While they’re still trying to wrap up the 2019 recruiting class, the Husky coaching staff has already started to turn an eye to 2020 and beyond and one player who drew their attention back in the spring following his sophomore season was Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Az.) DB Lathan Ransom.
“(Washington) offered me back last spring,” Ransom told Dawgman.com. “I have been talking the most with coach (Will) Harris and he and I have a great relationship. Coach (Jimmy) Lake came by and saw one of our games and I’ve talked to him a little bit too, but coach Harris is my main recruiter and we talk pretty much every week. He’s a good guy and I feel like we’ve formed a great relationship and it’s only getting stronger.”
In addition to his offer from Washington, Ransom also holds offers from 17 other programs as Notre Dame and Colorado added their names to the list recently.
“The schools standing out right now are Notre Dame, Washington, Stanford and Oklahoma, but I don’t have any favorites right now,” Ransom noted. “I’m still just getting to know all of the coaches recruiting me and finding out more about each program, so I’m not close to naming a top five or anything like that. All of the schools that offered me have great things about them, so I really like every school that’s offered so far.”
One way that Ransom plans to start narrowing things down is through visits during the offseason.
“My dad definitely wants me to get up to Washington to check it out,” Ransom said. “I have a former teammate up there (Matteo Mele) and I’ve just heard how impressive it is up there, but I really want to see it for myself.
“We’re talking about getting out and visiting as many schools as possible, but we haven’t set up any dates yet. Washington will definitely be one of them though.”
On the field, Ransom is a big-time playmaker who totaled 82 tackles, eight pass breakups and a team-leading six interceptions from his safety spot.
“I feel like if the ball is in the air, that I can go up and get it,” Ransom said. “I read things well and I have good instincts and that helps me make big plays.
“This offseason, I’ve been talking to a bunch of 7v7 teams, so I’m looking at joining one to get some work in the offseason and I know I want to work on everything. You need to work on everything you do because you can always improve.
“Some specific stuff I want to work on is my off-man coverage and breaking on the ball. I also want to get bigger and stronger.”
As far as when he is ready to make his decision, Ransom has begun to think about what boxes the school he chooses will need to check.
“Definitely my relationship with the coaches and also the vibe of the campus,” Ransom said. “Also the depth chart, I don’t want to go to a place I can’t even compete for playing time right away, and of course the education is big for me too.”
Ransom currently measures in at just over 6’1″ and he weighs 190 pounds and he’s currently rated as a four-star prospect and a top 300 prospect by 247.