UW Rising Stars Camp - Defense

Here's a look at some of the top defensive prospects we've been able to confirm will be here for the 2016 Rising Stars Camp that will take place later today...

http://www.scout.com/player/193380-thomas-graham?s=147

Our Take: Washington has made a strong move up Graham's board in recent weeks and this will be his first chance to get coached by Jimmy Lake. The good news for the Huskies is that Byron Murphy, one of the top covermen in the West in 2016's class, spent a day with Lake on the field for last year's Rising Stars camp and it was one of the difference-makers for him choosing the Dawgs.

http://www.scout.com/player/199198-malone-mataele?s=147

Our Take: Mataele is a rising prospect in the 2018 class who has offers from four schools and more schools, including Washington, are on the cusp of offering. 

http://www.scout.com/college/washington/2017-football-prospects?name=ben...

Our Take: UW is looking at Williams as a safety, but he's got the frame to grow into a linebacker eventually if he allows himself to get bigger.

http://www.scout.com/player/209952-austin-hill?s=147

Our Take: Hill had a very good sophomore season for Central Catholic last fall and he's getting out and seeing schools this spring in the hopes of jumping onto more recruiting radars. He's long and rangy with the ability to cover a lot of ground in the secondary.

http://www.scout.com/player/202327-braden-lenzy?s=147

Our Take: Lenzy is a great looking prospect from the Beaver State who has been up to Seattle at least once. He runs really well and has a nose for the ball and could be close to hauling in an offer from the Dawgs with a good camp.

http://www.scout.com/player/209168-eli-jah-winston?s=147

Our Take: Winston, the younger brother of 2016 Oregon signee Lamar Winston, is an impressive looking prospect already and with his size, he could easily wind up growing into a BUCK linebacker once he gets to college.

http://www.scout.com/player/204399-phillip-mills?s=147

Our Take: With his ideal size, Mills is an intriguing looking prospect who already has an offer from Boise State. Washington will work him out with the linebackers, but he could play several positions on defense.

http://www.scout.com/player/205058-malakai-salu/recruiting?year=2017&s=147

Our Take: Salu has been generating some buzz after a very good sophomore season and his impressive football intelligence and physicality, he should be one of the better linebackers in the region over the next couple of years.

http://www.scout.com/player/205503-markus-sullivan?s=147

Our Take: If it wasn't for Washingtno needing to take a smaller class, Sullivan might have an offer from the Dawgs at this point. He's got ideal length, he's physical at the point of attack and he spends most of his time around the ball.

Note: These are by no means the only players worth keeping an eye on, but they were the players we have been able to confirm will be on hand for the camp and are the top prospects at their collective positions.


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