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Huskies Sign Five Football Prospects On Early Signing Day

Dec 15, 2021

SEATTLE – The Washington football team has received National Letters of Intent from five student-athletes, who will join the program for the 2022 season, new head coach Kalen DeBoer announced today.
 
The five new Huskies include two wide receivers, a tight end, an offensive lineman and an outside linebacker, who all signed their letters on the first day of the early signing period today. The next signing period for football players begins on Feb. 2, 2022.
 
Not included in the five who signed today is tailback Emeka Megwa, originally slated to graduate from high school in 2022. Megwa, from Fort Worth, Texas, graduated nearly an entire school year early and enrolled at UW at the beginning of the fall quarter last September. He was a part of the team for the remainder of the season, but did not see any game action.
 
Here are the five new signees, followed by a brief biographical sketch of each:
 
Name • Pos. • Ht. / Wt. • Hometown (High School)
Germie Bernard • WR • 6-1 / 196 • Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty)
Denzel Boston • WR • 6-3 / 191 • South Hill, Wash. (Emerald Ridge)
Parker Brailsford • OL • 6-2 / 255 • Mesa, Ariz. (Saguaro)
Lance Holtzclaw • OLB • 6-3 / 201 • Dorchester, Mass. (Desert Ridge)
Ryan Otton • TE • 6-6 / 224 • Tumwater, Wash. (Tumwater)
 
Germie Bernard • WR • 6-1 / 196 • Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty)
Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Nevada for 2021 ... also named Mountain League Offensive MVP and first-team all-league at both wide receiver and return specialist ... helped lead Liberty to a 10-2 overall record and the 5A regional final as a senior ... caught 53 passes for 956 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, when he also rushed for 452 yards on just 37 carries ... also returned kicks and punts, and played defense ... had three punt returns, one kickoff return and one interception return go for touchdowns ... 2020 (junior) season was canceled due to the pandemic ... as a sophomore in 2019, caught 54 passes for 948 yards  and 14 touchdowns, earning second-team all-state ... Patriots went 10-5 in 2019, and won the 4A state championship, beating Centennial, 50-7 in the title game ... the 2019 team began the year 0-5, then won 10 straight, including five playoff games ... member of the ESPN 300 ... ranked the No. 199 overall prospect and No. 27 receiver in the nation, as well as the No. 4 recruit in his state, by ESPN.com ... ranked the nation's No. 212 overall prospect and No. 31 wide receiver by 247Sports.com, which also listed him No. 5 overall in Nevada ... rated the No. 53 receiver in the nation and No. 7 prospect in Nevada by Rivals.com ... also played basketball and ran track at Libery ... played football for coach Richard Muraco.
 
Denzel Boston • WR • 6-3 / 191 • South Hill, Wash. (Emerald Ridge)
Played four years on the varsity at Emerald Ridge ... over his career, caught 105 passes for 1,572 yards and 23 touchdowns ... as a senior in 2021, over nine games played, caught 36 passes for 548 yards and eight TDs ... named to the All-South Puget Sound League first team in 2021 ... in five games as a junior in 2020 (season was abbreviated), caught 34 passes for 553 yards and seven scores ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's all-area second team as a junior, when he was also a first-team All-SPSL selection ... as a sophomore, had 30 receptions for 361 yards and seven TDs over 10 games ... also saw action on the varsity as a freshman in 2018 ... ranked the No. 71 receiver in the nation by ESPN.com ... played for coach Adam Schakel.
 
Parker Brailsford • OL • 6-2 / 255 • Mesa, Ariz. (Saguaro)
Helped lead Saguaro to a 12-1 overall record and the Open Division (highest level) state championship in 2021 ... beat Chandler, 20-15, in the final, breaking Chandler's five-year streak of state titles ... also upset Hamilton (ranked No. 11 in the nation) in the semifinals ... during abbreviated 2020 season, helped the Sabercats to a 5-2 overall record ... named to the 5A all-state first team and to the All-5A San Tan first team as an offensive lineman in 2020 ... also made the MaxPreps.com all-state (all levels) second team as a junior ... as a sophomore, played on a team that finished 11-1, with the lone loss coming in the state's AIA open division championship game ... ranked the No. 12 guard in the country and No. 4 prospect in his state by ESPN.com ... rated as the No. 23 interior offensive lineman in the nation, and No. 7 prospect in Arizona by 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 18 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com ... also threw the discus and shot for the track team ... played football for coach Jason Mohns.
 
Lance Holtzclaw • OLB • 6-3 / 201 • Dorchester, Mass. (Desert Ridge)
Played defensive end and wide receiver at Desert Ridge ... as a senior in 2021, notched 48 total tackles, including 10 sacks, over 12 games ... Desert Ridge reached the first round of the Conference 6A state playoffs in 2021 ... in the abbreviated, six-game season in 2020, had 27 total tackles, including nine for loss ... named to the 5A All-Region second team as a defensive lineman as a junior ... also played in eight of 12 games as a sophomore in 2019 ... ranked ESPN.com's No. 56 defensive end in the nation ... played for coach Roy Lopez.
 
Ryan Otton • TE • 6-6 / 224 • Tumwater, Wash. (Tumwater)
Named co-MVP of the Evergreen Conference in 2021 ... helped lead the Thunderbirds to a 10-3 overall record in 2021 ... advanced to the championship game of the 2A state playoffs in 2021 ... first-team All-Evergreen Conference on the defensive line in both 2020 and 2019 ... helped lead Tumwater to a 6-0 record during the 2020 season (played in spring of 2021) ... as a sophomore, helped the Thunderbirds to a perfect 14-0 record and the 2A state championship ... member of the ESPN 300 .. rated as the No. 266 overall prospect and No. 4 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com ... ranked the nation's No. 217 overall prospect and No. 7 tight end, as well as the state's No. 4 recruit, by 247Sports.com ... also played basketball at Tumwater ... younger brother of Cade Otton, who played tight end at Washington from 2017-2021 ... grandson of legendary Tumwater High School coach Sid Otton, who won more games than any high school coach in the state's history ... played football for coach Bill Beattie.