Washington football is building themselves into a national power, but 2020 can put them over the hump and make them the best team in the nation
Washington football has put together some impressive recruiting classes over the last few seasons, but the class they can put together in 2020 can put them on the same level of an Alabama or Clemson.
There are a ton of five-star players on their radar and so much high profile in-state talent to go after, the Huskies have a great chance to put together a top 10 recruiting class and get the same level of talent that the national brands do. Putting together a class like that with the incredible coaching staff at Washington, now with the country’s highest rated players, no one can stop the Huskies.
It all starts with one player, Sav’ell Smalls. Husky fans can’t get enough of the nation’s number two overall player out of Seattle’s own Garfield High, and he’s a polarizing player that can attract other high profile talent to play with him.
Another local product that the Huskies would love to have moved to Arizona from Tacoma after his freshman year, but Washington doesn’t want to let Kelee Ringo get away. Over the last few seasons, Jimmy Lake has developed three-star talents (from the 247 composite) like Sidney Jones, Kevin King, and (hopefully) Taylor Rapp into top 50 picks in the NFL Draft. Byron Murphy, a much more highly touted four-star player, is projected to be a potential top 20 pick. Imagine what he could do with the five-star talent and 6’2 force that is Ringo.
Johnny Wilson is another important piece, the five-star receiver from Calabasas (Calif.) High, can be a trendsetter. Chris Petersen has yet to sign a five-star recruit, (Sam Huard is a five-star, but he’s part of the class of 2021) and he has the opportunity to pull in three this go around. The 6’6, immensely talented receiver would open up the offense in new ways for Bush Hamdan, so Wilson is a must-have recruit.
The Huskies have the potential to build a dynasty, and the best part is that the cornerstone players can come from their own backyard. Washington football doesn’t have quite the same national appeal as an Alabama or a Clemson, where they can sit down in anyone’s living room with that massive reputation, so this year is without a doubt the most important on the field and on the recruiting trail.