All-In-One: 1/20 Trip Reports

With this past weekend being the first time the new Washington coaching staff had a substantial number of 2014 prospects on campus, the guys at Dawgman and Scout put together a number of trip reports on the prospects in question. Below is a list of all of them, as well as links where you can join in on the discussions.

Gaines Picks the Huskies (Brandon Huffman) - La Habra (Calif.) defensive tackle Greg Gaines had been a longtime commit to Boise State. But once Chris Petersen and his staff left for Washington, Gaines opened up his recruitment. Petersen and the Husky staff recruited him to Washington and had him in Seattle this past weekend for an official visit. And after the trip, Gaines told the familiar coaching faces he wanted to play for them. Even if he told one of the coaches on Saturday.

Gaines Picks The Huskies

Join in on the discussion of Gaines's verbal commitment to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Tristan Vizcaino (Scott Eklund) - Damien (La Verne, Ca.) K Tristan Vizcaino has been committed to Washington State since the summer, but over the weekend, he was in Seattle to take a visit to Washington. Where do things stand as far as his commitment to the Cougars is concerned? "I had a really great visit up there," Vizcaino told Dawgman.com shortly after returning home. "I was supposed to visit back on December 6th, but then coach (Steve) Sarkisian left and it sorta all fell off and I didn't know what was up. Then, up until recently, I hadn't talked to the new staff, but then two weeks ago, I got a call from coach (Jeff) Choate and he said he was the new special teams coach and that he really liked what I could do."

Trip Report - Tristan Vizcaino

Join in on the discussion of Vizcaino's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Dante Pettis (Scott Eklund) - Junipero Serra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Ca.) WR Dante Pettis was in Seattle to take in the first official visit weekend of the Chris Petersen era. He came away impressed with what he saw, but also noted he still plans to visit one other school before he makes his decision. "Oh man, I had a great time. It was a lot of fun up seeing the campus and the stadium and the area. I loved the city a lot," Pettis told Dawgman.com as he awaited his flight back to California. "I loved meeting with the coaches and spending a lot of time with the players. It's good to get to know them since they will be the guys you spend a majority of your time with once you sign with a school."

Trip Report - Dante Pettis

Join in on the discussion of Pettis's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Jesse Sosebee (Scott Eklund) - The Huskies are definitely in the market for some offensive linemen this year. They already have two committed and this weekend they played host to a third as Edison (Huntington Beach, Ca.) OT Jesse Sosebee, a Boise State commit, was on campus. Where do things stand with the big man from Southern California? "It was a great time up there," Sosebee told Dawgman.com. "The coaches were great, obviously, because I already knew them from when I committed to them when they were at Boise State and the facilities are amazing there. I just had a great time and loved the staff and the players."

Trip Report - Jesse Sosebee

Join in on the discussion Sosebee's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - K.J. Carta-Samuels (Greg Biggins) - San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels took a weekend visit to Washington and said he loved his time in Seattle. Carta-Samuels de-committed last week from Vanderbilt and didn't waste any time hitting the recruiting trail hard. He set up an official visit to Washington over the weekend and said it was a great trip. "I had an awesome trip, it was a great visit," Carta-Samuels said. "The coaching staff really stood out to me. Spending time with those guys was probably the highpoint for me. They are awesome coaches and really good guys. Coach Petersen and Coach Smith, the OC, we spent a lot of time together and I learned a lot about what they want to do and how they see me fitting in."

Trip Report - K.J. Carta-Samuels

Join in on the discussion of Carta-Samuels's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Kalani Vakameilalo (Scott Eklund) - Washington played host to several Pac 12 commits this weekend and one, Kapolei (Hi.) DT Kalani Vakameilalo, has a long flight home. During that nearly six-hour flight, he told Dawgman.com he will be thinking about what he wants to do and hopes to talk to his family about his future plans when he returns as well. "It was good," Vakameilalo told Dawgman.com. "I had a good time with the people up there. The players and the coaches were all really nice and welcoming."

Trip Report - Kalani Vakameilalo

Join in on the discussion of Vakameilalo's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Jomon Dotson (Brandon Huffman) - American Canyon (Calif.) running back Jomon Dotson, a commit to Colorado, took a visit to Washington this weekend. Dotson said he just wants to be sure and wanted to experience another trip, which is how he ended up in Seattle. Recruited by Boise State when Chris Petersen was there, the new staff at Washington continued to recruit him. "My trip went pretty good and it was nice," said Dotson. "I'm glad that I went. The new staff likes me as a running back, the old coaches liked me as a DB, so I'm still trying to weigh my options."

Trip Report - Jomon Dotson

Join in on the discussion of Dotson's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Drew Sample (Scott Eklund) - Shortly after Chris Petersen took over as the head coach at Washington, he went about offering Newport (Bellevue, Wa.) TE Drew Sample, a local prospect who promptly committed shortly afterward. Dawgman.com spoke to the talented player recently and he said his official visit to Montlake couldn't have gone better. "Oh man, it was awesome. I had a great time over there and it just made me even more happy that I'm going there next year," Sample told Dawgman.com shortly after returning home. "My host was Sean Constantine and he showed me around and we had a good time. I knew him a little, I think I had met him once, so it was good to get to know him better and also some of the other players."

Trip Report - Drew Sample

Join in on the discussion of Sample's official visit to Washington HERE
Trip Report - Shane Bowman (Scott Eklund) - Bellevue (Wa.) DE Shane Bowman, a commitment to Oregon State, took his official visit to Washington this weekend and told Dawgman.com that this trip has given him a lot to think about. "It was a great trip. I had a great time," Bowman told Dawgman.com. "It really gave me a lot to think about. The honesty of the coaches and the staff there is just impressive. I'd already been there a lot, so I knew their facilities were top notch, but their honesty is really what stood out."

Trip Report - Shane Bowman

Join in on the discussion of Bowman's official visit to Washington HERE

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