Washington just added a high upside prospect along their offensive line when Robert Wyrsch signed on the dotted line
The big man out of Soquel, California is listed at 6’7 and 270 pounds which is the kind of lean frame the Huskies often look for in their eventual tackle prospects. He’s rated as a 0.84 prospect in the 247 Sports Composite and the #116 player in the country at his position.
When Wyrsch committed to the Huskies in April he was a complete unknown to all but the most hardcore of recruiting experts. Wyrsch had 0 other power conference offers and when Washington offered he committed on the spot without having ever been on the campus. Clearly though the Huskies saw enough from him in his junior year film to suggest that he was worthy of an offer in a smaller recruiting class.
Wyrsch’s frame appears to be what the Huskies are looking for lately from their offensive tackles at 6’5-6’8 and in the 260-280 pound range. That gives the strength and conditioning program plenty of room to add muscle to while hopefully keeping their agility where it is at a lower weight. Last year Roger Rosengarten and Samuel Peacock were in that same height/weight range.
Maybe Wyrsch has a breakout senior season once he’s allowed to play again but as of right now he appears to be more of a developmental high upside prospect. Washington is seemingly loaded along the offensive line so it’s not as if there’s an expectation that Wyrsch would have to come in and play right away. If Jaxson Kirkland sticks around next year then the 5 players who got into a game this year at tackle would be 2 juniors, 1 sophomore, and 2 freshmen. Expect Wyrsch to spend at least 2 if not 3 years in the program before seeing the field which is more along the lines of a conventional growth pattern at the offensive line position.
You can check out Wyrsch’s junior year highlights below.