Washington Huskies 2011 Recruiting, Part Four: Defensive Lineman

Todd WilliamsCorrespondent IApril 14, 2010

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 5:  Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies looks on from the sideline to a player on the field during the game against the LSU Tigers on September 5, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The LSU Tigers defeated the Washington Huskies 31-23. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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In this fourth edition of our early look at the 2011 recruiting class, we will take a look at five of the defensive end’s Washington has offered thus far.

Brennen Scarlett

Scarlett is a 6'4" 245 defensive end/tight end prospect from Central Catholic High School in Oregon.

Scarlett is holding 15 offers at the moment, but has not decided where to play—defensive end or tight end—at the next level. Either way he looks to be an excellent prospect with good size who could fit in on either side of the ball for Washington.



Robert Ash

Ash is a 6'3" 245 pound defensive end prospect from Cunsumnes Oaks High School in California.

Currently Ash is holding scholarship offers from UW, WSU, and Cal Poly. However, interest is steadily growing for the young man who earned all conference honors with 53 tackles and four sacks this past season.

According to Rivals he posted a 4.9 forty yard dash, a 225 max bench, and a 350 max squat.

While he also is being recruited as an offensive lineman, Ash feels his future is on the defensive side of the ball. He appears to have a strong interest in the Oregon schools as well, but it will help Washington to be in on him early before other offers come in.



Todd  Barr

Barr is a 6'3" 265 pound defensive end prospect from Lakewood California.

Barr is currently holding 11 scholarship offers, including most of the Pac-10 conference. According to Rivals Barr runs a 4.8 forty yard dash, benches a max of 345, and has a max squat of 415. He is also listed in the ESPNU top 150 prospects.

USC and UCLA have the inside track for this explosive lineman, but he would be an excellent pick up for Washington if they can sway him to the Northwest.



Conor Cree

Cree is a 6'4" 225 pound prospect from Skyline High School in Washington.

Currently holding offers from the two Pac-10 in-state schools, UW and WSU, Cree is also getting interest from the Oregon Schools and California.

Per Rivals Cree ran a 4.69 forty yard dash, and has a max bench of 335 with a max squat of 365. With long arms and good speed, Cree would be a great in-state pick up for Washington.

While he has obvious in-state ties he is staying open to going out of state during the recruiting process. Still, it is likely he ends up in the state of Washington.



Jason Gibson

Gibson is a 6'2" 215 defensive end/ linebacker prospect from Junipero Serra High School in California.

Gibson is a big time recruit holding 12 offers from major football schools across the country. He is also listed in the ESPNU top 150 prospects for 2011.

Rivals has Gibson running a 4.6 forty-yard dash, benching 275, and having a max squat of 410. While he is listed as a defensive end prospect, most projections show him as an outside linebacker at the college level.

He would be another huge pick up for Washington, but will have to fight off pretty stiff competition. USC is the only PAC-10 school not to offer him, and that is only because they have not watched him play at OLB.

Check back soon for a look at the next five prospects on the Washington offer list.