Offensive tackle Nathaniel Kalepo is committed to the Washington Football class of 2019. A top recruit who just earned a 4-star ranking
When the Washington Football team begins to recruit players for the perfect “fit”, they look for dedication, passion, physical skills, a sense of humor, and a touch of humility. Perhaps they should begin to add outspoken ability to make friends and help recruit fellow prospects to the team. If they did, the team would soon be looking for clones of offensive tackle Nathaniel Kalepo. He is already one of the most likable additions to the 2019 recruiting class, and he is now a 4-star recruit, thanks to his hard work and dedication.
Upgrades do not just happen. It takes a lot of hard work, effort, and outright improvement to move the needle on a ranking. Nathaniel Kalepo did all three. And now he’s on the move. He’ll play his senior year at Eastside Catholic High School.
When you are named on social media as a top performer, you can bet you did some things right. While skill positions are easy to track – rushers gain yards, passers throw passes, receivers catch passes, offensive linemen are not as easily graded to the naked eye. From the moment the ball is snapped, the test is on. And how well you grade out depends on how skilled the defensive lineman is. Unless, of course, you are better than anyone you face.
Offensive tackle is a huge need for the Washington Football team in 2019. The team projects to lose both starting offensive tackles in Kaleb McGary and Trey Adams. Both seniors elected to remain with the team for their senior years. While that adds a year of both to the roster, it does have the impact of creating huge simultaneous voids in the starting offensive line this offseason.
The fix is in
Offensive tackle Nathaniel Kalepo hopes to remedy that. He has already convinced scouts to acknowledge his improvements. And that progress will only get faster when he joins the Washington Football team. You see, he is a 6-foot-7 young man who could still be growing. And at 310 pounds, he is the ideal size to bookend an offensive line. But it’s not something he takes lightly.
Kalepo is driven to excel. And he will find all the tools to doing so with the Washington Football team. From the Pac-12’s premier strength and conditioning programs, to the track record of producing top NFL prospects, the bar is set high for Kalepo already. He displays great footwork, good use of his hands, and stays locked on the defender. He is all set to deliver excellence in NCAA football. Thankfully, he will be a Washington Husky as he does.