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April 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Another new Husky?

UW is reaping more benefits out of this weekend’s Junior Day, receiving a commitment tonight from center Dane Crane of Santa Margarita, Calif. Continuing a growing trend, Crane Tweeted the news of his commitment.

The 6-3, 295-pounder, who also had offers from the likes of Arizona, Colorado and Florida State, was among those who visited UW this weekend, and the third to commit.

Crane, from Santa Margarita Catholic High, is rated three stars by Scout.com and the No. 8 center, and is three stars by Rivals.com and the No. 4 center.

He is the first offensive linemen in the class, helping to fill a vital need in that area.

Scout.com reported that Crane was one of four Santa Margaria players who visited UW this weekend, including QB/athlete Johnny Stanton. The others were DB Connor O’Brien and offensive tackle Riley Sorenson.

According to Scott Enyeart of SBNation, O’Brien is expected to announce tomorrow with UW a heavy favorite.

As for Crane, ESPN.com rates him a four-star recruit. Its scouting report of Crane says in part that: “Crane is a strong physical run blocker with the athleticism and playing strength needed to dominate his present level of competition. Has the size for the offensive center position at the major level of competition. There may be some room for added bulk however more attention should be paid to muscle tone while maintaining agility and balance. … Crane does not appear to be an immediate starter at the BCS level of play however, his playing strength and technical skills suggest early playing time isn’t out of the question.”

Here’s some video of Crane:

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