Decision was 'an easy one' for Wicker

One of the top performers, regardless of class, at Washington's Rising Stars Camp over the past few days was Long Beach (Ca.) Poly DE Joseph Wicker. He did so well he was offered by the Dawgs and shortly thereafter he made a commitment to the Husky coaches...

"The decision was an easy one for me," Wicker told "I mean, yeah, it's my first offer and all, but I've got a lot more schools who like me and wanted me to come out and see them, but this place is just perfect for me.

"I love it here. The coaches are great and I love the school. The weather is awesome. It's not too hot and not too cold and I just really enjoyed myself here. It felt like home."

At 6'3" and weighing in at 255 pounds this weekend, he said he's still got plenty more growing to do as well as a lot of work to do on his technique and game.

"I'm always looking to get better and I think that's what the coaches liked about me," Wicker said. "I'm coachable and I like to learn and get better."

As a sophomore last year, Wicker posted 25 tackles and six sacks while working into the Jackrabbits' rotation.

"I'm quick off the edge and I think that's what a lot of teams like about me and I'm good against the run," Wicker said.

He said he still plans to camp at several other schools and wants to take more trips, but, at the moment, he's very solid and very happy about his decision.

"I know it's early, but I just love it here," Wicker said. "I'm thinking about visiting here for their first game of the season, when they open the new stadium (August 31st vs. Boise State). That place is going to be packed and it's going to be crazy in there. I can't wait."

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