Washington football adds on to their already excellent recruiting class with another highly touted linebacker
Washington football signed the majority of their class during the early signing period. However, they were able to snag another highly touted recruit at a much needed position, in four-star linebacker Daniel Heimuli.
Heimuli fills a major position of need for the Huskies, who are losing their two starting inside linebackers in Ben Burr-Kirven and Tevis Bartlett. Heimuli joins fellow inside linebacker recruits, Joshua Calvert and Miki Ah You, both of whom 247 National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffman had high praise for.
Those three all have a great chance at cracking the depth chart during summer camp, don’t be surprised if one or two of them even walk away with a starting job, as the status of DJ Beavers is up in the air, and Brandon Wellington is the only other linebacker with any real experience. Jackson Sirmon is a name to watch on the roster, but Heimuli is someone that should be able to get on the field right away.
Heimuli was a monster on the field for Menlo-Atherton (Calif.) High during his senior year, racking up 95 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six sacks, two interceptions and three passes defensed. He has exceptional range and speed that the Huskies desperately need in the middle of the defense after the departure of Burr-Kirven.
Heimuli is best friends and high school teammates with fellow Washington commit, three-star defensive tackle Noa Ngalu, who definitely played a big part in the recruitment of Heimuli, the Polynesian Bowl’s Defensive MVP.
Heimuli brings the total of scholarship players in this class to 22, while Petersen and his staff are still earning commitments from preferred walk-on players.