Washington goes into SEC country for blue-chip 2023 cornerback
Kalen DeBoer is making major moves this cycle.
The 2023 Washington recruiting class secured its 18th known commitment Thursday—bringing the class ranking up to 20th nationally—with the announcement that 4-star Lake Charles (La.) College Prep cornerback Curley Reed will begin his career in Seattle.
Gonna be a hell of a story… pic.twitter.com/M3FKU2aFL7
— Curley “Lockdown”reed 3rd (@d1curloo) July 14, 2022
Reed rates as a 4-star in the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s the 155th overall recruit in the class and the 20th-ranked corner prospect. In the state of Louisiana, only 10 players are rated higher than Reed is.
At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Reed already possesses plus length for the position. He plays with an edge and showcases a good bit of athleticism. Reed was part of the massive official visitor group that made its way to Montlake at the end of June.
As that weekend has now produced double-digit commitments alone, including from some of the top prospects on the UW board, it’s safe to say DeBoer hit it out of the park when it came to selling his vision for the program.
UW signed an underwhelming 2022 class amid the coaching transition. DeBoer is quickly proving that had more to do with the transition than it did the coach. UW is recruiting well away from home.
You can view Reed’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: