Happy Sunday Husky fans. Today I want to take a look at where the 2022 class may finish (in the rankings and also who ends up in the class). So far the Huskies have 8 commitments in the class:
3 star QB Jackson Stratton from La Jolla HS, CA.
4 star running back Emeka Megwa from Timber Creek HS, TX.
4 star wide receiver Germie Bernard from Liberty HS, NV.
3 star tight end Chance Bogan from Lincoln HS, WA.
3 star offensive lineman Vega Ioane from Graham-Kapowsin HS, WA.
3 star offensive lineman Parker Brailsford from Saguaro HS, AZ.
3 star defensive lineman (4 star on 247sports) Ben Roberts from East HS, UT.
3 star outside linebacker Lance Hotlzclaw from Desert Ridge HS, AZ.
Right now the Huskies have the 52nd ranked class in the country and 7th in the pac 12. The Huskies will more than likely bring in a class of 15-17 players which leaves 7-9 open spots left in the class. Here are a couple of guys who I think will join the class:
5 star offensive tackle Josh Conerly from Rainier Beach HS, WA appears to be a Husky lean but the Huskies need to beat out Oregon, USC, and Alabama for his commitment.
4 star tight end Ryan Otton from Tumwater HS, WA is taking his time and mulling his decision. It’s a UW and Stanford battle for his commitment and in the end I think he ends up at UW due to the family ties.
Beyond those 2 there isn’t really any sure locks that I can project. One guy who could be deciding soon that Husky fans should be watching include 4 star outside linebacker Tevarau Tafiti from Punahou HS, HI, who will be deciding between Stanford and UW with the recent momentum going to Stanford after UW appeared to be the leader following his visit to UW on the weekend of June 25th. The Huskies are also trying to get on campus and add to the 2022 class are 4 star defensive tackle Hero Kanu from Santa Margarita HS, CA and 4 star cornerback Jahlil Florence from Lincoln HS, CA. Both players are guys who are looking very hard at UW but the Huskies will need to battle some big schools for both players.
Assuming the Huskies land both Conerly and Otton the Huskies should push themselves into the top 1/3rd of the pac 12 and more than likely into the top 35 in the country which is about where I would expect the class to finish in February. The Huskies could potentially finish higher with a good season, and there is a long way to go until the early signing period and the February signing period.
That is all for today and as always follow me @asieverkropp.