While there has been a lot of talk throughout the last few weeks about just how good Washington’s Class of 2013 recruiting haul is looking with under two weeks until National Signing Day on February 6th, one thing that I do not think has been emphasized enough down the stretch of the recruiting season is just how stacked this class is as far as wide receivers are concerned.
The two most obvious examples of this are Damore’ea Stringfellow of Moreno Valley, California and Darrell Daniels of Oakland, California. Stringfellow has great size at 6’3″ and 203 pounds, and his high school tape is impressive. Definitely Washington’s highest ranked recruit in the class, every major recruiting service gives him four stars and ranks him among the top-11 wide receivers in the nation.
Daniels is also a unanimous four-star recruit, and though he comes with slightly less hype than Stringfellow, his physical tools are actually more impressive. He stands 6’4″ and weights 205 pounds with a foury-yard dash time listed at 4.5 by Rivals. Both have been committed for quite some time, and though it’s always possible for a recruit to flip, it looks like these two are likely to sign with Washington.
Just those two recruits would be enough to give Husky fans, and quarterbacks, a reason to celebrate, but combine that with recent four-star wide receiver (and return-specialist) commit John Ross, and it’s tough not to visualize the 5’11” 175 pound burner lining up in the slot with Stringfellow and Daniels out wide to his right and left.
Of course, it is always dangerous to assume that a star recruit will quickly become a star college football player, but all three of these guys are absolute weapons. Pass-catching production behind Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams was a real issue last year, so it’s reasonable to expect that one or more of them could contribute as true freshmen, and I would be surprised not to see at least two of these guys living up to their potential by the time the pass-catching production of ASJ and Kasen needs to be fully replaced.
I’ll be taking a look at Washington’s Class of 2013 a ton in preparation for the National Signing Day Madness, and as always, thanks for reading.