SEATTLE — The Washington Huskies regained the distinction of possessing the largest 2019 recruiting class in the Pac-12 Conference after receiving a commitment Monday from three-star defensive tackle Noa Ngalu. Adding Ngalu, who took an unofficial visit to Montlake last weekend, gives the Huskies a conference-best seven pledges going into the final week of spring practices.
He becomes the second recruit to join the Huskies in the last eight days. Composite three-star defensive lineman Sama Paata committed April 8 to UW.
Ngalu, who is 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds, is considered by 247 Sports to be the composite No. 44 defensive tackle in the nation. The Menlo Park Menlo-Atherton (California) star is also considered to be the No. 67 overall prospect in the state of California. He entertained offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Utah and Washington State before selecting UW.
He’s coming off a junior year when he finished with 63 tackles, 17.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks.
UW’s class, prior to Ngalu’s decision, was the Pac-12’s No. 1 class and the 17th best class in the nation, per 247’s rankings. The class keeps the top spot in the conference and is now the No. 14 group in America.