"Ali Gaye and Nick Ford are both really big guys," Haener told Dawgman as he sat at Sea-Tac Airport, getting ready to head home. "They were the only two guys not committed who were there, so I talked to them and just had a great time getting to know them a little bit better.
"I did a little recruiting, but I didn't put any pressure on them or anything like that."
Haener's host on his trip was Husky QB Jake Browning and the two spent quite a bit of time together.
"We hung out most of the night on Friday and Saturday, so it was good to just get a chance to hang out with him and get to know him a little more," Haener noted. "He's a good guy. I really liked him and he did a good job of showing me around."
One of the highlights for Haener on his trip was spending time with the coaches.
"I had a really good meeting with coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Jonathan) Smith," Haener said. "We talked about what I can expect when I get up there and they said they expect me to come in and battle for the backup job once I get there (in the summer).
"They are going to give Daniel Bridge-Gadd the reps during spring ball, but they want to give me mine once I get there, so fall camp will be my chance to battle and we'll just have to see what happens."
As a senior this past fall, Haener led his team to a 12-1 record and a Division 1 CIF State Title by going 170 of 279 (60.9%) for 2,976 yards with 37 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for for 175 yards and six more scores.
We'll have more from Haener on Signing Day, February 1st, after he signs his Letter-of-Intent.