Washington Football recruiting five bold predictions July 2017

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EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: Defensive lineman Vita Vea
EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: Defensive lineman Vita Vea /

First Prediction: Washington Football 2018 recruiting will get a commitment from an defensive lineman.

There. I said it.  I got this wrong for June 2017, and I may very well get it wrong for July 2017. But the need is real, and the coaching staff knows this.

The team is working hard to lock down commitments for the 2018 recruiting class. The team has made six offers to uncommitted athletes. Of that number, three (50 percent) have shown reciprocal interest.  So who are they?  Tommy Togiai , Jackson Cravens, and  Caleb Tremblay.

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    Tommy Togiai is a 6-foot-3 290 pound defensive tackle from Pocatello, Idaho who would be an excellent player to fill the void of expected-to-enter-the-NFL-Draft Vita Vea. If he commits now, he would be a huge asset for the team in 2018.

    Jackson Cravens is a 6-foot-3 275 defensive tackle from Provo, Utah.  His production speaks for itself.  While not as big as Togiai, he had 13 sacks and 160 tackles last season.  He is planning a visit soon.

    Caleb Tremblay is a 6-foot-5 275 pound defensive lineman from Sacramento,  California.  While his hat was tossed into the ring most recently, he adds a lot of intrigue.   At his height and weight, he could play either defensive tackle or defensive end.

    Urgent need

    Not only is he versatile on the field, but having graduated, he could be considered a member of the 2017 or 2018 recruiting class.  That is huge for a program with urgent need to fill that position now.

    Whomever commits, the team will surely roll out the red carpet for him.  But with the team in need for the position, you can bet the door for more will remain open.  One will step up in July.