Huskies Are High On Pounds' List

One player starting to shoot up recruiting lists is Cypress (Ca.) DB Quinten Pounds. The talented athlete is a two-way star for the Centurions and he told that the Huskies are one of his top schools...

"I really had a great time at their camp (at Cal Lutheran) last month," Pounds told "The Washington coaches are great. I'm being recruited by coach (Brent) Pease and coach K (Pete Kwiatkowski)and they like me at corner and that's really where I like to play.

"On offense, you know you can make big catches and break tackles and score touchdowns, but on defense, you make big plays by shutting those guys down.

"I think playing offense helps you on defense and when I can shut a guy down or get a pick and get the ball back for my team, that's what I really enjoy."

At the camp, Pounds got a chance to talk with the Husky coaches and he said they talked about a number of subjects.

"After the first session, I just sat down with some of the coaches and talked to them about football and life," Pounds said. "It was really laid back and cool. I really liked them a lot. They care about you as a person and a student as well as as a football player and that's something that really stood out to me."

Pounds has an offer from the Huskies as well as full rides from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Washington State and Boise State and he thinks California could be close to extending an offer as well.

"All of those schools like me at corner," Pounds said. "No one is really looking at me at corner and that's fine because I prefer defense over everything else."

At 6'0 and weighing in at just under 170 pounds, Pounds said he knows he needs to add more muscle to his lean frame.

"I feel like play tough defense even without being that big right now, but I've definitely been working on getting bigger and stronger," Pounds said. "I'm probably at my best in zone, where I can read the route and the quarterback and then make a break on things, but I like to play man-to-man too.

"Last year we ran a lot of zone, mostly cover two, but this year we're doing a lot more stuff, so it's kinda fun to do different things.

"We'll play man or cover two or three or four. We'll mix it up a lot. We'll disguise a lot of stuff, so it's going to be a fun season."

As far as when he plans to make a decision, Pounds hasn't set a date, but he knows when he'd like to have his school choice made.

"I want to take my visits and then decide, so it will probably be after my season, but not too far because I don't want to drag it out," Pounds said. "It's a tough decision, there's lots of great options out there, but you have to find the right place for you.

"I've formed really good bonds with all of the coaches who are recruiting me, so it'll be tough telling the other ones I'm not going to their school, but I need to make the right choice for me.

"Washington is definitely a school that I will visit. They are one of my top schools and they will be a school that I am considering all the way until the end."

Cypress, which finished 6-5 last season, will kick off their 2014 campaign with a home game against Fullerton on September 6th.

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