Washington picks up a SoCal quarterback

When Steve Sarkisian took over as head coach of the Washington Huskies, many thought his years as an assistant at USC would enable him to see continued success recruiting Los Angeles. On Friday afternoon, the former quarterback again reached into Southern California to grab his future quarterback, Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne).

Williams selected Washington over Arizona, his other finalist, as well as offers from schools such as Florida, Arizona State, UCLA and Washington State.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback has been a known commodity in the area since his freshman season, when he participated with the varsity team and then took over as the starting quarterback as a sophomore. Last year, Williams led the Gauchos to a CIF title, as he threw for 3,247 yards and 34 touchdowns, and rushed for 587 yards and 11 scores.

Williams took a recent visit to Washington and raved about the trip. The quarterback nearly committed while on campus, but decided to give himself until Friday to think it over. He is Washington’s seventh commitment in the 2013 class, and fourth from Southern California.