Bulyca becomes UW earliest commit

Casey Bulyca, a 6-7, 290-pound offensive lineman from Woodinville, became Washington's earlist verbal commitment ever Saturday, as he gave UW head coach Rick Neuheisel his word that he'll be a Husky. With a need for beef on the line and a lot of in-state talent to choose from, Bulyca's commitment makes a lot of sense.

"Yeah, I did commit," Casey said Monday. "Basically UW seemed like the best place for me to go. I've lived in Washington my whole life and have wanted to go there since I was a little kid. There was no other place I really wanted to go." Last May Mill Creek (Jackson) WR Craig Chambers, the younger brother of Richie Chambers, made his decision to attend Washington. At that time, it was Washington's earliest verbal commitment ever.

Casey had been mulling a possible decision to go to Washington for some time. "Actually I was offered back during last year's summer camp," he said. "At that time I really didn't know what to say. I was pretty surprised. I was kind of like a deer in the headlights. I thought about it a lot. I have all my family here and it's the school I like the best, so on Junior Day Saturday I told Coach Neuheisel that I wanted to be a Dawg."

Woodinville could be a springboard for Washington's 2004 recruiting class, as Matt Tuiasosopo, the younger brother of Marques and Zach Tuiasosopo, enters his senior season this fall. Could Matt join Casey? That's one of many questions that will be answered for Washington and their in-state recruiting efforts in the weeks and months to come.

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