The Washington Huskies are quickly becoming one of the best recruiting teams in the country, and why shouldn’t they? 2019 was a strong year for football and basketball, and they’re just going to keep going up
The top high school receiver on the West Coast, Jalen McMillan announced his commitment to the Washington Huskies recently, and that was just the beginning. The Huskies also landed the top offensive lineman on the West Coast, Myles Murao. Landing two of the top players in California, especially one that plays at USC pipeline Mater Dei (Calif.) High, is a huge win for the Dawgs and shows that the prowess of the program is building.
The Huskies hit it big on the basketball trail in 2019, grabbing five-stars Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart. Signing those two guys, along with another local star and top 100 player in RaeQuan Battle. If the Huskies can really do well with that team this year, it’ll set the tempo for a big few years in state over the next few seasons, with local five-stars Marjon Beauchamp (2020) and Paolo Banchero (2021) both well within reach for UW.
The recruitment of Beauchamp will be a new test for the Huskies, as he transferred to powerhouse Bella Vista Prep (Ariz.) to play his senior season, and Arizona head coach Sean Miller will get a good look at him. Washington also made the top 10 for the number two player in the country for 2020 Cade Cunningham, and you can’t rule them out, especially after landing Stewart in 2019.
The Huskies can still add a lot of key pieces in the 2020 cycle in both basketball and football, so the rise of the Huskies on the recruiting trail is just getting started! It looks like the Huskies might still have a chance with Sav’ell Smalls as he recently posted a picture on his Instagram story with the Huskies listed among eight schools that he might be interested in.