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Recruiting Roundup: Taking A Look At Defensive Back Recruiting In The 2022 Class

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Taking A Look At Defensive Back Recruiting For The 2022 Class

NCAA Football: Washington at Stanford Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning Husky Fans. I’m sure you are all frustrated that the Huskies weren’t able to play this weekend (I am right there with you). This morning I wanted to take a look at the 2022 defensive back class to see who the Huskies are after and who are viable targets.

So far the Huskies have offered a lot of cornerbacks and safeties, and for now I’ll focus on some of the more likely targets.

At cornerback the Huskies have offered and are after 3 star cornerback Benjamin Morris from Brophy Prep HS, AZ. Listed at 6’0” and around 175 pounds, Morris grew up rooting for the Huskies. 247sports has Morris rated as the 35th best cornerback in the country. The Huskies are battling Michigan, LSU, and Oregon for his commitment. The Huskies are the presumptive favorite for Morrison who will probably take some time to make his decision, but they should be able to land him if they continue to push for him.

At the other cornerback position the Huskies are after 4 star cornerback Fabian Ross, from Bishop Gorman HS, NV (the Huskies will try to take 2 cornerbacks in the 2022 class). Listed at 6’0” and around 185 pounds, Ross is rated as the 17th best cornerback in the country per 247sports. The Huskies are battling schools across the country for Ross, but they have the built in advantage of having one of his close friends and former teammates on the roster (Rome Odunze). Ross has the cover corner skills that the Huskies love and it looks like the Huskies have a good shot at landing him.

Some other cornerback names to keep an eye on are 4 star cornerback Jalil Tucker from Lincoln HS, CA who is looking at several Pac 12 schools, but primarily focusing on Oregon, Cal, USC, and UW (though I think the Huskies are probably 4th on that list). 3 star corner Clint Stephens from Inglewood HS, CA is another name to keep in the back of your mind. The Huskies have offered Stephens who is one of the top corners in the state of California.

At safety it looks like the Huskies will try and land at least 1 safety in the 2022 class. At the top of the list I would put 4 star safety Trejon Williams from Jefferson HS, OR. Listed at 6’0” and around 195 pounds, Williams is rated as the 9th best safety in the country. The Huskies are battling USC, Cal, and Penn State for Williams commitment (As I noted last week Oregon isn’t able to offer right now due to Oregon hiring his high school coach last year). Williams is a ballhawk on the back end and if the Huskies can land him they would land a playmaker in their defensive backfield. Assuming Oregon isn’t able to offer I believe the Huskies will land Williams (as of now).

Another safety to keep an eye on is 4 star safety Sione Hala from St John Bosco HS, CA. The Huskies have offered the 6’2 and 195 pound safety, along with Oregon, ASU and Minnesota. 247sports has Hala rated as the 17th best safety in the 2022 class who had 93 tackles for his high school last year. Hala has the frame of a strong safety, but also the range to cover the back end. It’s early in the recruiting process for Hala but they are one of his favorites right now.

If you have any stories or prospects you want us to look at, feel free to comment below. That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.