Washington has received a transfer commitment from former Arizona State defensive end BJ Green II.

The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Green jumped in the transfer portal after three seasons with the Sun Devils. On Sunday, he announced his pledge to the Huskies. And he fills a significant void — both from a personnel and a skillset standpoint. Green terrorizes opposing quarterbacks. He’s done it for three years at ASU, and he’ll have one final year of eligibility to do so at UW.


A former walk-on at ASU, Green was placed on scholarship after becoming just the fourth true freshman in program history to lead the team in sacks for a season. As a first-year defensive lineman playing limited snaps, Green posted five sacks in 12 games.

This fall, Green had 39 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, and a forced fumble as a leader on the defense. His 57 total quarterback pressures (per Pro Football Focus) were the eighth-most among FBS defenders.

Bralen Trice led all FBS players with 70 quarterback pressures. But he’s departing once the season concludes, along with Zion Tupuola-Fetui.

Green will look to partner with Voi Tunuufi and Zach Durfee on the edge next season to give UW more production from its pass rush next fall.