The Class of 2022
While the class of 2021 didn’t turn out quite the way Husky fans might’ve expected it to, the class of 2022 has the potential to be even better. As of January 1, the Huskies have four commits in the class, including three out of Nevada’s Liberty High School. They have potential to hit it big in Nevada on multiple four-star prospects, including safety Zion Branch, and cornerback Fabian Ross.
While Nevada is going to be very important to the team’s success, keeping talented players in the state of Washington home is the staff’s primary goal. This includes four-star offensive linemen Josh Conerly, Dave Iuli, and Malik Agbo, and four-star receiver Tobias Merriweather. There are a total of six four-star prospects in the state right now according to 247 Sports, which also includes tight end Ryan Otton, Cade Otton’s brother, and linebacker Dishawn Misa. If the coaching staff can convince all of these guys that coming to Montlake is the best option for them, a top 20 class nationally should be almost guaranteed.
The Huskies are also heavily in the mix for some of the west coast’s top recruits, including four-star receiver C.J. Williams from Mater Dei (Calif.), and four-star pass rusher Nate Burrell from St. John Bosco (Calif.). This is most likely going to be a slightly smaller class than 2019 and 2020, but it should be bigger than the 2021 class, which only has 15 commits (with a max of 16).
While the 2021 class had a lot of top-end talent, the 2022 class is arguably much deeper, with the potential for there to be seven or eight four-star prospects in the state of Washington alone. Fans on Twitter are chomping at the bit for a home run class in this upcoming cycle, and the coaching staff needs to find a way to deliver.
There’s a lot of exciting potential for 2021, and the Huskies have a chance to explode on the national scene, especially with an upcoming matchup with Michigan on the road.