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Watch: Sav'ell Smalls, 5-star Kennedy Catholic linebacker, commits to Washington Huskies


Kennedy Catholic outside linebacker Sav’ell Smalls committed to the Washington Huskies on Friday afternoon. Smalls, a 5-star recruit, is ranked the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country in the class of 2020 by 247Sports.

In a press conference at Kennedy Catholic, Smalls took off a t-shirt to reveal a purple UW shirt underneath, signaling his commitment and sending his teammates into a frenzy. Watch the big reveal:

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In addition to Washington, Smalls was considering Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Tennessee. Washington coach Chris Petersen tweeted his signature "WOOF!" just before Smalls announced his commitment.

Smalls transferred from Garfield back to Kennedy Catholic this past spring, where he played as a freshman. Kennedy Catholic is 3-0 and ranked No. 6 in Scorebook Live's latest all-classification Top 25.