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Commitment Impact: Elijah Qualls

Elijah Qualls to UW (Scout.com)

When a prospect commits to a school, it's a pretty straightforward deal. They fill a spot, fit a need, give the team a dimension that they were looking for in that particular recruiting class. When breaking down Elijah Qualls' verbal commitment to Washington, there's so much more to it than a simple pledge.

It was not only something that was orchestrated months in advance with other top prospects, but it was an event that sent shockwaves up and down the west coast. Call Him Lawrence Welk: When picking up a four-star prospect who is also a top-20 target nationally at his position, the focus would be strictly on what he does on the field. But in the case of Elijah Qualls, it seems like it's been...

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