Rector says yes to UW

Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, Wa.) WR Michael Rector added his name to Washington's growing list of commitments. Earlier this week, the talented wideout decided to end the recruiting process, a little earlier than he had expected, and now says he plans to get to work on some of the other in-state recruits...

"I committed on Tuesday," Rector told "My family and I had planned to commit in July, after school was out, but with (Washington) getting that receiver to commit, we decided that it was only a little earlier than I wanted and it was only a day before the end of school so I committed.

"The coaches were really happy and so was my family. I'm excited too. It's like a dream come true for me."

Rector said many factors played into his decision to attend Washington, not the least of which was what he plans to major in.

"I want to be pre-med and Washington has a great program for their medical school and I felt like it was a great fit for me," Rector said. "I just felt like I needed to be here. I grew up a fan of Washington and it's close to home and close to my heart."

As a junior, while helping to lead his team to the 4A State Semifinals, Rector hauled in 67 receptions for nearly 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a receiver (the position schools are recruiting him to play) while posting 50 tackles and six interceptions as a corner on defense. He also averaged 25 yards per kick return and had two that he took back for touchdowns.

Now that his recruitment is over, he said it's time for him to get to work on some of the other top in-state talent.

"I'm already pretty close friends with most of those guys," Rector said. "It's time to get to work with recruiting them so we can have the best class ever and help Washington continue on the upward trend."

Rector plans to take part in Sunday's NIKE Camp at Montlake and will be catching passes from current UW commits Jeff Lindquist and Cyler Miles.

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