Nate Dogg

It’s official. Naijiel Hale is going to the University of Washington. The four star high school recruit, and son of late rapper Nate Dogg, verbally committed to the North West school on February 1st and later signed a national letter of intent to seal the deal.


Hale was excited to be recruited by the University of Washington, telling media that head coach Chris Peterson offered him a spot on the team as soon as he transferred from Boise State. “He offered me as soon as he got there,” said Naijiel. “Boise State was my first offer when Coach Petersen was there so I know the staff really well. I know Coach Lake, the DB coach as well and had a good home visit with him and Coach Petersen recently.”

The son of Nate Dogg has shown great talent on the field, being listed as the twenty-third best high school cornerback by 247 Sports and ranked among the top 500 recruits in the nation. Naijiel has also shown great ambition in the classroom, holding steady to a 3.9 Grade Point Average (GPA) at St. John Bosco High School in California. 

Nate Dogg passed away in 2011 after suffering complications from a series of recent strokes. Naijiel also has an older brother who goes by the name of Lil Nate.

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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