Huskies add two defensive players to 2019 Football Class

The Washington Huskies Football team added two more signees to their 2019 football class on Wednesday during National letter of intent day. The period began on Wednesday and will run through April 1.

The signing of highly sought out defensive players, linebacker Daniel Heimuli (East Palo Alto, Calif./Menlo-Atherton) and safety Asa Turner (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad) brings the Huskies 2019 signee Class to 22. The addition of Heimuli and Turner has many believing the 2019 class is the best in the Chris Petersen era if not in Husky history. While the Husky class of 2019 is void a five-star recruit like the Oregon Ducks who topped the Huskies for the Pac-12 top class of 2019 the Dawgs according to head coach Chris Petersen has the players they believe will strive and improve the Husky program.

The signing of Heimuli and Turner will bring competition to a Husky defensive unit that was the best in the Pac-12 and top ten nationally in 2018 but was decimated with graduations and players moving on to the NFL. Gone are 2018 First Team All American Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven, starting safeties Jojo Mcintosh, Taylor Rapp and cornerbacks Byron Murphy and Jordan Miller. Cornerback Myles Bryant is the only returning starter.

Despite the Huskies losing running Myles Gaskin Washington’s all-time rushing leader, quarterback Jake Browning, lineman Trey Adams, and Kaleb McGary ( 2018 Morris Trophy winner), Petersen believes the 2019 Class is a step in the right direction to keep the Huskies National Championship aspirations.


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