Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Luginbill: Huskies fill need with WR Brown
By Tom Luginbill
Erik Brown (Fontana, Calif./Summit), who is No. 178 in the ESPN 300 and the nation's No. 24 wide receiver, committed to Washington on Tuesday and our scouts break down what he brings to the Huskies:
What he brings: Consistent production. He's just a polished, well-rounded player. You know what you're going to get from him. He's reliable and he's got sneaky, big play ability.
How he fits: This is a big position of need for Washington and this is the second year in a row that U-Dub has addressed the receiver position pretty hard. He brings enough speed to stretch the field and can be an outside threat in the passing game.
Reminds us of: Utah's DeVonte Christopher. Has a similar build and slippery, sleek, dynamic feel to the game. He's the type who lulls defenders to sleep and then explodes for big plays.
History of position: This has been a void for Washington as far as big play ability. The signing of Damore'ea Stringfellow in the 2013 class is a sign the Huskies are starting to upgrade at position and Brown only adds to that value.
How the class is shaping up: Prior to this weekend, the Huskies had been very quiet on the trail. Since Saturday, Washington has added Brown, a pair of three-star cornerbacks in Lavon Washington (Oakland, Calif./McClymonds) and Jonathan Lockett (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei), three-star running back Drew Lewis (Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake). It's even carried over to next year's class as they've landed two 2015 recruits in Joseph Wicker (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) and Trey Adams (Wenatchee, Wash./Wenatchee).