"I actually committed to coach (Steve) Sarkisian on my visit last weekend," Petty told Dawgman.com. "I wanted to get back home and talk to the San Diego State coaches before I made my commitment public, but now I've done it and I'm really excited -- I'm a Dawg."
Petty's host was Kevin Smith, a first-year wide receiver, but he said what really sold him on Washington was getting down on the field and seeing things from a Husky player's perspective.
"We were out there at night and just standing there, looking up at things and with the cold, crisp air, it just felt like the right place for me," Petty noted. "It just hit me that Washington was where I wanted to be and I committed to coach Sark right after that.
"He was really happy about my commitment and said they want me to be a running fullback like Stanley Havili and that's what I'm coming up there to do."
Petty said his current height and weight is 6'0", 212 pounds and he said he knows he needs to get stronger before he arrives.
"I'm just looking forward to getting up there," Petty said. "I want to play early, so I have a lot of work to do to get ready for it, but I'm excited to be a Husky."
In addition to his offers from Washington and San Diego State, Petty also has offers from San Jose State and Nevada and was getting looks from other Mountain West and Pac 10 schools as well.
As a senior, Petty totaled nearly 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns and posted 59 tackles and six sacks on defense as well.
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