It was expected that there would be lots of commitment news for UW today, and so it is as there are reports that the Huskies have received a commitment from offensive lineman Shane Brostek of Hawaii Prep Academy in Kamuela, Hawaii.
ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins, Rivals.com and RealDawg.com have all reported the commitment either via Twitter or story or otherwise. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has also confirmed that Brostek has committed to UW. And Scout.com also now lists Brostek as a commit.
Brostek is the son of former Husky center Bern Brostek, who lettered from 1986-89. He also visited Hawaii, Colorado, UCLA and Oregon and was thought to be considering most seriously UW and Oregon, though he had kept pretty quiet during the process, leaving recruiting analysts guessing as to his intentions throughout.
He is the fourth scholarship offensive lineman for UW’s Class of 2012, and the 22nd overall commit.
Here is a scouting report on Brostek from ESPN.com:
Brostek is a powerful interior player that moves well for his already sturdy frame. Good punch, does a nice job of getting his hands inside the defender. Heavy hands that rock the defender on contact. Looks to finish blocks, driving defenders into the ground. Natural fit at the next level at guard. Powerful frame with an excellent anchor. Already has good enough size and strength for the next level. May struggle early on with quicker interior defenders, but once he gets his hands on a defender, it is over. Limited pass protection development. Needs to develop his short space quickness and redirection ability. Does flash athleticism in space as a puller, does an excellent job of running through defenders in space. Fires off the ball on angle blocks. Shows good straight line initial quickness off the snap. Can be a mauler at the next level. Shows a good understanding of angles and leverage in the run game. Plays left tackle in high school which stresses him at times athletically, could possibly have some right tackle ability as he continues to develop. Gets a few touches as a goal line / short yardage fullback showing off his athleticism for his size. Overall, Brostek is a tough, powerful offensive lineman ready-made to play on the inside.
Here is some recent video of Brostek:
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