Huskies Offer 2018 Oregon OL Prospect

After seeing him up close at their Dirt Dawgs Camp on Satufday, it didn't take long for Washington to extend an offer to 2018 Lake Oswego (Or.) OT Dawson Jaramillo, becoming the fourth school to do so this offseason...

"It was a great camp," Jaramillo told "I felt like I did pretty well and it was really great to get to work with coach (Chris) Strausser and see how he coaches. 

"He's a really detail-oriented guy and I'm the same way. He wanted his drills run a certain way and he was all about the details and that was something I really enjoyed."

On Monday, Strausser called his head coach to talk things over.

"My coach said that coach Strausser had called and he wanted me to call him back, so I called him after we were done with practice," Jaramillo noted. "We talked about my trip home and how he liked what he saw from me and how I had progressed this offseason and he said he's looking forward to watching me continue to progress and grow as a person and as a player and he said they had an offer for me.

"It's pretty exciting. They were a school that I wanted to get an offer from and I really like Washington a lot."

The offer from the Huskies joins the ones Jaramillo already had from the likes of OregonOregon State and California.

"Yep, they are my fourth offer," Jaramillo said. "I have also been to see Stanford for their camp a couple of weeks ago and they said I was a prospect they were watching.

"I went up to Notre Dame for their junior day and I've met with Michigan and Nebraska when they came by my school."

Getting back to Washington, Jaramillo was effusive in what he sees from the school and the program in general.

"I actually sorta like the city feel around the campus there," Jaramillo said. "It's not out in the country, which is still nice, but I really like the feel of the city.

"As far as the program and the coaches, I mean, coach (Chris) Petersen is a great coach and when I came up there for their Junior Day during the spring, listening to his 'Built For Life' speech, that was just really impressive and that's what really got me excited about Washington.

"My dad is pretty high on Washington too. He said they are an up-and-coming program, plus he also likes the academics there and he trusts coach Petersen. I haven't watched much of Washington as far as football, but I definitely will be checking them out more this year.

"I do know some of the guys they have had go pro -- Bishop Sankey -- is a guy I have a lot of respect for, so I know they get guys moved on to the NFL."

Making an early decision isn't even on Jaramillo's radar and he said he really wants to take the process slow so that he can be sure he makes the right choice.

"I am not in a hurry," Jaramillo said. "I've seen so many guys make an early decision and then change their mind later on because they just took the first offer that they were really excited about. I'm not going to do that.

"I am hoping to decide at some point before the end of my season. I'd like to take at least three visits, but if I need to take all of them, then that's what I'll do.

"I don't want to rush into a decision. I want to give all of the schools the chance to recruit me and I want to find out as much as I can about each school so I can make sure I make the right choice."

Jaramillo and his teammates begin their season on September 2nd vs. Lincoln (Portland, Or.). Top Stories