Happy Sunday Husky fans. The last 36 hours have been somewhat of a letdown on the recruiting trail for the Husky football program.
Unfortunately the Huskies lost 2 of their 2022 commitments (who also happen to be teammates). The first occurred when 3 star Anthony Jones from Liberty HS, NV decided to de-commit from UW and open up his recruitment. Jones had pledged to UW back in December but after receiving an Oregon offer he decided to open things up and he now appears to be favoring Oregon after their offer. Listed at 6’5” and around 240 pounds Jones was being recruited by the Huskies at outside linebacker (though he could ultimately decide to play tight end in college).
The loss of Jones in of itself isn’t a devastating blow, but the Huskies also lost another commitment when 3 star defensive tackle Sir Mells from the same high school also backed away from his commitment. After receiving offers from Michigan, Oregon, and USC in the last several days, Mells thought that opening back up his recruitment was the best move for him. Listed at around 6’4” and around 310 pounds Mells has really been turning heads as an active and disruptive defensive tackle.
The Huskies still have 2 commitments in the 2022 class who appear to be solid in 4 star wide receiver Germie Bernard (who is also from Liberty HS, NV) and 3 star tight end Chance Bogan from Lincoln HS, WA. Both players are fairly highly rated and the 2022 class is expected to be in the 15-18 size, as far as # of signees goes.
Losing both Jones and Mells in back to back days was a tough blow for the recruiting program, however the Husky coaches are still recruiting a lot of good prospects and if the NCAA will open back up campus visits the Huskies can probably make some hay on the trail. Unfortunately with a new head coach, some new assistants, and no official visits the Huskies have not been able to utilize the campus and meetings with coaches (in person) with recruits. I know it’s not the best news for fans (including myself), but with a lot of time between now and the early signing period the Husky staff will need to step up their recruiting to turn the ship around (hopefully they can).
That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.