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Chris Petersen excited about first UW signing day

Chris Petersen seemed excited about some of the OKGs (Our Kind of Guys) he has spoken of so often when referring to his first recruiting class at the University of Washington.

Petersen couldn’t hold his extreme excitement for signing Bellevue’s Budda Baker very well. He said Baker is a need in the secondary with the loss of so many players from that position and is looking forward to him seeing immediate playing time. Baker might also get some looks in a couple offensive packages and in the return game as he gains more experience.

Petersen touted his

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Budda Baker: “At the end of the day, this was my gut feeling”

Budda Baker unveiled his commitment to the University of Washington Tuesday on KING-5 on Tuesday, but made it official with a fax Wednesday morning.

I trekked to Bellevue High to speak with the state of Washington’s top-ranked recruit at 7 this morning. Baker said UW coach Chris Peterson told him he would play free safety and include him in a package on offense as well.

Baker committed to Oregon in December, but decommitted in mid-January. He took an official visit to UW the following weekend, a visit to UCLA the weekend of Jan. 25 then said he

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4-star QB prospect K.J. Carta-Samuels says he’ll play for Washington

K.J. Carta-Samuels, a 4-star quarterback prospect from San Jose, Calif., wrote on his Twitter page today that he plans to play football for Washington.

Carta-Samuels was one of the highest-rated players being targeted by UW and new coach Chris Petersen. He was also considering Boise State and Vanderbilt, before posting a short while ago that he’d dropped Vanderbilt from consideration. Then he announced his “commitment” to UW. Read more »


Offensive lineman says he’ll play football for Washington

A football player who once planned to play at Boise State has decided instead to play at Washington. Wash, rinse, repeat.

This time it’s offensive line prospect Jesse Sosebee from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., who told Scout.com that he “committed” to UW on Sunday but wanted to make sure everything was in order before announcing it. Read more »


Bellevue ATH Budda Baker writes on Twitter that he is no longer committed to Oregon

In the latest illustration of how little an oral commitment really means in college football recruiting, Bellevue running back/defensive back Budda Baker wrote on Twitter today that he is no longer “committed” to Oregon.

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QB Jalen Greene, once a Boise State commit, flips to Huskies

If Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) quarterback Jalen Greene’s tweet is accurate, it’s not quite right to say he’s the second player to give an oral commitment to the Huskies today. But he is the second player to make his commitment known today, after Long Beach safety Darren Gardenhire said earlier Monday that he plans to play for UW. Read more »


Austin Joyner (Marysville) announces commitment to Huskies

He can’t sign until February of 2015, but Marysville-Pilchuk running back Austin Joyner announced via Twitter last night that he intends to play for the Washington Huskies.

Joyner, like defensive lineman Jacob Daniel, who committed to UW last week, is a member of the 2015 recruiting class. He’s rated a 4-star prospect by Scout.com, which reports 2,038 yards and 22 touchdowns on 147 carries as a sophomore in 2012. Read more »