Northwest QB makes decision

It didn't take quarterback Luther Leonard (6-2, 190, 4.7) from Burien (Wash.) Evergreen to make up his mind once he received the offer he has wanted all along.
"Yes it is true," Evergreen head coach Shaun Taratola said. "They offered him today and Washington was his number one choice all along.
"I guess Washington decided move a little fast on Luther because things started to heat up for him with regards to recruiting," Taratola said. "Boise State was going to trip him and was really interested in them, but he wanted to be a Husky all along.
"After Luther talked to his folks and went over everything it was a clincher for him," Taratola said. "His family can drive up the road a little bit and watch him practice and play, plus like I said, the Huskies were number one all along.
"What the Huskies are getting in Luther is a quarterback with a huge upside," Taratola said. "He's a winner and can throw the ball all over the field.
"Luther is a hard worker," Taratola said. "At 6:15 every morning, he's in the weight room lifting and in the offseason on his own he gets his receivers out and throws to them.
"Luther is a worker, a competitor and winner," Taratola said. "He has all the things to be a successful Pac 10 quarterback.
"Plus he's very unselfish and will do whatever the teams needs him to do," Taratola said. "He's come a long way in his three years here and has overcome adversity. This is the next step forward for an excellent young man.
On the season, Leonard hit on 62 percent of his passes for 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns against only five picks.
The Huskies land the type of player that was the lifeblood of their program during the winning years under Don James.