Ajamu Switches Commit

Washington received some good news when they returned home Sunday after their 38-3 win at Colorado when David Ajamu, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end prospect from Shelton, Wash. switched an earlier pledge from Oregon State to the hometown Huskies.

"I just committed to U-Dub about a half-hour ago," Ajamu told Dawgman.com. "When I first started (the recruiting process) I didn't think I would get an offer from U-Dub so I wasn't really interested. But when I started talking to them more and more and did a lot of research and just started to like the school more and more."

Washington offered Ajamu after the Huskies defeated Utah at CenturyLink Field, and ever since that time the wheels started turning in his brain. What was he thinking about in terms of how that offer impacted his Oregon State commitment?

"The pros and cons, basically - just writing down the pros and cons of each school and weight out the options…and whoever wins, wins," he said. "I just thought about it throughout the week and finally today I took everything I had thought about and talked it over with some family and decided it was best if I go to U-Dub."

Before he gave UW the good news, he had to break his decision to the OSU coaches. "I talked to them first before anyone else," he said. "Of course like any school they don't want a player to decommit, but they said I had character and it was the manly thing to do to talk to them and tell them straight-up and not beat around the bush. That's the reason they liked me in the first place - my character."

Then came the call he wanted to make - the one to tell Washington he was staying home to play his college football. "There was a lot of yelling, a lot of screaming - a lot of jumping for joy," he said of the coaching staff's reaction to the good news. "I called coach (Joel) Thomas first and he told me to call coach Sark. I talked to both of them and they were ecstatic."

Ajamu noted his interest in how current UW tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is playing so far this year, and the staff have a similar plan for him when he matriculates to Montlake. "They want me to pick up where he left off," Ajamu said. That's what they said."

There is no official visit set yet for Ajamu, but he's working on it. "We're going to talk about that tomorrow. I'd like to take it in early December," he said.

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