Washington Huskies 2013 Recruiting Roundup: Defensive Back


Players signed: Patrick Enewally (Garh HS/Cerritos, Calif.), Jermaine Kelly (Salesian HS/Los Angeles, Calif.), Kevin King (Bishop O’Dowd HS/Oakland, Calif.) and Trevor Walker (Timberview HS/Mansfield, Tex.)

Enewally’s ratings: Rivals – 3 stars, Scout – 3 stars, ESPN – 3 stars

Kelly’s ratings: Rivals – 4 stars, Scout – 4 stars, ESPN – 3 stars (listed as a WR)

King’s ratings: Rivals – 3 stars, Scout – 3 stars, ESPN – 3 stars

Walker’s ratings: Rivals – 3 stars, Scout – 3 stars, ESPN – 3 stars

The loss of Desmond Trufant is a big one, but luckily, there wasn’t any other major attrition from the secondary. Likely, none of these guys will replace Trufant, but one may replace his replacement, Marcus Peters. That won’t be for another three years, though. In terms of short-term replacements, like for Greg Ducre, Kelly is the best bet out of the group of cornerbacks.

Enewally and King could each use a redshirt year to refine his game. I think Walker, the lone safety from this class, is underrated as a three-star. He has the skill, instinct and size to be a key contributor during his time at UW, possibly as soon as this season, if need be.

For now, safety is set with Sean Parker and Will Shamburger, but both players are seniors and the Huskies will need someone to step into their roles next season. I think one of those who steps up will be Walker. The other will likely be Brandon Beaver, but that’s a whole other topic.

If King and Enewally realize their potential, this class could be plentiful for Sarkisian. If not, he should still be left with two starters in Kelly and Walker. It relies on potential, but there is talent already there as well.