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May 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Another new Husky?

Multiple reports tonight that UW has gained its 11th commit for the Class of 2011 from receiver Jamaal Jones of Graham-Kapowsin High in Graham, Wash.
The 6-2, 180-pound Jones had been considered to be heavily leaning toward UW and made the call tonight to commit to the Huskies, according to RealDawg.com. Dawgman.com has also confirmed the commit.
Jones also reportedly had offers from Idaho and Washington State and was getting interest from other schools, such as Oregon and Oregon State. But Jones had been thought wanting to stay close to home and he made the decision tonight to do just that.
He is the third commit currently attending a high school in the state of Washington.
Jones had 40 catches for 600 yards and 13 touchdowns last season and is currently rated the No. 78 WR in the country by Scout.com. Both Rivals.com and Scout.com lists Jones as a three-star recruit.
I can’t find any video of him playing football, but here’s some playing basketball — he was a second-team All-SPSL basketball selection this year:
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As a tall, basketball player, he fits the mold Sarkisian likes for his receivers of athletic players who can go up and win jump balls — James Johnson, Kevin Smith and DiAndre Campbell, the other three players signed as receivers in the Sarkisian era, also were good high school basketball players.
Jones the first player in the Class of 2011 listed as a receiver. Here are the rest (heights and weights from Scout.com):
DE Connor Cree (Skyline HS) Sammamish, 6-4.5, 220
OLB Matthew Lyons (Susan Miller Dorsey HS) Los Angeles, 6-2, 190
OT Dexter Charles (Stanwood HS) Stanwood, 6-5, 270
DE Taniela Tupou (Archbishop Murphy HS) Everett, 6-2.5,260
CB Kameron Jackson (Polytechnic HS) Long Beach, 5-10,175
DE Aubrey Coleman (Walnut HS) Walnut, Cal., 6-6, 215
DT/OL Maataua Brown (Paramount HS) Paramount, Cal., 6-5, 295
FB Elijhaa Penny (Norwalk HS) Norwalk, Cal., 6-2,240
S Evan Zeger (Bishop Gorman HS) Las Vegas, Nev., 6-2, 204
RB Brendon Bigelow (Central High East Campus) Fresno, Cal., 5-10, 180
Also, UW remains second in the Pac-10 in commits to date behind Stanford. Here is the list:
Stanford, 14
Washington 11
USC, 6
WSU, 5
Cal, 3
Oregon, 3
Arizona, 2
Arizona State, 0
Oregon State, 0
UCLA, 0

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