The Huskies are the latest program to offer 2017 Palma (Salinas, Ca.) OL Drew Dalman

The latest school to offer 2017 Palma (Salinas, Ca.) OL Drew Dalman is Washington and the rising prospect told this is something that has been brewing for a while...

"I went up to (Washington's) camp after my sophomore season, so coach (Chris) Strausser and I have been talking since then," Dalman said. "Things really started to heat up over the past couple of weeks and (Tuesday) coach Strausser called and he said he liked the way I play the game and how I move and my leadership and he said he was offering me."

Washington is the 14th school to offer Dalman, joining the likes of ArizonaMichiganColoradoColorado StateOregon State and Nevada among others.

"Yeah, things have been picking up a lot for me," Dalman said. "Stanford is a school I've been tied to for a while and they have been talking to me too, but so far, they have just said they are still evaluating me and they have been up front about where I am on their list right now."

At 6'3" and 265 pounds, Dalman projects inside and he said most schools, including Washingotn, like him in the pivot.

"I'm good with playing wherever schools want me to play," Dalman admitted. "I know I need to get bigger and stronger and that's what I'm working on this offseason, but playing center is pretty fun and I think I could do pretty well there.

"One of my favorite things is run-blocking. We are a pro style type of an offense, so we get to run the ball a lot and I just love to drive guys off the ball and fire off and be aggressive."

As far as visits are concerned, Dalman said he's hoping to get up to Seattle before the start of his fall camp in August.

"I've been up there before, but it was more to participate in the camp and it was when I was a sophomore, so I really didn't know what I was looking for," Dalman said. "This time, I'd like to get up there and see the facilities and meet with the coaches, so I need to work it out with my parents on when we can make it up, but they are definitely a school I want to check out."

As far as what he's looking for in the program he ultimately chooses, Dalman said he's narrowed things down a little.

"Definitely my relationship with the coaches and the players and my comfort level with the school and the program," Dalman said. "Obviously, with my grades and the schools that have offered me, academics are big and with both of my parents being educators, it's something that I really will be looking for as well."

Dalman said that a decision before his senior season is likely, but that he won't rush things.

"If I need to wait and take some official visits, then I'll wait, but I think, in an ideal world, I'd make my decision before my senior season," Dalman said. 

We'll have more from Dalman in the coming weeks as he gets closer to setting up a visit to Montlake and we will update news on him as it happens.

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