Reffett quickly jumps on UW offer

<b>Jordan Reffett</b>, a 6-6, 250-pound defensive end/tight end prospect from Moses Lake, Washington became the fifth commitment for the <b>University of Washington</b> tonight, as he accepted a scholarship offer given by Coach Rick Neuheisel just yesterday.

Last Friday, Jordan told that if he was offered by the Huskies that he would most likely set up trips with both Washington and his other main suitor, cross-state rivals Washington State. The Cougars had already offered Reffett a full ride.

After talking with Washington Head Coach Rick Neuheisel, however, Jordan knew that was the place he needed to be. "I did a lot of thinking between yesterday and today," Reffett told tonight. "It's just a dream come true for me to wear the purple and gold. My grandparents have had season tickets for like, 50 years, and it's always been a dream of mine since I was real little to play in front of my grandfather."

When Neuheisel got the call from Jordan, he was obviously pleased at the decision made by the top Chief in Moses Lake. "He was excited," Reffett said. "He said it was the best news he had had all day."

Jordan admitted some pangs of frustration with the way the Huskies were recruiting him, so he took a pro-active approach with the Head Man. "I was kinda frustrated at the U (Washington)," he said. "But then I talked to Coach Neuheisel about how things were going and felt a lot better. In the end it turned out great. I know he didn't want me to be a Coug, that's for sure."

Reffett used to live in Kent, and is close friends with a current Husky, outside linebacker Will Conwell. "I haven't had a chance to tell Will yet," said Jordan. "I'm going to have to get his number and give him a call. I know he'll be excited."

Reffett is being recruited to play defense for the Huskies, and now that he has verbally committed, he doesn't plan on taking a trip to Washington State that was already in the works. "I don't plan on doing any more," Jordan said. "I'm a Husky now. That's how I'd like it to be." Top Stories