WOOF! The Washington Huskies have landed another talented commit to their 2022 recruiting class. One week after receiving a full-ride scholarship to play for the Huskies, local 3-star wide receiver Denzel Boston announced his commitment to the team via Twitter.
The Huskies landed the Emerald Ridge (Puyallup, WA.) wide receiver over Pac-12 rivals Arizona and Arizona State. Boston also had two other offers from the Nevada Wolf Pack and Eastern Washington Eagles, the latter of which his brother Andrew Boston plays wide receiver.
The Washington Huskies are getting an impact player.
The Washington Huskies have been recruiting Boston for several months now but his performance at the UW’s Rising Stars Camp in June is what cemented his eventual offer. He made several outstanding contested catches and earned the receiver MVP award at the end of the day. He did all of this in the midst of a Seattle heatwave that was pushing triple-digits.
According to Dawgman.com, Boston referred to a conversation that he had with head coach Jimmy Lake saying the coach told him that he had “what it took to be a Dawg and he said ‘we want you to be a Dawg'”.
Last season as a junior at Emerald Ridge High School, the 6’3″ 180-pound receiver had 34 receptions for 553 yards and seven touchdowns.
As the Washington Huskies offense continues to transform under second-year head coach Jimmy Lake, adding Boston is one of the best moves they can make to bolster their offense even if he still has a year until he sees the college football landscape.
Boston has all of the right tools to become a successful receiver for the Huskies in 2022. He’s focused and competitive but doesn’t possess elite speed. His route-running skills and ball skills make up for his lack of speed.
If he can add some weight to his slender frame, Denzel Boston can easily big a huge impact for the Huskies when the time comes. Washington did well keeping Boston at home.