Weekend visit crucial for Crane

Dane Crane considered committing before he left Washington's campus but wanted to sleep on it. He woke up Sunday morning upset that he didn't already pledge to the Huskies and so he called the coaches with his decision.
Crane, a 6-foot-3, 313-pound center from Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic, said he saw everything he could imagine during his weekend visit to Washington and he's happy to be committed.
"The whole day was just phenomenal," Crane said. "I love the city and the campus and all the coaches are great. I love the attitude around there and it's a family-based atmosphere which I really like.

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"I saw the spring game and we had meetings with coach (Dan) Cozzetto, the offensive line coach, and coach (Steve) Sarkisian with my family and I was sold even before that happened. That put my parents in a really good place and I want to be a part of it.
"My parents told me to sleep on it so I came home and I woke up (Sunday) morning almost mad I hadn't committed yet because I just want to be on board. I want to show them I'm all about it all the way."
Crane called Cozzetto and Sarkisian and he said both coaches were thrilled he had made his decision to be a part of Washington's 2013 recruiting class.
Four-star linebacker Sean Constantine from Bellevue, Wash., and three-star cornerback Derek Babiash have also committed after visiting this past weekend.
Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Florida State and San Diego State had also offered Crane, who's rated as the fourth-best center in the class by Rivals.com, and he was hearing from Tennessee and others.
"No way did I think I was going to commit this weekend," Crane said.
"I knew Washington was one of my top schools, was definitely top three, but it all changed when I got up there. Everything we saw was so amazing."