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August 16, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Gig Harbor’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins picks Washington

GIG HARBOR – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Gig Harbor’s 6-foot-7, 260-pound tight end, announced Monday he will attend Washington.

“We’re going to go get Rose Bowls and National Championships,” Seferian-Jenkins. “I firmly believe that.”

Heading into the announcement at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, Seferian-Jenkins had narrowed his list to Washington and Texas, crossing off programs like Florida, LSU and California.

He stepped to the podium and pulled a Huskies hat and a UW football out of a silver bag.

People began arriving more than an hour before the announcement with Seferian-Jenkins waiting around in a black, short-sleeved, button-down shirt and gray slacks with Stanwood’s Dexter Charles, a University of Washington recruit.

Rated as the top tight end in the country by Rivals.com, Seferian-Jenkins caught 62 passes for 1,152 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.

Seferian-Jenkins is considered one of the top-two prospects in the state with Skyline wide receiver Kasen Williams, who will make his college selection later this month.

Click here for audio. I hope it works. I’ll post a better link to this on Tuesday, but it should play as an mp3. Audio from the press conference

Click here for the full story from the press conference.

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