ILB Bolton Decommits from Washington Football 2018 recruiting class

CORVALLIS, OR - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Chris Petersen
CORVALLIS, OR - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Chris Petersen /
CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Chris Petersen
CORVALLIS, OR – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Chris Petersen /

The Washington football team wins on the field, but the recruiting class of 2018 lost the commitment of inside linebacker Nicholas Bolton

The Washington Football team is winning, and remains undefeated. In fact, the Huskies remain just one of three teams without a loss in the Pac-12 with five weeks passed in the young season. But sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. While Washington wins on the field, they have lost the commitment of Nicholas Bolton, an inside linebacker commitment to the class of 2018 from Frisco, Texas.

Bolton was a recent commitment, announcing his commitment on July 24, 2017. So what happened?  Reports are that although committed to Washington, he has been flirting with Texas A&M.  In light of that  information, Washington head coach Chris Petersen likely moved on from the 3-star linebacker.

Best of luck Nicholas Bolton

Bolton is a solid get for any football program. He has a very positive attitude, is physically sound, and has a mental toughness about him. Unfortunately, I fear the miles from his hometown of Frisco TX to Seattle WA played a larger role than expected.

Bolton was recruited by 17 schools, and will likely hear from some now that he has parted ways from Washington. It’s a tough decision to make at an early age, and an even tougher decision to see through. Late teens is a time of great upheaval in a young man’s life – from high school to high expectations.

I wish Nicholas Bolton the best of luck going forward.

Room to add to the defense

That decreases the recruiting class of 2018 commits back to 12. However, in a class anticipated to come in at 17-18, the news does free up another scholarship to offer. Right now, the defense has three commitments: strongside defensive end Draco Bynum, outside linebacker Jack Sirmon, and cornerback Dominique Hampton.

Next: Must Washington Football run the table to get playoff bid?

We’ve discussed the needs at defensive lineman.  In the interim, the team has added Jarryn Bush as defensive end for 2017.  The team has also added transfer student Josiah Bronson from Temple. Bronson has bulked up to 265 pounds and will play in a defensive tackle spot.

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