All eyes are on current Washington Huskies such as Keishawn Beirria, Jake Browning and Dante Pettis for good reason.
But there’s also something to be said for the team’s stars of the future. Starting this week, The News Tribune will provide a weekly update of what’s going on with members of the Huskies’ 2018 recruiting class.
The class is currently comprised of 12 commitments. 247 Sports rates UW’s class as the No. 26 class in the nation while Rivals deems the group 38th.
▪ M.J. Ale, Fife, OL, 6-7/330: Ale and Fife lost their first game of the season to Steilacoom on Oct. 27. He’s helped the Trojans to an 8-1 mark and has played a role in the team averaging 337 rushing yards per game. Ale is a composite three-star recruit and is the No. 6 player in the state, according to Rivals.
▪ Draco Bynum, Wilsonville (Ore.), DE, 6-5/250: Bynum has been busy as of late. He was recently named a U.S. Army All-American. Plus, he was also on campus for UW’s win over UCLA at the weekend. The most updated stats show Bynum has 23 tackles and four sacks.
▪ Devin Culp, Gonzaga Prep, WR, 6-5/220: The one-time Oregon commit guided Gonzaga to a win over Mead last week. He ran eight times for 133 yards while scoring two touchdowns.
▪ Victor Curne, Houston (Tex.) Second Baptist, OL, 6-5/302: Curne’s most recent highlights show he’s used his sizable frame to overpower opposing defensive linemen.
▪ Dominique Hampton, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial, ATH, 6-2/185: A three-star prospect, Hampton has done a little bit of everything for the Phoenix-area powerhouse. He has five interceptions on the season while playing some receiver.
▪ Trey Lowe, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit, WR, 5-9/178: He’s accounted for more than 1,600 yards of total offense to go with 24 touchdowns. Lowe, however, has not appeared to have played for sometime due to health issues.
▪ Matteo Mele, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe, OL, 6-6/277: All three of UW’s offensive line commits to this point are tackles. He’s guided the Lancers to a 9-1 record and has helped cleared lanes for the team to average 262.1 rushing yards.
▪ Austin Osborne, Mission Viejo (Calif.), WR, 6-2/175: Both 247 and Rivals rate Osborne as a four-star prospect. He has 34 receptions for 632 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games. He had two touchdowns in a 63-0 win over Trabuco Hills in his last game.
▪ Jackson Sirmon, Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy, LB, 6-2/220: The cousin of UW commit, Jacob, recorded eight tackles and one reception in his team’s 37-8 win over Ensworth.
▪ Jacob Sirmon, Bothell, QB, 6-3/203: He’s a four-star prospect who Rivals considers the No. 1 pro-style quarterback in the state. Sirmon completed 85 percent of his passes for 294 yards in a win over Newport. He’s thrown for 2,061 yards and 18 touchdowns.
▪ Marquis Spiker, Murrieta Valley (Calif.),WR, 6-3/175: Spiker is the No. 24 receiver and 130th-best prospect in the nation, per Rivals. He picked up four receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown in his last game. Spiker has 59 receptions for 922 yards and 20 touchdowns.
▪ Colson Yankoff, Coeur d’Alene (Idaho), QB, 6-4/195: He’s the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback and like Sirmon, is a four-star prospect. Yankoff guided his team to the playoffs which start this weekend. He’s thrown for 1,621 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 768 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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