The Huskies have reportedly gotten a commitment this morning from offensive tackle Coleman Shelton of Loyola High in Los Angeles, according to Dawgman,com.
Shelton, who comes from the same school as current UW lineman Colin Tanigawa (and also the school where Rick Neuheisel’s sons play/played) also had offers from the likes of Colorado and Nevada.
He does not have a Scout.com rating but is three stars by Rivals.com. (He also has his own website with plenty of info). That he didn’t get a lot of pub during the recruiting season is having the phrase “under the radar” attached to Coleman now, and that sense he continues something of a trend of UW grabbing some relatively unheralded linemen late in the recruiting season, such as Mike Criste and James Atoe in 2010 and Taylor Hindy last season, all players rated two stars who committed in late January, or later.
The 6-4, 280-pounder was one of four players known to take official visits to UW this weekend, the last for visits prior to Wednesday’s signing day, and told Dawgman,com he committed on Saturday.
He is the 22nd player for the Class of 2013 (including two already enrolled) and the third listed solely as an offensive lineman (the others being Andrew Kirkland of Portland and center Dane Crane of Santa Margarita, Calif. UW is also thought still in the running for OT Nico Falah of St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif., though various reports said he did not take an unofficial visit to UW this weekend, appearing to decrease the odds he would commit to the Huskies.
(And yes, this could mean UW will have a Lavon Coleman, a Danny Shelton and a Coleman Shelton all on its roster next season).
Here is some video of Shelton: