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Trufant Seals the Deal
So on Saturday, Trufant and his family found themselves at Jillian's - a local gaming hangout on Westlake - with the rest of the recruiting party, and decided to get in on the action.
"We were talking at Jillian's and playing pool and eating," Trufant said. "All these guys were committing. There was this one guy from Federal Way, a big guy (Andru Pulu), and two quarterbacks (Keith Price and Josh Moten), and a lot of defensive linemen and a wide receiver...I guess everyone was just feeling it. So I talked to my parents about it and then I had a meeting with coach (Sarkisian) and I told him I was committing. He was very excited.
"There were 12 people or so on the trip, and at least 10 of them committed, so that shows everyone was feeling it."
But with Arizona State very much in play and Trufant's older brother Marcus a legend at Washington State, the Huskies were far from a sure thing. In fact, when Tyrone Willingham was fired, Trufant was unsure about what he would do. That changed with the hiring of Sarkisian.
"I've always liked UW, but once they got all their new coaches, that's what sparked it," he said. "It's close to home, so all my family and friends can see me play."
Jermaine Kearse was Desmond's host. "He told me that the speed is very intense from high school," Trufant said. "You get used to it once you get in the mix."
And as has been a common theme among visitors, the Saturday evening activities floored Trufant. "I was shocked by what they did," he said of the Huskies' locker room spread and what they showed the recruits. "They acted like it was a real game and they had smoke (in the tunnel) and we ran out of the tunnel. It was nice."
Expect a grand entrance, complete with smoke from the tunnel, to be a regular occurrence this fall. "I can't imagine they would do it for us and not do it for the team," Trufant said.
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