4-star safety from Texas JD Coffey also showing early UW interest and says he wants to visit UW this Spring. Perhaps having a black head coach who is black excellence personified is making Texas recruiting easier? Interest like this from elite Texas recruits just wasn’t happening under whitey Petersen even after the CFP appearance and all the NFL draft picks he produced at UW. We could never even get elite out-of-region kids like this on campus. Now it’s happening and pretty much instantly under Lake. Only explanation is the black head coach recruiting bump. Brandon Campbell replied to JD saying “DM me fam”. I like what I’m seeing.
This may sound harsh but Petersen is a throwback kind of guy, soul is older than his age. Jimmy has youthful energy and it doesn’t hurt that he understands things as black man that Petersen cannot. It’ll be interesting to see how many visits we get and who closes.
A great season will go a long way toward landing out of state Elite talent.