Happy Sunday Husky fans. As I have been doing for the last several weeks I wanted to look at some of the positions for the 2022 class. This week I wanted to look at running back recruiting for the 2022 class.
The Huskies are after a few running backs in the 2022 and it looks like they will take 1 back in the class. The Huskies will lose 1 running back after the 2020 season (I assume Sean McGrew will move on after this year).
3 star running back Djouvensky Schlenbaker from Squalicum HS, WA is the only running back from the state of WA that the Huskies are recruiting. Listed at 6’1” and around 210 pounds Schlenbaker has the size and speed to be a feature back (if the Huskies can land him). So far Cal, Colorado, WSU, and Virginia Tech have offered along with UW. The Huskies look like they have the inside track for Schlenbaker who is rated as the 56th best running back in the country. The Huskies would love to add Ben (which is the name he prefers to go by).
5 star running back Gavin Sawchuck from Valor Christian HS, CO is another player the Huskies are after in the 2022 class. The Huskies have ties to Sawchuck (whose former teammate Roger Rosengarten is on the Husky offensive line). Listed at 5’11” and 175 pounds Sawchuck is an explosive running back that can score from anywhere on the field. The Huskies are battling the likes of Michigan, Oklahoma, Stanford, and Alabama. Right now I would say the Huskies look like they are on the outside looking in for Sawchuck, and the Huskies need to get him on campus (which hopefully will happen once the lockdown lifts).
The last running back that the Huskies are after is Jovantae Barnes from Desert Pines HS, NV. Burns, who is listed at 6’0” and around 195 pounds, is rated as the 12th best running back in the 2022 class. The Huskies are battling Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Oregon for Barnes. When you watch Barnes run you can see how physical he is. Landing Barnes looks like it’s going to be tough but the Huskies are involved early and much like Sawchuck they will need to get him on campus to have a chance to land him.
I think the Huskies are likely to land Schlenbaker sometime this year or early next. Schlenbaker is a big-time back who is under-rated right now.
That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.