Oakland Tech High wide receiver DiAndre Campbell made an oral commitment to the University of Washington on Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Campbell ranked third in the Oakland Athletic League in receptions in the 2008 regular season with 22, good for 212 yards and four touchdowns.

"They just seemed like a new team on the rise. They have a new coach, a whole new coaching staff. ... It seemed like it would be a good fit for me. (The school has) good academic programs," said Campbell, who said he also received an offer from Utah.

By committing early, Campbell's college plans are set before his senior year.

"It just happened this way. It was a goal to get a scholarship. I didn't expect football to get me this far," Campbell said. "It was all in God's plan for me to get this far."

The Huskies hired USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as their head coach in December after an 0-12 season under Tyrone Willingham.

Boys basketball

John McArthur still has one year left with De La Salle, but he's already solidified his college plans after making an oral commitment to Santa Clara last week, Spartans coach Frank Allocco confirmed Monday.

McArthur, a 6-foot-8 center, is ranked No. 146 on the Rivals.com list of the top 150 national recruits.

"He really liked the staff over (at Santa Clara)," Allocco said of McArthur's decision. "(Santa Clara) did a really good job recruiting him. I think he'll be a perfect fit in the program, and he'll have a chance to play right away."

McArthur has played at the varsity level since his freshman year. He averaged nearly a double-double for the Spartans during a 2008-09 season, in which De La Salle finished 26-2.

— Chace Bryson