2017 Folsom (Ca.) LB/DE Ariel Ngata discusses his visit to Seattle and what has stuck out on his trip to Montlake

The Huskies played host to one of the top 2017 pass-rushers on the West Coast this weekend when Folsom (Ca.) LB/DE Ariel Ngata made the trek north to check out Montlake...

"The trip has been great," Ngata told Dawgman.com. "We got in (on Sunday) and I met with coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Bob) Gregory for a little while.

"They were both really welcoming to me and my family.

"Coach Pete was really energetic. I loved that about him. He really gives you that feeling that he cares about you as a player and also as a person."

While on campus, Ngata and his family got the chance to tour the facilities.

"I've only seen one other school -- Cal -- but I would be surprised if anyone's facilities were better than Washington's," Ngata said. "They have incredible therapy rooms and they also have an underwater treadmill. I've never seen anything like that before. It was really impressive.

"All of it was really impressive."

Because he and his family showed up on a Sunday, they are going to head back to campus on Monday morning to see what the campus is like with the normal activity of the first day of the week.

"There really weren't any students or players around since it was a Sunday, so tomorrow, we're going to head back to campus in the morning and see the (HUB) and where all the players hang out in the lounge and hopefully I will get a chance to talk to some of them," Ngata said. "Overall, the visit has been great. I really like it here. It's my first time here in Seattle, so it's been great to see the city and what it's like and also to see the campus and the facilities."

After heading back to campus for the morning, Ngata and his family will head over to Pullman to check out Washington State's campus and meet with the coaches there.

In addition to his visit to check out the Huskies and Cougars, Ngata has already visited Cal (February 13th) and he'll visit Stanford in the middle of June for their Junior Day as well.

As a junior last season, Ngata posted 80 tackles and four sacks for Folsom while playing mainly as a hybrid DE/LB in Folsom's scheme. We'll have more on Ngata in the coming weeks and months and we will update news on him as it happens.


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