Huskies extend offer to 2011 D-lineman

Washington had a successful first Rising Stars camp and one of the underclassmen to come away with an offer was Archbishop Murphy (Everett) DE/DT Taniela Tupou. The talented junior-to-be put in a call after camp had ended and talked about his offer from the Huskies and what other schools are showing him interest.

Tupou has been a busy young man, heading down to southern California to take part in both the USC and UCLA camps and east to Utah to take part in the All-Poly Camp where he earned defensive lineman of the camp honors.

However, even though he was a bit worn out by the schedule, that didn't stop him from attending both days of Washington's Rising Stars camp and after Saturday's workout he called Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian to discuss a few things.

"He said I did real good today," Tupou told Dawgman.com. "Actually I got a lot of love from all of the coaches during camp.

"We talked about things a little bit and then he said I have an offer to play there."

Seeing as this is Tupou's first offer, it's understandable he was a bit on the overwhelmed side.

"It feels really good to me," Tupou said. "I mean, it's the home school and all of my family is here and that they could come and see me play, that would be great.

"Washington is a great school, for academics and football, so playing here would be great. I mean, it's the Pac 10, you don't get any higher than that."

Aside from the obvious interest from Washington, Tupou said he's also getting attention from BYU and Utah and interest has just started to pick up with UCLA.

Tupou is LDS and said he is undecided on whether he will take his mission right after high school or if he will wait and take it later.

The talented 2A lineman joins Skyline WR Kasen Williams and Gig Harbor TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins as the only known offers to 2011 in-state recruits.

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