Huskies have their eye on Juco DE

Getting pressure on the quarterback is the key to a good pass defense. The Huskies have had issues in that area recently, but the coaching staff is taking steps to rectify the problem. One player who recently came onto the Huskies' radar is Los Angeles Harbor's George Faavae. was able to reach him at his home and he talked about his season and how recruiting is going.

"We didn't have a very good season, but I did pretty well individually," Faavae said humbly. "I had 13 sacks, 79 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three passes batted down."

Faavae led the Seahawks defense in quarterback pressures as well, but he was unsure of those final stats.

"I'm a good pass rusher," Faavae claimed. "I'm good at both pass rushing and run stopping. I can do either, but I really like to get after the passer."

So what is it about hitting the QB that makes Faavae salivate?

"I like everything about it," Faavae said matter-of-factly. "I like making plays for my team. I like making plays on the offense's side of the ball. I just get a rush when I get to hit the quarterback. It's like nothing else. It just makes me want to do it over and over again."

Faavae (6-2, 255) sports a consistent 4.75 forty-time, 370-pound bench press and a 480-pound squat.

"I can use my speed to get around the edge, but I can really get the passer any number of ways," Faavae said. "I can use my speed, but I can also spin, rip or bull-rush the blocker. I like to mix it up so he doesn't know what's coming."

As for recruiting, right now Faavae is just starting to get noticed by some Division one schools. Idaho and San Jose State have talked to the defensive playmaker, but recently Washington dropped by his coach's office and they discussed some things.

"I didn't get to talk to them when they were here, but I know that my coach said they were interested in me," Faavae said. "Coach (Eric) Yarber was down to my school and he met with my coaches. He said he was going to go back and talk to the rest of the coaches and see if they were going to offer me. I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I would be very interested in Washington if they offered me."

Faavae is a December graduate and will have three years to play two when he enrolls. He plans to major in Business at his school of choice. He has not set a timeline for a decision.

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