UW One Of The Leaders For Stovall

Paraclete (Lancaster, Ca.) ATH Melquise Stovall, one of the top returning tailbacks in the state of California, currently holds offers from six schools, but he told Dawgman.com recently that two programs are sticking out and he's hoping to make a visit to at least one of his favorites in April...

"I talk to coach 'B' (Keith Bhonapha) from Washington a lot and also coach (Chris) Petersen," Stovall told Dawgman.com recently. "I really have a great relationship with them.

"Washington was the first school to offer me, so that's big and they have been keeping in touch with me for a while, so I feel pretty comfortable with them."

Stovall said he hopes to make a visit to Montlake this spring to check things out, but at this point, no plans have been made.

"I definitely want to get up there and see it," Stovall said. "Their program is on the rise and I feel like they could use my skills really well."

And how does he see himself being used once he gets to college?

"Honestly, I know everybody is looking at me as a running back, that's what I play in high school, but I am thinking more about playing wide receiver in college," Stovall noted. "I want to take it easy on my body and I also like going out and running routes.

"It's just something I am thinking about right now. Every school that is recruiting me has talked to me about it and they are willing to give me a look there, so it's something I think I'd like to try."

In addition to his very high interest in Washington, Stovall said that Miami is also standing out.

"I like the staff there a lot and they are the 'U' and their history is amazing," Stovall said. "They are a school I am really interested in as well as Washington. Both of them are sorta sticking out above the rest that I have offers from, so they are the ones I'm sorta focused on right now, but I am open to hearing from everyone and am not ready to close things down or anything like that."

Stovall is not set on a time when he'd like to make a decision, but he said if he doesn't make a decision before the start of his senior season, then he will likely wait until Signing Day (February 3rd) to choose a school.

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