Washington State landed its 18th verbal commitment in the 2015 recruiting class on Monday when defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau verbally committed. Faamatau -- a consensus 3-star recruit -- is the seventh verbal commitment in the last 10 days.
Faamatau's measurables vary a bit depending on the recruiting service. His Hudl page lists him at 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds. Rivals lists him at 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds while he checks in at 275 pounds on Scout. Regardless of the discrepancies, Faamatau is somewhere around 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds. Not bad measurables for a high school defensive tackle prospect and he appears to have the frame to add weight without issue. We still don't know what kind of defensive system WSU will run next season, but Faamatau is versatile and athletic enough to project at multiple spots.
He moves well for a player his size -- even playing some tight end -- and has good length and strength. From limited highlights, he compares some to current Cougar Destiny Vaeao. Adding long, athletic players along the defensive line is always a good thing.
Faamatau took an official visit to Pullman in early October and committed to the Cougars over offers from Arizona State, Utah, Utah State and Hawaii among others. The Utes always seem to recruit the defensive line well, so beating them out is a nice coup.
With Faamatau, Hunter Mattox, Jeremiah Mitchell and Thomas Toki all committed, the Cougars are bringing in a very nice defensive line class. WSU will lose some depth in the next couple of seasons, so a class like this fills a major void.
Here are his senior highlights: