Ducre is excited to be a Dawg

A player who popped onto Washington's recruiting radar late in the process was Crenshaw (Los Angeles) CB Gregory Ducre, but that doesn't mean he was a player not worthy of an early offer. On the contrary, the talented corner prospect is a player who could see time almost immediately next fall once he arrives on Montlake. However, the timing of his arrival will be a little later than he'd hoped...

Rumors flew around the internet when he committed to Washington back in January, that Ducre would be able to enroll early and participate in spring practices. However, he got started too late in the process and now he's resigned to the fact he won't arrive until July with all but four of his 2010 classmates.

"I was busy with school, because I was trying to get done early, but I guess I'm going to come in during July," Ducre said with just a hint of disappointment. "I was trying to get out early, but they said I was trying to get out early too late in the process."

Ducre had offers from Arizona State, Washington State and Colorado, but when Washington came calling he knew he had to take a visit.

"I had four offers at the beginning of the season," Ducre said. "My first was Arizona State, but toward the end, right before the City Championship, that's when Washington started to come on.

"When I first came up there, I didn't know how it was going to be and I thought it was going to be boring, but it's an exciting city and I really liked everything a lot."

Ducre said the most impressive thing to him was the night he committed to the Huskies.

"Everyone was whooping and hollering and was excited," Ducre said. "They said they liked my footwork and my aggressiveness and that I had a chance to play early."

Ducre runs the 100 meters in 10.59 seconds and this past fall he used that speed and his outstanding athleticism and quickness to help lead Crenshaw to a 14-1 record and a berth in the CIF State Championship game.

As a senior he posted 59 tackles, on sack, two interceptions and a fumble recovery while also hauling in 20 receptions for 500 yards and five scores.

"The coaches (at Washington) said I could have a chance to return kicks and that's something I'm looking forward to because I've done that before," Ducre said.

Ducre's team was loaded with D-1 prospects and next year they have a player who is likely to be the top playmaker in the entire country and the Husky signee said he's already working on getting DeAnthony Thomas to give Washington a long look.

"Oh yeah, I'm already working on him," Ducre added with a chuckle.

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