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ATHLETE’S ADVANTAGE

Hunter Bishop was never going to have an easy decision. As a talented baseball and football player at Serra High in San Mateo, Calif., Bishop had options.

He was a sought-after baseball recruit and played at the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field. But he was also garnering looks in football, particularly after moving from quarterback to wide receiver as a senior.

Bishop’s older brother Braden played baseball at Washington and had been drafted by the Mariners in the third round earlier that year. Hunter decided to follow in Braden’s footsteps—sort of. He chose football, committing in December of his senior year to Washington as a preferred walk-on. For most college baseball coaches around the country, that was the signal to take Bishop off their

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