Whithorne commits to Huskies

Dawgman.com just got off the phone with Santa Margarita Head Coach Jim Hartigan, who was happy to let Washington fans in on the good news. Bobby Whithorne, a 6-1, 175-pound receiver from Santa Margarita has made a verbal commitment to play football for the University of Washington.

"You can run with it, it's a done deal," Coach Hartigan said. "He committed to Coach Neuheisel about 15 minutes ago. He wanted to go ahead and get the decision done with. He went up with his parents to Seattle this weekend, just to check out the campus and the facilities. He didn't talk to any of the coaches. He really liked what he saw."

Whithorne caught 50 balls for 648 yards and four touchdowns as a junior for Santa Margarita and had a great NIKE camp workout at Stanford, running a 4.59 40 and a 4.11 shuttle time. "He was one of the top pass catchers of the day in the position drills," Pacwestfootball's Greg Biggins said about Whithorne's play that day. "The receiver has great hands, is an advanced route runner and knows how to get open."

It looks like Washington has taken care of their receiver needs early, getting commitments from Whithorne and Jackson's Craig Chambers. We'll be getting Bobby's thoughts on his commitment later today.

Washington was Whithorne's only solid offer to date and he committed to the Dawgs over interest from USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Stanford.

According to Hartigan, Bobby will be back in Seattle at the end of the month to participate at the Husky football camp. "He'll be up there so he can start getting to know the coaches and the program better," he said.

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