It’s been nearly 16 months, but the circle is now complete. Myles Murao, a four-star offensive lineman from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., listed the Washington Huskies as a top school of interest when his recruiting process started over two years ago, and Tuesday he verbally committed to the Huskies on Independence Day shortly after participating at The Opening finals in Frisco, Texas at the Ford Center at the Star. Murao was one of 32 linemen hand-selected to the Final Five Lineman Challenge and was one of five OL MVPs named after the camp.
The 6-foot-2, 306-pound Murao picked the Huskies over scholarship offers from USC, UCLA, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas A&M, Utah, Wisconsin, and many others. He is the No. 12 rated player in the state of California by 247Sports Recruiting, the highest-rated interior offensive lineman out west and No. 3 in the country for the 2020 recruiting cycle.
“Washington was the school I liked growing up,” Murao said, just two days before he was offered by the Huskies on October 18, 2017. “I just liked their offense and style of play and hopefully I can visit over the summer. I’m planning to do some camps and visit some schools as well. I don’t have anything planned right now but just want to see who is interested and go from there.”
Murao’s commitment is the tenth public verbal commitment for the 2020 recruiting class, and the third offensive lineman to commit to the Huskies, joining Littleton, Colorado’s Roger Rosengarten and Middleton Idaho’s Gaard Memmelaar. He’s also the fifth player from California to commit to UW, following quarterback Ethan Garbers (also at The Opening), receiver Jalen McMillan, tight end Mark Redman, and junior college punter Triston Brown.
We’ll have more from Murao as this breaking news develops.
I’m Committed.. pic.twitter.com/9Nqn0ezh30
— Myles (@MylesMurao) July 4, 2019