Some football programs win in recruiting, while others win on the field. Can the Washington Football Team convert team success into recruiting success?
The University of Washington Football team has emerged as one of the best teams in the NCAA today. But there is still a fear when the Washington Football recruiting efforts intersect with those of the USC Trojans, Washington will come up short.
That was then, this is now.
Now, the Washington Football team is the defending PAC-12 champion. In fact, the Washington Football team is earning the respect of the National Football League. And they are doing it with superior coaching.
The 2014 recruiting class found the USC Trojans ranked tenth in the nation. USC had attracted such top nationally ranked stars as five-star recruits cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and four-star cornerback Jonathan Lockett. In stark contrast, the Washington Huskies were ranked 37th in the nation. Led by four-star safety Budda Baker and three-star cornerback Sidney Jones, and joined by 2013 four-star wide receiver John Ross.
The NFL Draft results for the Trojans were Adoree’ Jackson selected 18th, Juju Smith-Schuster selected 62nd, and Lockett played primarily as a backup until his season ended with hip surgery. He will now compete for a starting role as a senior.
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