Huskies in on DT from Louisiana

Washington continues to leave no stone unturned as they continue trying to find prospects to fill out their 2012 recruiting class. One player who has popped onto the radar recently is St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.) DT Marcel Andry and, believe it or not, he has ties to the Pacific Northwest...

"I love it up there in Seattle," Andry told "I actually have some family up there and I love the area and I like being cold, so it would be great to play up there if I get the opportunity and if that's where I decided to go."

As far as recruiting goes, Andry has offers from Tennessee, Stanford, Arkansas State, McNeese State and Northwestern State and is getting interest from several schools including Washington.

"Back in October, they came down and visited our school," Andry noted. "Coach (Jimmie) Dougherty is the one recruiting me for them. I haven't really talked to him much, my coaches were doing a lot of that for me since we were playing, but now that my season is over, I will be calling them to talk about things.

"I haven't set up any visits yet, but I'll be doing that during December and January. I want to take them all before I decide."

Some might wonder if Washington has a realistic shot of pulling in a recruit from the deep south, but he said the Huskies will be right in the thick of things if they offer.

"I really like the staff and their colors," Andry said. "I love purple and gold and I really feel like I could go up there and sorta make a name for myself."

As a junior in 2010, Andry played nearly every position along the defensive line and posted 102 tackles and nine sacks, using his outstanding size and strength to make plays, but this year he's been more explosive and said that helped him improve that much more.

"I bench 420 pounds, so strength hasn't really been an issue for me, but I got more explosive this year with all my offseason work," Andry said. "Most schools like me as a three (technique), where I can rush the quarterback, but some schools say I could play end for them because of my 'get off' and how I get after the quarterback."

We will continue to keep track of Andry's progress as he starts to set up his official visit and will update news as it happens with him.

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