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Recruiting Roundup: Are More Woofs On The Way?

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Recruiting Roundup: Are More Woofs On The Way

NCAA Football: Utah at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Sunday Husky fans. In the last couple of weeks the Huskies have added commitments from 4 star defensive lineman Ben Roberts, 4 star running back Emeka Megwa, and 3 star outside linebacker Lance Holtzclaw. The recent string of commitments has propelled the Husky class to the 44th best class in the country and 5th best in the pac 12. The Huskies have only 8 commits in the class, which is the main reason why the class isn’t in the top 35 yet (Oregon has 14 commits by comparison and is rated as the 9th best class).

However, the next few weeks could be busy for the Huskies on the recruiting front. Here is a look at a few guys who could be on woof watch:

4 star linebacker Tevarua Tafiti from Punahou HS, HI who visited UW the last weekend of June has essentially narrowed his list of schools down to Vanderbilt, Stanford, and UW. The Huskies appear to be the favorite to land the 245th best player, according to 247sports, and the 29th best linebacker. Tafiti has the versatility to play both inside and outside but right now the Huskies are primarily looking at him as an outside linebacker. Listed at 6’3” and around 220 pounds Tafiti already has good size for the position and his best attribute on the field is probably his speed which is excellent for the position. I would expect a decision from him fairly soon and it should be good news UW.

Another recruit who is deciding soon, and appears to be favoring the Huskies is 4 star tight end Ryan Otton from Tumwater HS, WA. The Huskies have been a constant in Otton’s recruitment, and they would love to land Cade Otton’s little brother. Rated as the 5th best tight end in the country, Otton is an excellent blocker already and shows above average run after the catch ability. The primary competition for the Huskies to land Otton is Stanford, but in the end the Huskies should be able to land the 6’6” tight end.

If the Huskies can add both Otton and Tafiti it should propel the class into the top 30 with only 11 commits. With another small class expected 15-17 commits the Huskies aren’t likely to end up in the top 15 but a top 25 class is possible if they can reel in some of their top targets.

That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.