Tre Weed found himself a college home.
And it won’t be too far away.
The 4A South Puget Sound League’s MVP and Sumner High School senior announced he has verbally committed to Eastern Washington University, choosing the Eagles over multiple other NCAA Division I offers.
National Signing Day is Feb. 7.
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Weed has been one of the most electrifying players in the South Sound — probably in the state — over the past two seasons.
Weed helped lead Sumner to back-to-back trips to the 4A state semifinals in the school’s first two seasons as a 4A school. It was in 3A the two years prior to that after moving up from 2A.
Weed was second on the team in rushing, led Sumner in receiving, led it in all-purpose yards, and led the 4A SPSL in interceptions for the second consecutive year. He was a two-time TNT All-Area selection.
Weed finished with 138 carries for 1,101 yards and 14 touchdowns rushing; he had another 50 catches for 708 yards and 13 TDs receiving; and he picked off eight passes his senior season.
He finished with 2,129 all-purpose yards for the season. That caome a year after his former teamamte and now Stanford receiver Connor Wedington had 2,048 all-purpose yards (though Wedington’s season was cut short by injury).
When Wedington missed the rest of Sumner’s playoff run with a separated shoulder, he told Weed and TCU-bound linebacker Ben Wilson that Sumner was their team from there on. Weed and Wilson helped lift the Spartans to a quarterfinal win over Woodinville last year before losing to eventual state-champion Camas in the semifinals (with Weed finishing the season with 1,835 all-purpose yards and six interceptions).
Weed then had 226 all-purpose yards on nine touches in this year’s quarterfinal win over Monroe (including an 85-yard interception return for a TD, a 61-yard rushing TD and a 34-yard receiving TD).
Sumner lost in the semifinals, 10-0, the next week against Woodinville.
“All-around the best duo,” Sumner coach Keith Ross said of coaching Weed and Wilson after the Monroe game. “They can both do it in all three phases. Ben is the big beast, physical pounder, and Tre is the smooth open-field runner. And they just make us that much better because what are you going to do? Are you going to load up on Ben? Are you going to cover Tre? You got to split your D.
“Ben is the most physically gifted player I’ve ever had. He’s long and lean and fast-twitched and tall and heavy and long arms and strong. He’s really a true freak. And Tre is just smooth and athletic and finesse-type beautiful athlete. They really complement each other great.
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