Huskies offer So Cal signal-caller

A little less than 48 hours after Washington concluded their individual skills camp, they started sending out offers and the quarterback who came away with one is St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Ca.) QB Keith Price. He only spent about six hours on campus, but it was enough to impress the Husky staff and he talked about recuiting in general and his visit to Montlake specifically...

"It was a real quick trip," Price told on Wednesday afternoon. "My birthday was on Saturday, but I had made a commitment to go up to camp, so I went up and I was there from about 9:30 to about four in the afternoon."

It's become well-known that Husky offensive coordinator Tim Lappano will only offer quarterbacks he has seen in person and after auditioning about five of them over the weekend, Price got the offer.

"Coach Lappano said of all the quarterbacks he had seen over the last three days, I was by far the best he had seen," Price said. "We talked about how I would fit into their offense and some of the things he thought I could work on to become even more effective, but after talking with coach (Tyrone) Willingham and stuff they just said they liked me the most so on Tuesday they offered me and they are sending my written offer in the mail.

"Getting that offer from Washington is really big. I already had an offer from Nevada and today I just got an offer from Utah, but I'm really liking Washington a lot."

Price has been a busy young man the past few weeks, camping at UCLA, San Diego State, Nevada and Washington, and he said he's close to making a decision.

"I wouldn't say it will happen tomorrow or anything, but I'm going to decide pretty soon," Price said. "If not by the end of this month, then definitely by the beginning of August.

"I want to sit down with my family and talk about things and then when I make my decision, I can just focus on my senior year which is really important to me."

Last year the Braves ran mainly out of the I-formation, handing the ball off to RB Lawrence Doss, however after the talented senior running back got injured, the coaches turned to Price who then managed to complete 73 of 113 pass attempts for 955 yards and six touchdowns with four interceptions while also totalling over 300 yards and eight scores on the ground.

"I run a 4.7 forty, so I can move around and I feel real comfortable making plays with my feet, but I like to throw it and make plays that way too," Price said. "I've been real focused on my mechanics this summer and working on my release and stuff like that."

We'll continue to track Price's progress as the summer progresses and update news as it breaks.

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