Sterk Talks About His Commitment To UW

A player who saw recruiting really pick up over the past couple of weeks was Lynden (Wa.) DE Bryce Sterk. This weekend, the defensive line prospect took his official visit to Montlake and he decided to join the Huskies during a meeting with head coach Chris Petersen...

"I committed to (Washington) this morning," a happy Sterk told "I was in a meeting with coach Pete and my parents were in there with us and he was talking about the program and how I fit into the team and what they were looking to do.

"Then, all of the sudden, he just said 'so, what do you think?' and that sorta caught me off guard. I wasn't really ready for that, but I told him I loved U-Dub, that the program is exactly what I was looking for in a place to play and to go to school and I said I wanted to be a Dawg.

"He said he was excited about it and that he was happy for me."

Sterk chose the Huskies over interest from several schools and had a trip scheduled to Oregon this weekend, but he's cancelled that visit.

"Coach (Don) Pellum is a good coach and he was really great to talk to, but I knew if things went well on my visit (to UW) that I would cancel my trip and that's what I've done," Sterk said.

As a senior this past season, Sterk totaled 84 tackles, 10 sacks, 22 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles.

On the visit, Husky freshman offensive lineman Matt James was his host and the two just spent time getting to know each other.

"He was cool. He did a good job of showing me around and what it was like being a player there," Sterk said. "I'd say my favorite part of the trip was probably when we ate on the top floor of the Columbia Tower, that was pretty cool, oh and my commitment when I met with coach Petersen of course."

Sterk will get an in-home visit from Husky defensive line coach Jeff Choate this coming week and then plans to sign with the Huskies on February 4th.

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