Huskies pick up another 2011 commit

Washington picked up its second football commitment in as many days when Walnut (Ca.) ATH Aubrey Coleman decided to end the recruiting process and make a verbal pledge to them.

"I committed to them today," an excited Coleman told early this afternoon. "I was talking with coach (Demetrice) Martin and told him I wanted to commit and he put me on with all of the coaches.

"They were barking and saying they really were excited to have me and they hope I can be up there and hit people like I do."

"He's a really hard worker," Walnut head coach Michael O'Shields said of his two-way star. "For a guy his size, he's a big-time hitter and just an outstanding player. He's someone we really count on a lot."

Washington was the only school to offer Coleman early, but Oregon was showing him some interest as well.

"They were just the school that showed me the most interest and they laid out a plan for me to get there," Coleman said. "I trust the coaches there a lot and think they can get the best out of me and their support system is really good, which is something I was looking for."

As a receiver, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Coleman hauled in 33 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns last year while recording 57 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the defensive side of the ball.

O'Shields and Coleman both noted that he has some work to do in the classroom to qualify, but that he has a plan laid out for how he will get the necessary classes and grades in before he can enroll in the summer of 2011.

Here is Coleman's highlight video from last season.

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