SIGNED: Washington LB Brandon Wellington

Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic linebacker Brandon Wellington is now officially a Washington Husky!

HUDL Highlights

Why UW? “Staying home with family, just being around the environment with the Dawgs.”

Other Suitors: Wellington was Washington’s first 2016 commitment, pledging to the Huskies back in October, 2014 over offers from Colorado, Oregon State, TCU, and Washington State. 

Scouting Report: “Brandon is a very talented kid. He's so good and he's just starting to figure out things and get better. We love him and I can't say anything more about how the staff at Washington did in recruiting him. (Washington Linebackers) Coach (Bob) Gregory, who is the guy recruiting him for them, and (Washington Head) coach (Chris) Petersen just did it right with him. They did a great job. Brandon can do whatever he wants on the football field. He's so good, he could be successful on any side of the ball. If you asked me where I think he'll wind up, I'd say linebacker first, but that isn't taking anything away from him at running back. He's so talented, he could do either at a high level. This is a great pickup for them and this is coming from a former Cougar. I just can't say enough about how they recruited him and how good of a player, but also how good of a kid Brandon is. It's a great pickup for U-Dub. They got a really good, and versatile, player." (Eastside Catholic Head Coach Jeremy Thielbahr)

Quotable: “As long as I’m on the field, I’m happy,” he said. “And if that means going both ways and if God blesses me with good ability in college - then yeah. Go in there, learn the system, and go do that.”

Projection: “Because of Wellington’s physicality, athleticism and versatility, he can play pretty much any of the four linebacking positions (MIK, SAM, WIL, BUCK). But because of his play offset from the line, the WIL spot look idea for his speed and closing instincts, especially playing on the back side and cleaning up tackles. There’s no question he can become the next Keishawn Bierria.” (Chris Fetters, Top Stories