Badejo Forming Close Ties With UW Staff

Washington has been very active in the Lonestar State this past month and one player who recently received an offer from the Huskies is Mansfield (Tx.) Timberview LB/DE Michael Badejo. He's hoping to make a trip north to check out things on Montlake and he told recently his relationship with the UW coaching staff is already very good...

"I'm real cool with coach (Jeff) Choate," Badejo told "I actually just got done talking to him. I have also had a little chat with coach (Pete) Kwiatkowski.

"(Choate) a positive guy. He shows a lot of love towards me like, I'm the only one he's recruiting. He's got a lot of energy."

Badejo said the Husky coaches have told him they like him at the "BUCK" linebacker spot, the position that Hau'oli Kikaha led the nation in sacks from this past season.

As a junior this past fall, Badejo, playing a hybrid DE/LB for the Wolves, totaled 47 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss and five sacks.

Washington offered the talented prospect about a week ago and they are the fifth school to extend an offer his way, joining Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State, Pittsburgh and Iowa in extending a full-ride his way.

As far as what other schools have been showing him some interest, most of them tend to be either from his state or the southwest region.

"I will be going back to TCU (for an unofficial visit) and I will be attending Tulsa's Junior Day and I'll be heading to Texas State this Saturday (February 28th) for their Junior Day as well," Badejo said.

With his itinerary pretty full, will he have time to see Washington?

"Summer is when I will come," Badejo said. "I want to see what the school is like and to meet with all of the coaches."

Badejo said he hopes to make a decision after his senior season and that he'll be looking for three things when he decides to commit to a school.

"How the team is, how the staff is and where I will be on the dept chart," Badejo noted.

We will have more on Badejo in the coming weeks and months as he gets further into the recruiting process. Top Stories