Great news from the shadows of Mount Rainier, where Connor Wedington from Sumner (Wash.) High School picked up an offer from Eastern Washington University.
This is the first offer for one of Washington’s top 2017 athletes, and comes from a school Wedington speaks very highly of.
“It feels amazing to have my first offer,” Wedington told Northwest Elite Index. “I was excited my first offer came from EWU because they have such a quality program and coaching staff. I’ve put in the most work possible in this last two years and the hard work has finally paid off. Best feeling ever.”
Wedington and his Spartan teammates were in Cheney for a padded team camp when the offer was presented, but it wasn’t something Wedington saw coming.
“In the morning session coach [Kiel] McDonald and I were talking and he mentioned there was a probability of offering me later in season,” Wedington said. ” He said I’m the type of guy he would offer, but he wants to see the first couple of games of my junior year.
“After the morning session I spoke with coach [Beau] Baldwin and he said he was going to come down and watch me. Second session starts off and before I know it most of the coaches were watching our team. Coach Baldwin came over and told me I’m the type of guy they like, and said he’s heard all good things about me from his coaches and then said there going to offer me a full ride.”
This could be the first of many offers for the 5-foot-11, 185 pounder, who is also hearing from a host of Pac-12 schools, including Washington, Washington State and Oregon State. He is also hearing from Wyoming, Idaho, UC Davis, Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona and Portland State.
That list is likely to grow in the near future, as Wedington begins making camp stops, which starts with Washington’s Rising Stars Camp on June 20th. Wedington will be attending the Rough Diamonds College Showcase on June 28th, he plans on participating in a Northwest 9 Regional Qualifier, and is also looking at Idaho and Colorado State camps, as well.
Keep an eye on Wedington this coming season, as he will be playing defense for the Spartans, and could wind up being one of the state’s top defensive backs.
We will keep you updated on future news regarding Wedington and his future.