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November 17, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Cisneros talks about commitment

Sumner High offensive tackle/tight end Grant Cisneros laughed a little at the question.
After becoming the second player in two days to commit to UW even though the school doesn’t have a coach, he was asked whether he knew something about where the search is headed to feel comfortable enough to make his decision
“No,” he said. “I’ve heard several rumors, but nothing to convince me.”
Instead, the 6-5, 260-pounder (that’s what he said he weighs right now though this profile lists him a little bigger) said he simply finally decided to cement his decision.
Cisneros was at UW’s game with UCLA Saturday and said he was walking with linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Chris Tormey when the coach asked him if he was going to be a Husky. “I said, ‘Yeah, I really am going to be,”’ he said.
The tricky part is that with UW not having a head coach, Cisneros has to give his commitment to UW athletic director Scott Woodward. He said he has yet to do so but is setting up a meeting to do it in person sometime this week.
But he said there is no question about his commitment, or his offer. He was made a scholarship offer last fall by UW assistant Charlie Baggett.
Woodward said last week that all offers would be honored, and Cisneros said he recently got a letter from Woodward stating again that the offer was still good.
Cisneros said getting the letter “kind of made my decision a lot easier.” He said he wasn’t worried about committing to a school without a coach, saying he’s essentially just committing to the school.
Cisneros said he originally hesitated on accepting UW’s offer last fall because he wanted to keep his options open. He said he had gotten no other offers but thought he was about to get some from the likes of Idaho and Eastern Washington.
But he said when the letter came last week, “I sat down with my parents and we talked about and we felt that no matter what offers are going to be coming in, UW will probably be the best place for me.”
Cisneros said he hopes to play tight end for UW but could also end up at offensive tackle.
“Tight end is where my heart is right now,” he said.
Here becomes the seventh known commitment to UW, though several players who committed earlier say they will continue to explore other options until they learn who the new coach is. Here’s a look at UW’s commits.

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