Covering High School Sports in America
Seven incoming high school senior football players obviously were impressed by what they had seen while participating in the University of Washington's Rising Stars Camp, because they all committed to the Huskies on Friday morning.

Photo by Sumner Fowler

Elijah Qualls

Elijah Qualls, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound defensive lineman from Casa Grande (Petaluma, Calif.), told the Seattle Times, "We all loved this place. They all saw the same thing that I did. We're all on the same page and we decided. Why not do something that nobody else does? The Huskies are about being a team, so we did it as a team. It's a big day, because Washington is coming up ... We're going to be fighting for some championships."

Qualls was just featured by MaxPreps about his inspirational turnaround from the streets of Sacramento.

The other six who pledged to the Huskies were:

Caleb Tucker, a 6-2, 225-pound outside linebacker from Ouachita Parish (Monroe, La.).

Demore'ea Stringfellow, a 6-3 receiver, and Poasi Moala, a 6-5, 265-pound offensive lineman, both from Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.).

Daeshon Hall, a 6-6, 225-pound defensive end from Lancaster (Texas) who recently backed out of a commitment to the University ot Texas. Andrew Basham, a 6-3, 298-pound defensive tackle from Lynwood (Calif.). Also present for the session was Troy Williams, a quarterback from Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) who had committed earlier in the month, and Lavon Coleman, a running back from Lompoc (Calif.).