Blackman planning trip to Washington

It's been a hectic past few weeks for Carson QB Dominique Blackman. He's been attending lots of passing camps and even spent some time on the radio this past week and told the Sporting News Radio network that he plans to announce his decision on September 1st. spoke to the big signal-caller from southern California recently and he talked about recruiting and some new summer plans.

"I'm set on deciding on September 1st," Blackman said. "Washington, Arizona and Fresno State are my top three and I'll be visiting Washington the first week of August for their prospect day."

Joining Blackman will be his cousin A.J. Pickens who is also being recruited by the Huskies.

"He and I and probably my dad will head up there to check things out," Blackman said. "Washington has been one of my top schools.

"They have a great program and a great bunch of coaches. Coach (Tyrone) Willingham and coach (Tim) Lappano are both great coaches and they have the Huskies set to do some great things."

Blackman had hoped to make it up to Seattle this past week for the Huskies' camp, but those plans fell through.

"I wanted to get up there to throw for them and check things out at camp, but it just didn't work out because of the timing," Blackman said. "We had passing league that I wanted to be at and I just felt like I could get up there in August anyway."

One of Blackman's top schools, Arizona, got a commit from another quarterback recently, but Blackman said that isn't a big concern to him.

"I'm not worried about other guys or competition," Blackman said. "I feel I can compete against the best guys out there. They are definitely still a consideration for me.

"It's all going to come down to how I feel about the schools and the programs and my comfort level with the staff and the players. I feel I can fit in anywhere and do well with almost anyone so it's all about how comfortable I feel."

We'll have more from Blackman in the coming weeks as he gets closer to making his final decision.

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