Wide has Husky offer

Speed kills and the Washington Huskies are in the hunt for corner prospects with speed and they may have found a player that fits that criteria in Cimarron-Memorial (Las Vegas) CB Eddie Wide III. Defensive coordinator Kent Baer will be at Wide's school on Thursday and he could set up a visit with the Dawgs when that meeting takes place.

"Washington has been recruiting me since I was a junior, so they've been with me for a while," Wide told Dawgman.com. "They offered me about two weeks ago and I'll probably be visiting them in January."

Wide's recruitment is being spearheaded by Baer and defensive backs coach J.D. Williams who talked to the athletic playmaker shortly before sending out his official offer.

"(Williams) and I talked for a while and they said they liked my speed a lot," said Wide who has 4.32-speed. "He also liked my footwork a lot and said he sees a lot he likes in what I can do."

In addition to Wide's blazing speed, he also has good size (5-11, 180) and is a versatile athlete starring on both sides of the ball for the Spartans – he rushed for over 1,700 yards and 23 touchdowns as a running back and posted three interceptions and 27 tackles on defense.

"Most of the teams that are recruiting me like me as a cornerback which is fine," Wide said. "Utah is the only school that is looking at me as a running back or a defensive back."

In addition to the offers from Washington and Utah, Wide has offers from UNLV and Colorado State and is getting interest from California, Washington State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Illinois, Boise State, Hawaii, Nevada and Michigan.

Recently he set up his first two visits and he's preparing to set up a third very soon.

"I'm going to Colorado State on December 8th and they'll officially offer me there and then I'm heading up to Utah on the 15th," Wide said. "I'll probably visit Washington the first or second weekend of January, depending on when coach Baer wants me up there.

"I won't make any decisions before I take my visits, but Washington is a school that I really want to see."

Wide said he plans to bring his father on at least two of his visits and he knows what he's looking for to make his final decision.

"I want to look at the education that each school provides, the tradition and the location," Wide said. "Those are really the biggest things and also how the team chemistry is and can I get along with those guys for the next four or five years?"

We'll have more from Wide after he completes his first two visits in a couple weeks.

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