Darius Waters gave a verbal commit to Washington this afternoon," Miller said in an email to Scout.com. "Darius has been very excited about Washington since the day he was offered and just needed a little time to be certain before he gave his word.
"We made the call from my office and Darius had a chance to speak with (UW Head) Coach (Steve) Sarkisian, (Defensive Coordinator Nick) Holt and (Running Backs) Coach (Joel) Thomas, they were all real excited that Darius wanted to become a Husky."
Waters becomes the fifth prospect to commit to Washington for the class of 2010 and the second from Lakes to don the purple and gold, following DT Sione Potoae.
"I went to their Junior Day and I also talked to my family and coach Miller and this was the right thing to do," Waters said of his verbal commitment. "The coaching staff is really diverse in age and really enthusiastic. I could see myself playing for them."
Waters is being recruited by the Huskies as an outside linebacker. "They see me being a fast guy, not big and bulky," Waters said. "I'm a guy that can get around guys."
It was hard for Waters to not commit to Washington sooner. "It's all so new to me," he admitted of the recruiting process. "I just wanted to make sure it was right for me and my family."
Besides the offer from the cross-state rival Cougars, Waters also received interest from Oregon and Arizona before making his decision.
Waters stays close to home
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