Local four-star wide receiver Jabez Tinae is now officially a Husky. One of the favorite targets of fellow Kennedy Catholic Lancer and 5-star Washington commit, (QB) Sam Huard, Husky fans were thrilled when he added his name to the commitment list in July. He’s ranked as the No. 50 wide receiver nationally and the No. 7 overall recruit in the state of Washington by the 247Sports.
At 6’1” and 187 lbs., Tinae has the size to be a formidable slot receiver at the college level. You don’t have to watch a lot of his tape before you see that he has that X factor for getting open and finding the soft spots in zone defenses. He has the strength and physicality to create space and make tough plays in the middle of the field, but can also use his explosiveness to elevate and attack the ball in the air. While he does not necessarily have top end speed, he’s quick and runs efficient, clean routes. To top things off, once he gets the ball in his hands Taine has real after the catch playmaking ability.
Tinae received offers from most of the Pac-12, as well as Nebraska, Boise State, and many others. While he stated that he was willing to leave the state, ultimately Tinae chose to stay home and play in front of his family and community. Tinae attributed his strong relationships with WR coach Junior Adams and Coach Lake as one of the main reasons he decided to play for Washington.