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Recruiting Roundup: Huskies Make Some Hay With Top Recruits

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Huskies Are Included In Several Top Prospects Narrowed Down Lists

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Husky coaches have been putting in some hard work on the recruiting trails these last few weeks and it has paid off on multiple fronts. First they were included in the top 4 list of arguably the best football player in The state of Washington and followed that up with making the top lists of an elite defensive back, a 4 star wideout, and a 3 star tight end.

5 Star wide receiver Emeka Egbuka from Steilacoom HS, WA narrowed his list of top schools to a top 4 of Clemson, Oklahoma, UW, and Ohio State. Listed at 6’1” and around 190 pounds Egbuka is rated by 247sports as the #1 wide receiver in the country. Most experts feel that the Huskies are mainly battling Ohio State for Egbuka and the Huskies are really making up some ground on his recruitment. The Huskies are looking to add at least 3 wideouts in the 2021 class and landing Egbuka would send a sign to the rest of the country that UW can keep its best players home. Egbuka is probably the best wideout from the state of Washington since Reggie Williams and could have the same impact at UW as Williams if he were to stay and play for Coach Lake.

4 star cornerback Denzel Burke from Saguaro HS, AZ is another defensive back that the Huskies have been after for a while. Listed at 6’0 and around 190 pounds the Huskies are recruiting Burke, who is rated as an athlete, to defense whereas some schools see him on offense. Burke narrowed his list to a top 5 of USC, Oregon, Ohio State, Colorado, and UW. The Huskies appear to be the front runner to land Burke who looks like a cornerback when you watch his film. 247sports has Burke rated as the 196th best player in the country.

Finally the Huskies made the top 6 list for 3 star tight end Lake McRee from Lake Travis HS, TX. Listed at 6’4” and around 220 pounds McRee looks he is receiving tight end (maybe a less athletic version of Hunter Bryant). McRee narrowed his list of schools to Auburn, LSU, USC, Penn State, Purdue, and UW. The Huskies haven’t been able to get McRee on campus, but they hope to have him up later this summer. 247sports has McRee rated as the 24th best tight end in the country, but he looks like he could be a bit of sleeper still (he missed his junior year with an ACL injury).

Lastly, 4 star wideout Junior Alexander from Kennedy Catholic HS, WA narrowed his list of schools to a top 5 of ASU, WSU, Cal, Utah, and UW. Listed at 6’3” and around 190 pounds Alexander is one of the better wideouts in the state of Washington. The Huskies look like they might be pursuing some other wideouts ahead of Alexander, but with his QB headed to UW (Sam Huard), you cant count out the Huskies as a team to watch out for in his recruitment. 247sports has Alexander rated as the 216th best player and 36th best wideout in the country.

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