It didn’t matter how, or when – Emerald Ridge High School’s Denzel Boston was just happy the University of Washington football staff wanted him part of the future.
Boston, a highly-skilled 6-foot-4 wide receiver, announced on social media Wednesday afternoon that he was giving the Huskies a verbal pledge for the 2022 class.
Jaguars coach Adam Schakel said the interest between both in-state Pacific-12 Conference schools picked up quickly over the past 10-12 days – starting with Boston being offered by the Cougars at a recent 7-on-7 tournament in Pullman.
A few days later, Boston spent time with a few of his Ford Sports Performance buddies on the UW campus – and got an offer from the Huskies.
“It was UW or WSU,” Schakel said. “With UW being right here and close, that is what he wanted.”
In some ways, Boston – the younger brother of Eastern Washington University wideout Andrew Boston – is still a vastly-underrated prospect given his skill set. The three-star recruit is springy, athletic and has a knack for winning most 50-50 balls high up in the air.
“He is a matchup problem,” Schakel said.
Boston joins Nevada product Germie Bernard as the two wide receiver commits in UW’s 2022 class. Also, local products Chance Bogan (Lincoln of Tacoma) and Ryan Otton (Tumwater) have committed to the Huskies as tight ends.
If he signs with the Huskies in December, Boston will be the second Emerald Ridge player to go to a Power 5 school. Defensive lineman Mosiah Nasili-Kite also signed with the UW out of high school in 2018, but has since transferred and is playing at the University of Maryland.