Lazarus talks Washington visit

Berkeley (Calif.) linebacker Michael Lazarus took an official visit to Washington over the weekend and had the Huskies at the top of his list. Fast forward 24 hours and his top school is now without a head coach.

Michael Lazarus took his first official visit to Washington over the weekend and said he had a great time.

"It was a great visit, I loved it there," Lazarus said. "The whole experience was great for me. The academics is really what stood out for me. That was the main focus for me and my mom and we both really liked their education plan for the players and how much support they give you.

"They have a great coaching staff and I really liked everyone I met. The players were great and it was definitely a nice family atmosphere. They have a good young team and I really can't find any negatives about the place, it was just an amazing overall visit for me."

The Huskies have yet to offer Lazaruz but he's hopeful one could be coming shortly. Of course everything concerning Washington has been put on hold now after Steve Sarkisian has left to become the new head coach at USC.

"Man, that was crazy when that news broke, I never saw that coming," Lazarus said. "I was actually shocked because the news broke just a day after my visit. Everything is obviously on hold for me now with Washington.

"I still have faith in the program that things will be good. I'm just curious how many other coaches follow him to USC, hopefully a few stay at Washington. We'll see though, I'm just going to be patient and play things out and see what happens."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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