After gaining five verbal commitments for the Classes of 2014 and 2015 over the weekend at its Rising Stars Camp, Washington has continued its hot streak of recruiting into Nike’s The Opening. Wide receiver Erik Brown (Summit HS/Fontana, Calif.) announced his verbal commitment to Steve Sarkisian and the Huskies on ESPNU Tuesday evening.
The 6’1″ 175-pound is thought to be one of the top ball catchers on the west coast and is a consensus four-star recruit. He held offers from as many as 15 programs from around the nation, but his decision reportedly came down to UW, UCLA and USC. Nearly all the Pac-12 showed interest as well as programs such as Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Brown will join fellow four-star receiver Rahshead Johnson in the Huskies’ Class of 2014. Along with 2014 tight end commit Chase Blakely and the three top receivers Sarkisian signed in 2013, Brown could be the last receiver of the 2014 class. He is the seventh commitment in the Huskies ever-growing 2014 recruiting class.
He wasn’t the only Husky recruit participating in The Opening. Fellow commits Chase Blakely and Jonathan Lockett also participated in the camp showcasing the top talent in the Class of 2014. A handful of other UW targets were also in Beaverton, Oreg. this week, including safety Budda Baker (Bellevue HS/Bellevue, Wash.), running back Joe Mixon (Freedom HS/Oakley, Calif.) and defensive back John Plattenburg.
Now that the Huskies Class of 2014 is taking shape, who are you most excited to see in purple and gold?