Joyner Is Happy To Take His Time

As one of the top playmakers in the Pacific Northwest, Marysville (Wa.) Pilchuck ATH Austin Joyner has seen a lot of attention from the area schools. He made an early commitment to Washington before opening things up in December. Where do things stand for the Huskies now? Read on to find out about his visit to Montlake last weekend and where he's at in the decision-making process...

"It was great getting down there and meeting with the new staff. Coach (Chris) Petersen is a great coach and really well-respected. I had a great time talking to him," Joyner noted. "They had told me that I still had an offer from them and that they wanted me over the phone during January, so we didn't really talk about that stuff that much.

"I spent time talking with coach (Keith) Bhonapha and just getting to know him better. I like him. He seems really cool."

Joyner, who has rushed for over 3,341 yards and 41 touchdowns the past two years, committed to Washington back in November, but when Steve Sarkisian left for USC, he opened things up.

"I really like the new staff, but I also have thought about it and I want to wait and take my time when I make my decision," Joyner said.

In addition to the Huskies, Joyner has offers from Portland State, Washington State and Oregon State and he said he's been hearing from Colorado as well.

"I'd say that I am open to everyone that wants to recruit me," Joyner said. "Everyone that is looking at me pretty much is saying they like me as an athlete and they will give me opportunities at different positions and figure it out when I get there."

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