WENATCHEE — Wenatchee offensive lineman Trey Adams has committed to playing for the University of Washington in 2015.
The 16-year-old rising junior didn’t take long to make his choice. Adams, who grew up rooting for the Huskies, was offered a scholarship less than a week ago and verbally committed Monday. He also had a scholarship offer from Washington State University.
“I was set to get there since I was 5,” he said. “It was an easy choice for me.”
Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian approached Adams during the second day of the Rising Stars Husky Camp last week and offered him a scholarship shortly after.
Adams was listed at 6-foot-6, 245 pounds during his sophomore campaign. He made his first appearance at the varsity level in 2012 as a left tackle and will play that position at Washington. Adams said he plans to redshirt his freshman season.
The rangy lineman has a long history of ties with the Pac-12 school. His grandfather played basketball there in the 1950s and his uncle attended the school as well.
“I’ve always been a Husky fan,” Adams said.
Adams said he was impressed with Washington’s coaching staff and believes the team will be competing for Rose Bowls during his tenure on the team.
In the meantime, he hopes to continue to grow and hone his skills. Adams helped lead the Panthers to a 6-4 record last season. He played alongside offensive lineman Cody O’Connell, a recent graduate who signed a scholarship to play for WSU.
The Huskies finished fourth in the Pac-12 North conference with a 7-6 overall record last season. They made an appearance in the MAACO Bowl against Boise State in Las Vegas, losing 28-26.