Washington has its quarterback for the 2024 cycle, and he comes from right in the Huskies’ own backyard.

Seattle (Wash.) Garfield quarterback E.J. Caminong is staying home, announcing his commitment to coach Kalen DeBoer and the hometown Huskies on his birthday Wednesday. He chose UW over other early offers from Colorado, Oregon State, and Washington State. He told 247Sports he plans to enroll early to take part in spring ball early in 2024.

A 6-foot-2, 195-pound quarterback, Caminong rates as a 3-star prospect. He’s the 33rd-ranked quarterback in the 2024 class, according to the Top247, and the ninth-ranked recruit from the state of Washington. (He doesn’t yet have a 247 Composite score, but that’ll come.)

247Sports’ Brandon Huffman had this to say on Caminong’s game:

Caminong made a big jump in the offseason and it has carried over to the young season. He always had the physical tools and the arm strength but where he’s improved greatly is in his pocket presence and his decision making, instead of forcing throws like he did as a sophomore, he’s going through reads, keeping his eyes downfield and dropping passes right into the tightest of windows.

Caminong is UW’s third known pledge in the 2024 class, joining 3-star edge rusher Jaxson Jones and 3-star athlete Landon Bell. The Huskies didn’t take a high school quarterback in DeBoer’s first cycle in 2022, opting instead to supplement a room that featured former 4-star Dylan Morris and former 5-star Sam Huard with a fifth-year transfer player in Michael Penix Jr. UW has a pair of quarterbacks on the way, though, with a verbal pledge from Pierre (S.D.) TF Riggs dual-threat passer Lincoln Kienholz in the 2023 class and now Caminong for the 2024 group.

You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: