Washington football adds a second tight end for 2020

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) /

After not taking a tight end in 2019, Washington football just got their second for the 2020 cycle!

Washington football wasn’t able to get a single tight end in the 2019 cycle, but getting a second in the 2020 class is a great sign for the future of the tight ends room, who might be losing Hunter Bryant to the NFL Draft in 2020 (only time will tell on that one, but he’d probably be the first tight end picked).

The Huskies have secured a commitment from Mason West out of La Habra (Calif.) High School. La Habra is also the alma mater of former Husky and current Los Angeles Ram Greg Gaines.

West is a prospect who, while not rated very highly, is a good fit for the Husky offense. He’s an excellent run blocker, and on the first watch of his film, he might remind some Husky fans of Jacob Kizer. During his junior season, West played in eight games, catching 22 passes for 375 yards and five touchdowns.

Fit at UW

West will definitely end up redshirting during his first year on campus, but he, along with fellow Californian Mark Redman most likely be utilized depending on the development of other players in the room, specifically Devin Culp, who has a sky-high ceiling. The most important job for West out of the gate will be blocking, as that looks to be his best weapon on film. The Kizer role is very important to fill in the power run game that the Huskies love to establish (just watch Myles Gaskin‘s 80 yard run in the Apple Cup).

Who’s Next?

Another Husky commit, quarterback Ethan Garbers, has hinted that this is just the first of a few recruits that will be committing to UW very soon, so let’s play everyone’s favorite game, the speculation game!


Could it be Sam Adams II? Myles Murao? Only time will tell, but those two guys should absolutely be on woof watch! Congratulations to Mason on his commitment to UW!