Commitment Impact: Demorea Stringfellow

Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Ca.) WR Demorea Stringfellow is one of the best receivers in the country and likely the best one on the west coast. Recently, the talented wideout gave his commitment to Washington so today we take a look at how his decision impacts the roster as well as the rest of the 2013 recruiting class...

Scouting Report: Stringfellow already has the size to play D-1 football, weighing in recently at 215 pounds on his 6'3" frame.

He's strong when the ball is in the air, able to adjust to throws and he's a physical presence as far as how he handles press coverage.'s Greg Biggins compared him to NFL Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin in the way he plays the game and that isn't far off. I have compared him to David Boston who was a standout for Ohio State back in the late 90s before playing for nearly a decade in the NFL.

The one knock of Stringfellow is his lack of elite speed, but because of his physicality he can still get separation and he's a load to bring down when he has the ball in his hands.

The decision: Stringfellow has already committed to play in the Under Armour Game and had planned to make his decision public at that point in time. Washington had been the heavy favorite for him and the Rising Stars camp was his second chance to spend time on campus and speak to the coaches.

After thinking about things, Stringfellow got a lot of peer pressure to make his commitment public and he did so with seven other recruits in the biggest day ever for Husky recruiting.

"All my boys were doing it so I had to do it too," Stringfellow told Biggins the day he committed. "I really like Washington a lot, and I fit in really well here. I like the coaches a lot and I like the offense a lot too. I took a visit to UW for the Spring game in April and that's when I knew I wanted to be a Dawg.

"I like a lot of the players coming in and having a quarterback like Troy Williams throwing the ball to me is another big plus. I like Jimmy Doughtery, the receiver coach, a lot and Coach Sarkisian is a great head coach with an offensive mind."

Despite his commitment, Stringfellow has let it be known he still plans to take visits, but he also noted that nothing will change his decision to become a Husky.

Where he fits: Obviously, Stringfellow is going to be a wideout when he arrives at Washington and with the graduation of both Cody Bruns and James Johnson, two players who figure to see plenty of playing time this fall, Washington needs to find another big body to stick on the opposite side of Kasen Williams.

Stringfellow will need to battle the likes of fellow 2013 classmates Sammie Long and Darrell Daniels as well as holdovers Kevin Smith, DiAndre Campbell, Josh Perkins, Jamaal Jones and Dwayne Washington for that spot though, so nothing will be handed to him. He'll need to earn every rep and take advantage anytime that the ball is thrown his way.

Effect on the 2013 class: Stringfellow and Daniels, along with Long, form the receiver class at this point, but there could be some changes in the future among those three as Long could be looking to leave the state and both Daniels and Stringfellow will take official visits to other schools.

Washington currently has offers out to the likes of John Ross from Long Beach (Ca.) Jordan, Devon Allen from Brophy Prep in Phoenix (Az.) and Julius Wilson from Culver City (Ca.).

You can expect the Dawgs to continue to recruit Ross and Allen very hard and there are likely to be three wideouts signed in the class, so it may be a situation where the first one to commit gets a spot and the other two are left as players who might need to wait and see what happens during the season.

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