Washington scores two more commitments for 2023 class
The weekend has been good to Washington, which added a pair of targets on Saturday and Sunday.
Linebacker Jordan Whitney and offensive lineman Elishah Jackett both announced verbal commitments to UW after taking official visits to Montlake. Whitney let folks know of his decision Saturday night on social media. Jackett announced on Sunday.
100% committed to the University of Washington! #WeRollin #GoHuskies #DawgD ☔️🐺 @KalenDeBoer @WilliamInge1 @PlayerProMorgan @CoachLeeMarks @BrandonHuffman @GregBiggins @mikemoon42 pic.twitter.com/sOQui8P5fh
— Jordan Whitney (@JordanWhitney23) June 26, 2022
Whitney is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker from Oxnard (Calif.) Pacifica. He took an official to Arizona earlier in June, but hasn’t gone anywhere else yet. He chose the Huskies over interest from the Wildcats as well as Boise State, Cal, USC, and Washington State, among others.
He checks in as a 3-star prospect in the industry-generated 247 Composite, the 71st linebacker in his class, and the 829th overall prospect. Whitney plays both ways for his high school. Last fall, he ran for 580 yards and seven touchdowns as a tailback while totaling 89 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, and a forced fumble from his linebacker spot on defense.
I said I was going to wait to post until my bday… But I couldn’t hold this in anymore, i’m so passionate about this one right here because we are going to build a future together winning championships on Montlake with that being said I want to announce i’m a DAWG! @UW_Football pic.twitter.com/LZxoEKQ6GH
— Elishah Jackett (@elishah_jackett) June 26, 2022
The 6-foot-7, 280-pound Jackett has tremendous size at offensive tackle and rates as a 3-star in the 247 Composite. He’s the 36th-best tackle prospect in the 2023 class and the 431st overall recruit. Hailing from Orange (Calif.) El Modena, Jackett chose the Huskies over a group of finalists that also included Cal, UCLA, Utah, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M.
Jackett was originally expected to announce a commitment on August 8, his birthday. Seattle, however, had everything he needed.
“I knew this was the move right when I got here,” Jackett told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins. “There was no need to wait it out, my family was behind me too and we all felt like Washington is the best option for me.”
The pair of pledges brings Washington’s class to 11 known commits now. Coach Kalen DeBoer and his staff have done wonders with prospects once they’ve been able to get them to campus and show off all that UW has to offer; UW has added seven commitments since June 20, all but one of which came from official visitors.
You can view Whitney’s highlight tape below, via Hudl:
And Jackett’s as well: