Laris Liked What He Heard At UW Junior Day

It's still early in the recruiting process for Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wa.) WR Matt Laris is starting to see things heat up with several schools. Over the weekend, the productive wideout was on Montlake for Junior Day and talked about that as well as the offer he got from Boise State earlier this week...

"I really enjoyed it," Laris said about his visit to Washington. "I was impressed by the whole program there. From the coaches to the players to the facilities and their philosophy on things there, they are doing it right and I think they are headed for big things there.

"I think the most impressive thing, at least to me, was their 'Built For Life' philosophy. They want you to succeed on the football field, but more than anything, they want you to succeed at life and they care about what you are like as a person even more than they care about how you are as a player.

"That really stuck out to me. A lot of coaches say that, but I think they really live it. It's pretty evident with the way the players are with each other. How it's a family there. It really hit home with me."

In addition to his heavy interest from the Huskies, Laris said he's been hearing from the likes of Notre Dame, USC, Fordham, Princeton and Harvard.

He's had an offer from Montana State for a while and recently he was offered by Boise State.

"(Boise State) offered me earlier (this week)," Laris said. "They visited our school a couple of times in December and I got to talk with them a little bit.

"They said they loved my film and how I play and that I would be a good fit for them in their system."

As a junior this past season, Laris helped lead the Crusaders to the State 3A Title by grabbing a team-leading 72 receptions for 1,394 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Laris is a very good baseball player, so it's still up in the air on which camps he plans to attend, but Husky wide receivers coach Brent Pease has asked the talented wideout to attend one day of the Rising Stars camp in order to get a better look at him.

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