Turpin holding firm in his commitment

Dawgman.com caught up with Dominguez (Compton, Ca.) DL Damion Turpin to talk about the changes to the Husky defensive staff and the talented defensive lineman said while he's disappointed that three coaches were let go, he still remains firmly committed to Washington...

"Yeah, I heard (the coaches) got fired over the weekend, but I spoke to coach (Johnny) Nansen earlier today actually and he told me not to worry and that they would get some really good coaches in and I just saw the news released that they got some good ones from Tennessee," Turpin said. "I watched the (Alamo Bowl) and I thought Washington had a chance, but they just couldn't stop that offense.

"I watched it and just thought about if I could help and what I would do, but you have the Heisman Trophy winner (Robert Griffin III) out there and he is a lot to worry about."

Turpin said a few schools have tried to make contact with him, but he has rebuffed them, saying that he's a Husky and won't be changing his mind.

"I committed to the program and to coach (Steve) Sarkisian and I don't expect that to change," Turpin said. "I'm real interested to talk to the new coaches and to see what type of defense they are going to run, but honestly, it really doesn't matter to me because I loved the city, I loved the school and I loved the program all the way around."

Turpin said he continues to talk to his friends and teammates -- Alphonso Marsh and Brandon Beaver -- about joining him in Seattle, but he isn't putting too much pressure on them.

"It's their decision, wherever they go," Turpin said. "Washington wasn't really recruiting Alphonso anymore, so I don't know where that is, but Brandon has liked U-Dub for a while, so I just talk to him about joining me up there."

We will continue to keep track of Turpin's progress as he gets closer to signing his letter-of-intent and we will update things in the near future.

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