Did Andrews commit to the Dawgs?

Washington's new head coach has been on the recruiting trail all week, but a player Steve Sarkisian hasn't spoken with yet is close to making a commitment. In fact, Crenshaw CB Marcus Andrews was so high on Washington that he told former Husky assistant Brain White he wanted to commit, but until he talks to either Sarkisian or athletic director Scott Woodward his commitment isn't official...

Andrews is a big corner, measuring in at a solid 6-1, 175 pounds with room to put on muscle, but he's also got the athleticism and speed to play man-to-man if the new Husky defensive scheme calls for it.

"I had a 36.7-inch vertical when SPARQ came by our school last summer," Andrews noted. "I also had a 4.52 forty over the summer, so I have the speed to play man-to-man or zone, depending on what they need me to do."

As a junior for the Cougars in 2007, Andrews posted over 30 tackles while posting two interceptions -- one he returned for a touchdown -- while also earning All-Conference honors for his efforts.

This season, Andrews contributed two more picks to go along with 45 tackles and schools, including Washington, had started to notice.

"Washington offered me real early, so they have always been my favorite, but Arizona State, Syracuse and Hawaii have also been on me pretty hard," Andrews said. "I talked to coach (Brian) White and I really liked him. He and I talked last week and I told him I wanted to commit and he said I needed to talk to the new Athletic Director (Woodward) before my commit could be official, so that's what I'm going to try to do."

Andrews noted that he hasn't made any plans for visits yet, because he's still waiting to get cleared by the NCAA.

"I have to get my test score up some, so I'm retaking the SAT in January," Andrews said. "I also want to take a couple of visits before I sign in February, so even though I want to commit to Washington I will still take at least one or two more visits."

Andrews heard the news of Sarkisian's hire earlier this week and said that got him even more excited to be a Husky.

"I heart that and it was really cool because he's from USC," Andrews said. "USC is the best there is, so getting someone like him I think will mean great things for the Huskies."

Andrews said all the schools recruiting him are looking at him as a corner prospect, but he's willing to play wherever the team he signs with likes him.

We'll continue to track Andrews' progress over the coming weeks and update things as they change.

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