"Washington was one of my first offer and they were the biggest offer for me for a while," Cole told Dawgman.com. "That's a big reason I am really high on them -- they believed in me early on -- and you have to keep them in the mix for that."
Another big reason that Washington has made a big impression on the talented prospect is because of the relationship he has formed with running backs coach Keith Bhonapha.
"Coach 'B' and I talk a lot," Cale said. "He's a really good guy and I've gotten to know him well.
"He says he likes the way I run the ball and he thinks I could fit into their offense well."
In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Cole has 14 other offers which includes schools like Kansas State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and South Carolina among others.
"I know one of the visits I want to take is to TCU and I will probably hit Baylor too," Cole said. "I'd like to get out and see all of the schools that have offered, but that is pretty expensive, so I don't think that will happen.
"I definitely want to get up to see Washington though. Coach 'B' and I have talked about when I can make it up and I'm looking at some point next month, but I just have to figure out the right date for that to happen."
Cole was arguably the top player on a Neville squad that went 14-0, winning the 4A State Title in the process.
"I was at quarterback, but I can play anything," Cole said. "Most schools see me as a tailback, but I can play receiver or whatever they want me to play.
"I'm just a football player. I like to have the ball in my hands and to help my team any way that I can."
While helping to lead his team to the state championship, Cole completed over 55% of his passes for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for nearly 1,200 yards and 23 toucdowns.
Cole said he's in no hurry to make a decision, hoping to take his official visits before he commits to a school.
"I don't see myself committing before my senior season," Cole said. "I want to take my time, take my official visits and the decide after my senior season."
We'll have more on Cole as he gets closer to setting up his visit to Montlake at some point next month.