Keeping hometown guys in Seattle always feels good for Washington football, and their latest local prospect is an exciting get over a Pac-12 rival
Over the last few seasons, Washington football has started to dominate in the trenches, and a lot of that is thanks to offensive line coach Scott Huff, who just landed his fifth recruit of the 2020 cycle.
Enter Samuel Peacock, a 6’6, 265-pound offensive lineman out of Gig Harbor (Wash.) High. Peacock was previously committed to Oregon State, before flipping today by announcing his commitment to the Dawgs. No matter who the opponent is, it’s always nice to steal a commitment away from a conference rival.
Peacock is a raw, underrated talent who Huff will definitely be able to get the best of, and looks like he has the athleticism to play both guard and tackle, and with a position that’s as injury prone as offensive line can be, there’s no such thing as too many offensive linemen.
When you just take a glance at the 247 Sports Composite, the ratings might not wow you when it comes to overall position, as he’s rated 1,633rd nationally, but there’s a major disconnect between the Composite and the official 247 Sports rating, which has him rated 589th in the country, and as the fourth rated offensive lineman in the state of Washington.
He’ll have to gain weight during his first few seasons at UW, and he’ll also have some stiff competition every day in practice, including his fellow members of the 2020 class, which will now be considered the best recruiting class along the O-line Washington has ever signed. With two top 100 recruits, two elite guards, and now adding Peacock to the mix, Scott Huff can head into the 2021 recruiting cycle with a lot of confidence.
The Huskies are putting the finishing touches on an elite recruiting class, that includes some immediate impact players like Sav’ell Smalls and Jalen McMillan, and combining them with players like Peacock that have great traits but might need a bit more time to develop, which is what all elite programs should be doing.
Congratulations to Samuel on his commitment, and we can’t wait to see him play in purple and gold!!