Washington football has succeded in California during the 2020 recruiting cycle, can they keep it going for this top receiver?
Washington football could always use more talented wide receivers, and when some of the best receivers are well within your reach, you have to do everything in your power to grab them. Enter LV Bunkley-Shelton, a very talented wide receiver out of JSerra Catholic in Orange County, California. He projects as an excellent slot receiver with great height for the position, 6’0, and he’ll have an opportunity to add a lot more muscle to his 180 pound frame under strength coach Tim Socha.
Bunkley-Shelton has tremendous hands, and is one of the best route runners in the country, and you can never overstate how valuable it is to have receivers that are great route runners. He has incredible feet that shuttle him in and out of his breaks at lightning quick speeds, which is everything any team should want from their slot receiver. He also has the athleticism and ability to go up in traffic and make some contested catches, and to have a guy over the middle of the field like that that you can rely on is something every offense should covet.
Fit at Washington
While Bunkley-Shelton definitely has the ability to play outside, a la Aaron Fuller, the Huskies probably won’t need him to with the likes of Puka Nacua, Marquis Spiker, Jalen McMillan, and Austin Osborne, who can all play outside the numbers as well. He’d be best utilized in the slot, and while Bunkley-Shelton would probably redshirt during his first year on campus to get used to the system, he has a very high ceiling.
If everything goes right for Shelton and he plays in purple and gold, he could be the go to guy over the middle for Sam Huard, or whoever else might end up playing quarterback for the Huskies. To make a long story short, this guy is a baller, and should be very high on all Husky fans’ radars.