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Four-star wide receiver Jalen McMillan commits to Huskies

Chris Petersen on UW’s 2019 recruiting class

Washington head football coach Chris Petersen discusses the members of the Huskies' 2019 recruiting class during the first day of the early signing period on Dec. 19, 2018.
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Washington head football coach Chris Petersen discusses the members of the Huskies' 2019 recruiting class during the first day of the early signing period on Dec. 19, 2018.

Four-star wide receiver Jalen McMillan committed to Washington on Tuesday, becoming the highest-rated recruit in the Huskies’ 2020 class. McMillan is also the highest-rated of any high school prospect UW has signed in the Chris Petersen era.

McMillan (6-2, 181), out of San Joaquin Memorial in Fresno, Calif., is considered by 247Sports to be the No. 45 player and No. 9 wide receiver in the country. He’s also ranked as the No. 8 player in California. He picked UW over offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Alabama, USC, Cal, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon, among others.

McMillan has a 247Sports composite ranking of .9752. Safety Budda Baker (.9741) was the highest-rated signee of the Petersen era, followed by current redshirt freshman wide receiver Marquis Spiker (.9703). Five-star 2021 quarterback Sam Huard (.9962) is the only current commit ranked higher than McMillan.

According to MaxPreps, McMillan caught 73 passes for 1,401 yards and 19 touchdowns last season, an average of 93.4 yards per game and 19.2 yards per catch. He caught 78 passes for 1,810 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore, which is an average of 139.2 yards per game and 23.2 yards per catch.

McMillan made his announcement less than 48 hours after visiting UW. He’s the Huskies’ eighth recruit in the Class of 2020 and the second wide receiver, although three-star Sawyer Racanelli was recruited as an athlete. The class is now now ranked No. 3 in the Pac-12 and No. 41 in the country by 247Sports.

UW brought in two wide receivers in the 2019 class: Four-star Puka Nacua and three-star Taj Davis.

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