"I talk with them every week," he said. "They said that I'd be a perfect fit for them and that I could play early.
"Plus, they think that I'd love Pullman. It's sounds like a great place."
Tanigawa, ranked as the No. 42 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, now has offers from Washington, Washington State and Arizona State. He says he still favors the Huskies slightly over the Cougars, Sun Devils, Nebraska and UCLA.
"I'll be visiting Nebraska this summer," he said. "It just seems like a great place to play football."
So have the Huskers indicated if they might be offering? "I haven't met with the head coach yet," he said. "I think they just want to build more of a relationship with me, but I think they'll offer when I visit them."
Although the Sun Devils recently offered, Tanigawa says he doesn't know a lot about them yet as they hadn't been recruiting him very much previously. "I'm a bit surprised they offered," he said. "I got an offer in the mail, but I haven't talked with the coaches yet.
"It seems like a good program," he said. "I like how they're always pretty good and they are still coming up and I think they could be a top program in the Pac-10."
Tanigawa plans on attending the UCLA camp this summer, but admits that the Bruins haven't been recruiting him very heavily.
He also attended the USC OL/DL camp on June 14. "It was a lot of fun, but a lot of hard work," he said of the experience. "We did circuits on pass blocking, then run blocking and then one-on-ones.
"The competition was great," Tanigawa said. "There was one kid from San Diego that was really good and another guy from Mission Viejo that did really well too."
He said he jumped a 31-inch vertical at the camp.
Tanigawa plans on majoring in business and reports a 2.7 core GPA. He took the SAT on June 6 and the ACT on June 13.