Texas Athlete 'Very Interested' In UW

The Huskies have made no secret of their desire to mine the fertile recruiting pool that is Texas and one player they have targeted is Plano ATH Brandon Stephens. Dawgman.com spoke to the gifted athlete and he said he hopes to check out Washington very soon...

"I'm definitely interested." Stephens said when asked about the Huskies. "I have a good relationship with coach 'B' (Keith Bhonapha) the running backs coach and and coach (Brent) Pease.

"They talk to me a lot and I like how they are recruiting me, so I'm definitely very interested in what they have to offer."

Stephens is a big-time athlete whom coaches from all over have taking a liking to, as evidenced by his offer list which includes full rides from the likes of the Huskies as well as Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio State, Oregon State, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Tulsa and Wisconsin.

"Washington has been talking to me a lot, but I've been in contact with a lot of coaches over the past few months," Stephens noted. "Right now, I’m just trying to build relationships with all of the coaches. I haven’t really talked about leaders or anything like that, but I've got some schools that are sticking out and schools that I want to see, but I just have to find the time to get out and see them."

Washington is a school Stephens said he wants to see, but he's unsure of when he'll be able to fit it into his hectic schedule.

"I'm not going to be able to make it up there for their Junior Day (on April 18th), but I'm hopeful of making it up there soon," Stephens said. "If not during spring ball, then maybe during May or once school gets out.

"I also want to see Texas and (Texas) A&M, but it's just real busy right now, so I'm not really sure when that will happen."

As a junior last season, Stephens led the way for his team on the ground, posting nearly 1,300 yards of offense and 21 touchdowns while hauling in seven receptions for 76 yards through the air.

"Most schools are just after me as an athlete," Stephens said. "I don't really care. I love tailback, but I can play receiver too, if that's where they like me. I just want to play as quickly as I can."

Stephens said he has no timeline for when he'd like to make a decision and that he hopes to take his official visits before he commits to a school.

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