Why UW? “The mix of academic excellence and football. They have a city to back it up too. I love the program and I have a great relationship with coach (Bob) Gregory and coach (Chris) Petersen, so it was the right place for me.”
Other Suitors: Michigan, Texas A&M, Northwestern and most of the Pac 12 -- aside from Stanford and USC -- offered Eifler during the process.
Scouting Report: “Eifler is a converted defensive end and as a result, is a very good pass rusher. He has a great frame and just oozes athleticism. He wowed people at The Opening Regional with his ability to play in space and how fluid and effortless he moved around. Despite not having a lot of experience dropping in to coverage, it's an area we think he'll be strong in because of his natural athleticism. We love his physicality and the motor he plays with. He's a tough kid who can mix it up and will be able to move around and play in multiple spots on defense. He should be very good on the blitz and strong in run support. He can run down plays away from him and also take on blocks and make plays run directly at him.” – Greg Biggins (Scout.com)
Quotable: “Washington is the perfect fit for me. I was thinking about visiting other schools, but when you sit back and think, it just wasn’t right to visit other schools. Washington was the right place for me and I’m 100% Husky.”
Projection: “Eifler is one of the most athletic linebackers to sign with Washington in a long time. He's got a great frame, he can run really well and he doesn't get lost in coverage. Look for Eifler to push for playing time right away this fall, but even if he doesn't start, he will be a key backup and a standout special teamer.” – Scott Eklund (Dawgman.com)