The Washington Huskies picked up another commitment on Thursday afternoon from an in-state football recruit.
Benning Potoa'e, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end prospect from Lakes High School in Lakewood, announced during a ceremony at his school that he intends to play for the Huskies. Potoae'e, the younger brother of former Huskies defensive tackle Sione Potoa'e, is rated by Scout.com as the No. 179 overall prospect in the 2015 class, and the No. 18 defensive end. He is considered a 4-star prospect.
Potoa'e chose the Huskies over UCLA. The News Tribune's Todd Milles is in attendance at Lakes High today and will have more on Potoa'e's decision later.
UW now has seven committed players in the class of 2015 from the state of Washington -- Potoa'e, RB Myles Gaskin (O'Dea), ATH Chico McClatcher (Federal Way), OL Henry Roberts (Bellevue), OL Trey Adams (Wenatchee), LB Jusstis Warren (Lincoln), DB Austin Joyner (Marysville-Pilchuck).
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Potoa'e's announcement gives the Huskies 23 known committed players for the 2015 class. One high-profile prospect whose decision they're still awaiting is 4-star RB Chris Warren -- son of the former Seahawks running back by the same name -- from Rockwall, Texas. He has a visit to UW scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 30, according to Scout.com.