Burien (Washington) Kennedy Catholic Receiver Jabez Tinae stay at home.
The four-star receiver announced his engagement to Washington a few moments ago and will continue his football career in his backyard.
“The opportunities available to me in each of the respective schools that offered me were immense,” said Tinae. “The coaches and their staff took the time to present me with opportunities to adapt to their projects, campus and program. But in the end, the overall factor for me was the ability to be developed by (junior) coach Adams and the Washington coaching family. as a receiver who can excel at the college level and beyond. He painted a clear picture of what was expected of me – hard work, the ability to learn on the go, to be coachable and to do nothing better than my best representatives. And also what I can expect from Washington staff and team, training to prepare for college football and beyond, responsibility on and off the field, opportunities and lifelong support.
Tinae was familiar with the Washington campus and program.
“I have been on campus several times in the past few years and have always imagined what he would like to do on campus as a student or in the field as a Dawg,” said Tinae. “What really confirmed that this was the place for me was to build a solid relationship with Coach Adams and the Head Coach Jimmy Lake, and how a stellar program, I believe Washington is. It gave me the advantage and the confidence that Washington was at home. I first said to Coach Adams, my post coach and he was celebrating with me on the phone and told me that I had had his evening. We were in contact with Coach Lake and he too couldn’t be happier that I am committed to becoming Dawg. ”
Tinae said her family was delighted with her decision to stay at home.
“My parents and siblings are extremely proud and happy for me and continue to celebrate each success with me,” said Tinae. “The recruiting process was exciting but also stressful, so they were relieved to have considered all the right options and to be ready to commit. They fully support my decision and are convinced that it is the best decision for me. “
Tinae said he would start recruiting and joining his teammate, Sam Huard, a commitment to the Huskies, by recruiting other people to join them.
“I have strong relationships with Junior Alexander“Said Tinae. Of course, I would love to see us continue the Launch connection to the next level. Don’t stop crying and JT Tuimoloau are also prime targets because they are great friends who will bring the boom to Montlake and help us get started in a national championship race. We’ve all played together to represent FBU Seattle in Grade 8 and JT and I together on the 7v7 circuit for FSP for the past four years. I would love to have the chance to play together again as Dawgs. ”
Tinae said he never worries about going away from home, but being close to his family is a bonus.
“Distance was not the deciding factor,” said Tinae. “In fact, when I started to really dive into my options, I intentionally took that out of the equation. As I narrowed down my options, it was starting to make more sense as far as who I am as a person, outside of soccer, is fully taken care of here at home. My family, and I have a big one, is at home and my home church, Hilltop City Church is here. ”
Tinae said that he was completely through with the recruitment process and that the weight of a decision was no longer on him.
“I am a loyal person,” said Tinae. “I am confident in my decision and I will not accept any other visits outside of my official in Washington. I’m there. It is important to stop recruiting so that I can focus on being the best person and the best player in my high school, the Kennedy The Lancers team, this last season and also an intensive training to prepare to the big move. It is a huge burden that lifts me off my shoulders as well as my family. So many people want me to do well and I just wanted to weigh all of my options and consider what I know in my heart, is the best decision for me as a young student athlete looking to continue my education and career. football to the next level. My parents and coaches also invested a lot in this process, taking time to help me think about the options and share their hopes for success for me. In the end, I had to make this decision and I know it’s the right one. I have built strong relationships along the way with a few coaches outside of Washington and disconnecting and moving on has not been easy for me. I truly appreciate everyone and all the time, effort and resources they have invested in recruiting me as a possible student athlete in 2021 for their program. ”
Four stars in the 247Sports composite industry ranking, Tinae ranks as # 50 receiver nationally and # 7 in composite state, while 247Sports has it as # 36 receiver at national level and No. 8 perspective in the State of Evergreen in 2021.