Huskies Still Very Much In The Mix For Wicker

It's been a hectic start to the football season for Long Beach (Ca.) Poly DL Joe Wicker. He's made a position switch, hauled in a couple more offers and he's even started to set up some official visits. He updated on where things stand including his thoughts on the Huskies so far...

"I've actually caught most of their two games," Wicker told "It wasn't what I expected, but I think they will keep getting better. The staff up there is good and I think they will just keep getting stronger and start to figure out the system more as they go along."

Wicker plans to touch base with Husky defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski tomorrow and said there's a slight chance he could set up a visit, but he said that may have to wait.

"I haven't taken the ACT yet, so I have to wait until that happens," Wicker said. "I'm registered to take it next month (October 25th), so after that is when I can set up more visits."

Wicker made an early decision to commit to Washington, but pulled back when then head coach Steve Sarkisian left. While he's still very high on the Dawgs he said he's much more inclined to go through the entire process.

"I just committed to early," Wicker said. "I really liked Washington a lot and they are still one of my top schools, but there's so much out there that I need to see and this time, when I am ready to make my decision, I will commit and then I will be done."

Wicker currently holds offers from 13 schools including Washington, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oregon State, SMU, Texas Tech and Washington State and he's got plans to visit two of those schools already.

"I'm visiting Texas Tech for their game against Oklahoma (November 15th) and to ASU when they play Stanford (October 18th)," Wicker noted. "Washington and UCLA are definitely ones I am looking at for visits, but I just haven't set those up yet."

Wicker made the move from defensive end last year to the defensive tackle spot this fall and has been an absolute terror for Jackrabbit opponents posting an impressive 10 sacks, 15 tackles and 7.5 tackles-for-loss in just two games.

"It's a natural move for me and I'm really liking it a lot," Wicker said. "Teams run spread so much, I'm just a gap filler and I usually can beat guys with my speed."

Wicker and his teammates will take on Westlake (Westlake Village, Ca.) this Friday.

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