Huskies Offer '16 Signal-Caller

Even though they are still trying to put the finishing touches on their 2015 recruiting class, Washington is already well on their way to targeting prospects they want in 2016 as well. One who recently received an offer from the Huskies is Glendora (Ca.) QB Matthew Fink. The athletic signal-caller spoke to Dawgman.com recently and he filled us in on where things stand...

"Coach (Jonathan) Smith is from here and he actually played at my school, so he already liked me and then he said when he saw my film, he knew he wanted to offer me," Fink told Dawgman.com. "He said he was offering me, sometime late last week, and then I talked to the head coach (Chris Petersen) and he said they were offering me.

"They both said that I fit their system perfectly. They liked my decision-making and that I had good feet and I could escape pressure if I needed to, but they liked the way I stayed in the pocket to let plays develop and then the way I delivered the ball."

As a junior this past fall, while leading his team to a 9-3 record, Fink completed 58.2% of his passes for 1,386 yards with 10 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He also used his legs to hurt opposing defenses, carrying the ball 75 times for 725 yards and 10 more scores.

"I'm definitely a drop-back passer, but my coaches figured out that I could run a little bit, so we put in some plays where I was the main ball-carrier," Fink said. "More often than not though, I would drop back and if I didn't see something I liked, I could take off and gain 10 or 15 yards and keep drives going."

On the recruiting front, Fink already has the Husky offer and two more schools have also staked their claim on him.

"Boise State offered me first, then Washington came in the next day and offered and Oregon State is the most recent school to offer me," Fink said. "It's really exciting and I'm feeling really blessed by these opportunities, but it's really early in the process, so I can't really name a favorite or anything."

Fink said his plan this spring and summer is to get to as many camps as possible and he wants to see the schools he's most interested in so he can meet with the coaches and also see where he could be playing for the next four or five years.

"I know quarterbacks decide early, but I definitely want to see things before I start to narrow things down," Fink said. "I've talked to (Smith and Petersen) about getting up there for a visit and I'm planning to do that, but I'm not sure if it will be for a junior day or for a camp or just a trip up with my family during spring ball or in the summer.

"I need to start thinking about when I want to take those visits to see the schools that I am most interested in and then I start to think about when I'd like to make my decision or if I need to take may official visits."

Fink said he has already signed on to take part in several 7-on-7 tournaments over the summer and that he will start to figure out a camp scheduled, including both individual and team camps, over the next couple of months.

Fink is the second signal-caller the Huskies have offered, joining the Lake Stevens (Wa.) QB Jacob Eason, who has committed to Georgia already, in that category.

We will have more on Fink and his recruitment in the near future as more schools pick up interest in the multi-dimensional prospect.

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