Washington recruiting 2013: Three four stars highlight small class

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Washington has recruited well under Steve Sarkisian, but only has eight commitments in the 2014 class thus far.

Washington has gone 7-6 in each of their past three seasons, causing questions to arise about the job security of head coach Steve Sarkisian. The Huskies have recruited remarkably well in his time as the head coach, posting four straight top-five classes in the conference.

This year, Washington has gotten off to a slow start in the recruiting campaign, ranking 58th in the 247sports composite team rankings. That puts them eighth in the Pac-12.

But with a huge win over Boise State to christen the new stadium, in front of several talented recruits, the Huskies' recruiting might really be picking up.

New Huskies

To be fair, the Huskies only have eight commitments for the class of 2014. The most recent was offensive tackle Matt James, a three-star prospect who committed to the program in late July.

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The stars

Erik Brown is one of Washington's top recruits. The wide receiver is out of Summit (Calif.) High School, and is ranked a four-star by the 247sports composite. He is regarded as the 21st-best wide receiver nationally and the 14th-best prospect in the state.

Rahshead Johnson is another top Husky commit. The wide receiver is out of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (Calif.) High School, and is ranked a four-star by the 247sports composite. He is regarded as the 28th-best wide receiver nationally and the 21st-best prospect in the state.

Jonathan Lockett is the third major prospect in Washington's 2014 class. The cornerback is from Mater Dei (Calif.) High School, and is ranked a four-star by the 247sports composite. He is considered the 25th-best cornerback in the nation and the 31st-best player in the state.

Top targets

Defensive end is a major emphasis for Washington.

One of the top targets on whom the Huskies have done good work on is Claudeson Pelon, out of Mesa (Ariz.) Community College. Pelon has excellent size at 6'4 and 270 pounds, and could be an instant-impact defender for Washington.

Another defensive end in the Huskies' sites is Kaleb McGary, from Tacoma (Wash.) Fife. McGary has the size, at 6'7 and 270 pounds, needed to play in Washington's defense.

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