Brandon McKinney, 4-star safety from Orange, Calif., (Orange Lutheran) has committed to the Washington Huskies, according to his Twitter account.
McKinney said the following regarding his commitment to Chris Petersen’s squad, making it sound as if there’s no chance he’ll be backing off on his pledge anytime soon. Of course, he threw in a classy thank you to his mother as well, which is always good form:
“I would like to thank my mom for all that she’s done, as far as, pushing me to be the best man I can be and putting me in the right places to be successful. With all that being said, I will be committing 100% to the University of Washington,” McKinney wrote.
My decision has been made???????????? pic.twitter.com/RpW0BvSvm8
— BMAC‼️ (@brandonmckinn20) July 16, 2016
McKinney’s commitment is a big one for the Huskies. He’s a 6-foot-2, 190 pound recruit, ranked as the No. 21 safety in the 2017 class, according to the industry generated 247Sports Composite rankings. You also know that Petersen and his staff have to be happy about landing a recruit from the ultra-talented state of California.
To that point, McKinney is the No. 30 recruit from the state. The 247Sports exclusive rankings consider him the No. 22 Californian recruit, so that’s worth keeping in mind.
The Huskies landed the talented safety’s commitment over a plethora of other offers — he has nine in total. Arizona State, Boston College, Cal, Colorado, San Diego State, UCLA, USC and Utah have all also offered the newest Husky commitment.
“Washington has one of the best secondaries in the country”, McKinney told Ruth Robbins of 247Sports a few days before his commitment.
If his commitment stays true, which it sounds like it will, McKinney will soon be part of that Washington secondary.