While Curtis receiver Rahmel Dockery was a surprise boost to the Cougars’ recruiting class, there was no drama when Gig Harbor tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins’ signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Washington.
Seferian-Jenkins, the second-rated tight end in the nation, according to Scout.com, gave an oral commitment to the Huskies in August, choosing UW over the University of Texas. On Wednesday at the Ram Restaurant on Ruston Way in Tacoma, Seferian-Jenkins said the occasion marked a milestone in his life.
“It feels good to know that I’ve completed one of my 10 goals that I’ve always wanted to complete – get a full-ride scholarship and take care of my school,” he said. “Knowing that my mom won’t have to pay for any school is a good feeling.”
Seferian-Jenkins will enroll at UW in March for the spring quarter and will participate in spring football practice. First, he must complete a senior project so he can graduate from Gig Harbor and two online classes to meet NCAA requirements.
He also has big plans for the Tides basketball team, which will probably be the Narrows League’s fourth seed to the Class 4A West Central District tournament.
“We’re going to make some things happen in the playoffs,” he said.