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July 23, 2008 12:54 PM

Do Huskies have their first commit?

Posted by Bob Condotta

The answer is yes, according to, which is reporting today that UW has received a commitment from quarterback Keith Price of Bellflower, Calif. UPDATE --- now has a report on Price as well, with a quote from Price saying he has committed to UW.

Here is his bio indicating he also had offers from Utah and Nevada.

Here also is a little blurb on Price from the Orange County Register, as well as a breakdown of his game from Recruiting Planet. And here's another story on Price from

As noted in this story last week, the Huskies had been the only Pac-10 team without a commitment. Given that Pac-10 media day is tomorrow in Los Angeles, this news couldn't come at a better time.

Price is quoted in the RealDawg story saying he "had a great time'' at UW's camp earlier this month and thought about committing then but held off because he wanted to talk with family.

Price gives UW another QB in the "dual-threat'' mode, and would give them five for next season, assuming status quo with the current roster. UW's starter is obviously Jake Locker, with redshirt freshmen Ronnie Fouch behind him, and then true freshmen Dominique Blackman and Luther Leonard.

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Posted by OlyDawg

1:24 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Loving this news. He looks like a great recruit with a lot of upside and has the frame to put on a lot of muscle during the next year before he's at UW.

Welcome Keith and lets keep those commits coming!

Posted by OlyDawg

1:33 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Also reading that Price was Co-MVP with Matt Barkely (#1 recruit in the county) down in his league in SoCal. Color me impressed. Is this true?

Posted by Kyle Johnson

1:37 PM, Jul 23, 2008

A roster of quarterbacks will not save Willingham's job. Failure to lead.

Posted by Woof!

1:48 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Way to be positive there Kyle, man some people on this site...

Posted by UWdoc

1:53 PM, Jul 23, 2008

According to several recruiting analyst, this kid is really flying under the radar and is poised for a huge senior reason. He plays in an area in california where it is easy to get overlooked but has huge upside

Posted by onewoodwacker

1:59 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Seattle Dave -

Wanted to get back to your last comment a few posts back. I went golfing today and I come home and get on the thread and find 5 new topics with a multitude of responses.

Anyway - Not to say anything to take away my support from Coach Willingham, if things don't work out, I DO see the Huskies going after Bronco Mendenhall.

Not only is he one of the hottest coaches around, I truly believe that the UW wants some kind of an indise track to Jake Heaps, If TW is not here, Bronco is LDS (as is Jake Heaps) which will truly help.

Would they really hire a coach just to help get a HS QB as part of the consideration? In Heap; I think it has a lot of weight. All indications are: He's THAT GOOD!

Posted by BoiseTruth

2:01 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Onewood, I left you a post back on the BYU thread.

Posted by shane/olympia

2:41 PM, Jul 23, 2008

seems like like a solid player and has a lot of potential!

i love following these recruits i hope more start coming in

is the max again this year 25 players?

Posted by Seattle Dave

2:43 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Oh I totally agree that UW would be smart to go after Bronco, if we ever found ourselves w/o a coach by some freak circumstance. However I can't see an LDS coach who by all accounts loves Provo and is beloved at the "Y" ever leaving that school.

Posted by Jordan

2:57 PM, Jul 23, 2008


They are probably going to be able to have 17 or 18 players. The max for a single year is 25 but we are so young we can't offer 25 because we would be over the 85 scholarship limit.

Posted by Seattle Dave

3:01 PM, Jul 23, 2008

oh and re: Keith Price he seems like an excellent prospect, kudos to the coaching staff for getting him committed.

Posted by onewoodwacker

3:15 PM, Jul 23, 2008

Seattle Dave -

Yeah, they do love him at BYU, but I don't think you'll see him get any better offer than what Utah
was able to offer to offer Urban Meyer; where he was loved just as much.

I'm LDS and though we are loyal to our church, the church does little, if anything, to ever interfere with a person's personal choice regarding work. Money is money, this is the Pac-10 vs. the MWC; if the opportunity presented itself and the compensation was right, I believe he'd come.

I agree though, right now the point is kind of moot and mute.

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