Happy Sunday, sports fans. The past week has been a surge of excitement for Husky fans as the team secured 11 new commitments during a vital recruiting weekend. Currently boasting a top 40 class with 12 commitments, the Husky staff are making significant strides in fleshing out their 2024 roster, putting the focus on agility and speed, especially on defense.
The recent recruitment event saw seven out of ten uncommitted prospects who visited the campus pledge their future to the Huskies. Standout defense commitments include four-star safety Payton Waters from Birmingham HS, CA, four-star defensive lineman Dominic Kirks from Villa Angela-St Joseph HS, OH, three-star edge Noah Carter from Centennial HS, AZ, and three-star linebacker Khmori House from St. John Bosco HS, CA.
The Huskies outplayed heavyweights like USC, UCLA, Pitt, Wisconsin, and Texas to secure these talents. Additionally, three lesser-known players have joined the ranks, expected to climb up the rankings with their senior seasons – three-star defensive linemen Ratumana Bulabalavu from Army and Navy Academy, and Omar Khan from Bridgeland HS, TX, along with three-star cornerback Elias Johnson from Jesuit HS, OR.
On the offensive front, the Huskies also scored four promising commits highlighted by four-star wide receiver Jason Robinson from Long Beach Poly HS, CA. Three-star wideout Justice Williams from Oaks Christian HS, CA was another key acquisition, alongside top tight end target, three-star Decker DeGraaf from Glendora HS, CA. Quarterback recruit Dermaricus Davis from Etiwanda HS, CA also joined the Huskies following a loss of one of their quarterback commits.
With this massive influx of new talent, expectations for the future are high. Yet the Huskies aren’t done, still looking to add another wide receiver, an offensive lineman, and a running back on offense. Defense-wise, they’re scouting for another defensive back, defensive lineman – with four-star defensive lineman Jericho Johnson topping the target list, and an additional linebacker. The class is projected to climb even higher, potentially landing in the top three of the Pac12 standings. Keep watching this space for more exciting updates from the world of sports!