Littleton talks about UW commitment

A week ago today, Mount Miguel (Spring Valley, Ca.) LB Cory Littleton decided he wanted to become a Husky and committed to Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian during an in-home visit. finally caught up with the talented defender on Tuesday night and he updated us on why he made his decision and his plans for the future...

"I had taken a visit up there to see them and liked it a lot," Littleton told "When coach Sark was down here and in my home, I told him I wanted to commit and become a Husky.

"He and the other coaches who were here all got up and hugged me. They were really excited about it and said they were happy to have me in the Husky family."

Littleton said shortly after returning from his official visit he talked about it with his family and he told them he wanted to be a Dawg.

"My mom, she knew from the beginning I wanted to commit to them because I had been talking to her about it and what was so great about Washington," Littleton said. "I like the coaches, I like the players and the school and I just felt like I had a chance to come in and earn playing time right away."

Even though he recently committed to the Huskies, Littleton said he still plans to take his final three visits.

"I've already visited Washington and Nevada and I have three more visits available so I'm still planning to take those, probably in January," Littleton said. "I just want to see what other schools have to offer, but it would take a lot for me to decide not to be a Husky.

"I told the coaches I still wanted to take my visits, so they already know what's up. I haven't seen that much and I really want to see other places and other areas, but Washington had all I wanted because it was in the Pac 12 and that's the conference that I wanted to play in and it's a great school and the program is great too."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Littleton also has offers from Nevada, San Jose State, UCLA, Washington State, Colorado State, New Mexico State and UNLV and was getting interest from Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Utah State, Arizona and Arizona State as well.

As a senior, Littleton posted 77 tackles and 16 sacks and said the Huskies want him to come in and play outside linebacker.

"The coaches said they love the way I rush the quarterback and they like my instincts and how I just 'go' and pursue," Littleton said. "I love to rush the quarterback and I love making plays for my team. That's what I want to do at the next level too."

We'll continue to keep track of Littleton's progress through the process and will update news as it happens.

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