"It all just came down the fact that I knew where I wanted to go and that was Washington and there was no reason to wait any longer," Sirmon said when asked about the timing of his announcement. "I really didn't want to go into the spring and summer not knowing and worrying about it instead of focusing on my senior season, so after talking with my family and knowing the coaches there are all really good people, it was just time for me to commit and be done (with the recruiting process).
"It also helped that (Jacob Sirmon) was already committed there because we'd been talking about playing together and this will be our first chance to really do that."
Sirmon is no stranger to Montlake.
His grandfather played for the Huskies in the 1960s and his father, Peter, was the linebackers coach at Washington in 2012 and 2013.
"I've been up there a lot, so I already had a great feel for things," Sirmon said. "I was also up there for their game with Oregon State so it was really comfortable for me
"When I called the coaches to commit, they were really happy and so was my family. I think both sides are both pretty happy about (my decision)."
As a junior this past season for Brentwood, one year removed from a torn ACL in his right knee, Sirmon helped lead his team to the state championship from his middle linebacker spot and he said that is where the Huskies see him fitting into their defense.
"I'd say right now, it's middle linebacker, but I will play wherever they see me fitting best and helping them the most," Sirmon said. "I'm just excited to be done and to focus on my senior season and then to continue my career as a Husky."
Sirmon said he's hoping to make it up to Seattle for the Rising Stars Camp in June or July.