Kahlee Tafai — a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California — announced a verbal commitment to Washington on Wednesday, after completing an unofficial visit to UW in May. He chose the Huskies over reported offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, BYU, Oregon, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, San Diego State, Boise State, Fresno State, San Jose State, UNLV and Utah State.

And certainly Tafai has room to improve, considering he primarily played defensive tackle and tight end at Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany High School as a junior in 2021, before transferring to Leuzinger this offseason. But 247Sports national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins recently wrote that “Tafai has emerged this offseason as one of the state’s most coveted prospects,” excelling as an offensive lineman at the National Preps Showcase in Las Vegas in February.

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