Happy Sunday Husky fans. Hopefully the sting from Friday’s loss of 5-star wide receiver Emeka Egbuka has gone away for most of you. The Huskies tried their best but their track record of putting wide outs in the NFL isn’t as strong as Ohio State’s and the offense didn’t show Emeka enough for him to see himself succeeding in it.
The Huskies currently have 15 commitments in the 2021 class and with less than a week to go (the early signing period is on Wednesday) it sounds like the Huskies may or may not be done for the 2021 class. Currently the class is rated as the 29th ranked class in the country with the headliner being 5-star quarterback Sam Huard from Kennedy Catholic HS, WA. The Huskies also have a few other top end prospects in 4-star offensive guard Owen Prentice from O’Dea HS, WA and 4 -tar wide receiver Jabez Tinae from Kennedy Catholic HS, WA. Overall it’s tough to judge this class though with no senior film on most of the prospects and the Huskies being unable to host any official visitors in the class.
With limited spots the Husky staff expected that the 2021 class would be smaller, but they also didn’t anticipate a pandemic with no visits. The Huskies are still after a few players in the 2021 class notably 5-star defensive lineman JT Tuimoloau from Eastside Catholic HS, WA. Right now I would say that the Huskies aren’t in a favorable position to land Tuimoloau, who is probably headed to Ohio State alongside Egbuka.
It sounds like there is a player that the Huskies are trying to flip from another Pac-12 school, but if the Huskies can’t flip that prospect they may just stand pat and look towards the 2022 class. As is the case with every year there will also be some coaching changes that could shake things up a bit, so keep that in mind for the February late signing period. This year however with the delayed season means that many of those decisions are going to happen after the early signing period.
The 2022 class is pretty loaded in the state of Washington and the Huskies are doing fairly well with most of the top in state prospects.
If any new commits or offers come up for the 2021 class we will make sure to post it.
That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.