Nathan Flowers commits to Washington

Washington picked up their fourth commit from a lineman when Nathan Flowers, a 6-5 280-pound offensive/defensive tackle prospect from Chula Vista, California, made his decision to give a verbal pledge to the Huskies.

"Washington offered me a scholarship so I chose them. I am committed to them," Flowers told this afternoon.

Flowers plays on both offensive and defensive lines at Chula Vista High School, lining up at tackle on both sides of the ball.

"I prefer offensive tackle," said Flowers. "I've been playing on offense since I was a freshman, so I'm more familiar with it."

Flowers is very athletic and reportedly runs a 5.0 in the 40-yard dash. His current bench press is 240 pounds.

Also is a solid hoops player for Chula Vista, being named second team all-Mesa League as a center.

In football, Flowers earned all-Mesa league last year and was named to the second team as a sophomore.

"I ‘m very athletic, quick feet. Coaches always tell me that I have good footwork."

Flowers said that his favorite part of football is the competition. "I like it, just knowing that I'm out there with 40 of my brothers, ready to battle. This is my third year of football, and I love it."

"My teammates would tell you that I'm a big goof, but my coach would tell you that I'm very coachable."

Flowers attended the San Diego State Big Man camp this summer to get ready for this fall.

Cal State, UNLV, Arizona, and San Diego State were showing him the most interest besides Washington, but once the parcel from the Graves Annex building in Seattle arrived in the mail, Nathan's father took decisive action.

"When the package came to my house with the scholarship offer, my Dad called and talked to Coach (Dan) Cozzetto on the phone. I haven't talked to him yet, though. I've spoken with him two times before and at that time he just told me to stay on top of my grades and to make sure and take my SAT," said Flowers.

"It's always been my dream to go to a big time football school, and the University of Washington (scholarship offer) allows me to do that. I didn't want to go to school on the east coast and I have family up there in Seattle, so I'll know somebody."

Flowers is currently attending summer school in Chula Vista in order to stay on top of his schoolwork.

When asked what he would like Husky fans to know about him, he laughed. "Tell them that I'm a happy go lucky guy. I can't wait to get up there. Go Huskies."

Flowers was considered a high priority recruit for the Huskies, having received a scholarship offer early in the summer after the evaluation period. He joins Ryan Bush, Tyler Ashby, Casey Bulyca, and Walter Winter as current verbal commitments to date for Washington. database profile for Nathan Flowers Top Stories