As was widely expected, Marcus Farria, the 6’4”, 235-pound defensive end out of Centennial High School in Peoria, Arizona has sent in his letter of intent, meaning that he will officially play football for the University of Washington. He was the first ’13 commit to send in his letter of intent.
Despite offers from several Pac-12 programs and Notre Dame, Peoria was quietly solid in the verbal commitment he made to Washington on the 29th of September, 2012, never switching his commitment to another program as is so common with verbally committed recruits these days, and now he will join one of the most loaded defensive line classes in the entire country, with big-name recruits like Joe Mathis and Elijah Qualls also expected to sign today without any issue.
A consensus three-star recruit, Farria is considered a very raw prospect with terrific physical tools, especially his speed. While this means he is likely to redshirt his freshman year, with time to develop a more polished technique both in his run defense and his pass-rushing he could be a very productive player down the road, and is a solid addition to a Class of 2013 that is clearly the best of Coach Sarkisian’s career at Washington, and perhaps the best in the last decade overall.