Washington Huskies Football: Don Hill Commits to UW


Friday afternoon, Husky fans everywhere saw the infamous “Woof, woof, woof!!!” come from Coach Steve Sarkisian’s Twitter account. There was only one thing that could mean: the Huskies had gained another commitment for their 2014 recruiting class.

Shortly later, it was reported that the commitment was given by defensive end Don Hill. Hill hails from Boise, Idaho, and Timberline High School. While at Timberline, Hill also played tight end on the other side of the ball, but will play defensive end at Washington.

“I felt really comfortable with the program as a whole, with the coaches, the school, the football team and what they had to offer me with the education and the football side of it,” Hill told The Idaho Statesman.

Last season, Hill recorded 70 tackles and seven sacks as a junior at Timberline. That prompted Scout to give him a three-star rating; Rivals and ESPN have not rated him yet.

He generated mostly local interest, receiving offers from Boise State, Idaho, Utah and Washington State. According to The Idaho Statesman, Florida State and Stanford also showed interest in the 6’4” defensive end.

He joins wide receiver Rahshead Johnson (Cabrillo HS, Long Beach, Calif.) and fellow defensive end Tui Talia (Diablo Valley CC, Pleasant Hill, Calif.) as the third commitment for Sarkisian’s Class of 2014.

The 2013 class was ranked as high as No. 13 by Scout. That class didn’t include a single JC player, but this one already does just three commits in.