"I just committed to Washington State about half an hour ago," Sankey told CF.C.
Sankey was enjoying the holidays with his family but did take the time to say his decision was triggered by the feeling that something special is brewing at Washington State under Wulff.
"Every time I go down there I just get a really good feeling about the coaching staff, and about the school as a whole," said Sankey. "I just get that really good vibe -- every time I go down there."
SCOUT.COM NORTHWEST Recruiting Analyst Chris Fetters said Sankey will be the Evergreen State's top rated running back in the 2011 class.
"It's great news for Washington state," said Fetters. "Based on what I saw this past fall when Sankey and Gonzaga Prep played Ferris, the one thing he doesn't have is that top end speed but he's a very tough, durable back and I think that really bodes well for him in college.
"He's a very instinctual runner, durable and productive, and he gets low to the ground."
Brandon Huffman, Scout.com West Recruiting Manager, said Sankey is one of the top running backs the West over for 2011.
"Bishop is a guy we've been aware of since his freshman year, when his freshman highlights first made their way across my desk. Each year, he's gotten bigger, faster and stronger, and his explosiveness are what separates him from most players in the West. He's a member of the Scout 300 Watch List and is one of the top backs in the West for 2011."
IT TOOK ONLY five games this past season for Sankey to race past the 1,000-yard mark.
He finished with 2,011 yards and 17 TDs on 203 carries including playoffs.
Sankey following his junior campaign was named first team All-GSL and also captured first team All-State honors from the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune and the Associated Press.
The Times and TNT all-state teams are all-classifications, the AP honor was class 4A all-state.
His sophomore season, he averaged 10.62 ypc, with 562 ground yards and seven scores. Prior to that, as a freshman living in Ohio, he piled up 1,800 yards.
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