Fouch says he's a Husky

The Washington Huskies were very methodical in how they evaluated the quaterback prospects for the 2007 class. They brought each one in for a workout and made their final decisions, offering Auburn's Kellen Kiilsgaard on Friday and Redlands East Valley's Ronnie Fouch on Monday, but it was the latter who took the team up on their offer as soon as it was put in front of him.

"I had talked on the phone to coach (Trent) Miles earlier in the day and I told him if I had an offer I wanted to be a Husky," an excited Fouch told Dawgman.com. "He said for me to wait for coach (Tyrone) Willingham to text me back so I could call him and that happened pretty quick after coach Miles hung up the phone.

"When I called him back he said that I had an offer and if I wanted to take it he would be happy for me to by a Husky, so I said 'I really want to be a Husky' and they said they were excited for me to get up there and continue building the program up to where it should be -- at the top of the Pac 10."

Fouch and his father tripped to Washington 10 days ago and were immediately sold on the campus, the school, the program and the area.

"My dad and I both really loved it up there," Fouch said. "We loved the coaches and I love how ready to win coach Willingham and coach (Tim) Lappano are. They've won everywhere they've been and they said they're expecting to win real soon up there too.

"When I committed my mom was instantly in tears and my whole family was there and they were really proud of me. I'm just really excited to have the opportunity and to see how excited everyone is for me to be a Husky."

Now with his own committment out of the way, Fouch plans to be a recruiter for his new team.

"I know a couple of the guys Washington is after and I plan on calling them real soon," Fouch said. "I'm pretty good friends with Chike Amajoyi and I want to get Anthony Boyles' phone number so I can get them to come and play up there with me."

Fouch said he is 100% sure he made the right decision and plans only one official trip this fall -- to Washington.

"I'm really excited to be a Husky," Fouch said. "I'm coming up there to win Rose Bowls and a National Championship.

Fouch is the third in his family to play Pac 10 ball. John Fouch, Ronnie's father, played for Arizona State and his grandfather, also John, played at USC.

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