Washington trip in the works for Deehan

Washington went after one big-time tight end for the 2007 class (Chris Izbicki) and luckily he was in their own back yard. For the 2008 class, the Huskies have been looking to the Golden State and one of the most talented is Poway TE Ryan Deehan. He's set up three visits and is ready to schedule a fourth and he talked about the recruiting process with Dawgman.com...

"It's been busy this summer," Deehan said. "We have passing league and then I work out with my teammates at least five days a week and sometimes it's twice a day with throwing and stuff like that.

"I'm working hard on my blocking so I can be a full-time tight end, but right now I'm basically a pass catching one."

Deehan has only played three years of football, his first year was his freshman season, so he's still got a lot of upside and that's what has attracted so many suitors.

In fact, Deehan has become one of the most sought-after tight ends in the country this year -- he's got 14 offers under his belt -- and he's set up three visits with a fourth one on it's way to being scheduled.

"I've already set up visits with Oregon (9/1), Arizona State (10/13) and Colorado (9/15)," Deehan said. "I'm getting ready to schedule Washington for September 8th because they play Boise State and that should be a big game for them.

"I just need to get in touch with the coaches and set the whole thing up, but that's when I'm planning to head up there."

Recruiting Deehan for the Huskies is defensive coordinator Kent Baer, who has spent plenty of time texting, calling and chatting with the athletic tight end.

"Oh yeah, we have talked quite a bit," Deehan admitted. "He's a nice guy, pretty no-nonsense, he just tells it like it is and talks about how they are bringing in the best players to compete and to help them get over the hump and start winning.

"They recruited and signed my teammate (Nick Wood) and so they both have been recruiting me for the Huskies."

Wood has been in Seattle for the past month and Deehan said he's talked to his friend and former teammate about the area and the program.

"He loves it up there and is already having a lot of fun," Deehan said. "He talked about the city and how great Seattle is and how the weather is nice and stuff like that.

"He knows this is my decision and I'll make it on my own, but he'd like me to come and play up there with him."

Deehan said every school is recruiting him at tight end and that he plans to make his decision shortly after his last visit.

We'll have more from this athletically gifted player as the season gets underway.

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