Catching up with Chris Izbicki

It's been a while since we've heard from Lake Washington TE Chris Izbicki. He committed to the Huskies early in the recruiting process after garnering offers from the entire Pac 10 as well as several schools across the country. He spoke with Dawgman.com about his trip to Florida for an All-Star game and his plans for letter-of-intent day on February 7th.

"I had a lot of fun playing football in high school and now I'm ready to move on to the next thing," Izbicki said. "I was kind of disappointed with not getting all-league, but I got second team and I know that it doesn't really matter to the (Husky) coaches."

For his senior season, Izbicki ended up catching 22 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns. He also was a leader of the Kangs' defense posting over 60 tackles and helping to lead them to the playoffs where they lost to Olympia in the first round.

"We had a successful season because going in we wanted to go to the playoffs," Izbicki said. "It was tough losing like we did in overtime to Olympia, but we battled tough and had a good season overall."

Midway through the season, Izbicki suffered a separation to his shoulder, but he said he's back and 100% heading into offseason workouts.

"I've been lifting by myself for the past four weeks and I've also been working with my speed coach as well," Izbicki said. "We work on a lot of stability drills and explosive drills. I also to a lot of rehab stuff because I tore my meniscus in my knee a few years ago so that helps me keep that area strong. It's completely fine, but I want to make sure it stays strong and good."

Izbicki spent the first week of January in Florida at the Offense/Defense All-Star game and had some time to spend with fellow Husky-commit Anthony Boyles as well as Duck-commits Carson York and Drew Davis.

"Anthony and I went out a couple of times and had dinner one night," Izbicki said. "Everytime we talked about Washington he told me that is where he's going.

"When I spent some time with Carson and Drew, we talked about playing against each other and we were definitely talking some trash over it. It was fun and we got along pretty well."

Izbicki will graduate in June and plans to spend as much time as he can working out with his new teammates over the summer before camp begins. He'll sign his letter on February 7th at his school.

We'll have more from one of the state's top players on signing day.

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