The Washington Huskies picked up their first quarterback for the 2013 class in Troy Williams. One of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the class.
Williams out of Harbor City, California (Narbonne High) is ranked as a 4-star quarterback by all the major recruiting sites; Rivals, Scout, and ESPN. Williams narrowed his list down to Arizona and Washington but today announced that he would like to wear purple and gold.
It’s official, Troy Wiliams is a Dawg, woof, woof, woof!
— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) June 8, 2012
Steve Sarkisian has now landed his third highly ranked quarterback commitment in the last two years. Jeff Lindquist from Mercer Island (WA) and Cyler Miles from Colorado also were listed as 4-star quarterbacks in the class of 2012. Williams will come in behind them looking for his chance to compete at the starting job in a couple of seasons.
Williams is an athlete and draws comparisons to some of the other dual-threat quarterbacks that UW has had over the years. Brandon Huffman of Scout.com says that he is comparable to Price out of High School but is more developed than Price was. Obviously, since Price has done a lot of developing. Price would be a good mentor for him in the Husky offense.
Greg Biggins broke down Williams’ visit to UW last week in this article. Williams said that there were multiple times on the visit that he felt like committing but decided to hold off and wait so he could think it over. One of the highlights was that he would be able to learn from Keith Price.
The Huskies also added a 2013 kicker late last evening in Cameron Van Winkle from Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie Washington. He is their first commitment from a kicker for 2013 and most likely their only.
Steve Sarkisian and company are making an early splash in the 2013 class with now 7 commitments. Williams is the highest rated of those commitments.