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August 2, 2007 at 4:15 PM

Bronson speaks about UW commitment

Got off the phone a little while ago with Kentwood High running back Demetrius Bronson, who confirmed that he has committed to play at Washington.
However, Bronson left open the slight possibility that he would still consider other schools, saying “it’s pretty much 95 percent that it’s not going to change. I have to keep a little leeway, but it’s probably not going to change.”
Bronson said he decided on Wednesday to commit to UW, in part because he hadn’t gotten any other offers and decided that if the Huskies were that interested in him, he should go ahead and commit rather than waiting. Bronson, however, said he has yet to talk with UW coach Tyrone Willingham, though he said he planned to do that by the weekend.
“I was thinking I would get more offers but they were always in my head because I like the coach and it’s local and the team,” he said, adding he finally “came to the thought” that it seemed the Huskies really wanted him.
Bronson acknowledged that he was “kind of disappointed” that he had yet to get any other offers.
“I guess a lot of people are shaky about me because I’m kind of an in-between back,” he said, saying he thinks he’s not sure if schools see him as a speed back or a power running back.
Bronson said if he did get some other offers, he might look into taking some other trips.
“But even if a college was to offer me late, Washington would still have that edge
because they did it early,” he said.
Bronson said he stands 5-10 and weighs 203 pounds and ran a 4.47 40 when he was most recently timed.
He said the Huskies told him he would definitely start out as a running back at UW, which he said also helped convince him to cast his lot with the Huskies.
“A lot of colleges, I felt, wanted to switch me to DB, which I don’t mind, but your dream is to play tailback,” he said. “I didn’t want to go into college trying to learn another position.”
Bronson rushed for 1,247 yards and 14 TDs last year at Kentwood and said he will be motivated this season to prove to those schools that didn’t (or haven’t yet) offered him scholarships that they should have.
“It’s pressure off (having committed to UW),” he said. “I don’t have to go into the season worrying about it. To me, I feel like I have to go out and prove to other colleges that I do have the same abilities (as other running backs). I kind of like challenges like that when you have to go out and prove yourself.”

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