Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive lineman Myes Murao has officially committed to the Washington Huskies, according to 247Sports.
Murao is one of the top rated centers in the nation, and touted as one of the better offensive lineman.
“I’m 1000% committed and won’t be taking any other visits, I’m all Washington,” Murao said of his decision. “There were a lot of reasons why I chose Washington but the biggest were the coaching staff and the opportunity I have to make an early impact with Nick Harris graduating after this upcoming season.
“Another big thing, like I told you at The Opening over the weekend was I really like Seattle and the lifestyle there. I feel like I fit in better there then in Los Angeles. I’ve been to Washington three times and man, I just love it in Seattle so I was ready to make my decision and get this done.”
“It’s going to be tough to leave home and leave my mom especially,” Murao said. “When I was in Texas, I missed her a lot but living on my own I think is going to be good for me and help me grow up as a man. For me to grow up and mature, I really like like I need to see a new place with a new culture.
“Going to a local school would have been cool but going away is a big step to help me learn how to live on my own. I know it’s a bold move and probably surprised a lot of people but you can’t really beat UW. I love coach Petersen, he’s the best and I’m close with coach Huff (OL coach) as well. I’m so excited for this opportunity and really excited to be a Husky.”
Murao is still recovering from a broken leg, which he suffered midway through the season last year.
“I’ll get there and I still had a great time at The Opening,” Murao said. “I had a lot of fun and made the top five at the end of the camp and that was one of my goals coming in. I learned some new things and got to compete against the best defensive lineman in the country so it was a great weekend for me.”