Double the Pleasure for UW

Washington continues to recruit southern California hard, and their efforts are paying off. learned late Tuesday night that two athletes from the same high school called it a day on their recruiting process and made their verbal commitments to the Huskies known. Who were they?

We found out that both John Timu and Princeton Fuimaono, from Jordan High School in Long Beach, Calif., both verbally committed to Washington in the past 24 hours.

"I did it earlier today," Timu told "I wanted to make it earlier, but this is when I got a hold of the coaches." He also confirmed that Fuimaono, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker, made his verbal commitment to UW Monday night.

In fact, Timu said the biggest reason he made his commitment was because of the coaches, and especially the one recruiting him for the Huskies - Johnny Nansen.

At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Timu made his mark last year as a quarterback - he threw for nearly 1400 yards and 15 touchdowns, while running for 642 yards on 99 carries, five of them for scores. But Washington wants him at another position.

"They like me at DB," he said, matter-of-factly. Asked why he wants to play defense? "The hitting."

The Huskies earned Timu's commitment over offers from Hawai'i, Oregon and San Jose State. Fuimaono had offers from Hawai'i and San Jose State.

Timu said that he hasn't set up a time to visit Seattle yet, but he's in the process of doing that with the UW coaches. And his commitment?

"It's 100 percent," he said.

We'll get in touch with Fuimaono Wednesday to get his thoughts on his decision.

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