Salvon Ahmed (Brandon Huffman)

An Opponent's View: ATH Salvon Ahmed

We continue our Opponent's View series with a critical look at each 2017 Washington signee with a look at Juanita (Kirkland, Wa.) ATH Salvon Ahmed...

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The Story - Ahmed had offers from the entire Pac 12, save Colorado, as well as offers from Notre Dame and Mississippi State among others. He chose Washington after the first month of his senior season.

Senior Season Stats - The two-way star missed three games with a broken hand, but still amassed 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground while also hauling in 14 receptions for 162 yards and two more touchdowns while totaling 12 tackles on defense while getting limited work on that 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.

Opposing Coach's View - "From a talent standpoint, I don't think we faced a better player over the last couple of years. He's so smooth with the ball in his hands. He's also a great 'team' guy from what I hear. Honestly, I thought he'd be a better fit on defense because when he played us, he always seemed to be around the ball. His instincts are outstanding. On offense, the kid can take it the distance from almost anywhere on the field, but he isn't that shifty guy who will make you miss in the open field. I thought he was much better once they decided to make him a true tailback so that he could use his vision and explosiveness that way."

Opposing Players' View - "He didn't have a weakness that I saw in the three years I played against him. He's fast, he's got great hands and he's explosive. He was tough to tackle. The only thing I think you could say about him is he missed a few games due to some minor injuries. I'm not saying he's not tough, he's plenty tough, but sometimes you get guys that are great athletes and they miss games and that limits his team's effectiveness. I don't know, that's sorta just something I thought of, but he never was hurt when they played us. He's also a really good defensive guy. He played corner against us and he shut our guys down...our QBs wouldn't even throw his way and that hurt us offensively."


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