Another big recruit from the Class of 2013 has committed to play football for Coach Sarkisian. Jermaine Kelly is a four-star cornerback out of Salesian High School in Los Angeles, California, and while no team can have too many four-star cornerback commits, what has me particularly excited about Kelly is his size. The guy stands 6’2″ and weighs 185 pounds. If his high school success and high ranking (Rivals has him pegged as the 21st ranked corner nationally in the Class of 2013) does indeed translate into playing time, that extra height translates into an advantage for the Huskies. We’ve seen what having wide receiver-sized corners like Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner has done for the Seattle Seahawks at the professional level, and the potential to have the 6’2″ Kelly paired with the 6’1″ transfer Travell Dixon on the field at the same time in 2013 gives Washington the chance to replicate that model.
The commitment also adds another boost to an already robust 2013 class that is not finished yet. Rivals has the class rated 10th in the country and 2nd in the Pac-12 behind only USC, while Scout has it 11th. This is better than Washington has recruited in many, many years, and I honestly can’t imagine such a haul not resulting in greater on-field success.
We will have you updated on any new recruiting news in the future, and as always, thanks for reading.