Washington football lands another wide receiver, who is a big-time win, and the top overall player in the state of Utah
Washington football fans have been adamant about adding another wide receiver to the 2019 recruiting class, which only included one. Puka Nacua was the nation’s top uncommitted player, ranked 136th in the 247 composite, and 48th in the country by 247’s own rankings.
Nacua, the one time USC commit started to waiver very recently when he started taking official visits to other schools, including Oregon, Utah, and Washington. His relationship with former offensive coordinator Tee Martin was apparently very critical to his USC commitment, and then after Kliff Kingsbury left, he probably started to rethink his decision.
Not only does the commitment of Nacua give the Huskies another high-value target at the receiver position, but he helps them truly establish themselves, and wide receiver coach Junior Adams on the recruiting front. He also gives the Huskies two of the three targets that they wanted to land during the signing period.
Sure, you can make the argument that Adams was just kicking a team that was down on the recruiting front in USC, but he didn’t have a ton of time to establish a real relationship with Nacua, and he was able to land the highly touted receiver.
Nacua, the offensive MVP of the Polynesian Bowl, and the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Utah had an unreal senior season. He led the nation in receiving yards, with 2,336 on 103 catches. He also pulled in 26 touchdowns and averaged an unreal 22.7 yards per catch.
Nacua will most likely wear a redshirt during his first year on Montlake but might see some action with the second team thanks to the rule that a redshirt freshman can play in up to four games. Along with Marquis Spiker, Austin Osborne, and Trey Lowe, Nacua will fit right in with all the weapons the Huskies have and should be a major spark plug for a passing offense that definitely needs a lift.