"I went out there and it felt like home. The city was huge," said latest University of Washington commit Jalen Greene. As a Southern California native, Seattle was the better fit at the end of the day compared to Boise, Idaho.
Greene led the Serra Cavaliers to a victory in the 2012 CIF State Championship and back-to-back CIFSS Championships. Jalen is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the entire 2014 recruiting class and will help build the new program led by Chris Peterson.
UW has top-notch facilities and that is definitely a draw to incoming freshmen.
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"When I mean everything is new, that is not an exaggeration. New training rooms, locker rooms, meeting rooms. The dorms are new," said Greene. "For some that's a big deal, for me it really wasn't but it's always good to get new stuff and for training."
There were several schools that tried to come into the mix late for Greene's services, however, UW had what counted most. Greene's parents were also comfortable with their son's decision and were able to develop a relationship with Peterson and his staff throughout the process.
"Schools were calling trying to get me to come and Coach Peterson called me the day before the game (vs Chaminade). My parents were more comfortable with me going to Washington more than any other place," Greene told CLA.
"Colorado and Fresno State offered and I think SJSU was in the mix but I was just trying to focus on Washington," he concluded.