Dec. 20, 2000
The University of Washington today received a letter of intent from City College of San Francisco quarterback Taylor Barton, who played one season for Husky head coach Rick Neuheisel at Colorado in 1998 before transferring to CCSF following the 1999 season.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Barton led CCSF to an unprecedented second-consecutive JC Grid-Wire National Championship, averaging 343 yards and four TDs per game over his last six games during the Rams' 12-0 season. Barton was named Offensive MVP of CCSF's 31-13 win over Bakersfield in the California State Championship, passing for 281 yards and 3 TDs.
A native of Beaverton, Ore., Barton threw 56 TD passes as a senior at Beaverton High in 1997, before joining Husky head coach Rick Neuheisel at Colorado. Over the next two seasons, Barton played in just two games and threw just three passes for the Buffaloes.
Today marks the beginning of the mid-year junior-college signing period. High-school senior prospects are not eligible to sign letters of intent until Feb. 7.