Ta'amu takes in day at Montlake

The Husky victory over Boise State wasn't just any old win. It took Washington to 2-0 and it also was a win in front of many of the top in-state recruits. One that was in attendance was Rainier Beach OL/DL Alameda Ta'amu and he came away very impressed with the team as well as the fans.

"The crowd was crazy," Ta'amu said. "They were so loud, you could barely hear anything. My ears are still ringing. It was really lively in there."

Ta'amu could be seen down on the sidelines as the teams went through their pre-game warmups and said he got to hang out with several of the other local talents.

"I got to hang out with Kavario (Middleton), Jermaine (Kearse) and a big lineman from Redmond," Ta'amu said. "We all were jacked up about the game and them winning. It was a lot of fun.

"Washington is really good."

Ta'amu is a player that can play on either side of the ball and says he doesn't have a preference where he ends up.

"I just like to play ball," Ta'amu admitted. "I like it on both sides so it just depends on where the coaches see me as a player, that's where I'll play and I'll do the best I can to be the best I can be."

Did Ta'amu think about committing while on his visit?

"Not really," Ta'amu said. "I really want to take my visits and just see where things are at the end of the season. Washington is my favorite, but I have a visit set up with Hawaii right now and I want to check them out and maybe a couple of other schools too."

Rainier Beach has gotten off to a slow start this year losing their first two contests, but both losses were to two of the best teams in the state.

"Pasco is a good team and Lakes is really talented and we just struggled," Ta'amu said. "We start our league in two weeks so that's what we need to be focused on."

Ta'amu and his teammates get a much needed break next weekend before beginning league play on September 21st against Nathan Hale.

The big lineman also plans to be in the stands for Washington's next game -- a tilt with Ohio State.

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