Bothell TE/DE talks crimson, and purple

LAST WEEK, THE 6-6, 235-pounder with a Cougar offer was at a junior day event at Washington State. This past weekend he took in junior day at Washington. How did the two schools compare, what position might he play at the next level and does he now hold offers from both schools?

Washington State, Michael Hartvigson (6-6, 235) said, was not what he expected.

"Most of all, I would say my first impression of Pullman was that it would be kind of boring but I actually really liked it a lot," said Hartvigson. "The whole town is just college kids and it's a great town to live in. There were signs and stuff -- 'Washington State' was just everywhere. I was impressed by how they support their school."

Hartvigson went with the tight ends group at Washington State when they broke into positions but he could also end up on the defensive line at the next level.

"I loved the school a lot. I was very impressed with the coaching staff -- I met the d-line coach, I really liked him a lot and I met the tight ends coach and I really liked him a lot," said Hartvigson.

Hartvigson, who said he was surprised that the Cougar fans knew who he was at the hoops game, said his parents gave the Wazzu experience top marks.

"Me and my parents both talked to coach (Paul) Wulff a lot. Both my parents really liked it, they were really impressed with the coaching staff and the school," he said.

A WEEK LATER, Hartvigson headed over to Montlake.

"It was an awesome game, awesome seats. Me and I want to say about eight other guys were behind the bench, I even shook Jon Brockman's hand," said Hartvigson.

His parents also came along.

"They really liked it a lot. My mom, she really liked WSU a lot. And then my stepdad he's a Dawg fan. They both liked both schools," said Hartvigson.

Hartvigson already holds an offer from Washington State, and some thought the UW would follow suit this weekend.

"They did not offer me. But they've been talking to me a lot. I did stop by last Thursday and gave them my highlight tape," said Hartvigson.

Hartvigson, who has grown up a Husky fan, said he liked the energy he felt from the Husky coaches.

"They're two different staffs -- the Washington an energetic, fiery staff. And then Wazzu they're like a more mellow laid back group of guys, but I really like them a lot too.

Hartvigson said he has potential unofficial visits to Oregon and Oregon State in the coming weeks. He'll be in California for spring break and plans on trips to UCLA and ASU as well. Spring practices at UW and WSU are also likely in the cards.

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