Washington added a massive piece to their team moving forward today when all-purpose star Peyton Waters officially signed his Letter of Intent.
Waters was a versatile player for his Birmingham High team, playing both WR and CB. He was on the LA Times first team as a defensive back. Waters was rated the #41 safety by 247Sports. Rivals rated him the #80 WR. He’s a 4-star on the 247Sports Composite. The 6’2” 170 lb athlete was recruited to UW to play defensive back. He finished his senior year with 64 tackles, 6 pass breakups, and 2 interceptions on defense plus 1,351 yards and 20 touchdowns on offense. Oh yeah, plus another 4 return touchdowns where he should have a chance to make am immediate impact at UW on special teams.
Waters chose UW after taking official visits to Northwestern, Stanford, UCLA, and Utah. He was also offered by teams like Arizona, Cal, Oregon State, USC, and WSU. He took his official visit to UW on the big recruiting weekend at the end of June and committed shortly afterwards.
“On my official visit, I got that feeling that Washington was where I needed to be. They have everything: academics, the football program develops guys, and it really has strong family feel with everyone connected and wanting to work hard.
… I did my research on all of these schools on my list and it came down to the feel. It was unmatched at Washington.”
Waters is versatile enough that he could end up playing any position in the secondary. Washington seemingly has the biggest immediate hole at safety depending on whether Asa Turner returns but Waters could also be a candidate to play the Husky spot after Meesh Powell graduates. He is planning on enrolling in January to get a head start on getting ready to play at the collegiate level.
Here are Waters’ Senior Season highlights.