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April 30, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Skyline’s Connor Cree commits to UW

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Well, it won’t be the biggest UW athletic commitment of the day. But on a big day for the men’s hoop team, the Washington football Huskies also added to their future roster, nabbing a commitment from defensive end/outside linebacker Connor Cree of Skyline (shown right recovering a fumble last year against Oaks Christian).
Skyline head coach Mat Taylor confirmed to the Times what Cree had earlier told Dawgman.com, that Cree had committed to the Huskies earlier today.
“Yeah, he’s a Husky,” Taylor said. “He did it at lunchtime today, calling coach (offensive coordinator Doug) Nussmeier.”
Cree was beginning to build interest from programs up and down the coast and had offers from the likes of Washington State, Boise State, and Wyoming, among others.
“It just felt right for him,” said Taylor of Cree, listed at 6.4-and-a-half, 225 pounds.
Taylor said Cree will be a defensive end/outside linebacker at UW. “He’s got the footwork to play outside linebacker and he could probably get up to 260 pounds real easy,” Taylor said.
“He’s extremely athletic. He started out in our program as a wide receiver and outside linebacker and has put his hand down and played tight end. He’s just a great, great athlete and very strong, one of our strongest players. And he’s in the 4.7 range (on the 40-yard dash) easy.”
Here’s some video of Cree:
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Cree had 49 tackles last year for Skyline, a perennial Washington state power.
He is the 10th commit for the Class of 2011, and the second in two days, joining LB Matthew Lyons of Dorsey High in Los Angeles.
And UW fans hope Cree isn’t the last Skyline player to commit this year as the Huskies are also one of the leading contenders for WR Kasen Williams, one of the top recruits in the state.
Taylor said that Williams is “nowhere near” making a decision and will likely take a few more trips this summer “to make sure he has all the information he needs.”
However, Taylor said he expects that Williams will make a decision by September so he can concentrate on his senior season at Skyline.

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