A 2016 prospect in the state of Washington that jumped onto plenty of recruiting radars this spring has been Squalicum (Bellingham) WR Josiah Westbrook. After a big junior season, he’s already got two offers and several more schools could be joining the fray in the near future.
“I have offers right now from Washington State and Hawaii,” Westbrook told Northwest Elite Index recently. “The other schools talking to me right now are Washington, Wyoming, Boise State and Eastern Washington, but they haven’t offered just yet.
“Washington was up here the last week of May and coach (Brent) Pease, he’s the wideouts coach, he said he liked me a lot and that he wants to see me at camp because they are still evaluating me.”
Westbrook said he’s hoping to make UW’s Rising Stars camp on June 20th and the Eastern Washington Skills Camp as well, but he’s unsure of whether that will happen or not.
As a junior this past season, Westbrook hauled in 29 receptions for 554 yards and 11 scores, helping lead Squalicum to its first-ever state playoff berth.
“I’m a deep threat and I like to block to get the running game going so I can make plays happen at the end of the game,” Westbrook noted. “Deeper routes for sure, but I feel like I can make plays from anywhere.”
In addition to his talents on the football field, Westbrook is also a standout basketball player, running the point for both his high school team and his AAU squad.
At 6’1” and 178 pounds and with his explosive athleticism and ball-skills, Westbrook might well be the best kept secret in the Evergreen State. As more schools make their way up to Bellingham to check out what he can do, don’t be surprised to see more offers and opportunities come his way.