Looking at the 2019 Washington Football Recruiting Class with Brandon Huffman

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Chris Petersen (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Chris Petersen (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

We sat down with 247 Sports’ National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffman to chat about his thoughts on the 2019 Washington Football recruiting class.

How good of a shot does Timothy Horn have to take the starting job away from Peyton Henry next season?
I think any time you bring in a scholarship kicker, you’re bringing him in with the full intention of having him contribute and be your guy right away.

What role do you see Trent McDuffie playing during his freshman season?
I think McDuffie has a great chance to see playing time early and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s at least in the two-deep with chances to start down the line.  But he’ll get on the field.

Which guys out of this class do you see having a real opportunity to start as true freshmen?
I think one of the two defensive tackles, if not both, Jacob Bandes and Faatui Tuitele, have a chance to start and I like Laiatu Latu’s chances of playing early.  I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Josh Calvert getting some playing time.

Who are the Huskies’ biggest targets after the early signing period?
At this point, I would say it’s either Daniel Heimuli or Henry To’oto’o, if not both.  If they can get one of the two, they’ll be stoked, but if they somehow landed both, that would be a perfect bow on this class.  Washington has already had To’oto’o for his visit and I still think the SEC pull is going to be tough to overcome.

Are there any needs for the Huskies that you don’t believe they addressed in this class?
This class is strong across the board, but they don’t have a tight end in it and Kyle Patterson is waiting to announce until after some January visits, so tight end might be the only position.

What former or current Huskies would you compare to some of these players?

To me, Miki Ah You is a nastier version of Keishawn Bierria and there are some solid McDuffie to Byron Murphy comparisons to be made.