The linebacker position for Washington heading into the 2015 recruiting season will be very interesting to watch. There is some depth on the roster as is. However, with senior John Timu done after this season as well as the potential loss of junior Shaq Thompson to the NFL this is a position of need.
The 2015 season should have Travis Feeney and Scott Lawyer return as the most experienced linebackers for defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski. In addition, there will be young players back who have potential in Kieshawn Bierria, and Sean Constantine for 2015 as well. Here is a look at some potential targets at both Outside and Inside Linebacker for the 2015 Husky recruiting class.
Outside Linebacker: Ben Humphreys is out Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. Humphreys, has pretty good speed with a 4.55 40-yard dash time. The frame for Humphreys is such that he should be able to go to around 230 pounds and still be able to handle the outside linebacker position. The challenge for Washington is going to be overtaking Stanford as they are the frontrunner for Humphreys. Other key targets to watch are Anthony Camargo out of Bishop Amat High School as the Huskies seem to be in the driver seat for him.
In addition, Casey Toohill out of Cathedral Catholic in San Diego is another key target to watch for this class. Look for Washington to most likely land both of these guys.
Both Camargo, and Toohill look to have those measurable traits of being able to develop physically at the next level.
Inside Linebacker: Mustafa Branch out of Bellevue High School will be an interesting player to watch this fall. Branch, has a mix of PAC-12 offers from other schools in the conference such as Colorado, and Washington State.From the junior college ranks, Davon Durant would be a great get but South Carolina will be difficult to beat. Overall, the linebacker position should be an eventful one to watch this recruiting season.
I also would not be surprised if a couple of players that play different positions in high school convert to linebacker as Huskies to address depth issues.