Kentwood LB switches course, makes decision

This morning, the news was that Tahj Bomar, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker prospect from Kent (Wash.) Kentwood was not quite ready to make a decision as to where he wants to go to college. Tonight the news is quite a bit different. We reached Tahj this evening to confirm what most Husky fans had anticipated would happen since Spring Game: he is now a Husky.

"I don't know how the word got out, but I was surprised," Bomar said this evening. "It didn't stay quiet for long. I committed to Washington because of their academics and sports. I also like their coaching staff a lot. I just wanted to keep the news off the web sites until school started. I just wanted to keep it to myself. It's my business."

So when did Tahj make the move? "I decided at my last day of camp," he said. "I had been to Oregon's camp, so I was able to compare the two. Washington has a better coaching staff, better academics and a better program. It was basically between Oregon and Washington. I wanted to go to a place where I felt wanted and the Washington coaches treated me really well."

At the time of his decision, Washington was Bomar's only official offer.

The coaches were excited to bring Bomar into the fold. "They were really glad for me," he said. "They told me that I had made the right decision and that they would be talking to me in September about taking my official visit."

Tahj is not planning on taking any other trips outside of his official to Montlake. "I can now concentrate on our team camp at UPS and getting ready for our season," he said. "I can also concentrate on my academics."

Tahj becomes the fourth high school prospect to make an oral commitment with Washington, the others being Mill Creek (Wash.) WR Craig Chambers, Rancho Santa Margarita (Wash.) Santa Margarita Catholic WR Bobby Whithorne and Las Vegas, Nevada WR Corey Williams.

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