Rising '16 Signal-Caller Talks About UW Visit

One Northwest signal-caller who is starting to gain some momentum on the recruiting front is Sheldon (Eugene, Or.) QB Justin Herbert. Earlier this week, the dual-threat quarterback, who was injured for much of his junior season, made the trek north to Seattle to meet with the Husky coaches and he talked about his time on campus as well as what other programs are currently talking to him...

"It went really well. I really enjoyed it," Herbert told Dawgman.com. "The facilities were great, the coaches were nice and it's in a great location."

The trip north was Herbert's first time to meet with the coaches and he spent a lot of time talking with offensive coordinator and quaterbacks coach Jonathan Smith.

"From the times I've talked with him, he's a respectable coach, very knowledgeable," Herbert said. "I'm comfortable around him and we get a long well."

Herbert currently holds no offers, but in addition to the Huskies, he's been talking to Eastern Washington, Montana State and Northern Arizona.

A big reason most schools might not know much about him at this point is because he missed all but three games of his junior season with a broken leg.

"I broke my femur in the third game of the season," Herbert noted. "It was tough. I'm very close (to being 100%). I'm working on trying to get it to the strength of the other leg.

"Other than that, it's doing really well."

Because he's a very good baseball player as well, Herbert has a full schedule this spring, but said he plans to his several team camps including Washington's Rising Stars camp on either June 6th or June 20th.

The 6'5", 210-pounder got off to a fast start after taking over the reigns of the Irish attack, completing 64% of his passes for 688 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 161 yards and a touchdown in the those first three games as well.

Dawgman.com will have more on Herbert in the coming weeks and months as schools make their way to Eugene to check in on the talented signal-caller.

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