Kelemete says yes to Huskies

It didn't take long for the Husky football coaching staff to see their efforts pay off from yesterday's Junior Day events. Evergreen OL/DL Senio Kelemete, who received an offer while on campus on Saturday became the earliest commit in the history of Husky football and he spoke with about his commitment and why he chose to become a Dawg.

"Coach (Tyrone) Willingham is just a great coach and a great person," Kelemete said on Sunday evening. "He talks about how they are going to do stuff right over there and I really liked all the coaches and stuff. It was the perfect fit for me."

Kelemete received his offer shortly before the UW/UCLA basketball game that was attended by over 30 recruits and went home and discussed things with his parents and his uncle.

"I got home and we talked about things and my parents really wanted me to to to U-Dub so I decided to call and tell coach Willingham I wanted to commit," Kelemete said. "He was really happy and told me 'Welcome to the family'.

"My mom and dad are really excited because they can watch me play and that was really important to me.

"Coach Willingham is a man of his word and he showed me love by giving me an offer so I decided to show him love by committing because that's where I wanted to go."

Although Scout has Kelemete projected to end up along the offensive line, the young man from Evergreen said the Husky coaching staff has other ideas.

"Right now they are saying they want me on defense. They didn't say exactly where, but they said they like me on defense, which I really like to play anyway."

Kelemete will also be the first member of his family to go to college.

"That was really important to me as well," Kelemete said. "I can show others in my family that you can do it and I can set an example and that means a lot."

Kelemete will continue to work out at the Barton Football Academy camps this spring and also plans to attend Washington's camp this summer.

"As far as other offers are concerned -- I'm done," Kelemete said. "I'm a Husky all the way and I'm excited to be done."

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