Washington football lands the top wide receiver in the West

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 landed their biggest commitment (so far) of the 2020 recruiting class, in the form of the top wide receiver on the West Coast!

New wide receivers coach Junior Adams and Washington football have made another big splash at the wide receiver position, this time in the form of San Joaquin Memorial (Calif.) wide receiver Jalen McMillan, who is widely regarded as one of the best wide receivers on the West Coast! The crown is split between McMillan and Husky target Johnny Wilson, but McMillan’s speed and playmaking ability after the catch seem to give him the edge over Wilson.

During his time at San Joaquin Memorial, McMillan, who has played on the varsity team throughout his entire career, has put up some astounding numbers. He’s caught 171 passes for 3,590 yards (averaging 21 yards per catch) and 42 touchdowns.

This is a huge win on the recruiting front for Junior Adams, who is quickly establishing himself as an elite recruiter. McMillan said that he wanted to announce his commitment on his birthday, December 7th. But after taking a visit to Washington, he committed to the coaching staff on Sunday but waited until Tuesday to officially announce.

Fit at UW

McMillan is a perfect player to fill a Dante Pettis type role for the Huskies, and after winning the fastest man award at the UW Rising Stars camp over the weekend, he can definitely fill that role quite well. His ball skills and ability to go up and get it, combined with his size and length (he measures in at 6’2) will make him an instant impact player at UW.

He’ll also have no trouble fitting in with the team, as McMillan has spent time playing for the Bellevue based Ford Sports Performance 7on7 team, which is quarterbacked by none other than Husky commit Sam Huard. McMillan tweeted this shortly before posting his official commitment graphic.


There’s already a surefire connection between 7 (Huard) and 4 (McMillan) from their days playing for FSP, but McMillan seems very ready to “make some damn history” during his time at Washington.

Side note: McMillan will be the highest rated prospect to sign with the Huskies since Budda Baker, and the highest rated offensive player since Kasen Williams.