Stanback Completes Process with Commitment

Dawgman.com just spoke with an excited <b>Isaiah Stanback</b>, who has verbally committed to the <b>University of Washington</b>. "I just got off the phone with Coach Neuheisel," Stanback said. "He was excited for me. He thinks I can come in right away and help the team."

"He told me I was their main guy they were going after at quarterback."

So what changed in the 24 hours from last night to tonight? "I just needed to sit back, talk to my family about things and just let it all soak in," he said. I just knew that I felt most comfortable at U-Dub. I really needed that day to just be able to explore my options."

Isaiah mentioned a couple of things that titled the scales in Washington's favor. "Well, the quarterbacking situation was probably the most important thing, being comfortable with that and my position coach," he said. "That, and I had to follow my good instincts."

"At USC I wasn't too comfortable with the quarterback situation."

Wherever he went, baseball was going to be a factor. "I was going to play baseball no matter what," he said. "I don't think I'll sign out of high school. I may just go with a team and play during the summers." Matt Ware and Ricky Manning of UCLA are two examples of players that have gone that route.

Stanback said that it wasn't an easy decision for him. "I really liked everything at ASU. The only problem is that I don't have family down there and I wasn't comfortable going down there on my own. And with USC it was basically the quarterbacking situation." Isaiah informed the ASU and USC coaches of his decision before calling Neuheisel.

"It's a big relief to have this over. Tell Husky fans that I'm excited to come in and help the team," said Stanback.

So will he have dreams of throwing TD passes in Husky Stadium this evening? "I probably will," he answered with an easy laugh.

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