Dillon high on the Dawgs

Washington continues to try and find players who can play along the defensive line and Palmdale (Ca.) DE Steve Dillon is a prospect who has been on their radar for some time now. Dawgman.com caught up with the talented So Cal prospect recently and he updated us on things including which four schools will get visits…

"Things are going good, especially now that I'm back and playing," Dillon told Dawgman.com Monday evening. "I played the first game and had 10 tackles and 4 tackles-for-loss and I was thinking it would be a big year for me if I kept playing that way, but then on the first play of our second offensive series in the second game I got hurt and I missed five games in-between that and last week when I finally came back."

Dillon bruised a bone and the MCL in his left knee and it swelled up so much he couldn't even bend his leg.

"Man that was frustrating because I felt like I could still go out and play, but my coaches wanted me healthy enough to play the rest of the season when they needed me the most," Dillon said. "It was tough watching my senior season go by, but I'm back now and I'm ready to help my team any way that I can."

Washington was one of the first schools to step forward with an offer for the talented defensive lineman and he said his relationship with two of he Husky coaches has really helped put them at the top of his list.

"Coach (Jimmy) Dougherty and coach (Johnny) Nansen talk to me the most and I really like them a lot," Dillon said. "I've never been there before, but I've heard from several people how beautiful it is up there and how they are a traditionally good program.

"I'm planning to visit them and I'm considering them highly, but I haven't set that up yet."

Dillon has however set up visits to his other three favorites.

"I'm visiting Iowa State on December 4th and Utah on January 4th," Dillon noted. "I've also set up a visit to Cal for the 22nd of January so I need to figure out when I can head up to Washington and I'll definitely be talking to coach Dougherty about doing that here pretty soon."

Dillon is fine academically and is waiting to get the score from the ACT which he took two weeks ago. He also plans to take the SAT on December 11th.

This weekend, Palmdale faces off against Eastside High School on Friday night and Dillon said if they win their final two games, the Falcons will make the playoffs and if they lose one or both they have a very good chance of missing the postseason.

We'll continue to keep track of Dillon's progress through the recruiting process and we'll update news as it happens.

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