Washington lands QB K.J. Carta-Samuels
QB K.J. Carta-Samuels
QB K.J. Carta-Samuels
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 22, 2014
Greg Biggins, National Recruting Analyst

San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels visited Washington and Boise State over the weekend and decided on Wednesday he was ready to pull the trigger.

K.J. Carta-Samuels took official visits last weekend to Washington and then flew directly to Boise State and spent Sunday to Monday with the Broncos. On Wednesday, the Elite 11 quarterback decided he was ready to make his decision.

“I committed to Washington,” Carta-Samuels said. “I had great visits to both schools but in the end, I felt Washington was the best overall fit for me. It was a lot of things, it wasn’t just one or two but basically, Washington had the best combination of football and academics.

“I love the coaching staff and Coach Petersen has a great reputation of developing quarterbacks. I like Jonathan Smith a lot and I’m looking forward to working closely with him. I think I fit in well with the offense they plan to run and the academics really blew me away on my visit. I always knew Washington was strong academically but I was shocked just how strong.”

Carta-Samuels added location also played a role as well as playing in the Pac 12.

“I liked the idea of staying closer to home,” Carta-Samuels said. “When I was committed to Vanderbilt, I was fine leaving home but when it came down to Washington or Boise State, I liked the idea of staying closer to home and playing in the Pac 12.

“I grew up watching Pac 12 football and all the teams I followed played in that conference. To have the opportunity to compete against these teams I grew up watching is going to be a lot of fun. It has been stressful the last few days and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about everything. The more I thought about it, the more Washington just felt right and I’m thrilled right now to be a Husky.”

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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