2017 Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Az.) S Isaiah Pola-Mao has eight offers and Washington is one of his favorites as he heads into spring

2017 Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, Az.) S Isaiah Pola-Mao is one of the top safeties out west and he's got an offer from the Huskies. He recently spoke with Dawgman.com about his interest in the Dawgs and when he plans to visit Montlake...

Pola-Mao had an outstanding weekend with his 7-on-7 team at the Las Vegas Pylon 7v7 and he talked with Scout.com's Greg Biggins about where things stand on the recruiting front in the video interview posted above.

In addition to his offer from Washington, Pola-Mao has seven others including Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona, Cal, Nebraska and Utah and he said that Washington, Arizona, Oregon State and Cal are the four schools that are recruiting him the hardest.

"I'm looking at taking visits this spring and summer just to check out some schools," Pola-Mao told Dawgman.com shortly after the event ended. "I definitely want to go through the whole process, take my official visits and see which school fits me best, but in the spring and summer, that's my chance to see what schools have to offer and to help me narrow things down a little bit."

Montlake is one place the talented four-star safety said he'll visit.

"I've been talking a lot with (area recruiter) coach (Jordan) Paopao and coach (Chris) Petersen and a little bit with (defensive backs) coach (Jimmy) Lake," Pola-Mao said. "I've formed a good relationship with them and I feel really comfortable with them.

"They said I need to get up there to see things and they are a school that I'm definitely interested in visiting.

"I'm looking at possibly visiting in April, during their spring practices, but I probably will need to wait until June or later in the summer because of my schedule."

Pola-Mao said he hasn't narrowed down when he'd like to make his decision although he hopes to take all of his official visits, so it will likely come after his senior season, but he said he has started to think about the things he'll be looking for when he sits down with his family to make a decision on where he will play his college call.

"A big thing will be my comfort level at the school," Pola-Mao said. "Location will be a big thing. Also, I want to have a good comfort level with the coaches and players. Does it have that family feel? That's really important to me."

Pola-Mao helped lead his team to a 12-1 record last season and a berth in the State Division I Semi-Finals by posting 98 tackles, good for second on the team, two interceptions and three pass breakups.


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