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Originally published February 3, 2011 at 5:58 PM | Page modified February 4, 2011 at 5:29 PM

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Huskies a longshot, but still in chase for quarterback Jacoby Brissett

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett, the last player Washington is pursuing, will make his choice Friday.

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Washington's long-distance — and viewed by most longshot — courtship of quarterback Jacoby Brissett finally appears at a close.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the last player the Huskies appear to still be pursuing for the Class of 2011 and one of the few top recruits left in the country who remains unsigned, will reportedly make his announcement before his basketball game Friday night for Dwyer High School.

As has often been the case for two weeks, there were conflicting versions of what Brissett might do.

One website following the University of Florida reported that Brissett will announce for the Gators. The Palm Beach Post, meanwhile, said that "Miami or Wisconsin seem the best fits" for Brissett.

None of the reports indicated that Washington would win the battle, though most noted that the Huskies were still on his list.

Washington got into the Brissett sweepstakes fairly late, but he was interested enough in the Huskies to take a visit to UW in late January. However, most reports indicate that Washington's distance from his Florida home might be too much.

Washington signed two quarterbacks Wednesday — Derrick Brown of Murrieta, Calif., and Antavius Sims of Ventura College. Sims also could end up at cornerback.


• Shaun Tarantola, the coach at Juanita High School in Kirkland, said LB Jarett Finau, who signed with Washington on Wednesday, will be able to graduate from high school and enroll at UW in time for spring practice. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins of Gig Harbor is also expected to enroll in time for the spring. UW coach Steve Sarkisian said there was a chance a few others might enroll early but didn't name them.

• Spring practice begins March 29; the spring game is April 30.

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