Erik Berglund to the Dawgs

Dawgman.com spoke this morning with Faustin Riley, who was able to confirm that Erik Berglund, a 6-6, 280-pound lineman from Beaverton, Oregon, will be a Husky. He spoke about Berglund's verbal commitment to the University of Washington over Portland State, Nebraska and Oregon.

"His top end is huge," Riley said this morning. "He started playing football in the 10th grade and really struggled getting his pads down, but he really loves the game. He took to it, and just as important he took to getting into a weight training regiment. He started working out religiously. He's been a two-year starter and is a hard-working, disciplined kid."

Coach reiterated that Erik isn't the type of player that will be coming in to make an immediate impact. "He'll definitely need some time," he said. "He's 280-pounds right now, but lean. He'll be a 320-330-pound lineman that moves well. He ran a 5.22 for us at 280 pounds. He moves great and just rolls players up. In the beginning it wasn't always the right guy, but that will come in time. He's a joy to be around."

We'll have a conversation with Erik later today about his commitment. Berglund's commitment is the second lineman commit in four days for the Dawgs. On Thursday evening, Yakima (Wash.) Eisenhower OL/DL Juan Garcia committed to Rick Neuheisel, according to the Yakima Herald-Republic and confirmed by Garcia's coach, Dan Eyman.

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