Dean excited about the process

The state of Washington is loaded with offensive line prospects this year. Juanita's Nathan Dean hasn't gotten quite the hype that two other in-state lineman have gotten, from the media at least, but there has been no shortage of schools showing him interest so far, including the Huskies. spoke to the big, physical offensive lineman and he updated us about the recruiting process...

"Pretty much the whole Pac 12 was by and they've been talking to me a lot since the end of my season," Dean told recently. "The Washington coaches were by last month and they talked with my coaches a lot and said they like me a lot.

"Pretty much every school is looking at me as a tackle right now just because of my size (6'5", 260), but I'll play anywhere. I play football."

No offers have been forthcoming for Dean at this point, but he's been giving Washington a long look.

"I hit up some of their practices in November and a couple games this year," Dean said. "I like the staff there and they are building something special, so it's fun to see them do well.

"I like a lot of schools though, so I'm not really going to make an early decision even if offers start coming in."

Dean said he will take a couple of things into consideration when he finally makes a commitment.

"Mainly it will be about the coaching staff and the program as a whole," Dean noted. "Whenever it feels right to me, that's when I will make the decision.

"It could be May, it could be next January, I'm not really sure.

"Obviously the offensive line coach and the offensive line and the school as a whole, academically, and those types of things will be what I'm looking at."

This summer Dean said he plans to camp at Central Washington for his team's camp and wants to take in a day or two of Washington and Washington State's camps while also eying the competition at Cal and Oregon's camps as something he'd like to take in as well.

Dean promises to be one of the top 10 prospects in the state this year and we will have more from him in the coming weeks and months as the recruiting process picks up steam.

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