Henry Roberts - a consensus 4-star OL recruit out of Bellevue H.S. - has announced his college destination tonight via his Twitter account:
Officially committed to the University of Washington. #GoDawgs #Family— Henry Roberts (@TheHen747) September 4, 2014
Twitter reaction came immediately, including a little "blast from the past":
September 4, 2014
Hell of a first tweet, by the way, @CoachPeteUW— UW Dawg Pound (@UWSBN) September 4, 2014
What is the world coming to? RT @CoachPeteUW: #Woof!— Bronco Beat (@IDS_BroncoBeat) September 4, 2014
Roberts is the latest in a recent line of outstanding OL prospects from the state's top program, following such players as Steve Schilling, David DeCastro and Jake Eldrenkamp. For a while it appeared that he would follow in DeCastro's footsteps and select Stanford, but as he considered his choices further, the appeal of staying local and attending Washington gained priority.
He becomes the 11th known verbal commitment for Washington's 2015 recruiting class and the 5th rated at a 4-star level by at least one recruiting service. With commitments also from Trey Adams, Jared Hilbers and greyshirt Devin Burleson, the staff is likely done with OL recruiting for this class, though they are still pursuing James Empey with the thought he'd become a 2017 recruit after serving a 2-year LDS mission.
Junior highlights courtesy of Hudl.com: