Washington football adds a stud legacy linebacker

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Chris Petersen (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Chris Petersen (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

Washington football has added their first true defensive recruit for the 2020 recruiting class

Washington football has gotten the ball rolling on the defensive side for the 2020 class, and they’ve done it by securing the commitment of a legacy, three-star linebacker Carson Bruener out of Redmond (Wash.) High School! Son of former Husky tight end Mark Bruener, the Huskies offered Carson on Tuesday, and today he committed to play for his dad’s alma mater!

Bruener is a stud on both sides of the ball for Redmond, as he shows flashes as a pass catcher and running back on his high school film, and he might remind some Washington high school football fans of Myles Jack from his time at Bellevue High School, only Carson looks like a better route runner.

He also shows tremendous instincts on the defensive side of the ball, and is an exceptional blitzer as a middle linebacker. His speed and feet are excellent, and he’s got the ability to still add 15-20 pounds of muscle to his frame, because he won’t be able to hang at middle linebacker at 205 pounds, but with the Husky strength coaching staff that shouldn’t be a problem.

Fit at UW

Bruener is probably going to redshirt during his true freshman season, especially after the influx of super talented linebackers from the 2019 recruiting class. But, due to the new rule that allows players to play in up to four games while retaining their redshirt, Bruener could potentially see some action on special teams during his first year on campus.


The most important thing right now that Bruener needs to worry about, is that he’s now the torch bearer and leader on the defensive side of the potential 2020 recruiting class. He can be the lead player recruiter for some of the Huskies’ top targets on defense. As a legacy, he already knows everything there is to know about UW’s culture, and what it’s like to win at Washington. He’s the perfect player to send messages to top recruits like Jacobe Covington, Ayden Hector, Jordan Banks, and even Sav’ell Smalls.

Congratulations to Carson on his commitment, and this is just the beginning of a huge 2020 class for the Huskies!