Washington football lands another big time receiver

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) /

In what has been a standout year on the offensive end of the recruiting trail, Washington football has landed yet another star receiver!

The Washington football coaching staff has to be very pleased with the offensive recruiting class they’ve pulled in to this point, especially after landing four-star wide receiver from Bishop Gorman (Nevada) Rome Odunze! Odunze is a big target, standing at close to 6’3, with measurables that are off the charts for a rising senior in high school, especially his 4.00 shuttle run.

Odunze is looking to build off a very strong junior season, where he caught 60 passes for 1,347 yards (for an average of 22.5 yards per catch) and 15 touchdowns. Odunze is currently rated 281st in the country by the 247 Sports Composite, but is almost over 100 spots higher by the 247 rankings, coming in at 174th. With another outstanding season like he had in 2018, Odunze could potentially be a prospect that rises into the top 100.

Fit at Washington

Odunze definintely has the size and ability to play right away, but with all the talent the Huskies have coming in, and the guys that are already on the roster, the question is will he be able to carve out a spot for himself? As we look ahead to 2020, we obviously have to look at the guys who are already on the roster: Puka Nacua, Austin Osborne, Marquis Spiker, Terrell Bynum, and Trey Lowe.

And we can’t forget about Jalen McMillan, who will probably be able to come in and earn some playing time right away (if not a starting spot). So in all likelihood, if we see Odunze on the field at all during his first season, it will be against some of the lesser opponents on the UW schedule, or in a blowout. The four game redshirt rule will definitely work in his and the coaching staff’s favor, as he’ll be able to see some action in games while still preserving a year of eligiblity.

And a special shoutout to Junior Adams, who has absolutely KILLED IT on the recruiting trail since he got to Washington. Congratulations to Rome on his commitment to UW, and we can’t wait to see him in purple and gold!!