Hawes becomes a Dawg

Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar is on a roll. After reeling in an amazing recruiting class last year, he is wrapping up what could go down as the number two class in the entire country this season. One reason for the Husky faithful to be ecstatic is the verbal commitment of Seattle Prep big-man Spencer Hawes who spurned offers from Stanford and North Carolina to become a Husky.

"I'm happy to announce I'm going to Washington," Hawes said at a press conference held at his school in front of many friends and family members a throng of local and national media.

"I made my decision on Saturday night and told coach Romar," Hawes said of the timeline of his decision. "I then called the other coaches (from the other universities he was considering) in the next couple of days."

Hawes becomes the fourth verbal commitment to Romar and his staff and is widely considered the second-best high school recruit in the country behind Ohio State-bound Greg Oden. Also in the fold for the Huskies are Keizer, Ore. Sharp-shooter Phil Nelson, Fresno wing Quincy Pondexter and Modesto, Calif. PG Adrian Oliver.

"This gives me an opportunity to take a program to a place they have never been before," Hawes said. "I get to help take it to an elite level."

Hawes went on to add that North Carolina finished a close second and Stanford ended up third.

Dawgman.com will have more from the Hawes on his commitment to Washington.

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