Freeman gets blessing, commits to UW

Qwenton Freeman was a late addition to the Washington recruiting list, but the way things worked out it felt like he was supposed to be a Husky from the very beginning. Freeman talked about his verbal commitment to the Huskies after his official visit to Seattle this past weekend.

"It was a good trip. The people out there, I like a lot," Freeman told "Coach (Tyrone) Willingham is cool, I liked that school. It's a nice place, the facilities are killer."

Roy Lewis was Qwenton's host, and the two of them go back a ways. "Roy is cool, I ran into Roy back in his younger days when he used to play down here," said Freeman.

Freeman was offered a scholarship by Hawaii earlier in the process, but wanted to see what the Washington coaches were going to do on his official visit. He was not disappointed. "I was offered a scholarship and I accepted it," Qwenton said. "The coaches are really, really good and no disrespect to any other coaches, but I believe that Coach Willingham can get the best out of me."

While he accepted the offer in Seattle, there was still some loose ends in California that he needed to tie up before he could put the recruiting process to bed. "They wanted me closer to home, but my Mom is going to take a job in Washington," he said of his family's input into his decision. "She was already in the works of taking a job in Seattle, so once she heard I was getting recruited by Washington she told me to take the trip because she might be taking a job there. She was offered the job and she accepted it, but even if she hadn't, it's right up the road and it's a great school."

But in the end, Freeman received his Mother's blessing to attend Washington. "That's what I really needed, because you want to make sure your family is behind you in everything you do," he said. "But even aside from that, when I saw the school and I saw the way that they treated me, I knew I wanted to go to U-Dub. I knew it was the place for me."

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