Super sleeper running back/linebacker Chris Stevens (6-1, 200, 4.55) from Mojave, Calif., saw his stock rise off the charts. One of the reasons that he was a sleeper was because doesn't care about seeing his name in print. This hard-nosed player just wants to be on the field.
Stevens returned from Washington and he must have liked what he saw in Seattle.
"Chris Stevens verbally committed to Washington yesterday," Mojave coach Larry Satterfield said. "He liked the coaches and the players he met on the visit."
"One of the main reasons that Chris chose Washington the Huskies will allow to participate in both indoor and outdoor track," Satterfield said. "He's a track guy and it is very important to him that he competes in that sport as well."
The Huskies get a player in Stevens who is a standout on both sides of the ball.
As a running back, Stevens rushed for 1,751 yards, 33 touchdowns and scored two PAT's.
On defense, Stevens accounted for 121 tackles, six fumble recoveries, two sacks and one interception.
Stevens is also is a high achiever on the track where he took the CIF Division IV 200-meter championship with a 21.7.
Stevens took unofficial visits to see games at Oregon, ASU and Fresno State.
Most schools are recruited at Stevens as an outside linebacker, but Washington is now looking at him more as an athlete.
Nice get for Ty Willingham and the Washington Huskies.