Committed DBs talk to new Husky staff

They both committed on the first day of fall camp this past August and recently West Seattle DB Aaron Grymes and South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Tx.) CB Kenneth Pinkard got a chance to talk with some of Washington's new coaching staff and both came away even more committed to the Huskies than they were before...

"Coach (Demetrice) Martin and coach (Jim) Michalczik both called and talked to me," Grymes said recently. "They both told me what they were doing with the program and that they want guys who can come in and help bring the program back."

Grymes said the new staff wants him to visit on January 23rd and that he remains committed to the Huskies.

"I'm sad the old staff got fired, but it happened so you move on," Grymes said. "I think the new staff will come in and do a good job because they definitely have some players to work with up there and I will come in and work hard and do my best to help them out as well."

Pinkard is a player we haven't heard much from recently and he said things have begun to heat up with schools like Kansas State, TCU, SMU, Boise State and UAB among others, but he remains committed to the Huskies.

"The new head coach, Steve Sarkisian, called me and we talked a little while," Pinkard said. "He asked me how committed I was to them and I said '100 percent' and he said that's good and that they want me to come up an visit in January.

"I haven't set a date up with them, but it will probably be pretty early on. I will probably talk to them after Christmas and set things up officially."

So with the new interest from some other schools coming, does that change things?

"Not really," Pinkard said. "I committed to U-Dub because I wanted to go there. A new staff is there, but it's the same school and the same program. If anything it will be a better situation because this staff is young and they are really intense which is great.

"I'm not saying I won't take a visit to another school, but right now that's probably not going to happen."

Pinkard finished the season All-Conference and All-Region after posting 48 tackles and four interceptions all while dealing with a sprained MCL for most of the season.

"It's fine, I'm back running full speed and feeling good," Pinkard said. "I played the whole season, but it gave me some problems until I could rest it. Now it's back at 100 percent and I'm just working out and getting ready for track."

We'll check back with Pinkard in the near future and find out when he plans to take his official visit to Washington.

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