Morris is Scout.com's No. 3-ranked pro-style QB in the class of 2019.
Already loaded with two quarterback recruits for 2018, the Huskies now have in place the centerpiece of their 2019 recruiting class.
Four-star QB Dylan Morris, entering his junior year at Graham-Kapowsin High School, announced Sunday morning his commitment to Washington.
“I’m stayin’ home!!” he wrote on Twitter.
Morris, listed at 6-feet-1 and 195 pounds, is the No. 3-ranked pro-style QB in the class of 2019 and the No. 44 overall prospect in the class, according to Scout.com. He chose UW over offers from Washington State, Oregon, California, Notre Dame, Nebraska and others.
Last Tuesday, Morris called UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith and told him he was ready to commit to the Huskies. On Sunday morning, Morris had a sit-down meeting with Chris Petersen to make his commitment official.
“I’ve always been a Husky fan,” Morris said in an interview Monday morning. “My grandpa had season tickets before he moved to Arizona, and he’s the one who really got me into being a Husky fan. It’s just somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. …
“UW is just home. That’s the biggest thing. There’s nothing that can top that.”
The Huskies were the first school to offer Morris a scholarship when he was a freshman, and he said his relationships with Petersen and Smith were key factors in his decision.
“Coach Pete’s going to be here for a long time, which was another thing I took into consideration,” Morris said. “They’re just going to keep getting better.”
Morris has been the starting QB at Graham-Kapowsin since his freshman year, helping the Eagles reach the state playoffs in each of his two seasons. He’s thrown for about 4,000 career yards and 42 touchdowns.
Morris is the first recruit in the fold for UW’s 2019 class. Already, the Huskies have two quarterbacks committed for 2018 — Bothell’s Jacob Sirmon and Coeur d’Alene’s Colson Yankoff, both of whom are ranked among the top-100 recruits in their class.
Morris said having those two QBs ahead of him wasn’t a significant influence in his decision.
“Anywhere you go there’s going to be guys in front of you,” Morris said. “I didn’t take that into much consideration.”