Huskies will get another visit from Barton

One of the top linebacker prospects on Washington's list this year is Woods Cross (Ut.) LB Sean Barton and for the second time this spring, the talented prep plans to visit Montlake as he continues to gather information before he makes his decision later this summer...

"I'm coming up there in a couple of weeks (June 15th and 16th) and I'd say Washington is a school that is right up in the top two or three schools that are my favorites," Barton told "Of my top three or four schools, I'd say it's Washington, Cal, Stanford and Utah. They sorta get jumbled, but those are my top four."

Barton and his father took a trip to Seattle back in the month of April and took in a practice and spent time with the coaches, got a good look at the facilities and the school as a whole.

"I had a great time up there meeting with the coaches and see the campus," Barton said. "I have a great relationship with coach (Peter) Sirmon. I think he's a great coach and a really great guy.

"We're going up there again so that my mom and the rest of my family can check it all out. My mom really is interested in seeing Washington and what they have to offer. I definitely want to get her approval for the school that I end up signing with."

In addition to visiting Washington, Barton said he plans to visit his other three favorites over the next month as well and then afterwards he will sit down, weigh out the pros and cons of each school and make his decision.

"I'm just gathering information and when these visits are over, then I can sit down and start the decision-making process," Barton said. "I'm planning to make my decision by the end of July or early August. I definitely want to do it before the start of the season.

"I'll take only one official visit, to the school I commit to, and then I'll be done."

On factor that Barton is considering is how the school he ends up at handles him taking an LDS mission after a redshirt season.

"I'm definitely planning to take my mission," Barton said. "All of the schools recruiting me have said they support me taking it, so that's what I'm planning to do.

"I'll redshirt, then go on my mission and I'll have four full years to play when I get back."

Barton said he's still contemplating whether he will graduate early or not, but that it is also something he is considering.

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