Washington football fans are going to learn how to say this guy’s name very soon, because he’s going to be a star
Washington football has insane depth along the defensive line, and in the secondary, but linebacker is a big question for them going into the year. Brandon Wellington is locked in at one of the inside linebacker spots, but the other one is up for grabs, and there are a lot of names in contention.
Could the spot go to one of the true freshman like Josh Calvert, who had a great spring, or Daniel Heimuli? Fifth year senior Kyler Manu will probably get a shot to start, and redshirt freshmen Jackson Sirmon and M.J. Tafisi have impressed as well. But there’s one more guy who’s going to get some heavy consideration there, and one that Husky fans should be talking more about, because he’s earned it. Maybe not everyone has learned how to pronounce his name yet, but they should learn about walk-on redshirt freshman Edefuan Ulofoshio.
He was an unheralded recruit coming out of an incredible program at Bishop Gorman (Nevada) in Las Vegas, and stepped in to make an impact right away on special teams as a walk on. He got on the field against Oregon State, and made two tackles… oh yeah, and forced a fumble on both of them.
He looked impressive in practice, and no matter where he is, (inside linebacker would probably be the best for his athleticism and power) the Husky coaching staff needs to find a way to get him on the field, whether it’s in a sub package, on special teams, or starting at inside linebacker opposite Wellington.
Only time will tell where he fits best, but the only thing that can confidently be said right now is that he needs to be playing. Ulofoshio’s got all the tools needed to be one of the best in the country, he’s already proven that he belongs on the field, and there’s definitely a chip on his shoulder after being incredibly underrecruited.