A great recruiting week for Washington could get even better tonight.
Erik Brown, a four-star receiver from Fontana, Calif., is one of a handful of recruits scheduled to announce their college choice tonight on ESPNU from Nike’s The Opening camp in Beaverton, Ore.
I’m told Brown is leaning toward Washington. He’s also reportedly considering UCLA and USC. Coverage of The Opening begins on ESPNU at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.
Here’s a highlight video of him from a camp earlier this year.
A commitment from Brown would continue a strong few days on the recruiting trail for UW. Over the weekend, five recruits reportedly gave verbal commitments to the Huskies during the UW Rising Stars camp.
Four-star cornerback Jonathan Lockett is the highest rated of the three from the class of 2014. Lockett is also attending The Opening, where he caught the eye of the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, who is serving as a camp coach.
“He was the best corner I saw out there today,” Sherman told Scout.com. “He has very good feet, is instinctual and I like how closes on the ball. He had a great day and was very impressive to me all day long.”
Here’s a link to Lockett’s highlight video from his junior year at Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.).
Drew Lewis, a three-star safety/linebacker from Eastlake High, committed to UW on Saturday, shortly after getting an offer from the Huskies.
“They asked me to switch to linebacker for my workouts there, so I did and after seeing me yesterday and then my improvement today after getting used to it, they decided to offer me,” Lewis told Dawgman.com. “After I thought about things for a little while I just decided to walk up to coach Sark and I said I wanted to be a Dawg.”
Three-star safety Lavon Washington also committed to the Huskies over the weekend, choosing UW over Arizona State, California and Oregon State, among others.
Two recruits from the class of 2015 have also given verbal commitments to UW: Wenatchee offensive lineman Trey Adams — listed at 6-7, 270 — and defensive end Joseph Wicker from Long Beach, Calif.
Elsewhere, UW offensive lineman Nathan Dean has left the team to pursue other opportunities. Dean, from Juanita, redshirted as a true freshman last year. I’m told he will remain in school.
– Adam Jude