Eagle High shortstop commits to Washington

Senior J.T. Williams recently made a verbal commitment to play baseball for the University of Washington beginning in the fall of 2014.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound shortstop and closer also had interest from Arizona, Dartmouth and Lafayette, he said.

Williams batted .424 for the Mustangs last season, stealing 24-of-25 bases to earn first-team recognition in the 5A Southern Idaho Conference.

“J.T. is blessed with great athletic ability,” Eagle baseball coach Frank Wright said. “His speed, arm and instincts belong at the Division I level. He really is a very, very gifted kid.”

Williams also is the starting quarterback for the football team, which advanced to the state playoffs.

Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2014 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university. The information was provided to the Statesman by high school coaches and administrators or by club team officials. College commitments and signings can be sent to rroberts@idahostatesman.com.

BASEBALL

Ryan Beard, Rocky Mountain (2015), Air Force

Sage Diehm, Skyview (2015), North Carolina

Bowen Ogata, Bishop Kelly, Utah

Branson Trube, Mountain View, Gonzaga

J.T. Williams, Eagle, Washington

BOYS BASKETBALL

Isaiah Wright, Borah, Utah

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bailey Pasta, Skyview, Carroll College

FOOTBALL

Richard Bettencourt, Meridian, Wyoming

Don Hill, Timberline, Washington

Jake Knight, Rocky Mountain, Oregon State

Khalil Oliver, Rocky Mountain, Boise State

BOYS GOLF

Colby Dean, Eagle, Cal State Chico

GIRLS GOLF

Haley Nist, Bishop Kelly, Oregon State

BOYS SOCCER

Peyton Harris, Boise, Seattle Pacific

Carter Perry, Boise, Utah Valley University

GIRLS SOCCER

Domenique Banta, Meridian, Fresno State

Jenna Club, Timberline, Boise State

Grace Hancock, Boise (2015), Washington State

Maggie Saras, Timberline, Regis College

Hailey Woods, Meridian, College of Idaho

SOFTBALL

Bradie Filmore, Eagle (2016), California

Taurie Pogue, Mountain View, California

Sierra Stone, Eagle, Cornell

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY

Peyton Harris, Boise, Seattle Pacific

Tanner Johnson, Centennial, Duke

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY

Sam McKinnon, Mountain View, Oregon State

BOYS TENNIS

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GIRLS TENNIS

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VOLLEYBALL

Hailey Cook, Skyview, Northwest Nazarene

Nicole Davidson, Skyview, Pacific University (Ore.)

Emily Nay, Skyview, Eastern Oregon

Isabelle Statkus, Skyview, Eastern Oregon

BOYS WRESTLING

Hayden Tuma, Centennial, Nebraska

GIRLS WRESTLING

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GIRLS SWIMMING

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BOYS SWIMMING

Alex Trompke, Rocky Mountain, Michigan State

BOYS LACROSSE

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GIRLS LACROSSE

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