Washington football lands another highly-rated local prospect and continues to build in-state momentum in the ever-important class of 2021
Scott Huff continues to rake in impressive prospects along the offensive line for Washington football. After reeling in an incredibly impressive class in 2020, Huff has secured the commitment of one of the nation’s best offensive line prospects for 2021.
Owen Prentice, a guard out of O’Dea High School in Seattle has made his commitment to stay home, and he’s going to be a force along the Husky line. He’s an elite run blocker and fits Washington’s power run scheme perfectly as a pulling guard. Prentice has excellent drive and finishes blocks incredibly well. His athleticism allows him to get through to the second level with ease. He has some progression to make as a pass blocker, but his offense is extremely run-heavy, and with 4-5 years with Huff will turn him into one of the best all-around linemen in college football.
Prentice had a stellar junior season with the Fighting Irish, and had his best performance in his team’s first matchup with Eastside Catholic. Prentice spent a good deal of time across from the nation’s number one player, J.T. Tuimoloau, and did a phenomenal job against him. Prentice has also been named to the preseason Max Preps All-American Second Team, and will most likely continue to rise up the rankings with a big senior year.
He’s currently rated as a four-star prospect, and as the 115th overall prospect by 247 Sports. His commitment brings the Huskies up to 21st nationally per 247 Sports, and 22nd per Rivals. Prentice becomes the seventh player from the state of Washington to stay home during the 2021 class, and there are still a few big fish out there in Tuimoloau and Emeka Egbuka.
This is probably the last take for the Huskies along the offensive line for this class unless a player like Kingsley Suamataia is ready to commit. Between the five super-talented in-state linemen in 2022, and the five from 2020, there’s not a lot of room left at the position.
In a class that has been very disappointing to this point for some Husky fans, Prentice is a huge piece for Jimmy Lake and co. Now, he adds to the in-state recruiters for Tuimoloau and Egbuka and creates more momentum to continue pulling in elite talent. Congratulations to Owen on his commitment, and we can’t wait to see him play in purple and gold!