Huskies Are The Choice For Ahmed

Washington reeled in one of the biggest in-state recruits left on the board on Friday when Juanita (Kirkland, Wa.) Salvon Ahmed committed during a ceremony at his high school...

Ahmed announced his decision to commit to Washington over offers from Stanford and Notre Dame, the school he visited last weekend,Oregon and USC among others.

The two-way star is being recruited by the Huskies as an athlete and he could wind up being a factor on either side of the ball although most think his first shot will come at tailback.

"Salvon is great with the ball in his hands," Juanita head coach Lele Te'o told "He's an elite guy on both sides of the ball, but he's special with the ball in his hands."

The process has been a long one for Ahmed who received his first offer as a sophomore.

"I was lucky enough to be part of the decision-making process for him and he was really thoughtful throughout the whole recruiting process," Te'o said. "He's a special, special kid. He's the most humble kid you will ever meet. He doesn't want things to be about him, that's why he decided to make the decision so early and just get it out of the way so he could just focus on his teammates and his season."

So why Washington over some of the other schools?

"For Salvon, the biggest thing for him was the relationships he was able to form with the coaches," Te'o noted. "He formed really strong relationships with several of the coaching staffs that were recruiting him, but with Washington, the coaches there were just genuine with him. They are genuine people and they really cared about him as a person, not just as a football player.

"They made sure he knew they cared about him as a person first. They really truly liked him a lot and then when you consider how great of a football player he is, he was the perfect fit for what they were looking for in an athlete they wanted to bring into their program."

Ahmed is the 13th pledge to Washington's 2017 class and the fourth in-state prospect joining Eastside Catholic TE Hunter Bryant, Tumwater TE/LB Cade Otton and Sumner ATH Connor Wedington. Top Stories