2017 Saguaro (Scottsdale, Az.) S K.J. Jarrell talks recruiting and where things stand with Washington

Washington is looking to bring in at least one safety in the 2017 recruiting class and one of their top targets is Saguaro (Scottsdale, Az.) S K.J. Jarrell...

Jarrell has been on Washington's radar for quite some time and the Huskies were one of the first programs to extend an offer to the talented prospect.

"I have a really good relationship with the coaches there," Jarrell told Dawgman.com recently. "Coach (Jimmy) Lake and coach (Jordan) Paopao are the two coaches I talk to the most and they are real cool guys. I feel really comfortable with them and they have been recruiting me really hard.

"They are actually supposed to come down and see me this month, so I'm looking forward to catching up with them when that happens."

Helping Washington's cause is that his good friend and former teammate, 2016 CB Byron Murphy, will be enrolling at Washington this summer.

"I have always looked up to him and he's been talking up Washington to me for a while," Jarrell noted. "It would be great to keep playing with him, so that definitely is going to be a consideration for me, but it's not the only consideration I will have."

What are those other considerations? Jarrell didn't hesitate when asked.

"I'm definitely looking for a comfort level with the coaches and the players," Jarrell said. "It need to be a place I can feel at home and comfortable in for four years, so that's a big thing for me.

"I definitely want the chance to challenge for a starting spot. I don't expect the coaches just to hand it to me, but I want a legitimate shot at playing early. 

"The last thing is the location. Is it a place I could see myself for four years, but also after I graduate?"

Jarrell hasn't been to Seattle yet, but he said he hopes to make it up either this spring or after his school year is over. 

"I've actually been working on some things with my parents and a visit to Washington is one of those things," Jarrell said. "I'd like to get up to see the facilities and sit down with the coaches to really bond with them and get to know them. 

"It will probably be in the summer. I've got a busy spring and (Murphy) will be up there by then, so it will be a good chance to see him again too."

Jarrell has already visited Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA.

"Those were all good visits," Jarrell said. "It was cool just getting to see the programs up close and meet with the coaches."

As a junior last season, Jarrell posted 56 tackles, one interception and two pass breakups.

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