Washington football has made the top four for one of the best receivers in the country
Four-star wide receiver Jalen McMillan out of San Joaquin Memorial (CA) has released his final four schools, and Washington football is on the list. This is going to be a tough task for new wide receivers coach Junior Adams, who’s going up against some powerhouse recruiters. The rest of McMillan’s top four includes Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and USC.
McMillan has been rated as high as the 30th overall player in the country and is regarded by the 247 Sports rankings as the top wide receiver on the west coast, over five-star receiver Johnny Wilson. With another strong season, he’ll probably end up rated as a five-star player before the year is over.
McMillan exploded on the scene during his sophomore year, catching 78 passes for 1,810 yards and 21 touchdowns, and added on to it with another incredible season as a junior. He caught 73 passes for 1,401 yards and 19 touchdowns. He would be an incredibly useful addition for the Husky offense, no matter who’s at quarterback.
The offense is poised to become a juggernaut over the next few seasons, and a deep, talented group of receivers would be a key piece of building a team that can compete for and win a national championship. The pieces are already in place, with the trio of receivers that the Huskies pulled in during the 2018 class, Marquis Spiker, Austin Osborne, and Trey Lowe have superstar potential. Then, add in Puka Nacua from this recruiting cycle and potentially McMillan and Wilson in the next, that’s a lethal combination for whoever’s playing quarterback.
The Huskies are stacking up immense talent all over the defense, and they’re starting to do it on offense as well. Having a deep rotation of talent will put Washington on the same level of the Alabamas, Georgias and Ohio States of the world. Their time is coming, and McMillan can be a huge part of the dynasty Chris Petersen is building on Montlake.
This will also be a chance for Junior Adams to truly introduce himself as a strong recruiter. He’s already proven that his teachings work, just watch Cooper Kupp, and if he can establish himself at a coaching position where the Huskies have had a lot of turmoil over the last few years, the Dawgs are going to get even stronger.