Comparison: Chris Polk (UW)
Prep Career/Awards: Like some of his future teammates, Ahmed was a star on both sides of the ball for Juanita for the past four years. As a freshman, Ahmed rushed for close to 100 yards and hauled in 27 receptions for 358 yards while totaling four touchdowns and he had close to 30 tackles from his safety spot. His sophomore season saw him rush for over 600 yards with five touchdowns while hauling in a team-leading 48 receptions for 675 yards and eight scores and racked up 15 tackles as a defensive back. As a junior in 2015, Ahmed finished with close to 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns, hauled in 25 receptions for 250 yards and four more scores and finished with over 40 tackles and two interceptions on defense. During his senior season, Ahmed missed three games with a broken hand, but still finished with close to 1,100 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on the ground, hauled in 14 receptions for 162 yards and two more scores and he had 12 tackles on the defensive side of the ball. He was named First Team All-League as a tailback, defensive back and returner and was also named the 3A Kingco Offensive Player of the Year.
Offers: Besides his offer from Washington, Ahmed had offers from USC, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, Notre Dame and Mississippi State among others.
Why Washington: "At the end of the day, it was an easy decision for me to stay home and play for Washington. My relationship with Pete (Chris Petersen) is incredible and I already have a couple of friends up there so I think it will be a good transition for me. I also love the direction of the program. We're putting together a great class and we're going to keep this program winning and contending for a championship for a long time."
If he had chosen a different school: "It definitely would have been Stanford if I hadn't chosen Washington."
Analysis: "Ahmed is a versatile player that could end up on either side of the ball. We like him a big cover corner but he could grow in to a safety and is a talented running back as well. He's a decisive runner with a nice burst and very good top end speed. Once he gets out in the open field, Ahmed has the ability run away from just about anyone. As a cover corner, Ahmed impressed last spring during the 7v7 circuit with his speed, aggressiveness and ability to close. He's also a very physical kid who loves to mix it up." -- Greg Biggins
High School Coach Says: "It was a blessing and an honor to be able to coach Salvon for the past four years. He was a great teammate and he was always one of the most unselfish guys out there. A lot of times, with big-time prospects, they can be a bit selfish and turn into primadonna's, but with Salvon, everything was about the team. If he received praises, he deflected it and gave credit to the offensie line and all of his teammates, but if we struggled as a team, he always took the responsibility on his shoulders. He's a great leader who showed the other guys how to work and compete and, like I said, it was a pleasure to have him on the team the past four years." -- Lele Te'o (Juanita HC)
Position Projection: Ahmed could be a big-time player on either side of the ball and Washington has told him he could wind up playing corner, safety, receiver or tailback, but he'll get his first look at running back since he's the only tailback in the class. With his speed, quickness and acceleration, he could be deadly in the open field for the Dawgs.
2017 Season Projection: Washington already has Myles Gaskin, Lavon Coleman, Jomon Dotson, Kamari Pleasant and Sean McGrew at tailback, so, unless he beats them out, the Huskies may have the luxury of redshirting him. However, with his play-making abilities, don't be surprised if they figure out ways to get the ball into his hands and then let him do his thing this fall.