Bronson says he's a Dawg

It's good to be elusive as a tailback on the field and apparently Kentwood (Wash.) RB Demitrius Bronson is that off the field as well. Rumors circulated on Wednesday that the athletic and gifted runner had committed to Washington but it wasn't until Thursday night that Dawgman was finally able to get in touch to get the lowdown on the events leading up to his commitment to the Huskies.

"I committed to Washington yesterday afternoon," Bronson said Thursday evening. "It basically came down to the fact that it was getting close to my season and I really wanted to get my decision out of the way so I could concentrate on my season and help lead us to a championship.

"Washington was the first school to offer me and right now they're my only offer so obviously it made it that much easier to decide. A couple of other schools were looking at me and said they wanted to see me this fall before they offered and I'm pretty sure I would have had more schools offer, but Washington was the right fit and my family is really happy I'm going to play so close to home."

Bronson called the coach recruiting for the Huskies, offensive line coach Mike Denbrock, on Wednesday to commit and then tried head coach Tyrone Willingham who wasn't in the office.

"I think I'm going to try and get up there and talk to him about it all on Saturday," Bronson said. "I'm busy this weekend, but I wanted to sit down with him to talk about everything."

Bronson said while he's firm in his decision to be a Husky, he's also leaving the door open to looking around if the right offer comes along.

"I'd say there's probably a 2% chance I will look around, but it's probably not going to happen," Bronson admitted. "They have the education, location and program I like and my mom really is looking forward to watching me."

As a junior, Bronson rushed for over 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns leading Kentwood to the state playoffs where they lost in the first round.

"This year we want to go a lot farther than that and I think we can," Bronson said. "It's my last year so I need to make it count."

Bronson becomes the night player, and fifth Evergreen State prospect, to verbally commit to the Huskies -- joining Craig Noble, Dominique Blackman, David Freeman, Drew Schaefer, Senio Kelemete, Justin Glenn, Vince Taylor and Terence Thomas.

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