Trip report - Keno Walter-White

With this being the first recruiting weekend of new Husky head coach Tyrone Willingham's tenure it seemed ironic that a rare bit of wintry weather hit the Seattle area. A metaphor, perhaps? The Husky football program has been in hibernation for the last two seasons with two coaching changes and its first losing season in 27 years.

However, the snow and cold temperatures didn't deter one of the Husky verbals, who was taking his first official visit to Montlake to renew his commitment to the program.

"They reoffered me when I was there and even though I was already committed, I re-emphasized my commitment to them," said San Diego (Calif.) Mesa CB Keno Walter-White to Sunday night.

Charles Smith, a fellow southern Californian, was his host and Walter-White said they saw a lot of the Emerald City.

"We looked around the city a lot," he said. "I had a great time. It was really cool. I also met another guy from Lemon Grove, Scott White and he and Charles told me how much they love it here. They showed me a great time."

The highlight for Walter-White though was his meeting with Willingham.

"He let me know what he was about," Walter-White said. "He wants you to graduate and do all I can do to be a better man. But he also said he wants to win some football games.

"He demands a lot from you. I could very easily see myself playing for him.

"Coach Willingham is a very powerful man," he continued. "Coach (New defensive backs coach Steven) Wilks and the rest of the coaches are really committed to the players.

"I would still say I am committed to (Washington)," he continued. "But I still need to get back home and talk with my folks and just make sure where my head is and talk about it. I am still very committed though."

"I will be up there in late April or early May, once I finish up these classes." Top Stories