Is Martell still committed to Huskies?

Poway (Calif.) 2017 quarterback Tate Martell committed to Washington before he ever threw a varsity pass. With a new staff in place in Seattle, how solid is that commitment?

Tate Martell is one of the top freshman quarterbacks in the state. He had a solid showing at the Passing Down SoCal Regional tournament on Sunday and made our list of top performers. Here was our evaluation of Martell following the event.

‘Martell was playing on a team made up largely of freshman and sophomores and they still rolled in to the quarterfinals. Martell is going to need to put on some size but he's extremely smart, especially for a young quarterback and has an advanced feel for the position and where to go with the ball. He's very accurate and throws with great anticipation and timing.'

Martell is about 5-10, 180 pounds but has plenty of time to put on some size before he hits college. He had a solid season for Poway last year throwing for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing 700 yards and nine more scores.

On the recruiting front, Martell gave an early commitment to Steve Sarkisian and Washington two years ago. With Sark now at USC, what is the status of the quarterbacks' commitment?

"I'm still committed to Washington," Martell said. "I've talked to Coach Petersen and he said they want to honor my commitment and still want me as part of the program. I've talked to Coach Sark at USC also and it sounds like they want to offer me as well. My QB coach, Steve Clarkson, talked to Sark and he said they want me to make an early commitment but I'm staying with Washington.

"I really love Washington, it's an awesome school and I really like it there. It's still really early for me but where I'm at right now, I don't plan on changing. If I were to open things up, I definitely wouldn't make a quick commitment anywhere. I would go through the process but like I said, I'm solid with UW right now."

Despite his commitment, Martell did say he wants to take some visits and do a few camps this summer.

"I want to visit some SEC schools so I'm looking at Texas A&M and LSU," Martell said. "I plan to camp at USC and UCLA since they're close to home and I want to camp with Arizona State too.

"Of course I'll be at Washington as well and that's all I have set up right now. That will be fun to work out with them and get a better idea of their coaching style so it will be a pretty packed summer for me." Recommended Stories