Trey Lowe, a 4-star athlete from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, committed to Washington on Wednesday.
Lowe announced his pledge to the Huskies on Twitter:
Lowe, who stands 5’10” and weighs 180 pounds, is considered the 259th-ranked player in the Class of 2018, per Scout.com, and the No. 14 athlete. Scout’s West Recruiting Team called him an “explosive corner/receiver prospect who could end up on either side of the ball.”
Just how explosive is Lowe? In a Sept. 2016 rivalry game between Jesuit and Portland Central Catholic, Lowe rushed for 337 yards and six touchdowns.
He has incredible agility and lateral quickness, bouncing in and out of cuts while rarely losing speed. Lowe often turns short runs into long touchdowns by bouncing off tackles or juking past defenders.
He seems likely to be a rushing and receiving threat at the next level and will be most effective used in a role similar to the one Curtis Samuel provided for Ohio State in 2016, though of course, Lowe has a long way to go before he can live up to those expectations.
But his explosiveness is obvious. If he bulks up and adds some strength, he could be a force at the next level.
Washington head coach Chris Petersen is pushing all the right buttons with his program coming off a Pac-12 title last season.
The Huskies finished a respectable fourth, behind USC, Oregon and UCLA, in the 2017 Pac-12 recruiting rankings and 23 overall, per Scout.com. Only USC landed more 4-star prospects than Washington.
Lowe could turn into the replacement Washington’s offense needs after speed-demon John Ross declared for the NFL draft after his breakout season. Both players lack the kind of elite size that jumps off the page, but their explosiveness makes them homerun threats on every play.