Washington earns commitment from blue-chip 2024 quarterback Austin Mack
Washington landed a second quarterback commitment from the 2024 class on Wednesday, and it was a big one.
Folsom (Calif.) 4-star quarterback Austin Mack announced his commitment to the Huskies. He chose UW from an all-Pac-12 group of finalists that also included Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, and Stanford. Mack is viewed by 247Sports as a top-100 prospect in the 2024 cycle and one of the best quarterbacks in the country.
Excited to announce my commitment to the University of Washington ☔️🏈
🗣️ Husky Nation, I'm home!!
#PurpleReign x @UW_Football pic.twitter.com/Sd3hIoLoZ4
— Austin Mack (@AustinMack2024) February 1, 2023
Even with a 2024 quarterback already committed in Seattle (Wash.) Garfield 3-star EJ Caminong, Mack was all-in for UW. He was on hand for Washington’s 2022 season-opener against Kent State — coach Kalen DeBoer’s debut — and then took a return trip to UW in mid-January. According to 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman, DeBoer and coach Ryan Grubb were also in Folsom last week to meet with Mack.
With Sam Huard entering the transfer portal and Washington going through a second consecutive signing class without adding a quarterback, Mack was a major priority for DeBoer and his staff.
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound thrower ranks as the 53rd overall recruit in the 2024 class, according to 247Sports. He’s the seventh-ranked quarterback and the eighth-ranked recruit from California.
His Composite score is significantly lower, as Rivals and ESPN have been slow to evaluate him. Mack has serious potential to soar up the composite player rankings as he moves through what will be his second season as a full-time starter.
As a first-year starter in 2022, Mack completed 70.4% of his throws for 3,498 yards and 40 touchdowns. In nearly 400 attempts, he only threw five interceptions while leading Folsom to a 12-2 record and a CIF-Sac Joaquin Section D1 Championship in California.
You can see his highlight tape below, via Hudl: