little more explosive off the edge. The Huskies will have lots of options and the ability to rotate a ton of players on the edge next year with Smalls, Joe Tryon, Laiatu Latu, Ryan Bowman, and Bralen Trice (who redshirted this last season).
Georgia OT signee Chad Lindberg working against 5-star OLB Sav’ell Smalls. pic.twitter.com/jLklC31XTR— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) December 30, 2019
At the Army All American Bowl the Huskies had 4 signees play, with all 4 lining up on the offensive side of the ball. 4 star wideout Jalen McMillan from San Joaquin HS, CA had a really good week of practice, and a big play in the game. On the first play of the game McMillan took a slant route 75 yards to the house, and showcased his speed on the catch. Husky fans should be really excited to see McMillan in purple and gold and he should be a big contributor next year on Montlake. Listed at around 6’2” and around 185 pounds, McMillan has all of the skills needed to play right away, and one thing that I think is underrated about his skill set is his route running which is elite and college ready already.
Bryce Young to Jalen McMillan for 7 immediately at the All-American Bowl. pic.twitter.com/0vdYxZcabv— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) January 4, 2020
4 star offensive line signees Roger Rosengarten from Valor Christian HS, CA and Myles Murao from Mater Dei HS, CA both started on the offensive line for the west. Both players played very well in the game, especially Murao who played guard and in several instances he dominated the #1 defensive recruit in the country that is headed to Clemson (Bryan Breese). Both Rosengarten and Murao will be impact players at UW. Murao figures to play from day #1 and looks physically and technically ready to play next year. Rosengarten will probably need a year to add some weight but he looks like he will be a starter at tackle for several years. Murao is enrolling at UW this week and will be able to participate in spring ball.
4 star running back Sam Adams from Eastside Catholic HS, WA was the 4th signee to play in the game. Statistically speaking Adams didn’t show out in the game (the west team was running a spread offense), but he definitely didn’t look out of place. Listed at 6’1” and around 205 pounds Adams will probably need a redshirt year before he is a significant contributor for the Dawgs, but he has all the tools be a big time running back on Montlake. When I watch him play I see a running back that could be a physical bruiser with elite speed after a year in the weight room.
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