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Updated Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 08:16 PM

Huskies get commitment, wait on others to decide

By Bob Condotta
Seattle Times staff reporter

While Washington continued to wait on decisions from some of the big names it is still recruiting as signing day nears, it got a commitment from a relatively unheralded offensive tackle Sunday.

Coleman Shelton, a 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Loyola High in Los Angeles, told several different recruiting websites that he had committed to UW, including ESPN's HuskyNation and

Shelton was one of four players to take official visits to Washington this weekend and committed while on his trip.

Shelton had reported offers from Colorado and Nevada and is rated as a three-star center by but is unrated by

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 considered still in the running for tackle Nico Falah of St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif. Falah previously committed to USC but later reopened his commitment and took an official visit to UW in December. Falah is expected to decide Wednesday when the letter-of-intent signing period begins.

Two of the other players who visited this weekend were twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson of San Diego, who also are considered legitimate Division I basketball players and want to play each sport in college. Tyree is 6-4, 180, generally considered a receiver, and Tyrell is 6-3, 210, listed as an outside linebacker. They committed to Oregon but decided to reconsider their options after Chip Kelly left for the Eagles.

It is expected they will make a final decision Wednesday.

Also making an official visit this weekend was linebacker Keishawn Bierria of Narbonne High in Harbor City, Calif. He's also considering Oregon State and also will make his final call on signing day.

One of the biggest names to visit Washington this year — linebacker Reuben Foster of Auburn, Ala. — is expected to make his decision on live television Monday.

Foster, considered by many as the top linebacker in the country, took one of his five official visits to UW in January. However, most analysts expect him to pick one of the three SEC schools he also visited — Alabama, Auburn (where he once had committed to before reopening his recruitment after the firing of coach Gene Chizik) and Georgia.

Bob Condotta: 206-515-5699 or On Twitter @bcondotta.


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