Batts switches to Pac 10 program

After committing to Kansas State early last week, El Camino S David Batts (6-2, 200) got an offer to visit the University of Washington this past weekend and when he was in Seattle taking in the sights and meeting the new coaching staff, he made the decision to change his commitment and become a Husky.

"I was really feeling Washington before I headed up there for my visit," Batts said. "I really liked the new staff and coach Mece (Demetrice Martin) and I have known each other for a while, so it was just a real comfortable situation for me.

"I will be at free safety, but the way they use their safeties, I will sorta be all over the place because they move them close to the line or switch up and move them back."

While on his visit, Batts was ready to commit to the Huskies when head coach Steve Sarkisian asked him a question.

"He pulled me aside and said 'are you ready to be a Husky' and I said 'most definitely'," Batts said. "They were all real excited I committed and they said they had had their eye on me for a while."

In addition to his offers from Washington and Kansas State, Batts also had offers from Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and North Carolina State.

"I really liked coach (Bill) Snyder and the KSU staff, but Washington is where I wanted to be," Batts said. "I called them this week and told them and they were really gracious and told me good luck and that they hope I have success."

Batts has already faxed in his letter-of-intent to Washington and he'll have three years to play two once he steps on campus in June.

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