Washington signing-day thoughts: The immediacy of the portal, what to know about 2024 and more
Kalen DeBoer's assessment of UW's 15 signees, some transfer talk, and a contract-extension question.
SEATTLE — Fifteen high-school prospects signed national letters of intent with the Washington Huskies on Wednesday. It’s a defense-heavy class, with nine players on that side of the ball, and four of them along the line of scrimmage. Per the 247Sports Composite, the class includes six four-star recruits — a quarterback, an offensive lineman, a receiver, an edge rusher and two safeties — and there is one prospect committed to UW who still hasn’t signed.
Yet it feels as if the Huskies’ current circumstances — and college football’s changing roster-construction practices — combine to diminish whatever magnitude fans might otherwise assign to the beginning of the early signing period.
This year, there are more pressing matters.