Happy Sunday Husky Fans. After the recent decommitment of 4 star defensive lineman Ben Roberts from Salt Lake HS, UT I thought it may be a good time to talk about what’s next for the 2022 class.
The Huskies have 10 current commits in the 2022 class after the loss of Roberts. Right now the Husky class is currently rated as the 49th best class in the country, and 7th best class in the Pac-12.
It’s widely expected that the Huskies will take anywhere from 15-17 commits in the class (with the recent attrition of defensive back James Smith it’s likely looking like the class will be closer to 17 if not higher by the time the late signing period rolls around). Right now the Huskies basically have wrapped up their offensive line class (other than adding another tackle, and their main target is still 5 star tackle Josh Conerly from Rainier Beach HS, WA who is expected to take a few visits and commit late in the cycle). The Huskies will wait as long as they need to in order to try and wrap up Conerly and add him to the class.
On defense the Huskies only have 2 defensive commits (3 star defensive back TJ Hall from San Joaquin Memorial HS, CA and 3 star outside linebacker Lance Holtzclaw from Desert Ridge HS, AZ). The Huskies would love to add another defensive back and recently offered junior college Keionte Scott from Snow College in Utah. Scott is a bigger cornerback who the Huskies would love to add to their 2022 class (though they need to beat out Arizona, Oregon State, and Colorado).
The Huskies will also need to add an inside backer after the loss of 2021 signee Will Latu and the departure of Miki Ah You. Right now there aren’t any viable prospects on the board and I’d expect the Huskies to make a few offers as prospects senior seasons head into full gear.
Losing Roberts along the defensive line was a big blow, but the Huskies will continue to recruit him and try to get him back into the boat. If they aren’t able to get Roberts back on board the Huskies will try to nab 4 star defensive tackle Hero Kanu from Santa Margarita HS, CA who is visiting the week of the Cal game. The Huskies are still fighting to stay in the battle to land Kanu but they are trailing Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson right now. Getting him on campus will be very important in their changes to land him.
I expect to see several more new offers in the 2022 class in the next few weeks and months. That is all for now and as always follow me @asieverkropp.