Looks like another 2013 football commitment for the University of Washington, as Mason Kelley of ESPN has reported that 6’5″ 231 pound tight end David Ajamu of Shelton High School in Shelton, WA has switched his verbal commitment of Oregon State to Washington. Earlier in the year, Oregon State was Ajamu’s only Pac-12 offer, which I can only assume was one of the primary reasons his gave his verbal to Mike Riley’s program, but Coah Sark gave him an offer roughly a week ago, and the allure of the local power must have been too much for Ajamu to ignore. It probably didn’t hurt too much that previously undefeated Oregon State had been defeated at CenturyLink Field by the Huskies only a few weeks before.
Both Rivals, Scout, and ESPN recruiting services agree that Ajamu is a three-star recruit, and his commitment addresses a position of need, as the Huskies did not bring on any tight ends last year, and until now, did not have any tight end commits in the 2013 class. Not sure what this says about the recruitment of Danny Mattingly, the four-star tight end prospect from Mead High School in Spokane, WA that committed to Notre Dame in the summer but has been rumored to be considering Washington, or Mitchell Parsons, the four-star tight end from Colorado that was committed to the Buffaloes but recently opened up his recruitment. The Huskies are also believed to be option for him as well, though Ajamu’s commitment may or may not impact that.
More news on Ajamu as more information becomes available.