Just a handful of minutes ago it was announced that Washington has received a letter of intent from Patrick Enewally, the cornerback out of Gahr High School in Cerritos, California. His name has been mentioned alongside Washington on and off for quite some time, but he wasn’t necessarily expected to sign, so alongside the commitment of Joe Sanders, who has not yet signed, it’s the second surprise get for Coach Sarkisian and his staff already this morning.
Enewally is a consensus three-star recruit, and he continues the trend of tall corners in Washington’s ’13 class. He is listed at 6’1″ and 191 pounds, while Kevin King and Jermaine Kelly are also both 6’1″ or over. While it can’t be assumed that all three of them, or really any of them, will turn out to be successful starters for the Huskies, the prospect of so many tall corners is something Husky fans should be excited about. With the average corner no taller than 5’11” and the average wide receiver over 6′, it’s simply a massive advantage to have defensive backs who can physically match up with the pass-catchers that they’re covering.
Enewally had offers from well over half the Pac-12, and was thought to be considering Cal and UCLA especially, though it is now obviously clear that the Huskies were his preferred choice.