Ahmed Talks UW Visit, Decision Timeline

Recruiting is close to hitting a critical phase for 2017 Juanita (Kirkland, Wa.) ATH Salvon Ahmed and on Monday he visited one of his favorites and he updated Dawgman.com about where things stand and when a decision could be forthcoming...


"It was really good to get out there and see them practice," Ahmed told Dawgman.com of his visit to Washington to start the week. "Connor (Wedington) and I went up there together and just hung out and watched them practice.

"It was a lot of fun to hear the pads cracking and see them compete and work."

While he was up on campus, Ahmed spent time talking to the coach recruiting him for the Dawgs, running backs coach Keith Bhonapha.

"We have such a great relationship, we barely even talk about football anymore," Ahmed said. "We just talk about life and catch up. He's a great coach and a great guy. He's really easy to talk to."

Washington is one of Ahmed's favorites -- along with USCOregonNotre Dame and Stanford -- and he said he's getting closer to making a decision.

"Originally, I had hoped to be done by the end of September, but I think it might need to go into October a little bit," Ahmed noted. "I have my visit to Notre Dame set up for September 17th. That's the day they play Michigan and I am really excited to get over there and check out the gameday atmosphere there.

"As far as the others, I am still sorta working out my schedule and looking at different dates.

"I want to visit each one of my top five before I decide, so I think it will need to go into October, maybe mid-October, and then I will announce my decision."

With his outstanding athleticism and great size and speed, Ahmed could play almost anywhere on either side of the ball and his list of top suitors sees him all over the board.

"Notre Dame is looking at me specifically as a defensive back and Stanford wants me specifically at running back," Ahmed said. "The other three want me as an athlete.

"That's one of the great things about Washington and the way they are recruiting me. I could play on either side of the ball or on both sides of the ball. I like coach (Jimmy) Lake and 'KB' (Bhonapha) so I feel like I could play for either one of them and be successful."

We'll continue to keep tabs on Ahmed and update news on him as it happens.

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