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Jumping on sudden offer, Emerald Ridge's Denzel Boston gives verbal commitment to Washington Huskies football

The younger brother of EWU receiver Andrew Boston becomes the Huskies' second wide-receiver commit in 2022 class.
Denzel Boston, Emerald Ridge wide receiver, class of 2022

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.

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"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.