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Originally published January 23, 2014 at 6:33 PM | Page modified January 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

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California receiver Dante Pettis commits to Huskies

Receiver Dante Pettis is the son of former major league outfielder Gary Pettis. Dante Pettis is a track star as well as football player at his high school in San Juan Capistrano.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Wide receiver Dante Pettis of Junipero Serra Catholic High (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) announced Thursday on Twitter that he intends to sign a letter of intent with Washington.

Pettis, listed at 6 feet 1, 170 pounds, is rated as a three-star recruit. He is a standout in track and field, running the 200 meters in 21.84 seconds and posting a mark of 23 feet, 7 inches in the long jump last year.

He is a cousin of former Boise State standout receiver Austin Pettis and the son of Texas Rangers third-base coach Gary Pettis.

Pettis is the seventh known recruit this week to commit to UW and the 16th overall in this class. Verbal commitments are nonbinding. National signing day is Feb. 5.

Adam Jude: 206-464-2364 or On Twitter: @a_jude.

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