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Carta-Samuels Quickly Makes His Pledge
K.J. Carta-Samuels to Washington (FoxSportsNEXT)
Posted Jan 22, 2014
K.J. Carta-Samuels, a 6-foot-4, 207-pound quarterback prospect from Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, Calif. has verbally committed to Washington over offers from Vanderbilt, Boise State, and others. Carta-Samuels' brother Austyn played at Vanderbilt and he had been verbally committed to the Commodores since July 2012 - but he dropped them Wednesday after James Franklin took the Penn State job.
"VandyNation, Its been my dream to attend Vandy," Carta-Samuels said via his personal Twitter account. "I have been looking forward to this opportunity for 3 years. As we know things changed and I had a family there I was seeming to become a part of. Coach (Derek) mason seems like a really caring and passionate person as well as a great coach but I have made the decision to not visit VU and hopefully make it much easier for VU to attract a quarterback for this class. My grandpa loved VU, My brother loves VU, and My family will always love VU. I want to thank you guys for the endless support and will always speak so highly of the school that changed by brothers' and my families' life."
Roughly 45 minutes later, Carta-Samuels posted this on his Twitter account, committing to
, the two schools he just officially visited in the past five days.
"I have committed to the University of Washington. I'm excited to play for Coach Pete, need players to join like @buddabaker32 #Dawgs
Carta-Samuels spoke with Scout.com's Greg Biggins just moments after his decision became public.
"Coach Pete has a great reputation for developing QBs and I know I'll learn a ton from him," said Carta-Samuels.
He also had some glowing things to say about his visit, which swayed his decision in the Huskies' favor.
The campus blew me away and the academics was especially big for me. A degree from Washington opens a lot of doors and I come from an academic family.
"I wanted to stay closer to home and i always grew up dreaming to play in the Pac 12. The teams i grew up watching were Pac 12 teams so it's awesome to play for Washington and compete against all these great programs.
"Overall, it was just the best fit for me, with the best combination of football, academics, location and I was very comfortable with the players and other recruits in my visit."
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