Freeman talks about Husky commitment

Being elusive on the field is a great quality for a running back and was able to corral Inglewood (Los Angeles) RB David Freeman the morning after he decided to commit to the Huskies. Here's what he had to say about his commitment to Washington and what role his high school coaches played in that decision.

"Yesterday I committed to Washington," an excited Freeman told "I talked to coach (Trent) Miles and told him I wanted to commit and they sent out the papers today. I'm supposed to talk to coach (Tyrone) Willingham today and I'm going to take an unofficial trip up there this summer.

"(Miles) was really excited and really pumped to have me in the program. They talked about having me play in the offense right away so he was really excited to know he got me.

"They said I have nice footwork and they liked the way I'm a hard runner and that they have a lot of young runners coming in right now and he said I can fit in pretty well in their system and into their program."

As a junior last year, Freeman rushed for over 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns and also played some corner for the Sentinels.

"I play both running back and cornerback for us, but in college I'm going to play running back," Freeman noted.

"He's a great player," Inglewood Head Coach Charles Mincy told Wednesday night. "Last year he pretty much carried our offense. He ran for over 1,600 yards and he's really fast and tough and powerful. He has a thousand moves and he just loves to get out and compete.

"He was our go-to guy last year and he'll be that again this year too."

Mincy and another Inglewood coach, Donald Jones, played for the Huskies in the early 90's and have imparted their knowledge of the Husky football program on their young protégé.

"They said it was a real good program and that they loved it when they went there," Freeman said. "Most of the time, when they talked about it was about the competition and how great the crowd was and how loud it was."

"When I was in 9th and 10th grade Beno Bryant told me a lot about it too and how he was a punt returner and they used to chant his name and how great the fans are up there."

So with all that Husky info, it seemed almost a fate accompli that Freeman would end up a Dawg.

"They have a nice program going up there," Freeman said. "Seeing how well my coaches did in their program made me want to go there and I like the coaches' attitudes and I think I will be a nice fit in their program.

"You will see a very smart football player who knows the down and distance so he can get the first down but he'll also make a lot of big plays too. You'll see a lot of moves, but I'm a hard runner who can play smash mouth football to put a little excitement into the game."

Freeman said while his commitment to the Huskies is solid, he still wants to take some visits to "to see what else is out there."

In addition to the offer from Washington, Oregon State, Arizona and Stanford were recruiting him the hardest.

We'll have more from Freeman as the summer rolls along and during the fall of his senior year.

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