Wedington Still Locked In With The Dawgs

The Huskies had a host of recruits on hand for their 44-6 beatdown of Stanford on Friday night and 2017 commit Connor Wedington (Sumner, Wa.) said he loved seeing the Dawgs get the job done in front of a raucous crowd...

"It was a great game," Wedington told "It was crazy in there. The crowd was really into it and everyone was really fired up. I had a great time there."

While he was on campus, Wedington was hoping to play the role of recruiter, but that didn't happen.

"We got there a little late because we had practice, so I didn't get to do a lot of the pregame stuff that I normally get to do," Wedington said. "I was thinking about talking to Foster Sarell, but I didn't know if he wanted to talk to me since our team just played their team and we won, so I wasn't sure if it would help or hurt so I just decided to let him spend the time with his teammates who had come up with him."

Wedington is off to a great start this season, helping to lead his team to a 5-0 record on the season while posting close to 800 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. He also had the game-winning kickoff return, a pretty 87-yarder, versus Sarell's Graham Kapowsin squad 10 days ago as well.

That productivity combined with his overall talent and great academic performance helped lead to offers from several other schools, but it was an offer from Stanford a couple of weeks ago that opened some eyes, including his.

"It was a huge offer for me because Washington and Stanford have always been the two schools I have rooted for," Wedington noted. "It's really hard to say no to a school like Stanford because they are a great program and they offer a great education and great opportunities after football, but I don't see anything changing my mind about Washington. I love the staff there and the direction of the program is obviously on the way up.

"I talked to 'KB' (UW assistant Keith Bhonapha) after I got the offer and told him the same thing. He just said he wanted to check in with me and make sure I was still good and I told him I was."

Wedington and his teammates will take on Olympia this Friday. Top Stories