UW Trip Goes Well For Top 2017 TE Prospect

One of the top 2017 tight ends on the West Coast was up at Montlake for a visit today and Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Ca.) TE Colby Parkinson told Dawgman.com he came away from his visit impressed. In addition getting those thoughts, the big prospect told Dawgman.com he's planning to visit two more schools that have piqued his interest...

"Things went very well. I had a great time," Parkinson told Dawgman.com shortly after leaving Montlake. "The facilities were great and all of the people there. All of the coaches showed me how much they really cared about me."

Tight ends coach Jordan Paopao spent most of the time with Parkinson although head coach Chris Petersen also got a sit down with the soon to be junior.

"I sat down with coach Petersen for about 30 minutes," Perkinson said. "He talked about his built for life program and how he's interested in preparing me for not only football, but also life."

Washington was the first stop on a tour of schools that will take him to Eugene and Palo Alto later this week.

"I'm going to check out Oregon later this week and then Stanford on the 31st (of July) before I head home to get ready for my season," Parkinson noted.

Washington was one of the first schools to offer the talented 6'7", 225-pounder, but he also claims offers from Tennessee and Washington State as well.

"USC and UCLA have been recruiting me pretty heavily and Stanford has started to contact me more," Parkinson added.

As a sophomore last season, Parkinson hauled in 22 touchdowns for 211 yards and a touchdown while playing as a flexed out tight end in the Lions offense.

"I'm faster than most guys my size, so I split out more, but I can play both (as a natural tight end and as a hybrid wideout/tight end)," Parkinson said.

The West Coast is loaded with very good tight end prospects for 2017 and Parkinson is one of several the Huskies are after.

Keep an eye on this prospect in the coming months as he picks up where he left off as a sophomore and he becomes a bigger part of the Oaks Christian offensive attack.

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