Happy Sunday Husky fans. The Huskies have been busy preparing for the 2021 season, but with high school football (and junior college football) in full swing the Husky coaches have been watching film to see how some of their targets have been progressing. After watching some film a few of those prospects were extended some offers.
3 star defensive lineman Grant Buckey from Liberty HS, CA was one of those prospects who was extended an offer. The 2023 prospect is listed as the 60th best defensive lineman in the country. Listed at 6’5” and around 270 pounds, Buckey currently holds offers from Michigan, San Jose State, UNLV and now the Huskies. When you watch his film you can see how explosive and large he is (compared to the competition). It looks like he’s being recruited as an inside defensive lineman, based on his size and as a junior it looks like he has a lot of great skills to build off of.
As I had alluded to last weekend the Huskies extended a 2022 offer in the defensive backfield. Junior college cornerback Keionte Scott from Snow College HS, UT was extended an offer by the Huskies after some recent attrition (as well as a few targets who committed elsewhere). Scott, who is listed at 6’2” and around 185 pounds, is a bigger cornerback who could potentially compete right away for a starting spot if the Huskies were to land him. The Huskies are battling Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado, and Arizona for his commitment. It’s likely that the Huskies will lose at least 1 cornerback after the 2021 season, with an outside chance that both starting corners could declare for the 2022 NFL draft. The Huskies currently have 1 defensive back committed in the 2022 class (3 star safety TJ Hall). If the Huskies could land Scott he would compete with Jacobe Covington and Mishael Powell (along with the rest of the cornerbacks) for a starting spot in 2022. When you watch his film you can see his ball skills.
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