Letuligasenoa is ranked as the No. 124 overall prospect in the nation by 247Sports.com.

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Tuli Letuligasenoa, a four-star defensive tackle from Bay Area powerhouse De La Salle, made a verbal commitment to the Washington Huskies on Monday night, less than two days before National Signing Day.

Letuligasenoa flipped his long-standing commitment from USC to the Huskies, bolstering a UW class ranked No. 9 nationally by 247Sports.com.

It’s another key recruiting win for the Huskies over USC. Last week, four-star defensive back Julius Irvin, out of Servite High in Anaheim, Calif., chose UW over USC and Alabama.

Letuligasenoa’s commitment also moved the Huskies past USC to the No. 1 spot in the Pac-12 in the 247Sports composite team rankings for 2018.

247Sports ranks Letuligasenoa as the No. 124 overall prospect in the nation in the 2018 class and the No. 13 defensive tackle.

Letuligasenoa, 6-feet-2 and 300 pounds, had been committed to USC since last April, but he opened up his recruiting recently and took an official visit to UW this past weekend.

He was joined on the visit by four-star defensive end Jeremiah Martin, who has the Huskies among his final schools. Martin is scheduled to announce his choice during the regular signing day Wednesday.

Letuligasenoa is the 21st recruit in the Huskies’ 2018 class and fourth defensive lineman. In December, UW signed 19 recruits, including defensive linemen Draco Bynum, Mosiah Nasili-Liu and Sam Taimani.



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