Looks as if the Huskies will make a clean sweep of the Seattle Times’ Blue Chip list with the news tonight that Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey (pictured right) has made a commitment to UW.
Sankey was one of five players on the list, published Sunday, and the Huskies are now expected to sign all five, the others being WR Kasen Williams, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DL Tani Tupou and DT Danny Shelton.
Sankey rushed for 2,518 yards last season at Gonzaga Prep, and had been committed to Washington State since December of 2009.
But he had recently said he would re-open his recruiting process, and had taken a visit to UW last weekend. He had an in-home visit with UW coach Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday in Spokane when he gave the word to Husky coaches, according to RealDawg.com, which quoted him saying that UW coaches told him “I can come in for kickoffs and I have a spot in their offense.”
Scout.com, which also confirmed the Sankey commitment, lists the 5-11, 190-pound Sankey as a four-star recruit and the No. 17 running back in the nation. Rivals.com also lists him as a four-star recruit and the No. 19 RB in the country.
He becomes the first true tailback in the class after an earlier commit, Brendan Bigelow, later changed his mind and decided to sign with Cal.
He’s the seventh player to commit to UW since last Thursday as the Huskies are having a fast close to the recruiting season that has lifted their class to No. 12 in the most recent Scout.com rankings, possibly higher now.
He also becomes the second player in that span to change a commitment from WSU to UW, the other being DL Stephan Nembot of Van Nuys, Calif. Dawgman.com reported that Sankey told the WSU coaches Tuesday morning of his switch.
Here is some video of Sankey:
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