It’s crazy to think that we have a fairly high likelihood of landing FOUR 5 stars. It feels like a jinx just to say it out loud. If we get less than 3 it will honestly feel like a disappointment.
Basically, the entire Pete era has been building to this recruiting class. UW is not a blueblood, but is a school that is capable of winning a NC if a lot of things break right. This is our opportunity to make that happen. We will probably never have an in state class this good again EVER. We need to absolutely take advantage of it, and surround it with classes that have top end depth, which we have in 19, 20 and hopefully 22.
Having elite front 7 players, play makers on offense, and a generational QB is how you win a NC if you aren’t able to pull in Bama, Georgia, and Ohio State classes.
Honestly, if Pete was still in charge I don’t think we would have been in position to take advantage here. We would have pulled in a really good 2021 class, but not good enough to reach the heights we are capable of. I think Pete knew he couldn’t get us to that next level without sacrificing his way of doing things. Thank god we had Jimmy waiting in the wings.
Holy shit this is an exciting time to be a UW fan.
This is a good post and I don’t disagree with a word of it.
The really cool thing is how the 2021 in state class is thick with great prospects beyond the five star guys too.
Guys like Julien Simon, Lonyatta Alexander, and Owen Prentice are all studs. And we should get all three of those. And there are more.