Washington Huskies 2011 Recruiting: Early Verbal Commits, Part Two

Todd WilliamsCorrespondent IApril 22, 2010

In the first edition we looked at two commits from California. This time we will take a look at the other three California High School Football players that have verbally committed to play for Steve Sarkisian and his Washington Huskies.

Aubrey Coleman: 6’6”, 215 lbs.

Coleman is a tall, big-bodied athlete who can play many positions on the field. In high school he has played the wide receiver position on offense, and the safety and linebacker positions for the defense.

As a receiver he produced 445 yards on 33 receptions with three touchdowns. On defense he contributed 5.7 tackles per game, and was credited with 3.5 sacks.

In college he looks to have more of the build of a tight end. While he isn’t slow, in high school he is able to use his size to power through tackles for yards after the catch. He might not be able to find as much success at the next level with that strategy. He possesses good hands and is physically imposing on defense.

Coleman is a big athletic prospect that will find the field somewhere for Sarkisian’s Huskies.


Kameron Jackson: 5’9”, 160 lbs.

Jackson is a defensive back prospect from Long Beach, California. Jackson doesn’t have blazing speed, a 4.76 40-yard dash time, but is a good athlete with an instinct for where the ball is at.

During the 2009 season he produced 21 tackles with four interceptions.

Early ratings have him listed as the three star prospect with a rating of the 34th best cornerback prospect according to Scout. He will take his first visit to Seattle during the April 30 spring game.  Jackson looks to be a guy that could come in and make a impact in the secondary sooner rather than later.


Elijhaa Penny: 6’1”, 235 lbs.

Penny is a powerful running back/linebacker prospect from Norwalk, California. His speed has some projecting him as a fullback at the College level, with a 4.69 40-yard dash, but he is very effective running between the tackles with authority.

During his junior season he rushed for 1,529 yards and 22 touchdowns. As a linebacker he produced 4.3 tackles per game for a total of 44.

Penny probably won’t be the kind of back that is going to get the majority of carries in Sarkisian's offense, but a good chance of pace bruiser. With the speed that the other guys in the backfield bring to the table, Penny could find end up playing the Lendale White ‘thunder’ type role if he ends up on offense for the Huskies.

He is the same size as White, but Lendale is a faster runner. His style and build reminds other of last year's Heisman finalist Toby Gerhardt.

Either way his physical playing style will be a welcome edition on either side of the ball in Seattle.

Check back for a look at the in-state prospects Coach Sarkisian has received verbal commitments from.