UW Making Early Impression On '18 OL Prospect

Even though the Huskies are still working on some offensive line prospects for the 2017 class, that doesn't mean they are holding off on evaluating 2018 players and one that seems to have caught their eye is Chaparral (Temecula, Ca.) OL Justin Dedich...


Dedich currently holds nine offers -- ColoradoColorado StateFresno StateIowa StateNevadaUCLAUNLVWashington State and Southern Utah -- and he said the Huskies have been a school that has shown a lot of interest in him.

"(Washington) hasn't offered me yet, but they have been talking to me and one of the coaches, I'm not sure which one, will be down to watch my game on Friday," Dedich said. "The main coaches talking to me are coach (Chris) Strausser and coach (Keith) Bhonapha, who is the area recruiter down here."

As far as his early impressions on the Dawgs, Dedich said it's all pretty favorable.

"Well, on the field, they are absolutely killing it," Dedich said. "You can see how hard they play and how fast they play and that's been really impressive from the stuff I've seen when they are playing.

"I know the area up there is beautiful. I have family up there and I've been up there several times, but I still haven't seen the school, so I've actually just started to talk to my dad about making a visit up there. It probably won't happen until after my season is over because my schedule is so full, but I definitely want to get up there and check things out and also meet with the coaches. I'll probably try and get up there with Steven Jones who is also looking at them."

Dedich has made it out to see Colorado and Colorado State games and he's been to see San Diego StateUSC and UCLA games as well.

"Most schools see me inside somewhere," Dedich said. "I can play guard or center. I can even play some tackle, so we'll have to see, but most schools are telling me they like me at one of the inside spots.

As far as what he's looking for in a school, Dedich said he's looking for one thing specificall.

"I want to find a school and program that I would want to be part of even if I wasn't playing football," Dedich noted. "I'm not looking to make an early decision. I want to let the process run its course. I don't want to commit early and then think to myself that I made the wrong decision, so I'd like to wait and take my visits and just make sure I am ready when I decide."

Chaparral (1-5) will take on Murrieta Valley this weekend.

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