Gant has eye on Huskies

The Great Lakes region is usually considered Michigan Wolverine and Ohio State Buckeye territory. Rarely are the Huskies in on players from that region, especially standout defensive backs like St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, MI) S Aaron Gant. Gant has scheduled a visit to Montlake and was able to catch up with the playmaker from the Mid West.

"I've set up a visit with Washington for January 6th," Gant said regarding his recruiting trips. "I've got Ohio State the following weekend (1/13) and I'm not sure yet whether I will visit Michigan or not, but that would be the week after that.

"I've been to Michigan a few times and I know a lot about the school. I also have a few teammates who are already there and a couple friends of mine (Brandon Graham and Alex Legion) have already committed there. I might visit there, but it isn't like I don't know a lot about the school."

His cousin Dionte Allen is also reportedly a heavy Wolverine lean.

So with all of that being the case, why the interest in Washington?

"During my season, my coach and my principal said that Washington was really interested in me," Gant said. "It was strange because I had never thought about leaving this area, but I got some calls from their coaches and then coach (Trent) Miles and coach (Steve) Wilks came and visited with me.

"It was a good visit. They were real nice and told me how I would fit into their program. They went over what they want to do with the program and how I could help them get to the next level. It was a real good visit."

Gant has never been to Seattle before and has yet to talk to head coach Tyrone Willingham, but is looking forward to his visit to Washington the first weekend of the new year.

"I'm looking forward to checking out the school," Gant said. "I've never talked to coach Willingham, but I've heard a lot of great things about him. I know he's a great man and a good coach. I'm looking forward to meeting him."

Washington, Michigan and Ohio State are his leaders right now and he doesn't plan on taking any visits other than to his top three. He finished the season with three interceptions and "a lot of tackles".

"I like to defend the pass, but I would say I'm more of a physical safety," Gant said. "I like to intimidate guys who come into my area. I can pick it if I'm there, but I really like to hit and be physical."

Gant recently took the SAT, but has not received his score. He plans to make a decision soon after his last visit and while the Huskies are fighting an uphill battle, they will have a chance to make their pitch to the playmaker from "The Wolverine State".

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