Hockinson’s Racanelli picks UW

Standout football player still has another year of high school before he heads to Washington

This Hawk says he will become a Husky.

Sawyer Racanelli, one of the most sought after football recruits in the Northwest, has announced he will stay in the Northwest.

Hockinson football standout Sawyer Racanelli posted this photo illustration on his Twitter page today, announcing his intention to sign with the University of Washington after his senior football season with the Hawks.
Hockinson football standout Sawyer Racanelli posted this photo illustration on his Twitter page today, announcing his intention to sign with the University of Washington after his senior football season with the Hawks.

Completing his junior year at Hockinson High School, Racanelli posted on social media of his intention to sign with the University of Washington following his senior season with the Hawks.

“I would like to thank all of the colleges who believed in me throughout the recruiting process,” his message on Twitter stated. “With that being said, I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at … THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.”

Racanelli, a wide receiver and a defensive back/linebacker for the Hawks, had offers from a number of programs throughout the nation. Beyond the Northwest, he had offers from Michigan, Kansas State, Cal, UCLA, and more.

He thanked God, his parents, and all of his teammates who “pushed me to be the best I could be.”

Racanelli is a key member of Hockinson football powerhouse that has won back-to-back Class 2A state championships. The Hawks have won 27 consecutive games and are set to return their quarterback, Levi Crum, and receiver/defensive back Peyton Brammer, among others, for the 2019 season. Those two are also getting looks from Division-I programs.

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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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