The reigning Pac-12 champions have put together a top-20 recruiting class as Washington celebrates their new haul of recruits on early signing day.
Washington began their season with a loss to Auburn that dampened the hopes the Pac-12 would make the College Football Playoff, but they ended it with a win in the Apple Cup over Washington State and will play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
Before the Huskies play in the Granddaddy of Them All on New Year’s Day, Chris Petersen will welcome a big class of commits, that’s also large on size.
Washington’s recruiting class trails Oregon in the Pac-12 but has a top-20 class that’s similar to last year’s No. 16 recruiting class. What doesn’t count as part of last year’s recruiting class is Georgia transfer and former five-star quarterback, Jacob Eason, who will take over for the graduating Jake Browning.
The 2019 crop of commits is led by a pair of 300-pound four-star defensive tackles. Washington has played great defense under Petersen and sent players to the NFL, and Faatui Tuitele and Jacob Bandes hope to follow in their footsteps. They rank as the No. 4 and No. 8 defensive tackles, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Look for them to compete for playing time as freshmen.
One player who won’t play as a freshman in all likelihood is the No. 3 recruit in the class, Dylan Morris from Graham, WA. The four-star recruit is slightly undersized at 6-1, 195, but with a redshirt and a year of development, should add weight before he competes for a starting job after Eason exhausts his eligibility or declares for the NFL Draft.
2019 Washington recruiting class
There’s still room for a recruit to sign with Washington on National Signing Day in February to round out the class. As it stands today, the Huskies are in great shape compared to their Pac-12 competition and have a nice mix of offensive and defensive recruits, and even have a kicker in the fold.