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Safety Cameron Broussard Commits to Washington

Washington landed the commitment of Sacramento State transfer defensive back Cameron Broussard on Saturday morning. The safety is listed at 6’-3” and 200 pounds, fitting that mold of taller and lengthier defensive backs that this Husky defense prioritizes. Broussard finished his junior season in 2023 as the Hornets’ second-leading tackler with 73 total. He also tallied five pass breakups and two interceptions. He joins Vinnie Sunseri’s safeties group at Washington that consists of Kam Fabiculanan, Dyson McCutcheon, Tristan Dunn, and Makell Esteen.

Cameron Broussard at Sacramento State

At Sacramento State, Broussard was named to the first-team All-Big Sky following his performance last season. He started all 11 regular season games for the Hornets, but did not play in the team’s two playoff games due to injury. In the two seasons prior, Broussard played in 23 games with 10 starts in 2022. 

According to Pro Football Focus, the new Husky excels at tackling. His tackling grade was 91.3 according to the site. That was good for sixth-best in the entire FCS last season. Sure-tackling is always important, and it’s something Washington’s defensive staff emphasized all Spring at practice. The Huskies are getting a developed, consistent tackler in Broussard.

Length and Physicality on Defense

The addition of Broussard is the second safety that Jedd Fisch and the Huskies have brought in during the Spring window of the transfer portal. Former Oklahoma safety Justin Harrington committed to Washington at the end of April. And consistent with the physique of this defense, Harrington is also 6’-3”. Fabiculanan and Esteen are both listed at 6’-1”, and Dunn teeters at 6’-4”. The safeties group also has a talented true freshman in Peyton Waters who played well this Spring as an early-enrollee. The former four-star recruit is listed at 6’-1”. 

The addition of the 6’-3” Broussard who has played 34 collegiate games at the FCS level is a big pickup for this secondary group. He has the experience and physicality to become a rotation player in this secondary almost immediately despite missing the Spring. In the Big Ten Conference, having length in the second level of the defense is important when it comes to covering the field against the talented passing attacks of the conference. But equally as important, if not more so, is having sure-tacklers at the second level. Broussard brings both of these characteristics to the Washington secondary to strengthen a group that looked good this Spring. 

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