Marquis Spiker (Brandon Huffman)

Four-Star WR Marquis Spiker Breaks Down His Commitment To Washington

Murrieta Valley (Calif.) wide out Marquis Spiker has been a longtime lean to Washington and the athlete decided to go ahead and pull the trigger moments and committed to the Huskies

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Marquis Spiker has made no secret about his affinity for the Washington Huskies.

The Scout 100 receiver has been leaning to Washington for over a year and there was some buzz that he could even commit on his unofficial visit last month. Spiker decided to hold off but decided to pull the trigger moments ago.

"It's where I wanted to be, there was no reason to put it off any longer," Spiker said. "I love everything about the school and the more I thought about it, I realized I was delaying it for no reason. I love the school, the coaching staff, the offense and how they plan to use me.

"I love Coach Petersen and the program he's building. I was bummed to see Coach Hamdan go, he was my main recruiter but I feel good about coach (Matt) Lubick, the WR coach. We've talked a few times on the phone and he's going to be coming down here pretty soon for Spring Practice. It's the best overall fit for me and I'm thrilled to be a Husky."

With Spikers commitment, the Huskies have no wrapped up a very good three-man WR class that also includes Austin Osborne  and Trey Lowe

"I was already planning to commit early but when I saw Trey commit earlier in the week, it was even more reason to get it done," Spiker said. "I knew they only had one more spot left but like I said, my plan was to commit early anyway. There were no other schools that I was even focusing on or thinking about, it was all Washington for me.

"I have no plans to take any other visits, unofficial or official. I know Coach Petersen doesn't like committed guys taking visits and that's no issue for me because I don't plan to look around or visit anyone else. I just love how I fit in there on and off the field. They plan to move me all around to take advantage of mis-matches and I think I'll have a chance to step in and contribute right away."

Spiker is a big, physical receiver with a lot of upside. He has strong hands, great body control and is very good in jump ball situations. He's not a burner but can make plays down the field and get behind a defense. He's a strong blocker who does a nice job catching through contact and has the ability to play early for the Huskies."


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