Posted by Chip Patterson
Defensive end Pio Vatuvei (Patterson, Calif.) verbally committed to USC before the start of his senior season. But on National Signing Day, the four-star lineman signed with Pac-12 rival Washington.
The 6-foot-2, 265 pound Vatuvei played weakside defensive end and fullback for Patterson, and chose the Huskies after receiving offers from Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, Utah, Washington State, and USC, among others.
Washington's 2012 recruiting class broke into the CBS Sports National Signing Day Top 25 on Wednesday after several late flips. It is likely no coincidence to see this late surge just weeks after Washington hired highly-touted recruiting coordinator Tosh Lupoi from California.
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USC verbal commit Vatuvei signs with Washington
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:18 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 12:19 pm
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