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TE Decker Degraaf is a Dawg!

The Huskies get another versatile tight end!

NCAA Football: Utah at Washington Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Dawgs have reeled in a coveted tight end from Glendora, California, as Decker Degraaf made his signing with Washington official today!

The 6’3.5”, 250 pound tight end should offer the Dawgs another option to replace the departing pair of Jack Westover and Devin Culp. In his senior season this year, Degraaf posted a few spectacular performances numbers wise, including a 6 catch, 201 yard, 3 touchdown game on September 1st. This season, he finished with 993 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. Though he eventually leveled off, the film shows his versatility, with him frequently slotting out wide, proving a terror for smaller defensive backs. This extends to his blocking ability, where he’s able to get good push up front and open up holes for the ball carrier.

In addition to his recruitment by UW, Degraaf was also pursued by Utah, Arkansas, Michigan State, Cal, and San Diego State, among others.

His path to the field in year 1 is a bit uncertain, as with the departures of Culp and Westover, the Huskies still have Josh Cuevas, Quentin Moore, and Ryan Otton. It also remains to be seen as to whether or not the Huskies will look to the portal to find another option at the position. Nevertheless, Degraaf looks to be a huge get and his versatility at the tight end position will serve Washington well in the years to come!

Welcome to Montlake, Decker!