Prediction 5: the Huskies 2018 recruiting class will be ranked as high as 7th nationally
On June 1st, 2017, the Wahington Huskies 2018 recruiting class is ranked 12th nationally per 247sports.com. In June 2017, that ranking will rise to seventh nationally. The national ranking is in constant flux. At one point (as portrayed in the video previously) the Washington Huskies ranked as high as eighth nationally. Now the team has slipped.
That fall is due to other team securing commitments. At eight commitments, the Huskies are getting great quality, but less quantity, than other football programs so far. In fact, the top ten nationally ranked programs have no fewer than 10 commits.
Two Important Factors
So June 2017 depends on two things. Can the Washington Huskies attract talent to commit? And conversely, with teams ranked ahead of the Huskies find slower going in attacting new commits?
As a matter of fact, I think that answer is yes. As a rule, most teams try to fill the recruiting class at or near 20 players per class. Teams with more than 10 committed players are more than halfway there, and must now focus on fewer and fewer positions. Focus intensifies, opportunity wanes.
Meanwhile, the Washington Huskies have remained a steady and confident staff. Thank Coach Petersen for setting the tone. Each year, the team finds more ways to win. That attracts more NFL attention. And that, after all, attracts more recruits to the University of Washington.
June 2017 is an important keystone to that elevation of the team. And with recent success stories all over campus in both athletics and academics, there has never been a better time to become a Washington Huskies football player. Yes, I’m optimistic. We should all be.