Lakes High coach Dave Miller said this morning that receiver Sammie Long has committed to Washington, becoming UW’s first commit for the Class of 2013.
Miller said the 6-4, 190-pound Long gave the word to UW coach Steve Sarkisian last night. Miller reported that Long “is very excited to be a Husky.”
Long is expected to be one of the top recruits in the state of Washington this year one such rankings are done in earnest. Here’s his Scout.com profile showing he has yet to get a rating from that site. And here’s his profile from Rivals.com, which rated him three stars.
NorthwestPrepReport.com recently rated Long the top WR prospect in the state.
Lakes, located in Lakewood, just south of Tacoma, annually produces as much high school talent as any school in the state, and recent players to sign out of there with UW include Jermaine and Jamaal Kearse. UW, though, was unable to get a few of the top players from Lakes last year, such as OL Zach Banner and WR Cedric Dozier but has reeled in Long early for this class. UW was the first school to offer Long last fall and he had been thought heavily leaning to the Huskies all along. He said recently he had been talking to Oregon, Purdue and Utah, among others, but he decided to end his recruitment early.
Here are his stats from last season (notably, 20 catches for 266 yards).
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