It was reported earlier this week that 4-star 2022 signee Germie Bernard had asked for and been granted a release from his letter of intent at Washington.

Following the departure of UW wideout coach Junior Adams, Bernard, who had committed to Adams and was excited to be part of the UW wideout group, had lost the position coach who recruited him and the head coach who signed off on him as an initial commit. He was committed to Jimmy Lake’s program and then stuck with that commitment once Kalen DeBoer took over.

Bernard made things official Friday.

The 4-star recruit was the highest-rated prospect in the Huskies’ class this cycle. He committed to Washington on July 30, 2020, and signed with the program during the Early Signing Period last month.

Bernard, a 6-foot-2 wideout from the state of Nevada, put up 956 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 18 yards a catch. He also got 37 rushing attempts that produced 452 rushing yards (12.2 per carry) and 4 scores. He seemed like a guy who could push for immediate playing time.

Michigan State is the rumored destination for him now.

The wideout group for UW is in a bit of flux right now. DeBoer initially looked to retain Junior Adams as the team’s new receivers coach—Adams had served on Lake’s staff and was hired by former coach Chris Petersen—but he left for Oregon recently.

Washington also lost Terrell Bynum to the portal once the season ended. With 436 yards and four scores in 2021, he was the team’s second-leading receiver. He ended up at USC.

There has been some good news in recent days, though. Last year’s leading receiver, Jalen McMillan, announced this week that he was fully committed to Washington still. “I’m excited about this team, offense, and Coach DeBoer,” the second-year wideout wrote on Twitter. Second-year wideout Ja’Lynn Polk also posted on Instagram that he was “fully bought into my brothers, Coach DeBoer, and this program.”