Diesel Gordon, a defensive back prospect from Arlington (Texas) Seguin, announced a commitment to Washington on Wednesday. Gordon, who received a scholarship offer from UW on May 25, is listed as a cornerback on his recruiting profile but said coaches have spoken to him about playing corner, free safety or nickel. He visited campus over the weekend.
Gordon isn’t rated by 247Sports, though he does report offers from Utah, Arizona State, Colorado State and a few others. Listed at 6-foot and 170 pounds on his Hudl page, Gordon is the sixth player and first defensive back to commit in Washington’s 2023 class, joining Bakersfield (Calif.) High running back Tybo Rogers; Adelanto (Calif.) High receiver Keith Reynolds; Pittsburg (Calif.) High receiver Rashid Williams; Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco linebacker Deven Bryant; and Puyallup (Wash.) Emerald Ridge edge rusher Jacob Lane, who announced his commitment earlier this week.
On the heels of Gordon’s commitment, Washington is scheduled to host other key defensive back prospects as part of its big official visit weekend. Among that group is four-star Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview safety Jordan Sanford; four-star Lake Charles (La.) College Prep cornerback Curley Reed; four-star Oxnard (Calif.) Pacifica cornerback Maliki Crawford; Fairfield (Calif.) Angelo Rodriguez cornerback Leroy Bryant; and four-star San Jacinto (Calif.) High safety Vincent Holmes.
The Huskies also are still recruiting four-star in-state cornerbacks Caleb Presley from Seattle Rainier Beach and Jasiah Wagoner from Spanaway Lake, but face stiff national competition for each.
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