If there was one thing that stood out when the ESPN 150/300 was released Wednesday, it was the ranking assigned to Washington receiver commit Darrell Daniels (Oakley, Calif./Freedom).
The 6-foot-3, 211-pound standout fell out of the ESPN 150, dropping from No. 144 to 177. Noted for his good hands, ability to catch passes in traffic and penchant for picking up yards after the catch, Daniels dropped 33 spots. But, when compared to the other receivers in the nation, he only fell behind four prospects, down to No. 20.
Of the Huskies’ four current commits in the ESPN 150/300, no players moved up in the rankings. Washington’s top-rated recruit, receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde), dropped one spot in the overall rankings to No. 73 -- he did move up from No. 10 to 9 at his position -- while quarterback Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) remained at No. 160. With Daniels dropping, Williams is now Washington’s second-rated recruit.
The Huskies’ final member of the ESPN 300 is defensive lineman Elijah Qualls (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande), who dropped five spots to No. 212.
While Washington’s recruits didn’t gain any ground in the rankings, the updated list shouldn’t be taken as a sign of senior-season struggles. All four prospects have been productive, leading their respective programs to successful records.