The writing was on the wall, especially after Jake Locker decided to return for his senior season at the University of Washington:
Quarterback Ronnie Fouch was the man on the outside looking in.
Locker played all 12 games in 2009, third-stringer Keith Price continued to make big strides in practice, and has flashed big play-making ability, and Oaks Christian signal caller Nick Montana has decided to enroll at the UW early.
That left Fouch in a bind, and he's decided to leave the Huskies and enroll at NCAA Division I-AA Indiana State, according to a report Sunday in the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise.
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"Ronnie, after 3½ years at Washington, came to the realization, along with the (Washington) staff, that he needs to play," said Rhonda Fouch, who is also the athletic director at East Valley Redlands High where her son played, told the local newspaper.
"What it came down to is, could he handle another year of being a backup? He only has two years of eligibility remaining and wants to have the joy of playing again and going out there with a smile on his face."