Washington scores pair of commitments during big recruiting weekend
Washington is hosting a large group of official visitors over the weekend, but fireworks got started early Friday when Husky coach Kalen DeBoer and Co. learned they’ve landed two of their top targets for the 2023 class.
Anthony James II, a 4-star defensive lineman from Wylie, Texas, announced first that he’ll play his college ball for the Huskies. Shortly after, 3-star Aurora (Colo.) Grandview offensive lineman Zachary Henning announced the same.
☔️☔️☔️Committed ☔️☔️☔️#bowdown #purplereign @UW_Football @WERaiderFB @TheGrindHouseST pic.twitter.com/66RUTwBX88
— Anthony James II (@AntJamesII) June 24, 2022
James is a major get for the Huskies. A 6-foot-5, 245-pound lineman, James rates as a high 4-star in the industry-generated 247 Composite and the 184th overall prospect in the 2023 cycle. He’s also the 27th-ranked prospect at his position. He chose the Huskies over interest from Auburn, Texas A&M, Utah, and Arizona State, among others.
The defensive lineman was verbally committed to Texas A&M for quite a bit before leaving the Aggie class and re-opening his recruitment a month ago.
☔️☔️☔️100% COMMITTED☔️☔️☔️@SixZeroAcademy @GHSWolvesFB @UW_Football pic.twitter.com/XIwlgyIWTY
— Zachary Henning (@ZacharyHenning9) June 24, 2022
Henning is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound tackle prospect for the Huskies, and a player they’ve been on for awhile. The Huskies offered him back in February and have hosted him on visits twice since, the latest coming as an official earlier this week. He picked UW over interest from Utah, Indiana, Colorado, and Kansas State, among others.
He rates as a 3-star in the 247 Composite as well as the 105th tackle prospect in the class. Henning has good feet and should be able to move well on the edge for DeBoer’s scheme.
The class now stands with eight known commitments. You can view both players’ highlight tapes below, via Hudl. First up, James:
And then Henning: