Dean adds his name to Washington's 2012 class

Washington has made it no secret that they are after at least six offensive linemen in their 2012 recruiting class and on Monday they added their first when Juanita (Kirkland, Wa.) OL Nathan Dean decided he wanted to be a Husky. Dawgman.com spoke to the talented lineman and he updated us on how things went down and why he ended the process so early...

"I'm a Husky," an excited Dean told Dawgman.com. "I visited all of the schools I'd want to go to -- Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State -- and after thinking about it all, Washington was the right place for me."

Dean chose Washington over offers from Colorado, Washington State, Arizona, Idaho and UCLA.

The talented offensive lineman could play outside or inside, depending on need, but said the Huskies have intimated that tackle is where he will likely start out.

Dean said now that his recruitment is over, he plans to get to work on some other local recruits.

"I have two things on my plate right now," Dean said. "One is to get ready for my senior season and two is to get some local linemen in the boat with me.

"I'm not going to pressure them or anything, but I'm just going to let them know if we do it up big and get all the in-state linemen that we can help bring this place back to where it should be."

Dean becomes the sixth commitment to Washington's 2012 recruiting class, joining quarterbacks Cyler Miles (Mullen-Denver, Co.) and Jeff Lindquist (Mercer Island, Wa.), RB Tairen Owens (Muir-Pasadena, Ca.), DB Darien Washington (Lutheran-Orange, Ca.) and the recently committed Dwayne Washington, a wide receiver from Gahr High School in Cerritos, Ca.

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