Several players recap their visit to Washington over the weekend for the Huskies' 2016 Junior Day event

Washington hosted over 60 prospects during their Junior Day event over the weekend and Dawgman.com caught up with several prospects who gave us their thoughts on their time on Montlake...

Otton, the grandson of legendary head coach Sid Otton, had an amazing junior season, leading Tumwater with 138 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and six sacks while earning First Team All-State honors on both sides of the ball. Otton said that he spent a lot of time talking with coach Jordan Paopao and said he loved being on campus and talking with the coaches. He said the one aspect that really stood out was the presentation by strength and conditioning coach Tim Socha and also Chris Petersen's "Built For Life" speech to the players.

It's hard for Washington to blow away a prospect like Sirmon, a 2018 kid whose father, Peter, was the linebacker coach at UW under Steve Sarkisian. He's seen all of the facilities as well as the campus and stadium and he knows the area pretty well. With that being said, Sirmon still left with a last impression, but this one came from the coaches, whom he had yet to spend a lot of time with until this weekend. "I loved the energy the coaches have. They really seem excited about things there and where the program is headed." UW is currently Sirmon's only offer, but that could change once schools get a look at him this spring. He missed nearly all of his sophomore season with a torn ACL. Simron's cousin, Jacob, is already committed to the Huskies and he said his cousin has been in his ear about committing to play with the Dawgs.

Moore has been to Washington several times, so there wasn't much new for him to see, but he said he had a good time on campus. Moore is one of the top cover corners in the state and he's got an offer from Eastern Washington and he plans to visit there on the 23rd of April. The day before that, Moore said he is planning to head to Washington State to check out the Cougars and he's hoping to head over to Idaho later that day to meet with the Vandals' coaching staff.

The big defensive lineman was blown away on his trip to UW. He has been to a couple of junior days, but he said this one was the best by far. Yost said the big thing that stuck out to him was Petersen and his "Built For Life" presentation. Yost said he got to sit down with defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe and said the feedback was that they like him, but want to see more of him this spring and summer before they move forward with him.

Morris is one of the top quarterbacks in the state and he'll likely be one of the top signal-callers on the West Coast in the 2019 class. Morris said the energy of the coaching staff and players during practice was something that really stuck out for him. He also was enamored with how much emphasis that coaches put on making sure the players are successful in school to help them be successful in life after football.

Tryon is a new name on the recruiting front, but at 6'5", 230 pounds, he's an intriguing prospect. UW told him they like his film, but they want to see more of him before moving forward. He said what really stood out to himi was the care the program shows toward their players. From the facilities to the academic support and the resources they employ, the football program does everything they can to help the players succeed, both on and off the field. He also said, like several others, that Petersen's "Built For Life" presentation had a big impact on him as well.

If you are looking for an underrated receiver in the state of Washington, look no further than Hampton who has started to see things pick up with his first offer coming in within the past month from Eastern Washington. Hampton said the highlights were getting to sit down with wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan and the some of the other coaches and he could tell UW is a top notch program. Hampton will visit Eastern Washington later this month for their junior day and he's working on seting up some other visits to see Boise State, Idaho, Portland State, Montana and Oregon State.

Lewis is a two-way athlete for O'Dea and he has been up to see Washington several times, but this was his first in-depth meeting with the coaches. He said he loves the facilities and that they are the best he's ever seen and that the coaches are all very down to earth and friendly with him. Lewis is still waiting on his first offer, but he'll be heading to Eastern Washington and Idaho's junior days later this month.

Gaye popped up on our radar last spring and he's just continued to surge as a recruit over the past few months following the completion of his junior season. Gaye said everything about the visit impressed him, but he especially liked Petersen's speech and how the school has a great program set up to help the atheletes academically.

Gurley is a two-way star for one of the top 2A programs in the state. He said he really liked the facilities and meeting and getting to know the coaches. He said one thing that really stuck out to him was the academic support for the prlayers and the atmosphere around the program.

Williams is a kid that has been on UW's radar for a while. Jeff Choate, before he left for Montana State, scouted him quite a bit and he said the passion of the coaches and the purpose they have for the program is what really stood out to him. He said he loves the fact that the coaches focus on the off-the-field stuff as much as they do the football stuff and that meant a lot to him.


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