Trip Report - Evan Zeger

One player who already knows a lot about the Husky football program is Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) S Evan Zeger. The hard-hitting safety prospect was in Seattle this past weekend for his official visit and while he was on campus he saw the Huskies win in thrilling fashion and he got to know some of his fellow recruits as well...

"I got to hang out with Corey Waller and Kelvin Fisher a lot," Zeger told "I know the program really well already, so I got to spend some time with them and got to know them better.

"I think Corey is real high on Washington and I think it's between Washington and Arkansas for Kelvin, so they are giving the Huskies a long look."

The reason Zeger already has a great idea of the Washington football program is because his father, John, who was also along for the trip, was a player on the Huskies' 1981 and 1982 Rose Bowl teams.

"We were walking down the tunnel and he was showing me the Rose Bowl posters from the years he was there," Zeger said. "He was having a lot of fun and telling stories. It was great to have him along with me."

Zeger's host was long-time friend and former teammate Cooper Pelluer and the two spent time just hanging out and he got a players' perspective on how things go.

"He said that coach (Nick) Holt is really turning the defense around and it's like a pro-style defense in the way they run things," Zeger said. "Coach (Steve) Sarkisian runs a very good offense, a pro-style offense and you can see they are turning things around up there."

Zeger said sitting in the stands for the game against Oregon State was exciting, especially the way the Huskies won the game.

"U-Dub got off to a fast start and you thought it was just going to go like that the rest of the way, but Oregon State battled back," Zeger said. "It was exciting the whole night, with the fans into the game like they were and all of the plays that were being made.

"It was a lot of fun."

Zeger said he re-affirmed his commitment to Washington and spent some time sitting down with Husky safety coach Jeff Mills and they talked about things.

"They want me as a free safety," Zeger said. "I'm just excited to get up there and see how I can help them out."

We'll continue to keep track of Zeger's progress this season and update news as it happens.

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