JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Ca.) OL Luke Wattenberg noted several reason why he chose to be a Husky

2016 JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Ca.) OL Luke Wattenberg prefers to let his actions on the field do the talking, but less than two days before he signs his letter-of-intent with Washington, he spoke with Dawgman.com on several subjects including his Army All-American experience the first weekend of January...

"Man, that was amazing," Wattenberg said of his time in San Antonio, Tx. with some of the top players in the country. "I mean, I'm 6'5" and 275 pounds and I felt small compared to some of those guys."

While he might have been on the smaller side, he still held his own against the best that the defensive players could throw at him.

"You definitely couldn't take a play off," Wattenberg said. "When great player after great player is lining up against you, you have to be on your game and I felt like I did a pretty good job.

"I actually got to play guard there, which was pretty cool, and that let me showcase what I do best and that's pull."

Once Wattenberg returned to Southern California from the Army All-American Game, he focused in on his trip to Seattle to see the place he will call home for the next four or five years.

"I had a great time up there," Wattenberg noted. "The whole time I was up there, it just reassured me that I made the right decision."

Wattenberg and his team, Nick Harris, were on the trip together and they were hosted by both Henry Roberts and Jesse Sosebee.

"The first night was Henry and the second night was 'Boomer' (Sosebee)," Wattenberg said. "What was really great was the feel you got from the players. They aren't just teammates, they are like a family there. They are all pretty close to each other and they all seem to have a great time together, especially the linemen.

"We also got the chance to sit down for about 45 minutes with coach (Chris) Strausser and see some of his schemes and what he's looking for and I also got to meet with coach (Chris) Petersen. I really respect the program they are building up there and I like their 'Built for Life' message and you can't beat the academics there. 

"Overall it was just the right place for me and I can't wait to get started."

Wattenberg will sign his letter-of-intent with Washington early on Wednesday morning before taking part in a Signing Day event at his school later in the day. 

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