Babish commits to Washington


Entering the weekend, cornerback Derek Babiash (Poway, Calif./Poway) had Washington among his favorites.

The Huskies aren’t among them anymore. They are his favorite, confirming his commitment to Washington to ESPN.com via text message.

Babiash, 6-foot and 165 pounds, was on an unofficial visit to Washington for the Huskies’ spring game this weekend and said he fell in love with the atmosphere.

“I really like their coaches,” Babiash said. “They’re real young and coaches I feel like I can relate to. I had a different feeling than I had visiting anywhere else.”

Babiash had offers from several Pac-12 schools and picked up an offer from Oklahoma on Thursday. He said the Sooners were also on his list, but he felt at home at Washington.