Grant talks about Commitment

"Even if I got a chance to go somewhere else, I'd still go to Washington." Those words, spoken by Puyallup, Washington's Adam Grant, pretty much sums up the reason for his early verbal commitment to the Huskies, their first one for the recruiting class of 2005. And if the Washington coaches had been near their phones, the deal would have been struck even sooner.

"I tried to reach them on Sunday, but I couldn't reach 'em," Adam told Monday night. "I just really want to go to their school."

Monday, being May 31st, was the final day in which colleges could make contact with prospective recruits, and as such Grant did receive a phone call today. "Washington State just called a little while ago," Adam said. "But I didn't tell them anything."

When you hear Adam talk about his future school of choice, an early commitment makes perfect sense. "I really like the coaches and I just like U-Dub more than anywhere else," he said. When spoke earlier with Grant, he was not prepared to make a decision until after he visited Arizona State June 5th.

Those plans have now been scrapped.

"I'm not going there," Grant said. "Because I've made my decision, it's going to affect the camps I was going to. I'm probably just going to play a lot of basketball now, at school. That, and lift a lot of weights."

At 8 this morning, Adam knew he wanted to make his commitment official. "I called coach (Randy) Hart to tell him and he gave me Gilby's (Keith Gilbertson) phone number. He was out of town, but I just got a hold of him about an hour ago. He was psyched. He told me congratulations and that I made a good choice."

Gilbertson has given Grant the chance to play either offense or defense. Expect Adam to start his Husky career on the offensive side of the ball. "I like tight end," he said. "I just like catching the ball and getting yards."

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