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2015 ATH Austin Joyner talks Huskies offer 

November, 21, 2012
During each break in Tuesday’s practice, Washington coaches would jog over to Austin Joyner (Marysville, Wash./Marysville-Pilchuck) to talk about the prospect of the sophomore one day playing for the program.

Toward the end of practice, Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian pulled the 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete aside and offered him a scholarship.

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Mason Kelly/ESPN.comClass of 2015 ATH Austin Joyner plays running back and safety, and his two-way talent landed him an offer from the Huskies, his first.
“It’s great,” Joyner said. “It’s just good to know I’m capable of playing at the next level and that other people see it, too. It’s not just I think I could be a D-I athlete. Now that I have the first offer, I’ve realized what I’m able to do.”

Pressure motivates S Trayvon Henderson 

August, 11, 2012
Sacramento Grant High School has produced a number of outstanding defensive players over the past few years, including Cal’s Puka Lopa and Viliami Moala, and Washington’s James Sample and Shaq Thompson.

Coming off an 8-4 season, the Pacers will need another defensive stalwart to step forward in 2012, and all eyes are on Trayvon Henderson. The 6-foot-0, 192-pound safety understands everything that comes with stepping into a leadership role at Grant, a team that won 39 games over the previous three seasons, including a state title in 2008.

“There’s kind of a lot of pressure because I’m being looked at to guide the team on and off the field,” Henderson said. “It’s with grades and in the locker room off the field and getting the team to work together on it. If I’m the face of Grant, as some people keep saying, there’s a whole bunch of pressure.”

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Offensive tackle Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) did plenty of research this summer, as the 6-foot-5, 260-pound lineman took unofficial visits to several schools, including Nebraska, California, Oregon State and Oregon. But in the end, it was his final visit -- to Washington this past weekend -- that made his decision an easy one.

"I'm going to be a Dawg," Harlow said. "It just felt right. I slept on it after getting back from the visit and had time to really evaluate things. I feel like Washington is the place for me."

The three-star tackle held offers from some Pac-12 and national heavyweights, including Boise State, Oregon and Wisconsin. But head coach Steve Sarkisian and his Huskies staff closed strong.

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Four-star brothers list seven schools 

July, 27, 2012
Tyrell Robinson (San Diego/Abraham Lincoln) and his brother Tyree Robinson (San Diego/Abraham Lincoln) have been offered by double-digit programs.

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Three-star athlete George Frazier (Monrovia, Calif.) has committed to sign with Colorado, multiple sources report. He's expected to play linebacker or defensive end for the Buffs according to the Daily Camera.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Frazier selected Colorado over scholarship offers from San Jose State and Washington State. California, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington were among the other programs showing interest.

Frazier registered 84 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions during his junior campaign.

Colorado has 11 pledges for 2013, including four in the past seven days.