The first signing of the day is official. Washington added size and athleticism to their defensive line with the signing of Omar Khan.
The Texas wrecking ball lists himself at 6’5” and 285 lbs is currently rated as a three-star recruit in the 247 Sports Composite. The Huskies have managed to ramp up recruiting in the California and Texas hotspots and this is just another brick in that house they’re building. Taking a couple trips up to the PNW, he was last in Seattle for the Veteran’s Day game against Utah.
From the beginning of his days in the recruitment ranks, the Huskies pushed heavily for the DL and it showed as Khan seldom posted about any other team on his social media. Showing appreciation for the Huskies and retweeting videos of the school, he was Husky well before he let the world know DeBoer sent him a scholarship offer.
It didn’t take long for Khan to make a decision, taking his official visit on June 23 and only visiting Arizona and California beforehand. Just a few days later Khan turned around and made his commitment to Washington public.
While at Bridgeland High School, Khan stacked a 305 bench press and 315 clean, a powerful set. He shows great burst and the ability to shed blocks with his powerful body. Khan finished his senior season with 31 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.
Washington’s biggest hole on the roster is perhaps along the defensive interior but Khan shouldn’t be expected to step up and play from day one. He has a frame that looks like it could add another 10-20 pounds of muscle and he will surely be working hard with Ron McKeefery in the weight room to be ready to play by the time he is a redshirt freshman.
Here are Khan’s Junior year highlights.