Washington football got a lot of good news on the first day of the early signing period
It’s no secret that Washington football’s class, which is ranked 30th nationally by 247 Sports, is a bit of a let down considering some of the top-ranked talent that was within their grasp. But this class isn’t short on high ceiling players that will be playing under the nation’s best coaching staff when it comes to development.
Among a relatively small class of 15 players, the Huskies have found some gems. It’s worth noting that all 15 signed on Wednesday, and in all likelihood, some of them could enroll in January. The crown jewel of the class, five-star quarterback Sam Huard won’t be one of the early enrollees, as he stated he wants to return for his final year at Kennedy Catholic (Wash.) to lead his teammates on one last run at a state championship.
Don’t expect many more commits for the 2021 class, as there’s probably only one name left out there on the Huskies’ board. But that name just so happens to be the biggest fish in the sea. It appears five-star defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau won’t be signing until February, and fans got some good news out of the local product out of Eastside Catholic (Wash.) on Wednesday.
Tuimoloau, who announced his top seven schools on October 1st, cut Michigan and Oklahoma off his list, and it’s no surprise who else remains on this list. After losing five-star Emeka Egbuka out of Steilacoom (Wash.) to Ohio State, the coaching staff can’t afford to only land the commitment of one out of the three five-star players from the state. It’s time for Jimmy Lake and Ikaika Malloe to turn up the heat however they can to make sure he ends up in purple and gold.
For the second time in his Husky career, quarterback Jacob Sirmon will be entering the transfer portal. Unlike last time, when he entered it with classmate Colson Yankoff, he won’t be coming back. The quarterbacks’ room seems to be in a good position between Huard, Ethan Garbers, and 2020’s starter Dylan Morris.
A top-100 overall player and four-star recruit out of Bothell (Wash.) when he originally committed, Sirmon is an exciting talent. He has an incredibly strong arm, and whoever he ends up with is getting an elite talent that just never was able to put it all together on Montlake.