It has been known for a while through the grapevine that Bishop O'Dowd stud 4-star linebacker Camilo Eifler was favoring Washington and today he decided to end his recruitment. Eifler, whose head coach at O'Dowd is Husky legend Napoleon Kaufman, committed to Washington in front of a live audience of millions on ESPN during The Opening finals at Nike Headquarters in Oregon. Camilo is the fifth known commitment in the 2016 class joining fellow 4-star prospects Brandon Wellington, Taylor Rapp, Luke Wattenberg, and Sean McGrew who is also competing in Beaverton at the premier football camp of the year. Eifler's commitment to UW is sure to bring some relief to fans who have been questioning the recruiting methods of the Petersen staff and the trajectory of this recruiting class due to its lack of numbers. This a big victory for Washington who had to fight off strong pushes from Cal, UCLA, Michigan, and Oregon.
Camilo Eifler is a 6'2" 219 pound outside linebacker who has the ability to line up at several different positions on defense. He's able to both drop back in coverage and rush off the edge if needed without missing a beat. That utility player potential is what caught the attention of some of the biggest football programs in the country, and by his own admission he fits a similar mold to former Husky standout Shaq Thompson. In fact, the success of Shaq at Washington was one of the reasons Eifler chose the Huskies as he sees himself filling a similar role. Jamie Uyeyama has a more extensive scouting report on Eifler which can be found here.
Eifler's junior season highlights can be found below: