The Washington Football team recruiting class of 2018 grows once more, this time thanks to the commitment of outside linebacker / defensive end Zion Tupuola-Fetui
The 2018 recruiting class for the Washington Football team has been oriented towards the offense so far. But the defense is beginning to balance out the class now, particularly with the addition of outside linebacker/defensive end Zion Tupuola-Fetui. As a matter of fact, he committed to Washington, which makes the recruiting class of 2018 one of the best classes in the University’s history.
Zion Tupuola-Fetui is not just another recruit.
Tupuola-Fetui means production
At first glance, he is solid production, and is that raw focused impassioned athlete who flourishes in the Washington Football program. His physical size is ideal for his projectedrole . Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing in a 250 pounds, he is that incredibly dangerous hybrid who devastate offenses. On one hand, he can roll off in pass coverage of a tight end or running back in the flat, where his size, arm length and strength give him a tremendous advantage.
On the other hand, he can pin his ears back and explode at the line of scrimmage. With his size, he is ideal as setting an edge and turning plays inside. Or he can rush the quarterback with blinding speed.
As you can see, he is incredibly versatile. And as such, you can bet defensive coach Pete Kwiatkowski will exploit all facets of his game.
Heart of a Husky
Even so, the high production is only half of the story for Zion Tupuola-Fetui. You see, se has the true heart of a Washington Husky. In a great expose’ piece authored by Scott Eklund, Zion describes his thoughts and feelings leading up to a commmitment. The entire interview is so good, I recommend you read the entire piece. To show you what I mean, here is a sampling of that interview:
"“I can’t really explain it, but I just knew Washington was the place I needed to be,” Tupuola-Fetui told Dawgman.com. “I was really liking Washington a lot. But when I came up for my visit, I hadn’t planned on committing. (Still), … once you get there and you feel how close things are there, how things are like a family and the culture surround the program and the coaches and players there, you just want to be a part of it.”"
I know how that works. When you step off the plane and the culture and surroundings call to you, you’ve found home. Welcome home Zion!