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December 11, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Another new Husky? Auburn’s English commits

The weekend’s recruiting efforts for UW have begun to yield some dividends as Auburn High offensive lineman Cory English — who was one of about a dozen to make an official visit this weekend — has committed to the Huskies.

The 6-4, 285-pounder had also visited Oregon State but had been thought heavily leaning to UW throughout and gave the word to the Huskies today on his visit.

“It was just the right time for me,” he told Scout.com.

English becomes the 19th commit for UW’s Class of 2012 after cornerback Damontae Kazee was reported earlier today to have switched his commitment to San Diego State. He had committed last summer but recently had said he would take other visits and was reported today to have switched.

English is the sixth player from the state of Washington to commit to UW so far (here’s a complete list) and the second listed solely as an offensive lineman (the other being Nathan Dean of Juanita), projected as a center.

He is rated two stars by Scout.com and the No. 20 center nationally. Rivals.com rates him three stars.

Auburn High coach Gordon Elliott confirmed the commitment and said of English: “He’s got good size. The one thing you need at that level, you need to fit a certain physical framework and he has that. He’s a pretty solid kid. The coaches who recruit him like his attitude, his sincerity and that type of thing. He’s big and strong and coaches like that. You can’t coach them to be that size, but you can coach a lot of other things when you get them.”

English is the second lineman from Auburn to commit the last two years, joining defensive tackle Danny Shelton, a 2011 signee.

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