Football Recruiting: Andrew Basham Signs LOI With Washington


A letter of intent has been received by the University of Washington from local product Andrew Basham of Lynnwood High School in Lynnwood, Washington, making official the verbal commitment he made to the Huskies back on June 29th, 2012 as part of the eight man group of recruits that committed together at The Ram in University Village.

The 6’4” 305-pound defensive tackle is certainly not as highly-touted as fellow Class of 2013 defensive line commits Elijah Qualls, Joe Mathis, or Daeshon Hall, but he is a solid consensus three-star recruit with great size, strength, and a bit of a deceptive speed for his size if the 4.9 forty-yard dash listed by Scout is accurate.

Within the Pac-12, he had offers from Washington State and Oregon State, but never showed any real signs of breaking from his commitment to Coach Sark’s program, and while he is likely to redshirt his freshman year due to the high level of talent along the defensive line, even within the ’13 class, that doesn’t mean he won’t have a chance to compete for time and perhaps even a starting spot sometime down the road.

Even if he isn’t a guy who will get a ton of press, I was happy to see him commit, and I think he’s the kind of local player that Washington has to snap up, especially considering how rare legit size on the defensive line is in-state.