Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) teammates Chase Blakley and Matt James – both of whom have made verbal commitments to Washington — made their debuts at new Husky Stadium in a wild 44-43 loss to Bothell on Saturday during the Emerald City Kickoff Classic, with UW coach Steve Sarkisian in attendance.
Blakley had seven catches for 98 yards — both game highs — and two touchdowns, and he was credited with two sacks on defense. James also had two tackles.
Both are considered three-star recruits by Scout.com.
One of the top-ranked recruits committed to UW, four-star receiver Rahshead Johnson, has 20 catches for 259 yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season for Cabrillo High in Long Beach, Calif. Johnson’s quarterback at Cabrillo is Kaelon Price — the younger brother of UW’s Keith Price.
Four-star cornerback Jonathan Lockett reportedly had an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown for Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei last week. He had another punt return for a touchdown called back.
Another four-star recruit, receiver Erik Brown, had a kickoff return of 25 yards for Summit (Calif.). It appears that was about the only highlight of the night in Summit’s 50-0 loss to Redlands East Valley.
Local athlete Drew Lewis had a strong all-around game to lead Eastlake of Sammamish to a 41-7 victory over Lakes. Per Scout.com, Lewis forced a fumble on defense and had a 69-yard touchdown reception.
UW has also received verbal commitments from Boise DE Don Hill and S Lavon Washington of Oakland, Calif.