Pounds Talks About Decision To Become A Husky

It's been nearly two weeks since Cypress (Ca.) ATH Quinten Pounds decided to commit to Washington and he recently told Dawgman.com why he chose the Huskies and where he plans to play once he sets foot on campus...

"I am really excited (to be done with the recruiting process)," Pounds said. "The Huskies were just the best program from me.

"From the school to the city to the staff there, it was just the right fit."

Pounds said one of the biggest things for both himself and his parents/family was the fact that the staff emphasized academics and personal conduct just as much as they focused on football.

"My parents loved that and I really respected it a lot too," Pounds said. "I mean, they care about football, don't get me wrong, but that's such a small part of the overall things they want you to focus on, that they really sell you on life after football and becoming a man.

"When I went to (some other programs), the coaches totally focused on football and nothing else. I know they cared about me as a person and what I did in the classroom, but they never talked about that aspect. It was just football. I needed to hear more about the other stuff, how they'll support me as a person and a player and that's what Washington did the best."

Pounds is a multi-talented player, even playing some quarterback for his team this past weekend, and with that in mind, the Washington coaches have told him that he can choose the position where he starts his Husky career.

"They said that I can choose where I go that first practice and I think that's pretty cool," Pounds said. "I've gotten to know Jake Browning really well and with him throwing the ball around all over the place, I'm really thinking I'd like to start out at receiver first.

"I'm totally fine with the coaches moving me to corner or safety if they think I fit better there, but I'm pretty sure I'll start off at receiver first."

Pounds and his Centurion teammates finished the season 8-2 and face Buena Park this weekend in the first round of the CIF Southern Section this coming Friday.

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