Wedington Makes His Choice

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Connor Wedington
Connor Wedington


Last week, Sumner (Wa.) ATH Connor Wedington received an offer from Washington and shortly after the offer came, he added his name to the Huskies’ 2017 commit list.

“Me and my family — my mom, my stepdad, my two sisters and my dad — all went up and sat down with coach (Chris) Petersen today and we felt like it was coming, but we weren’t completely sure,” Wedington told Northwest Elite Index. “After they offered me, I told them I knew where I wanted to go and I committed right there.

“My mom was super-excited and so was the rest of my family.

“The coaches were fired up too. They said they want me as a running back and they like the way I play and that I’m an ‘OKG’ and I fit in perfectly with what they are trying to build there.”

Wedington chose the Huskies over offers from Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana State.

“I’ve actually been talking to pretty much all of the Pac 12 except for Arizona State, UCLA and Colorado, so if I had waited maybe I would have gotten more offers, but when I talked with my family and my coach about things, we all knew Washington was where I wanted to be so, why wait when you know where you want to go,” Wedington said.

“It’s the hometown school, I love the coaches and the program there. It’s always been the school I’ve wanted to go to and the team I wanted to play for, so it was perfect when I got the offer.”

As a junior this past season, while helping to lead his team to a 10-1 record, Wedington amassed over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground while posting 22 tackles and four interceptions on defense.

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