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Huskies add big junior football target from class of 2019

The Twitter handle says it all.


And that is exactly the area code in which he will attend college for football.

Nathaniel Kalepo, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound junior offensive tackle from Rainier Beach High School, gave the University of Washington an oral commitment Friday morning for the class of 2019.

In a Twitter post Friday morning, Kalepo thanked his parents, his workout crew at Ford Performance Center, including founder Tracy Ford, and his coaches at Rainier Beach, especially coach Corey Sampson.

“With that being said, I’m staying home and officially committed to the University of Washington,” Kalepo said.

It is the second commitment for the Huskies in that class. Graham-Kapowsin quarterback Dylan Morris was the first one to choose the UW.

Kalepo had other offers from BYU, Fresno State, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah State and Washington State.

Oregon and UCLA were his two other finalists.