The Huskies got fantastic news this morning when 4 star Tuli Letuligasenoa signed his letter of intent to officially commit to DL coach Ikaika Malloe and head coach Chris Petersen.
Whether the Huskies were going to get an elite DT in this class was a point of much consternation in the comments section (you know who you are). But the coaching staff got it done and helped fill a giant void on the depth chart with Tuli and the previously committed Sam Taimani. There’s the added bonus that he played for De La Salle High School, a powerhouse program which has been notorious for snubbing Washington in favor of other programs such as...
For almost 9 months, Tuli was committed to the USC Trojans and was part of them putting together yet another fantastic DT class that had Husky fans green with envy. But the early signing period came and went and Tuli didn’t sign. That left the barn door open and Washington took advantage by swooping in and getting him to flip.
Letuligasenoa is viewed as a top-10 prospect at the position and a top-150 player overall in the class. At 6’1” and 338 pounds he has the size and the physical attributes to develop into a very good nose tackle for Washington possibly from day one. He has the speed to get off the ball quickly and into the backfield to cause havoc. He dealt with injuries during his senior season which dropped his stock but when fully healthy he’s an elite difference maker.
Here are some of his junior year highlights.