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June 14, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Yet another new Husky UPDATED

Though maybe not the one some of you were expecting — Oaks Christian OL Erik Kohler — who took an unofficial visit to UW this weekend.
Instead, the newest Husky is WR Keanon Lowe of Jesuit High School in Portland, a 5-10, 170-pounder who committed while also on an unofficial visit this weekend.
“Me and my family came to check out the campus and I had the intention of commiting today and I did that,” Lowe said this afternoon.
He becomes the 10th solid commit for the UW’s Class of 2010, and the third receiver joining Tevin Carter of Los Angeles and Jamaal Kearse of Lakes High in Lakewood.
And while some recruiting services list Lowe as a defensive back, he said he is definitely planning to be a receiver at UW, which played heavily into his decision.
He had offers from schools such as BYU, Arizona State, Colorado, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State and said “most of them wanted me as whatever I wanted. But the thing about Washington was they were actually pumped up and excited about me as a receiver so that’s what got me excited about the University of Washington.”
He said he also liked the fact that it’s relatively close to home — “my family can come to every home game, so that was big,” he said.
He said he also was simply excited by the foundation he said is being built by the new coaching staff.
“I like the direction coach (Steve) Sarkisian is taking the program and I have a great relationship with coach Dougherty (WR coach Jimmie Dougherty),” he said. “And they got Nick Montana, so they’ve got a great quarterback coming in. Everything was just perfect.”
Lowe said he won’t be taking any other trips, saying “I’m 100 percent locked up.”
Lowe said he wanted to get his decision out of the way so he could concentrate on his senior season at Jesuit, where last year he had 45 catches for roughly 800 yards while rushing for another 200 and scoring 16 total touchdowns. Jesuit made it to the 6A semi-finals last season and Lowe said “we won’t be happy with anything less” than a state title this season.
And like Montana, Lowe will play this season against Skyline in Seattle as Jesuit will be the opponent for the Spartans in the Emerald City Classic Sept. 5 at Qwest Field.
UW currently has just two Oregon players on its roster in WR Jordan Polk and OL Scott Shugert. Lowe said he knows Polk a little bit from running track against him.
“I’ve been talking to him off and on and I told him I was coming up to commit and he was excited,” Lowe said.
Lowe said he runs a 4.4 40 and that speed was apparently enticing to UW coaches.
KOHLER UPDATE — reported that Kohler “really loved it up there” during his visit to UW this weekend but that he plans to take more visits this summer and is not likely to make a decision for a few months — he said his goal is to do it before the season starts in September.



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