Seattle will be one of 2017 Folsom (Ca.) DE Ariel Ngata's stops this offseason as he checks out several of his favorite schools

2017 Folsom (Ca.) DE Ariel Ngata has seen his stock soar over the past month with offers rolling in from several FBS programs. Washington was actually the first school to offer the rising prospect and he will be in Seattle very soon to check out the program in person...

"I'm planning to head up there next weekend (February 21st and 22nd) to see the school and it will be cool to spend some time with Jake (Browning) and get to talk to him a little bit," Ngata told recently. "The day after I visit Washington, I'll head over to see Washington State and then I'm planning a trip to see Hawaii over spring break."

Two other programs on Ngata's itinerary are Cal and Stanford, even though neither of which has offered.

"I'm going to their Junior Days. Cal's is this coming weekend and Stanford's is June 16th and 17th," Ngata said.

The main coaches recruiting Ngata for Washington are linebackers coach Bob Gregory and head coach Chris Petersen.

"Coach Petersen is the main one talking to me, but coach Gregory will visit with me every once in a while," Ngata said. "(Petersen) will ask how I'm doing and the other stuff that you normally talk about, but we also talk about everyday things. I have a really comfortable relationship with him and they also send me a lot of mail.

"Washington is probably the school recruiting me the hardest along with Hawaii."

Ngata's stock has risen exponentially since the end of his junior season after he posted 80 tackles and four sacks, with offers and interest pouring in from around the West Coast.

Washington was the first school to offer, back in November, and then Washington State followed suit shortly after that. 

He now holds additional offers from the likes of Utah, Hawaii, BYU and Colorado State as well.

We'll have more from Ngata after he visits Seattle later this month.

Ariel Ngata Scout Profile Top Stories