When interviewing Gonzaga Prep’s Bishop Sankey for a story on breaking the GSL single-season rushing record this week, his verbal commitment to WSU — though he affirmed it — seemed a little shaky. He says he's still going to take visits to other schools, including the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota.
"I'm still verbally committed to WSU, but I have a good relationship with the running back coaches at some of the other schools, too," says Sankey. "They really want me, so I just want to go and see what else is out there. Make sure I'm picking a college that's truly good for me."
Sankey says his original decision to select WSU was based, at least in part, on the rapport he developed with running back coach Steve Broussard. Broussard, however, resigned the position in February to take a job as a wide receiver coach at Arizona State. Dave Ungerer, whose experience is far more rooted in special teams, was hired as the running back/special teams coach to replace him.
"I had a really good relationship with [Broussard]. But he left. I was really close to him, he was a really cool guy," Sankey says. "I just talked it over with my dad. I feel like I would be selling myself short if I don't see what else is out there."
If he's considering the University of Washington, WSU fans are just going to have to hope the grass looks greener on this side of the Cascades. I don't know exactly how they'd react to so overt a betrayal (in their eyes), but I'm guessing it wouldn't be pretty come Apple Cup.