With spots starting to fill up in the class of 2021, Washington football was able to secure an elite prospect who’s flown under the radar
Washington football got another elite, high ceiling player in Vince Nunley out of Freedom (Calif.) High School. His rating might not reflect it, as the three-star prospect doesn’t rate too highly among national lists, but he has great measurables and projects out as a perfect defensive back in Jimmy Lake’s system.
Nunley has everything Lake looks for in a defensive back, he’s versatile, athletic, has great ball skills, and is able to come up and help in run support. One of his most impressive characteristics, his ability to track the ball in the air and high point it is very impressive for someone at his position. He’s currently listed as a safety, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him play corner either. Nunley probably fits best as a safety, where he can do everything, come down in the box in run support and cover tight ends, while also being able to play center field and be the last line of defense.
There have been rumors swirling throughout Husky Twitter that there could be one more defensive back coming, that would potentially be a flip from another school. Without more insight on the situation, we’ll leave it at that, but outside of that potential player, the coaching staff seems to be done at the position and moving on to the class of 2022.
Most of the class of 2021 seems to be wrapped up, save for any drama with players that might consider flipping late in the cycle. The coaching staff seems to be strictly focused on in-state five-star prospects Emeka Egbuka, and J.T. Tuimoloau. If Lake and co. could convince the two superstars to stay, that would go a long way with the class of 2022 and jump-start the momentum the Huskies were building pre-COVID.
Congratulations to Vince on his commitment, and we can’t wait to see him play in purple and gold!