The Huskies now have four recruits committed for the Class of 2017.
Marlon Tuipulotu, a four-star defensive tackle from Central High in Independence, Ore., announced his commitment the Huskies on Saturday night, choosing UW over Oregon and Oregon State, among other offers.
Tuipulotu, listed at 6-feet-2, 275 pounds, is considered one of the top two recruits from Oregon for the Class of 2017. He’s the first defensive lineman to commit to new UW defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe in this class.
Scout.com ranks Tuipulotu as its No. 218 overall prospect for 2017, and 247sports.com ranks him No. 237. He also had offers from Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington State and Michigan, among others.
Tuipulotu is the second recruit to commit to UW in a four-day stretch, joining Terrell Bynum, a four-star wide receiver at Southern California powerhouse St. John Bosco, announced his commitment on Wednesday.
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Four recruits have made non-binding verbal commitments to UW for 2017: Tuipulotu, Bynum, cornerback Keith Taylor (Servite HS, Anaheim, Calif.,) and Sumner RB/DB Connor Wedington.