The Opening - UW Offensive Targets

This week, the best 2017 talent in the nation will assemble in Oregon to take part in The Opening. Here's a look at the offensive prospects that Washington has targeted and where things stand with them...

Analysis: Sarell is one of the best prospects to ever come out of the state of Washington. His footwork is amazingly nimble for a young man who is close to 6'7" and 310 pounds. He hands bull rushers and speed rushers with equal aplomb and he's one of the hardest workers on his team. Sarell has offers from pretty much every top school in the nation, but it appears that his top three are StanfordNotre Dame and Washington. A decision isn't imminent, but he's hoping to make a decision at some point in the next few months.

Analysis: While Sarell is the top prospect in the state and one of the top five prospects in the country, Bryant is the best football player in the state if not the region. He's gritty, hard-nosed and he's amazingly athletic. He has soft hands and he loves contact. Bryant chose Washington over UCLA back in late April and he'll be a perfect fit into the Husky offense once he arrives.

Analysis: Wedington ended the recruiting process early when he committed to the Huskies back in April and he's been one of the top recruiters among their group of eight commits. Wedington could fit into many different spots, but he's projected at tailback where he can use his natural vision and athleticism to be a playmaker.

Analysis: Ahmed is one of the top athletes in the region. He can play offense or defense and be used in multiple roles. Ahmed has offers from the entire Pac 12 and his decision seemed imminent during the spring, but now he's expressed an interest in taking his official visits before he commits. Washington, Stanford, Notre Dame, UCLA and Oregon all are schools that have a spot on his list of favorites.

Analysis: Johnson has been committed to Arizona for a while, but there's some rumors floating around that he might be opening things up a little bit and Washington is a school who has been after him for a while. Johnson is super-athletic and a playmaker on both sides of the ball. It's unclear where he fits best at this point, but most people think he's destined to play offense in college.

Analysis: The nation's top player listed Washington as a school of interest during the spring, but the Huskies are a longshot at best to grab him. He does have family in the area and he lived in the Seattle area for a few years, so he knows the region and the school. He committed to Alabama very early in the process, but it appears that Ohio StateUCLA and USC have made enough of an impression to get him to at least look at a different destination.

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