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Huskies get commitment from California cornerback Jermaine Kelly
The Washington Huskies picked up their third verbal commitment in four days as the rush to fill out their 2013 recruiting class continues...
Seattle Times staff reporter
The Washington Huskies picked up their third verbal commitment in four days as the rush to fill out their 2013 recruiting class continues with signing day less than a month away.
Committing Monday was cornerback Jermaine Kelly of Salesian High in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is rated a four-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com and three stars by ESPN.com. He committed to UCLA over the summer before decommitting and then narrowing his choices to Boise State and UW before finally choosing the Huskies.
He visited UW the weekend of Washington's win over Stanford in September and told ESPN.com's HuskyNation that that trip was "actually the clincher" in selling him on the Huskies.
Scout.com rates Kelly as the No. 22 cornerback in the country and his size gives UW another taller, longer player at that spot, something Husky coaches have been trying to emphasize.
He is the 22nd known commit in the class, including two players who have already enrolled — quarterback Troy Williams of Harbor City, Calif., and safety Trevor Walker of Mansfield, Texas.
UW officially announced Monday that each was enrolled in school and will be available to participate in spring practice. The commitments of other players, though, do not become binding until letters-of-intent are signed. The LOI period begins Feb. 6.
UW also announced that two players are leaving the team and are no longer enrolled — classes began Monday. Those two are redshirt freshman safety James Sample and true freshman linebacker Blake Rodgers. Rodgers sat out this year as a redshirt while battling knee injuries. Sample, one of the most heralded members of UW's Class of 2011, played in just three games this season after having been limited in the spring because of offseason shoulder surgery.