Washington obtained again on the board in an enormous method on Thursday night with a dedication from Lake Charles (La.) Faculty Prep four-star cornerback Curley Reed, giving the Huskies their second pledge in three days.
Reed, who’s ranked because the No. 131 prospect within the nation for the category of 2023, turns into Washington’s highest-ranked commit at this level within the cycle and simply the second four-star within the Huskies’ 2023 class.
After a breakout sophomore marketing campaign, Reed began his recruiting rise with affords from the SEC and Pac-12 together with an enormous one from in-state LSU after a standout camp efficiency. After his junior season, the eye began to actually flood in as 15 of his affords got here within the 2022 calendar yr together with his supply from Washington in April.
The Huskies instantly jumped out as a program that intrigued Reed as he locked in an official go to, certainly one of simply two he would take (TCU), and is now a commit for Kalen DeBoer and his employees.
A prolonged boundary nook at 6-foot-2 and 185 kilos, Reed makes use of his lengthy arms to reduce begin off the road from opposing receivers by jabbing them as quickly because the ball is snapped to throw them off stability.
In man protection, it’s nearly inconceivable to “out-bully” Reed as his measurement and aggressiveness makes life troublesome for tall, wide-bodied exterior receivers to get into rhythm each on the snap and in bounce ball conditions. In zone protection, Reed can maintain down a boundary zone together with his adept skill at figuring out performs early on within the backfield whereas additionally utilizing his size to make up floor in protection.
Within the run recreation, his measurement permits him to shake off tacklers simpler than simply about any nook you’ll find whereas his lengthy arms permit for a big deal with radius that makes it troublesome to get by.
In areas that want enchancment, whereas Reed’s recreation does not essentially predicate on him being faster than anybody that traces up in entrance of him, his pace may use an uptick to account for Energy 5 competitors. If he can pair his size and ball abilities with pace, Reed has an upside that might see him play on Sundays for a very long time.