Trip Report - Cade Otton

2017 Tumwater (Wa.) TE Cade Otton visited Montlake this weekend and he said he had a great time hanging out with his soon-to-be coaches and teammates...

"My host was Drew Sample and we had a great time just getting to know each other better," Otton said after returning home from his visit. "They want me to play tight end when I get there and they compared me a lot with him and said I do a lot of the same things, so that's something that really stuck out to me. 

"It was also great to talk Xs and Os with coach (Jordan) Paopao and look at their signals and also formations and how they use their guys and the other real big highlight for me was getting to sit down and have dinner with the other recruits and players and coaches (at Novilhos)."

When Otton committed to Washington back in August, he was told to prepare to play defense once he arrived, but with them now saying they like him as a tight end, one has to wonder -- what changed?

"I think they saw my senior film and saw me play live and they thought that I would have more of an impact as a tight end," Otton said. "I'll play wherever they think I fit best, so that really didn't matter, but it's exciting to know I'll get the chance to play offense and catch the ball.

"Like I said, they see me fitting into the same mold as Drew where I can play on the end of the line with my hand on the ground or flex out and catch balls that way. It's pretty exciting."

As a senior, Otton finished with 123 tackles to go along with 10 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles while also hauling in close to 46 receptions for over 820 yards and 13 touchdowns while helping lead his team to 9-2 record and a quarterfinal loss to eventual state champion Archbishop Murphy.

We'll have more from Otton on Signing Day, February 1st, after he signs his Letter-of-Intent. Top Stories