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Football: Catching up with UW recruits Korey Durkee, Michael Rector

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on June 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm with No Comments »
June 30, 2011 12:31 pm

I was visiting family on the East Coast when Bellarmine Prep receiver Michael Rector and Gig Harbor kicker/punter Korey Durkee gave oral commitments to play football at the University of Washington. So, my story on Rector and Durkee is a little late, but I wanted to catch up with them on their decision to attend UW and what they’re up to this summer.

Click here to read the story.

There are a few things that didn’t make it into the story that I wanted to mention:

Rector told me he won’t attend anymore camps this summer. He’ll train with his high school teammates, particularly quarterback Sefo Liufau. Rector said the two “get together a lot during summer” to improve their passing-and-catching relationship.

After reaching the Class 4A state semifinals last year, and with most of the team returning, Bellarmine Prep figures to be a team with a target on its back. That won’t faze the Lions, Rector said.

“We push ourselves, we don’t need other teams to push us,” Rector said. “We’ve got a saying, ‘Other teams come to beat us. We come to be us.”

Durkee was The News Tribune’s 2011 All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

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