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June 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Huskies receive commitments from seven football players

The Washington Huskies received commitments Friday during their Rising Stars football camp from seven players for the 2013 class.

Daeshon Hall, Lavon Coleman, Elijah Qualls, Andrew Basham, Caleb Tucker, Damore’ea Stringfellow and Poasi Moala each committed to the Huskies during a lunch break at the camp.

Stringfellow is a highly regarded receiver from Rancho Verde High in Moreno Valley, Calif., where he is a teammate of Moala, an offensive lineman.

“This is very special,” Stringfellow said. “This is once-in-a-lifetime. You’ve got to remember this. For the next four years, this is where I’m going to be playing ball at. This is a really special moment for me.”

Hall is a defensive end from Lancaster (Texas) High School who had attended Garfield High School earlier and is returning home. He had committed previously to Texas.

“This is really big,” Hall said. “There’s a whole bunch of big-time athletes around here.

“All of my family is around here, so it wouldn’t be too hard for them to come see my games.”

Coleman is a running back from Lompoc, Calif., who ran for 2,038 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior.

“It feels good,” Coleman said. “Committing to UW was a pretty obvious choice. They’re a pretty good school and being with all the bros and committing at the same time is (great).”

Qualls is a defensive tackle at Casa Grande High in Petaluma, Calif.

“It’s a big day, because Washington is coming up,” Qualls said. “It’s showing that we’re doing big things. We’re on the rise. I definitely see that we have the potential to win that Rose Bowl, if not this year then maybe even my freshman year, sophomore year. We’re coming after it. We’re going to be fighting for some championships.”

Basham is a lineman from Lynnwood.

“I haven’t heard of seven people committing in one day,” Basham said. “It’s really special. I’m sure my family is happy.”

Tucker is a linebacker from Monroe, La.

“It’s crazy,” Tucker said. “It’s another chapter in my life. It really hasn’t hit me yet. I’ve really just always dreamed about this and there aren’t too many people who can say that they actually accomplished this. I’m just really excited about it.”

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