Local 4-star OL Owen Prentice has made it official. The 6’3 295 big man from Seattle was rated as the #178 player in the country in the 247 Sports composite and the 5th rated player in the state of Washington.
While Prentice was thought to be more likely than not a Washington lean, his recruitment was a battle against a few particular suitors who managed to prolong the process before he committed. Those included Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona State, Cal, USC, UCLA, and others, but the two programs that fought the Huskies for him the hardest were Stanford and reigning national champions LSU. Stanford was long known to be a favorite of his for their academics, while the Tigers immediately jumped to the top once offering him in the offseason. In the end, though, it was another good job for Scott Huff to keep Prentice home.
Prentice most likely projects to the interior offensive line, probably guard. I’d be remiss to not mention his own rugby background coming from a family of ruggers (if you’re a frequent visitor to UWDP, you’ll know I never give up an opportunity to praise rugby’s merits). Subsequently he’s got quick feet when pulling and run-blocking, is explosive off the line, and moves fast for his size. Prentice also gets good leverage with his hands on initial contact. Simply put, he looks really not fun to get hit by.
The offensive line has plenty of contenders for the next few years, and Prentice figures to be one of them sooner or later.
With COVID, we obviously don’t have any senior year highlights, but you can see his junior tape here:
Do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.