Is Washington football back in on a top 2020 target?

One of Washington football’s top targets at tight end has been released from his NLI

After signing their entire class in December of 2020, Washington football had two big targets left on their board. One of them was Jack Yary, who decommitted from USC and then recommitted a few months later after taking a visit to Washington.

Yary is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Ron Yary, who is a USC legend. After signing with the Trojans in February, he hasn’t attended any voluntary workouts and plans not to enroll at the school in August per Scott Wolf at AllTrojans. He’ll probably have to sit out the 2020 season because USC will have to release him from his NLI, but he’ll still be a hot commodity among recruiters.

Yary was a four-star prospect per the 247 Sports Composite, and before he reaffirmed his commitment to his dad’s alma mater, the Huskies were right in the mix for his services. Former tight ends coach Jordan Paopao was fired not long after Yary’s official visit, and Derham Cato had been on the job for about three weeks when Yary made his commitment, which didn’t have give him time to truly establish a relationship with Yary.

Yary posted the picture below on his Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, could that be hinting at something?

The 6’6 tight end would be a welcome addition to one of the nation’s best tight ends rooms. Cato has already secured the commitments of four-star junior college Quentin Moore, and three-star Caden Jumper, who will probably end up as a fullback. The Huskies are still looking to add one tight end to this class, and adding Yary probably won’t fill that spot, but he’ll be a welcome addition.

Top-100 prospect Brock Bowers is taking a visit to Seattle from the 24th-26th, and while he won’t be able to chat with the coaching staff face to face, he’ll be able to chat with them via Facetime. Bowers will probably also try to find time to visit with five-star quarterback commit Sam Huard.

If Cato can somehow secure commitments from both Bowers and Yary, he’ll quickly assert himself as one of the staff’s top recruiters.