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National signing day: Meet the newest UW Huskies on offense, led by QB Dylan Morris

Morris led Graham-Kapowsin to a 40-7 record in four seasons as the starting QB.

The Washington Huskies on Wednesday announced the addition of 20 recruits on National Signing Day, in a class ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 and No. 13 nationally by 247Sports.com.

Get to know the new Huskies on offense:

Quarterback

Dylan Morris, 6-0, 188, Graham-Kapowsin HS, Graham, Wash.

Bio: Threw for 9,815 yards and 99 touchdowns on 636-of-1,021 and went 40-7 while leading Graham-Kapowsin to the state playoffs four times … accepted an invitation to play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl in Mexico City on Dec. 27 … ended career seventh all-time in Washington in passing yards, just ahead of future teammate Jacob Eason … as a senior, 4A South Puget Sounds League co-offensive player of the year and Tacoma News Tribune All-Area after helping the Eagles to a 10-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Washington 4A state playoffs … completed 173 of 291 passes for 2,571 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2018 … named Elite 11 QB and participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals during summer of 2018 … was 4A SPSL offensive player of the year, and a Tacoma News Tribune all-area and all-state pick as a junior in 2017 after throwing for 3,086 yard (199-for-302) and 31 touchdowns … helped the Eagles to 10-2 record as a junior and quarterfinals of 4A state playoffs … team went 9-2 as a sophomore … guided Graham-Kapowsin to a 11-1 record as a freshman with their lone loss coming in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs … member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team (116th) … listed by 247Sports as the No. 220 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 5 pro-style QB and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Washington … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 176 overall prospect and No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 recruit in Washington … rated the No. 1 player in the state, the No. 6 “pocket passer” in the country and the No. 115 overall recruit by ESPN … played for coach Eric Kurle.

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Pac-12 recruiting rankings


Team,247Sports,Rivals
Arizona,53,62
Arizona State,38,35
Cal,34,31
Colorado,52,61
Oregon,8,5
Oregon State,69,67
Stanford,16,21
UCLA,56,60
USC,23,34
Utah,66,78
Washington,12,17
Washington State,50,44


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Running back

Cameron Davis, 6-0, 187, Upland HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Bio: Rushed for a total of 3,328 yards and 42 touchdowns in three-year varsity career … as a senior, gained 1,947 yards and scored 20 touchdowns on 262 carries, while also catching 13 passes for 152 yards and a TD … in 2018, the Highlanders went 12-3 and won the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship, beating Rancho Verde in the final … rushed for 190 yards on 37 carries in Upland’s semifinal victory over Calabasas … advanced to the CIF Division 1-A state playoff semifinals … named to the Inland Empire preseason all-area team prior to senior season … as a junior in 2017, rushed for 1,066 yards on 114 carries (a 9.4-yard average), with 20 touchdowns, to help Upland to a 12-1 overall record, with the lone loss coming in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals … named to the CIF Southern Section All-Division 2 first team at running back as a junior … also first-team All-Baseline League … team went 6-5 and earned a berth in the CIF-SS playoffs in 2016, when he ran for 315 yards on 55 carries, scoring twice  … a PrepStar All-American … rated by 247Sports as the No. 17 running back in the nation and the No. 43 recruit in California.

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Wide receiver

Taj Davis, 6-1, 192, Upland HS, Chino, Calif.

Bio: Caught 110 passes for 2,239 yards and 23 touchdowns in three seasons at Upland … in 2018, the Highlanders went 12-3 and won the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship, beating Rancho Verde in the final … caught 44 passes for 819 yards and nine scores as a senior … also scored twice on punt returns … named to the Inland Empire preseason all-area team prior to senior season … named to the CIF Southern Section All-Division 2 first team at wide receiver as a junior … also first-team All-Baseline League … as a junior, compiled 1,218 yards and 12 TDs on 51 receptions, with one punt return TD … advanced to the CIF Division 1-A state playoff semifinals … as a junior in 2017, helped Upland to a 12-1 overall record, with the lone loss coming in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals … team went 6-5 and earned a berth in the CIF-SS playoffs in 2016, when he had 15 catches for 202 yards and two TDs … listed by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 62 wide receiver and the No. 67 overall prospect in the state of California … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 61 wideout in the nation and the No. 58 recruit in California …according the ESPN, the No. 74 WR in the country and No. 63 California prospect … also ran track (100, 200 and 400 meters) in high school.

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Offensive line

Julius Buelow, 6-8, 331, Kapolei HS, Kapolei, Hawaii

Bio: Played as a junior and senior at Kapolei after having started his high school career at Damien High … earned third-team all-state from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as a junior … also named to the USA Today All-Hawai’i team as a junior … as a sophomore at Damien, helped the Monarchs to a 7-3 record and the state’s Division II semfinals … selected to play in the Polynesian Bowl following his senior year … a PrepStar All-American … ranked by 247Sports as the No. 288 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 29 offensive tackle and the No. 4 recruit in Hawai’i … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 30 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 4 prospect in Hawai’i … listed by ESPN as the No. 34 OT in the country and No. 5 prospect in his state … also played center on the basketball team.

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Troy Fautanu, 6-4, 289, Liberty HS, Henderson, Nev.

Bio: Played four seasons as an offensive and defensive lineman at Liberty … as a senior, helped the Patriots to a 7-6 record … advanced to the championship game of the 2018 NIAA 4A Desert Region playoffs and also earned a spot in the semifinals of the 4A State playoffs … as a junior in 2017, helped lead Liberty to and 11-2 overall record, the NIAA 4A Sunrise Region championship, and the 4A state semifinals … named to the All-Southeast League first team and was a second-team all-state selection by the Las Vegas Review Journal … as a sophomore in 2016, team went 12-2 and won the 4A Sunrise championship before making it to the 4A state championship game … played on the varsity as a freshman, as Patriots went 11-2, won the Sunrise playoffs and made it to the Division I state championship game … listed by 247Sports as the No. 27 offensive guard prospect in the nation and the No. 2 overall recruit in Nevada … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 50 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 2 prospect in Nevada

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Nate Kalepo, 6-6, 300, Rainier Beach HS, Seattle

Bio: Named to the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) as a senior … also made the Tacoma News-Tribune’s all-state team and was named to Metro League Mountain Division first team … as a senior, helped the Vikings to a 6-4-1 overall record and the quarterfinals of the state’s 3A playoffs … as a junior in 2017, helped lead Beach to a 10-3 record and the 3A state championship game, marking Beach’s first-ever appearance in the title game … named to the Associated Press 3A all-state team, and the Seattle Times all-state team (all levels) in 2017 … also first-team All-Metro League Mountain Division in 2017 … Vikings went 8-3 in his sophomore season, 2016, earning a berth in the 3A state playoffs … also a member of the varsity as a sophomore in 2015 … selected to play in the Polynesian Bowl following his senior year … a PrepStar All-American … listed by 247Sports as the No. 31 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 5 recruit in the state of Washington … ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 2 recruit in Washington … the nation’s No. 48 offensive tackle and the No. 3 player in the state, according to ESPN … played for coach Corey Sampson.

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Corey Luciano, 6-5, 286, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Calif.

Bio: Played one season (2017) as a freshman at Diablo Valley College … sat out the 2018 seasons and thus will come to Washington with three years to play three seasons … named to the All-Bay 6 League first-team as a freshman in 2017 … as a high school senior, helped Monte Vista to a 12-1 record and the CIF North Coast Section Division I championship … in 2015, his junior year, team went 7-4 and played in the CIF NCS Division I quarterfinals … classmate of UW quarterback Jake Haener, and a teammate (one year older) of Husky kicker Peyton Henry at Monte Vista … listed by 247Sports as the No. 22 overall JC prospect and No. 4 offensive tackle in the country, as well as the No. 4 JC recruit in California … Rivals.com’s No. 25 JC recruit in the country … ESPN’s No. 1 junior-college offensive guard in the country.

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Note: Bio details courtesy of GoHuskies.com

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