Washington Football: 5-Star receiver puts UW in top 5

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) /

Receiver has been a key position in recruiting, and Washington football recently brought in Junior Adams as the new receivers coach, can he hit home with this 5-star prospect?

Washington football is loaded with talent, especially at the receiver position, but the rich can always get richer. Marquis Spiker, Austin Osborne, and Trey Lowe are waiting in the wings, and Ty Jones, Aaron Fuller, and Andre Baccellia could explode with Jacob Eason at the helm next season. But what could help out some of the future quarterbacks? A 6’6 target who can catch everything.

Enter Johnny Wilson. The number two rated receiver and 18th overall player in the country out of Calabasas (Calif.) High School, a school that has produced super prospects like current UCLA cornerback and former two-way 5-star player Darnay Holmes.

Wilson recently put out a video on Twitter releasing his top five schools. The Huskies are finalists for him along with Texas, Ohio State, Oregon, and UCLA. This is going to be a huge test early for Junior Adams’ recruiting skills, as this won’t be an easy fight to win, but if he can pull a player like Wilson, that would do wonders for the future of the Husky offense.

We’ve yet to see what will come of the Puka Nacua situation and if Adams can flip him, that could go a long way to show that he can grab someone of Wilson’s caliber.

Wilson has had an insane high school career so far, pulling in 2,274 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns over his first three seasons. He’s primed to have another big year during his senior campaign, as his frame is almost impossible to cover.


Wilson is the kind of player that wherever he ends up, he would be an instant impact player, and looks like he has the hands and route running ability to be a security blanket at the next level. He would also (obviously) be a red zone threat, and whoever starts in 2020 whether it be Dylan Morris, Colson Yankoff, or Jacob Sirmon, Wilson would be an integral part of the Husky offense.


The 2020 recruiting class has the potential to be a historic one for the Huskies, and a big part of that will lean on Wilson’s decision.