Everything you need to know and what actually matters about the 2019 Washington Huskies recruiting class.
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In case you were wondering what Chris Petersen would do with the ability to recruit at a Power Five program, he now he has his second straight phenomenal recruiting season. The defending Pac-12 champ and Oregon have the two best classes in the conference. With this new group of prospects, it looks like Washington isn’t going anywhere.
They got him. It was already a terrific class, but when the Huskies got WR Puka Nacua to flip from USC, it took things up even further. Petersen only signed a few wideouts. Taj Davis is good, but Nacua has the potential to be special.
Along with Nacua, UW was able to get dangerous 6-4 potential defensive back Asa Turner, and beat Alabama and Oregon for LB Daniel Heimuli.
The quarterbacks keep coming in. Georgia transfer Jacob Eason is the almost certain main man for the next two years. Colson Yankoff and Jacob Sirmon are big bombers who came aboard in the 2018 class and have all four years of eligibility left. Dylan Morris is a Jake Browning-like passer who signed to throw his had into the ring.
At some point, loading up on more running backs is a must. Just one signed on, but Cameron Davis is a good one. USC wanted him, and lost the slippery back to the Huskies.
The defensive needed bulk for the interior, and it got them. Four were signed on, led by 315-pound Jacob Bandes. 300-pound Faatui Tuitele and 6-4, 335-pound Sama Paama are two massive run stuffers out of Hawaii who were wanted by all of the big boys.
Along with the great tackles, Washington landed another potentially fantastic part to the defensive front. Laiatu Latu is a big 3-4 style end who can move. Oregon and UCLA made a push, but it was USC that seemed to have him right up until the Dawgs pulled off the recruiting win.
Now it’s just assumed that Washington is going to be a player for the better talents, at least on the West Coast. It’s not getting everyone, and it’s not getting the truly elite prospects, but it’s getting a whole lot of fantastic ones.