Blackman still set on Dawgs

It's been a while since anyone has talked with Carson QB Dominique Blackman. The big signal-caller from southern California has kept a low-profile since being suspended at the beginning of the year for a couple games, but he's got the Colts into the second round of the playoffs and he spoke with about a number of subjects including his commitment to Washington and where it stands.

"Oh yeah, I'm still very much committed to them and they said they are committed to me," Blackman said on Sunday night. "I talk to the coaches quite a bit and they just told me to keep working hard and making sure I'm getting everything done in the classroom and on the field when I'm leading my team."

Blackman said that even though his commitment to the Huskies is as strong as it can get, he's still getting offers from schools and one Pac 10 team in particular has been putting the pressure on.

"Oregon and Ole Miss just offered me two weeks ago," Blackman said. "The Oregon coaches said they really like my game and what I can do with the ball. I'm big, but I could run their offense just fine because I'm athletic enough to run and hurt teams that way too.

"I guess they missed out on a couple of guys, so I'm not sure how high up their list they are, but they offered me in writing two weeks ago, but that really doesn't have much of an effect on where I will end up going."

Blackman is an out-spoken and gregarious sort who has connections throughout the SoCal high school community and he's spoken with a current Husky commit as well as a receiver who will be enrolling at Washington in January.

"Me and Anthony Boyles are tight," Blackman said. "We talk all the time and he says to me all the time 'are you ready to get me the ball' and I'm like 'you bet I am'.

"We talk quite a bit about what we want to accomplish up there and where we want to help take the program. U-Dub is where I want to be and I'm looking forward to getting up there to check things out.

"Craig Noble and I are also close. We talk a lot about getting up there and changing things around and being the cornerstones of the program coming back to prominence."

Blackman hopes to head up to Washington for the weekend of December 7th and 8th, but his playoff schedule may determine the need to push that back a bit.

"We have Banning this weekend and that will be a tough game, but we're playing really well," Blackman said of the Colt's current eight-game winning streak. "It was tough sitting out those first couple games, but I learned a really hard lesson and I'm keeping myself straight because I've worked really hard for this and I don't want to blow it.

"If we win this weekend, it kind of depends on when we're scheduled and how deep we go. If we keep going I will have to push my visit to U-Dub back, but right now I think I will be there the week after they get back from Hawaii."

For the season Blackman has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns while also running for over 300 and six more scores.

We'll continue to track Blackman's progress over the coming weeks and update Dawg fans as things get closer to his visit.

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