Trip Report - Lavon Hooks

As one of the top JUCO defensive linemen in the country, schools have been after Northeast Mississippi DT Lavon Hooks for quite some time, but one school that has come into the picture relatively recently is Washington and over the weekend, the talented prospect took his official visit to Montlake and said he was blown away on his visit...

"There wasn't one thing I didn't like about my visit. It was a really great time up there," Hooks told "I loved it all. I had never been up there before and Seattle is a beautiful town, so it was just great all the way around."

When asked what his favorite thing about the trip, Hooks couldn't come up with just one thing, so he named a couple.

"I think one thing would be the up-tempo practice that they had," Hooks said. "The staff there has the music bumping and I loved how they got after it, but they definitely get their work done and the coaches there really teach.

"Another thing that really stood out to me was that all of the players are so tight with each other. It isn't just groups of guys hanging out. They all hang out together all the time.

"That was really a big difference for me over most of the other schools I'm looking at. When I took my visits, mostly it was groups of guys hanging out -- defense, offense, d-line, receivers -- and with Washington, it was all of the guys hanging out and it wasn't just groups. That was really cool and it showed you the family atmosphere they have there."

Hooks had planned to make a trip to Auburn today to meet with the new Tigers coaches, but said he doesn't think he'll be headed there anymore.

"I was going to go down, but now, I don't think I'm going," Hooks said. "This trip really opened my eyes and I have some thinking to do about where I want to go.

"Washington is right there for me and they really made a big impression on me. I'll decide tomorrow, most likely, but I'm not going to make an announcement until Wednesday when I sign."

We will continue to keep track of Hooks and his decision later this week and we will update news as it happens with him.

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