Laiatu Latu, a 6-foot-5, 242-pound, four-star defensive end out of Jesuit High in Carmichael, Calif., wrote Sunday on Twitter that his two-day official visit to UW over the weekend “was amazing!”

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Roughly 48 hours from now, Glendale, Ariz., defensive end Bralen Trice is scheduled to sign his Letter of Intent with the Washington Huskies. Recruits can submit letters starting at 7 a.m. their time Wednesday, and Trice should be the first of at least 20 to submit his to UW when college football’s early signing period begins.

Until then, and perhaps beyond, the Huskies will be eagerly awaiting word from another touted defensive end.

Laiatu Latu, a 6-foot-5, 242-pound, four-star defensive end out of Jesuit High in Carmichael, Calif., wrote Sunday on Twitter that his two-day official visit to UW over the weekend “was amazing!”

Was it amazing enough to get him to commit to the Huskies?

Latu, rated by 247Sports.com as the No. 112 recruit in the nation, was thought to favor USC leading up to his trip to Seattle. He could be the final piece in what looks like one of the best defensive recruiting classes the Huskies have ever had.

The Huskies “rolled out the red carpet” for Latu and the other eight official visitors over the weekend, one UW source said. And based on his social-media interactions with the other recruits, Latu seemed to enjoy himself.

It’s not clear exactly when Latu will announce his final decision. He could wait to sign an LOI until the regular signing period in February, which appears to be what Kyle Patterson — a three-star tight end from Gilbert, Ariz. — plans to do.

Of the nine visitors over the weekend, Latu and Patterson were the only ones who had not made public commitments to the Huskies. Patterson told the recruiting site Dawgman.com that he plans to honor a commitment to visit Air Force in early January before making his final decision.

The other seven recruits who made official visits to UW over the weekend:

— Jacob Bandes, DT, 6-3, 306, Pittsburg HS, Antioch, Calif.
— Kamren Fabiculanan, CB, 6-1, 175, Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
— Troy Fautanu, OL, 6-4, 262, Liberty HS, Henderson, Nev.
— Nathaniel Kalepo, OL, 6-6, 300, Rainier Beach HS
— Sama Paama, DT, 6-5, 325, Kaimuki HS, Honolulu
— Faatui Tuitele, DT, 6-4, 299, St. Louis HS, Honolulu
— Alphonzo Tuputala, LB, 6-3, 240, Federal Way HS

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