The Washington Huskies have been on a tear lately, and they picked up another recent commitment in the 2014 class after four-star wide receiver Erik Brown gave his pledge to the Huskies yesterday. Brown is now Washington’s top-ranked recruit in the class, and he is one of the top 200 prospects in the country (he just missed our top 150 cut). His decision to commit to Washington at The Opening was one of the biggest storylines yesterday.
All 13 247Sports analysts picked Washington as the team to get the Summit High standout, and his commitment to Washington comes about a week after he camped there. Erik Brown chose the Huskies over offers from the California Golden Bears, Arizona State Sun Devils, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Boise State Broncos, Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon State Beavers, UCLA Bruins, and Vanderbilt Commodores.
Brown is one of the top 20 wide receivers in the country, and he is also one of the top 15 recruits in the state of California. Yesterday’s commitment came as no surprise for the Huskies, as Brown was once committed to Washington before decommitting and almost recommitting again. He finally decided to pledge to the Huskies again yesterday, and he has quite a bit of upside.
The 6’1″, 170 pound wideout followed up a solid performance at Washington’s camp with good play at The Opening, and Brown has the tools to be a very good No. 2 receiver. Although he isn’t fast, Brown isn’t bereft of the ability to go deep, and he possesses great hands and is a more advanced “Z”, possession-type receiver.