Bothell’s Jacob Sirmon fires away during practice in August. Reporter file photo

Bothell’s Jacob Sirmon fires away during practice in August. Reporter file photo

Bothell’s Sirmon officially signs on to play at the University of Washington

Bring it on.

Bothell High star quarterback Jacob Sirmon officially became a University of Washington Dawg today. This season’s 4A KingCo offensive most valuable player jotted down his name during the early signing period.

“Very excited to introduce a Home Grown Dawg @JacobSirmon! Welcome to the family!!” read a tweet from UW coach Chris Peterson.

UW Football Recruiting tweeted: “Please welcome @JacobSirmon to the #HuskyFamily!#PurpleReign#GunSlinger.”

The 6-foot-4, 226-pounder amassed 2,840 total yards this season and completed 64 percent of his passes. He notched 29 passing touchdowns and seven running touchdowns.

“This is a huge moment for me. This was my very first offer as a sophomore. I’ve been committed here ever since,” Sirmon said in a Ford Sports press conference on Wednesday. “It’s kind of a surreal moment. Everything leading up to this has kind of paid off, and now I can kind of step forward and go into this next part of my life, so I’m really excited. It’s a dream come true.”

Sirmon, who verbally committed to UW more than two years ago, graduated from Bothell on Dec. 14 and plans to enroll at UW in January to participate in spring practice, according to the UW sports website.

Sirmon tweeted about his early graduation: “That’s a wrap!! Thank you Bothell for a great 3 years! I’ve very proud to have officially graduated High school today! Looking forward to the next chapter.”

He is the nephew of former UW defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon and “brings a strong arm and great size to the position,” according to the UW site. “He is a nice athlete too, and will look to compete for the starting position after Jake Browning graduates.”

Sirmon will next compete at the 2018 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game on Jan. 4 in Orlando, Florida.

He was selected to play after participating in Under Armour’s Future 50 Underclassman Camp last year.

In an earlier Reporter story, he said “It was awesome,” about being selected, calling it a “great honor.”

The 18-year-old, who has been playing football since he was 7, said it has been his dream to play in an all-American game.

At the start of this season, a sure-fire sign that Bothell players were going beyond the call of duty heading into KingCo play was when Sirmon and a few of his fellow captains did some extra sprints at the end of practice.

Sirmon smiled and told the Reporter that they were happy to put in the additional work.

“Anything that can help us separate from our opposition. The best way to lead for us is leading by example. We want our team to be on board and we want to have each other’s backs. If they see us working an extra rep or an extra 53 or something like that, that just helps build confidence in the team and it makes us better, a little more conditioned,” said Sirmon.

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