Potoae Ends Recruitment

Sione Potoae

The recruiting process is done for Sione Potoae. After visiting USC this past weekend, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle from Lakes told his head coach, Dave Miller, that he's seen all he needs to see. And his decision takes him all the way back to the beginning of the recruiting process.

"He (Potoae) has decided to end all recruiting and reaffirm his commitment to Washington," Miller told Scout.com Tuesday afternoon. "That's where his heart has been all along."

Apparently UCLA, who has been on the periphery of Potoae's recruitment, was looking to try and get the big DT on another visit this next weekend. But after an in-home visit with the Huskies, Sione was ready to call it a day.

"He walked into my office this morning and said, 'Coach, I'm sure,'" Miller recalled. "He said, 'I've done what I needed to do, but now it's over. Washington is the place for me.'"

So the two called up UW Running Backs Coach Joel Thomas, who is the Huskies' point man for the south sound. "He was pretty excited," Miller said of his quick chat with Thomas.

Calls made to Potoae this afternoon were not immediately returned, and we'll continue to try and reach out to him to get his thoughts on the end of his recruiting process. But it's not the end of his high school football. He will be playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl the second week of January in San Antonio, Tex.

Following the Army game, Potoae will take his final visit, to Washington, the weekend of January 15th.

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