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May 22, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Quarterback recruit Jake Browning plans to enroll at UW in January

Jake Browning committed to Washington in March. He’s committed to enrolling at UW in January.

The four-star quarterback recruit, who set the California state record with 75 touchdown passes (in 15 games) as a junior last season, said he is on track to graduate early from Folsom High School.

“It’s been in the works for a while,” Browning said Wednesday. “I just had to get signed up for the right classes and double check to make sure I was going to be NCAA eligible and be able to practice (next spring) when I get up there. … I’m excited.”

UW coaches are on board with Browning’s plan to enroll early, he said, adding that passing his high school classes “shouldn’t be an issue.”

Browning made a verbal commitment to the Huskies on March 31, giving them a centerpiece recruit for the Class of 2015. The 6-foot-2 Browning, who said he weighs 205 pounds, is ranked as the No. 8 quarterback recruit in the country by Scout.com.

Browning, whose father, Ed, was a former quarterback at Oregon State, was the California Gatorade Player of the Year last season. He was also named the MaxPreps National Junior Player of the Year after throwing for 5,737 yards, with 75 touchdowns and 17 interceptions to lead Folsom to a 14-1 season.

Here’s a nice Sacramento Bee story on Browning from this week. On Saturday, Browning volunteered as an escort for Evening of Dreams, a prom-like event for teens with special needs.

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