Will Aiyewa be a Husky?

In only his first year playing organized football, Victor Aiyewa became a quick study. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety prospect from Hightower High School in Sugar Land, Tex. - a suburb of Houston - earned All-District honors, while picking off five passes and racking up over 80 tackles on the season.

Coaches at the University of Washington were sent film on Aiyewa, and his recruitment started to percolate. "They liked my film," Aiyewa told Scout.com Thursday. "They liked how I could run, cover and hit. I love to hit hard."

Aiyewa took his first official visit - to Washington - the weekend of January 12th. "I liked the players and I liked the academics," he said. "I developed a good bond with the coaching staff." Junior cornerback Roy Lewis was Victor's host. "He (Lewis) just told me that the team is on the rise and will be a force to be reckoned with."

Overall, Aiyewa couldn't find fault with anything having to do with his official visit, giving it a 10 out of 10. He was not offered by the Huskies on his visit, but soon after got the good news from the UW coaches that an offer was available.

This past weekend, he visited the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and said he had roughly the same kind of time that he did at Washington, but it just didn't quite jibe with him. "I just felt better at Washington," Aiyewa said. "I've already told the UAB coaches that I'm not going there. It's between Washington and Baylor. I'm going to Baylor this weekend and then I'm supposed to go to Arizona State next weekend, but I'm not sure I'll even go on that visit. I might make my mind up after the Baylor visit.

"Most likely I'll end up at Washington."

Aiyewa is also expecting visits from both staffs next week.

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