When Federal Way (Wash.) defensive coordinator Bryant Thomas told running back Chico McClatcher that Washington wanted to offer him a scholarship, the sophomore said he was “very overwhelmed.”
“I was very excited,” the 5-foot-7, 165-pound prospect said. “I never knew they would offer me this quick.”
As humble as he is talented, McClatcher didn’t expect to start receiving offers this year. However, after seeing the success he is having at such a young age, the Huskies' coaching staff decided to extend an invitation for the 2015 recruit to join their program.
Washington is the first FBS program to offer a scholarship to McClatcher, and that is something he will remember as he moves through the recruiting process.
“It means a lot,” he said. “It has a lot of impact, because I kind of want to stay close to home.”
He found out about the offer before Thursday’s practice, but said he wasn’t thinking about it when he took the field the next day during a 52-14 win over Federal Way (Wash.) Beamer.
“I was just focused on the game, just doing what I do, executing my plays,” said McClatcher, who returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown.