Justin Dedich (Tracy Pierson)

Four-Star OL Gives Montlake Visit High Marks

The nation's top-rated center in the 2018 class, Chaparral (Temecula, Ca.) OL Justin Dedich, was up on Montlake today and he gave his visit with the Husky coaching staff high marks...


"It went great," Dedich told Dawgman.com. "Last time, my mom got to come on my visit and I spent a lot of time seeing the facilities and meeting with the coaches, but this time, my dad came and we got a chance to sit down with their academic advisors to talk about the major I want to focus on (Physical Therapy/Biokinesiology) and we figured out what classes I needed to take -- a lot of sciences and maths -- so that was really good to see that.

"We also talked a lot about graduating early and that's definitely something I have been thinking about, but you have to plan for it in order to make it happen."

Last time the four-star offensive line prospect visited Washington, the Huskies had a different line coach, but in the months that have followed, he has formed a solid relationship with the new line coach -- Scott Huff.

"He's a really energetic coach and it's been really great getting to know him better," Dedich noted. "I talk to him at least twice a week and I think he's a great coach.

"Honestly, the coaches are great and everything, but I am not going to choose a school based on the coaches. I know there's more to it than that, so while I want to feel comfortable with them, I won't base my decision on who my position coach is right now, because that could change pretty quickly."

As far as offers and future visits, Dedich has many suitors and he's unsure of whether more visits will happen this summer.

"This was sorta my last one right now," Dedich said. "I'm heading to The Nike Opening in July, but other than that, I don't have anything set up.

"I would love to visit either Louisville or Mississippi just to see the culture out east with football, but I am really not sure at this point."

A decision isn't imminent, but Dedich said he's open to deciding before the start of his senior season. 

"I'm not going to string it out if I know what I want to do," Dedich said. "I might take some visits this fall and decide during my season, but right now, I really don't have a timeline."

Dedich is the top-rated center in the country per Scout.com and he is the 87th rated player overall in the country.

We'll have more on Dedich in the coming weeks and will update news on him as it happens.

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