4-Star WR Prospect Marquis Spiker Commits to Washington

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2017

Credit: Scout.com

Marquis Spiker has thrived in the spotlight at Murrieta Valley High school, and the 4-star wide receiver will seek to keep that success alive at the University of Washington. 

Scout.com's Greg Biggins first relayed word of Spiker's decision to join the Huskies. Ryan Bartow of 247Sports.com confirmed the news. 

According to Scout.com, Spiker ranks 87th overall among all class of 2018 prospects. He's also the 14th-ranked wide receiver among players in his class and the fifth-ranked pass-catcher in the state of California. 

At 6'3'' and 180 pounds, Spiker is a force on the outside. 

Not only does he have the breakaway speed necessary to thrive after the catch, but a college-ready frame allows him to rise over opposing cornerbacks and high-point balls with ease. And for a player his size, Spiker has some surprisingly quick feet that allow him to create separation in a variety of ways. 

Thanks to those traits, Spiker was able to post 90 receptions for 1,737 yards and 26 touchdowns during his junior season at Murrieta Valley, per MaxPreps.com

With the Huskies, Spiker will join a program that has churned out some top talents at receiver like Dante Pettis and John Ross over the past few seasons.  

Spiker will also help bolster a receiving corps that is bursting with potential. Beyond Spiker, the Huskies also secured a commitment from 4-star stud Austin Osborne out of Mission Viejo, California. 

Based on the way both of those players routinely torched defenses in high school, they should help combine to give head coach Chris Petersen a one-two punch that can torment Pac-12 opponents once they grow into regular contributors. 


Recruit information courtesy of Scout.com