It is still relatively quiet on the recruiting front, which will change once spring practice starts, however the Huskies are still busy talking with the guys they have offered and extend some new offers. Here are a few of the new offers that were extended recently:
2022 inside linebacker Taariq Al-Uqdah from Narbonne HS, CA was offered while he was visiting with some of his 7 on 7 teammates. Listed at 6’0” and around 205 pounds Al-Uqdah also has offers from Kansas and USC and it looks like he might be one of the better inside linebackers in the 2022 class on the west coast. He isn’t currently rated by 247sports however when he does get rated he will probably be rated a high 3 star or low 4 star. Scouts have described his playing style as more of a coverage backer (i.e. similar to how former Husky linebacker Keishawn Bierria was described). The Huskies will have some tough competition for his services but extending an offer early will help their chances in potentially landing him. Here are some highlights of him:
The Huskies also extended an offer to 2023 linebacker Leviticus Su’a from Mater Dei HS, CA (who was also on campus with Al-Uqdah). Listed at 6’1” and around 210 pounds Su’a currently holds an offer from UW and Oregon. He isn’t rated by 247sports yet but the fact that both Oregon and UW have offered before his freshmen season is over is a pretty good indicator of how coverages he will be down the road. Su’a played currently plays at Mater Dei which is a powerhouse school in California that UW would love to build a big pipeline into (They landed 4 star offensive lineman Myles Muaro from the 2020 class). Here is a look at his highlights:
The Huskies have shown to be a little bit more aggressive on the recruiting front under Jimmy Lake. The Huskies have extended 17 offers in the 2022 class and 2 in the 2023 class. Over the next several months they will probably extend several more offers in the 2022 and 2023 class.
Lastly, the Huskies just made the top 10 for 4 star tight end Molokai Matavao from Liberty HS, NV. Matavao, who is listed at 6’6” and 240 pounds is currently rated as the 7th best tight end in the country. The main suitors for Matavao are Oregon, Georgia, Penn State, and UCLA. The Huskies offered Matavao early and they are hoping that they can add him to the 2021 class.
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