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Bishop Sankey told Scout.com on Tuesday, "I'm a Dawg" (Photo: SWX) Bishop Sankey told Scout.com on Tuesday, "I'm a Dawg" (Photo: SWX)
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Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey has decided to back out of his commitment to Washington State and become a Husky instead.

Sankey, an All-GSL running back who ran for more than 2,000 yards last season, made it official Tuesday.

"I'm a Dawg," he told Scout.com, saying that he almost committed to Maryland, too.

There were hints Sankey, the Greater Spokane League's all-time season rushing leader, would change his mind. All during the season he made no secret about the fact that he was going to take a few more recruiting trips – including one to Seattle to size up Steve Sarkisian's Huskies.

So what sealed the deal? According to Scout.com it came down to 1) academics and 2) Sankey's host on his recruiting trip was a running back – something that didn't happen with other schools.

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