Dwight Williams (Gardena, Calif./Serra) knew Washington was interested.
But the 6-foot-1, 200-pound ESPN Watch List member wasn’t sure if the Huskies had extended an offer yet.
Washington linebackers coach Peter Sirmon cleared up any confusion Saturday while trading messages on Facebook.
“We talked about the program and how he wants me to fit in there and everything,” Williams said. “Then he kind of reminded me I had that offer. He made it clear right there.”
The Huskies are the sixth program to offer the standout linebacker.
Williams watched this weekend as receiver John Ross (Long Beach, Calif./Jordan) and defensive end Joe Mathis (Upland, Calif./Upland) gave verbal commitments to Washington at all-star games. He likes where the program is headed.
“I think that’s pretty awesome, because I know both of those guys pretty well and I know a couple of guys already up there, Sean Parker and Shaq Thompson,” he said. “I know the program is awesome.”
Williams already has offers from Pac-12 programs like UCLA and Oregon State, but said he doesn’t have a favorite right now.
“Right now, I’m still open,” he said. “I’m pretty much exploring options, weighing options and seeing who is going to come in later. It’s great to have. It’s a blessing.”
He has enjoyed the recruiting experience so far, but he knows this is only the beginning.
“The process has been amazing,” he said. “It’s been hectic and crazy, too. It’s going to get worse when they can start contacting us through the phone. Right now, it’s pretty much Facebook and Twitter. It’s going to pick up even more. I already know.”
In addition to his Washington offer, Williams was also invited to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
“That was a blessing, and an honor,” Williams said. “I watched it (Saturday) and it seems like a lot of fun. I know a lot of guys there already. They said they had fun. They were posting pictures everywhere. It looks exciting.”