Huskies making an impression on Onwuasor

After an outstanding senior season, Inglewood (Ca.) ATH Patrick Onwuasor saw recruiting blow up and one of the schools that has made a big impression on him is Washington. caught up with the talented football prospect and he updated us on things including where the Husky coaches see him playing should he end up signing with them...

"Things are going good right now, but they've been hectic since the start of my season so things are calming down now a little bit," Onwuasor told earlier this week.

Onwuasor posted 25 receptions for 773 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver on offense and notched 28 tackles and an interception from his free safety spot on defense as a junior in 2009 and that productivity to go along with his outstanding athleticism got the attention of most of the Pac 10 as well as some Big 12 schools.

This season he did nothing to diminish his standing as one of the rising stars in Southern California as he again was a dual-threat for the Sentinels hauling in 37 receptions for 735 yards and seven touchdowns while carrying the ball six times for 110 yards and a touchdown on offense and had 46 tackles and a league-leading seven interceptions from his safety spot this fall.

Washington offered Onwuasor early in the season and the Huskies joined schools like Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Fresno State and Hawaii among others as schools of interest.

"Right now, my top five would be Washington, Nebraska, 'Zona, ASU and USC," Onwuasor said. "Of those schools, only SC hasn't offered me yet, but they like me a lot and said they are close."

Onwuasor has already visited Arizona and Nebraska and said Washington is the next school he's hoping to set up a visit to.

"My boy Joseph Gray, he's committed there," Onwuasor noted. "He's a big reason I want to check out U-Dub because we are really close friends and I'd love to play college ball with him if I could.

"I also really like coach (Demetrice) Martin and coach (Jimmy) Dougherty and the direction of their program.

"It was really cool watching them beat USC this year and they beat Cal and UCLA too, so they are coming on. They made a bowl game, so that's big for them."

Onwuasor said the Husky coaching staff has already let it be known, there will be a battle going on if he commits to them.

"Coach Dougherty and coach Martin told me they will be fighting for me," Onwuasor said with a laugh. "They both want me to play on their side of the ball, so I guess if I end up there it will be a battle.

"I really don't care which side I'm on. I feel like I can play on either side and do well. Mostly, I just want to help my team and also make plays. I want to play as fast as possible, so that's a concern for me, but I think that's a (concern) for everyone that wants to play ball. If it isn't, then I don't know what guys are thinking because you should always have that desire to play, no matter what they ask you to do."

Onwuasor said he hasn't firmed up a date to visit the Huskies yet, but plans to talk to the Husky coaches over the next few weeks to get that firmed up.

We will continue to follow his progress through the recruiting process and we will update things as they change.

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