Commit Impact: Jason Scrempos

Washington got their 12th known commitment on Tuesday night when Milpitas (Ca.) DL Jason Scrempos decided shortly after returning home from his official visit to add his name to Washington's growing list of prospects for 2015. Here's a look at how his decision impacts the Huskies' roster as well as what it means for the rest of the class...

Long and athletic: One thing becoming more en vogue in today's defenses is long and athletic linemen who can play multiple positions. at 6'6" and with the frame to add quite a bit more muscle to his relatively lean frame. With his long arms and good feet, Scrempos is a perfect fit inside at a three-technique or even as a five or seven-technique in a 3-4 base defense.


His role at UW: With the graduation of Evan Hudson following the 2014 football season, the Huskies were definitely in the market for a long player to put behind Kaleb McGary at the five technique spot. With his motor and great athleticism, he should be a real force from that spot once he's spent a couple of years in the weight room.


Impact on 2015 and beyond: At the start of the 2015 recruiting cycle, it was pretty obvious Washington was going to be going after at least three if not four defensive linemen.

One of the top prospects on their list, Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) DL Benning Potoae, is a ways away from making his decision while Long Beach (Ca.) Poly DL Joseph Wicker, a former commit, told Dawgman.com that the Huskies are still in it, but many think he is leaning toward UCLA.

Scrempos is intriguing because he can fill so many roles. Either at the three or the five/seven spot, depending on the system they are using at the time, so his versatility gives the Huskies some different options on the way they go with things.

One player who will be visiting Montlake soon is Bullard (Fresno, Ca.) TE/DL Ricky McCoy and he is most definitely getting a look from the Huskies along the defensive line.

Getting Scrempos' former teammate, Vita Vea, into school this summer was a huge coup for the Huskies and made it unnecessary to find a nose tackle in this class.

Washington will take two more linemen for sure and there's still an outside shot at taking a fourth if the right player comes along.


The bottom line: The Huskies did a great job with Scrempos. The old staff liked him enough to offer him early in the process and the new staff made it known they liked him and wanted him as well.

Washington's main competition for Scrempos was Washington State, California and Arizona, but what really seemed to resonate with the talented lineman from northern California was the truthfulness of the staff and the fact that he got the straight story of what it was like to be a player with the Washington from his friend, Vea.

The Huskies got a good one in Scrempos and he will fit in nicely with what they are building along the defensive front.

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