Washington football lands their next great running back, and he’s going to be the next hometown hero in the backfield
Washington football needed to add a second running back to their 2020 class, and they did so in a huge way, adding Eastside Catholic (Wash.) back Sam Adams II! Adams is rated 175th in the country by the 247 Sports Composite, and 105th by the 247 rankings, and that’s definitely underrating him.
The 6’2, 200 pound running back is fast, shifty, shows off great vision, and is an excellent route runner and pass catcher. He even played a little bit of cornerback during his time at Eastside Catholic, and it shows in his route running ability, which will add another aspect to what he can do in the Husky offense.
This is a huge win for the Husky recruiting staff, because while it seems easy enough to lock up some in-state prospects, Adams had 40+ offers, and his top six included all the top national powers including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, and Penn State.
Fit at UW
Adams is the perfect fit for the Huskies, as he’s the perfect mix of Salvon Ahmed‘s shiftiness and pass catching abilities, with Myles Gaskin‘s ability as a runner. He can fit right in with the Washington offense, and could start from day one. Depending on how the Husky backfield shapes out this season, Adams could be in line to compete for the starting job as soon as he steps on campus.
One of the best things about Adams is that he has such a high ceiling. You can see all the tools at the high school level, and he still has plenty of room to grow physically. Adams looks like he could still maintain his elite level of play after adding another 15-20 pounds for his frame. If he could measure in at 6’2, 220 lbs, which with the help of strength coach Tim Socha and FSP coach Tracy Ford, shouldn’t be too hard, that size is comparable to some of the NFL’s elite running backs.
The commitment of Adams moves the Huskies recruiting class up 8 spots to the 22nd overall class in the country, and with some of the top guys still left on the board for the Huskies, there’s plenty of room for them to still move up into potentially the top 10.
Congratulations to Sam on his commitment to UW!