Rains Looking to Pour it on in the Spring

<b>Jim Rains</b> is a 6-6.5, 300-pound offensive lineman who graduated from Anacortes High School last spring and deferred enrollment at the <b>University of Washington</b> to improve on his test scores and core classes. We caught up with Jim and this is what he had to say about his present and future.

"I'm not doing too much, just working at a marina," Rains told Dawgman.com. "Now that the season is over, my old coach at Anacortes invited me to come out and lift, so I'm going to do that three times a week."

While the Husky coaches have been prioritizing their current recruiting efforts, they haven't forgotten about the big man from Anacortes. "I hadn't heard from them too much, but I did just talk to Coach Heater the other night," Rains said. "He just wanted to make sure that I knew they were still interested in me and that they want to make sure I get everything straightened out before I go there for school."

Jim is ready to attend a community college to clear up some loose ends. "I'm not going at the moment," he said. "I'm going to go to Skagit CC for a quarter to get my grades up and work on my SAT score. If I do those things, which I will, I'll be all set. I want to enroll in the spring but I have to see how it goes. It's all based on timing, when the quarter at Skagit is over and when the quarter at Washington starts. I want to get there in time to play spring football. I was told it starts in April, so it will be close."

In the meantime, Rains said that he was checking out the Dawgs, even if it wasn't as often as he would have liked to. "I definitely followed them this year but I didn't get a chance to go to any games like I did the year before," said Rains. "I usually work on the weekends."

Jim is working hard to accoomplish his goals, but has a back-up plan in place in case things don't work out as hoped. "Well, if for some reason things don't work out with Washington, Eastern Washington has always been my fallback school. They've been recruiting me from the beginning."

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