Idaho is usually not a hotbed of recruiting talent but the state has a few top prospects this cycle and Washington has done a tremendous job landing those players.
The third player from Idaho recently committed to the Huskies as three-star offensive lineman Matt James from Coeur d'Alene made his decision after visiting Washington this summer.
"I've been talking to my parents and all three of us decided it would be best to make the commitment and get it out of the way and focus on my senior season," James said.
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"My mom and I visited at the beginning of summer. We toured the campus and talked to the coaches. We really loved the coaches and it's a great football program."
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound prospect is excited about his commitment to Washington but admits it was difficult to make.
James also had offers from Arizona State, Army, Boise State, Cal, Washington State and Wyoming so he said it was tough to make his commitment especially with such other good offers.
The pledge is finished though and the Coeur d'Alene standout is thrilled he's going to play in the Pac-12 after his senior season.
"It was a really tough decision for me," James said. "I had a bunch of really good schools offering me so it was a tough decision."
James will join Coeur d'Alene teammate Chase Blakley along with Boise Timberline B defensive end Don Hill as the three Idaho prospects in Washington's class.