Washington lands commitment from its top running back target

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The Washington Huskies got a recruiting boost on Monday night, securing a commitment from Richard Newton, a 3-star running back out of Palmdale, Calif.

Newton tweeted his intentions on Monday:

Newton, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound tailback, committed to the Huskies over other Pac-12 teams, including Cal, Utah and Washington State. He also held offers from Nevada and Purdue. Newton took an official visit to Washington in September, and told Scout’s Greg Biggins that he enjoyed the family atmosphere in Seattle.

Now, he’s a part of the Huskies family.

“I loved everything about it, it was a great visit,” Newton said. “There was so much I liked about it that I can’t even pick what stood out the most for me but one thing for sure was being around the players on the team. They really took me in and treated me like family.

“I loved the game atmosphere as well, it was was crazy! They have genuine fans there. School isn’t even in session yet and the student section was still packed and loud the whole game.”

Biggins also tweeted Monday that Newton was Washington’s top target at the running back position:

Newton is the 14th commitment in the 2018 class for Washington, which currently ranks No. 18 in the country according to 247Sports composite rankings.

The versatile back will bring another weapon to the Huskies. Check out some of his highlights below:

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