"Me and my family -- my mom, my stepdad, my two sisters and my dad -- all went up and sat down with coach (Chris) Petersen today and we felt like it was coming, but we weren't completely sure," Wedington said of a possible offer. "After they offered me, I told them I knew where I wanted to go and I committed right there.
"My mom was super-excited and so was the rest of my family.
"The coaches were fired up too. They said they want me as a running back and they like the way I play and that I'm an 'OKG' and I fit in perfectly with what they are trying to build there."
Wedington recently received an offer from Washington State and he also had offers from the likes of Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana State, but he knew all along where he wanted to go.
"I've actually been talking to pretty much all of the Pac 12 except for Arizona State, UCLA and Colorado, so if I had waited maybe I would have gotten more offers, but when I talked with my family and my coach about things, we all knew Washington was where I wanted to be so, why wait when you know where you want to go," Wedington said.
"It's the hometown school, I love the coaches and the program there. It's always been the school I've wanted to go to and the team I wanted to play for, so it was perfect when I got the offer."
As a junior this past season, while helping to lead his team to a 10-1 record, Wedington amassed over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground while posting 22 tackles and four interceptions on defense.
Wedington becomes the second verbal commit to Washington's 2017 class, joining Servite (Anaheim, Ca.) CB Keith Taylor who committed to the Dawgs on Christmas Eve.
Connor Wedington Scout Profile