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Mickens staying in Pac-12

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Washington is on a roll.
The Huskies landed four-star athlete Jaydon Mickens on Tuesday night hours after they received a commitment from four-star Jordan Payton and about a day after five-star safety Shaq Thompson made his pledge.
Payton and Thompson were former Cal commits and Mickens was committed to USC but the two sides decided to part ways in early December.
That's when Washington really emerged on the scene.
Mickens, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound prospect who shined in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, picked Washington over Oklahoma State and others. He could play multiple positions which makes the Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey athlete so impressive.
In his senior season, Mickens rushed for 378 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 558 yards and seven scores. Los Angeles Dorsey's only two losses this season came against Redlands East Valley and Harbor City Narbonne in the playoffs.
At the Semper Fidelis game, Mickens already tagged Washington as one of his two favorites along with Oregon and even then he said the Huskies had the edge in his recruitment.
Then Mickens took a trip to Oklahoma State and raved about that trip but the Cowboys could not overcome the Huskies in the end.
Rivals.com rates Mickens as the No. 11 athlete, No. 142 prospect in the 2012 class and No. 20 in the California state rankings.
Mickens, who originally committed to USC in early October of his junior year, was not the only Dorsey standout to make his pledge in recent days. On Monday, three-star linebacker Jeremiah Allison picked Washington State.
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