Happy Monday Husky Fans. Time for your daily dots!
- ICYMI, the big football news over the weekend was the surprise commitment of 2022 QB Jackson Stratton. With Sam Huard headlining the 2021 class, it was widely expected that we’d seek out a developmental QB in 2022, and we’ve found the perfect fit in Stratton. A COVID-shortened season limited his national exposure, but his junior year tape shows a lot to work with and plenty to get excited about.
Here's the junior highlight tape for UW 2022 3-star QB commit Jackson Stratton: https://t.co/Qsd78Y4aRn— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) May 8, 2021
ICYMI: Washington secured its QB for the 2022 class Saturday with the commitment of La Jolla (Calif.) Jackson Stratton.— Lars Hanson (@LarsHanson) May 9, 2021
Stratton spoke about his decision and named two recurring targets he's got now that he's locked in with UW https://t.co/kzBOSPjwse
- Elsewhere on the recruiting front, the coaches are hitting the recruiting trail hard now that Spring Practices are over. As always, Aaron has his finger on the recruiting pulse with news of a number of offers going out, several official visits getting locked in, and some traction developing in our RB recruiting
- 2022 RB target, Emeka Megwa is one of the recruits we’ve got locked in for an official visit. He’s a guy to watch as he’s near the top of our board at RB.
- One more recruiting tidbit to spice up your Monday, following up on our offer to 2022 OLB Ka’eo Akana, I reached out to a number of my HI contacts to gauge the offer. I had previously watched a lineman workout that Akana participated in and was moderately impressed, but it sounds like he’s really stepped up his game in the year since I saw him. It was also noted that he’s a “gamer” type that has the instincts and feel for the game once the reps are live. Despite less media exposure and projectable talent, some I spoke with believe he could be better than our 2023 OLB Tausili Akana (no relation I’ve been told), who is currently our only 2023 OLB offer. Keep an eye out for a recruiting breakdown on the horizon for Ka’eo.
- Some other Pac-12 news that’ll certainly have football implications is the growing rumor that former XFL Commissioner, NFL Europe Commissioner, and WVU AD Oliver Luck is the favorite to land the Pac-12 Commissioner gig. This is only a rumor for now, but of the names that were thrown out by the media immediately after Scott’s departure was announced, Luck’s is the sole name that has had constant buzz. Luck’s football credentials are phenomenal, and he has existing west coast connections with a number of his kids having been Stanford athletes (anyone remember Andrew Luck?).
He'd be my frontrunner, but that's only guesswork & search could have another 1-2 weeks for all I know. Presidents/Turnkey keeping lid extremely tight— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) May 9, 2021
BUT: On the list of 100 possible outcomes when this started, Luck would have been top 5% https://t.co/Cc38dtNho1