Heading into the 2015 season the Washington Huskies are going to be in need of a big wide receiver to take the place of Kasen Williams. Over the weekend, four-star wide receiver Isaiah Renfro out of Chatsworth, CA gave a verbal commitment to the Huskies for the class of 2015.
Renfro, is reported to be 6’2′, 195 pounds and has the ability to play safety at a high level as well. However, from what it looks like the Huskies are targeting him to play Wide Receiver which makes sense considering the depth at the position.
It makes the sense because he has the frame that is suited to play wide receiver with the potential to probably get even stronger by adding more weight once Renfro gets on campus. So another words he is a player with physical upside that should peak as a grown man at 21 instead of peaking at the age of 18 physically like some highly rated wide receivers that come out of high school.
This also will give Renfro a potentially quicker path to get on the field earlier by starting out as a wide receiver at Washington. Players at skill positions like Wide Receiver and running back coming out of high school want situations where they can go in and play right away in a system that gets them the football.
As far as the caliber of offers for Renfro goes he had a mix of them from schools such as Washington State, San Diego State, Utah, and Nevada. Even with this commitment it is very likely other schools will continue to try and recruit Renfro but it will be very difficult to flip him from Washington.
Overall, this type of athletic skill set that Renfro has appears to be intriguing and also fits the bill of what you are going to see from this staff in the recruiting process. The recruiting process will be geared toward players that fit what Chris Petersen and his coaches need versus recruiting guru ratings.
The reality is recruiting gurus are not responsible for coaching players up when they get to college football. The only evaluations that matter are coaches evaluations. Thus, based on his track record Husky fans should like their chances moving forward about this coaching staff and their ability to evaluate and develop players.