Chris Petersen has once again kept the state’s top talent home.
Bellevue senior offensive tackle Henry Roberts, the state’s top-ranked recruit, announced his intention to sign with Washington on Wednesday night via Twitter.
Roberts, listed at 6 feet 6, 270 pounds, ranked No. 25 nationally at his position by Scout.com. A four-star recruit, Roberts also held offers from a handful of Pac-12 schools, including Stanford, USC and UCLA, as well as Michigan and Wisconsin. Here are highlights from his junior season.
Roberts is the 11th known commitment for UW’s Class of 2015 and the fourth four-star recruit, joining O’Dea High running back Myles Gaskin, Folsom (Calif.) quarterback Jake Browning and safety Isaiah Renfro of Chatsworth, Calif.
Since coming to UW in December, Petersen and the new coaching staff signed five of the state’s top recruits in February — Budda Baker, Kaleb McGary, Drew Sample, Shane Bowman and Drew Lewis.
In addition to Roberts, the Huskies have verbal commitments from two other recruits considered among the best in the state for the Class of 2015: Gaskin and Wenatchee offensive tackle Trey Adams.
On their current roster, the Huskies have eight former Bellevue High players: Baker, Bowman, Jake Eldrenkamp, Sean Constantine, Michael Kneip, Morgan Richey, Max Richmond and Mitch Johnson.
Roberts begins his season in California on Saturday against nationally-ranked Serra (Calif.), as Bellevue embarks on its quest for a seventh straight state title by taking its 54-game winning streak to the prestigious Honor Bowl.
— Henry Roberts (@TheHen747) September 4, 2014
— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) September 4, 2014