Friday, January 18, 2013
25 days, 25 names: WR Stringfellow
By Mason Kelley
When Damore’ea Stringfellow (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde) participated in The Opening last summer, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound receiver showed off his ability to catch passes in traffic.
He wasn’t afraid to mix it up with a cornerback, bringing in the ball with defenders draped all over him.
He has exceptional hands, good size and the athleticism needed to be successful at the Pac-12 level.
The skills he showed at The Opening and throughout his senior season landed him as the nation’s No. 6 receiver. He is listed at No. 15 in the ESPN 150 -- the highest rated prospect in Washington’s 2013 class.
He is one of three receivers currently committed, joining Darrell Daniels (Oakley, Calif./Freedom) and John Ross (Long Beach, Calif./Jordan). This talented trio, combined with quarterback Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne), gives the Huskies some potent offensive weapons.
After taking an official visit to Nebraska in October, Stringfellow reinforced his commitment to Washington, saying, “That’s where my heart is.”
He will take a visit to USC this weekend. He said on Twitter, though, that he is simply taking the trip to enjoy the experience. He has yet to waver publicly on his commitment to the Huskies and is expected to sign with Washington on Feb. 6.
Stringfellow was one of seven prospects who committed at a Seattle restaurant during the Huskies’ Rising Stars Camp in June.
“It’s a family environment,” Stringfellow said at the time. “This is very special. ... For the next four years, this is where I’m going to be playing ball at. This is a really special moment for me.”