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Nathan Dean goes to Washington

Updated: June 27, 2011, 9:36 AM ET
By Greg Biggins
It's an incredible year for offensive linemen in the state of Washington, and the Huskies were able to keep a good one close to home on Monday. Nathan Dean (Kirkland, Wash./Juanita) chose the Huskies over offers from schools all over the region.

Dean is a talented tackle prospect, and the Huskies were one of the first schools to offer him in early April. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Idaho, UCLA and Washington State added their names to the list as well, but the Huskies always seemed like the team to beat.

"I took a lot of visits to a lot of schools, but Washington just felt like home for me," Dean said. "I was just at UW a few weeks ago with my parents and we spent a lot of time on campus with the coaches and I just knew that was where I belonged. It's not just the football there, the academics are great as well.

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