Huskies high on Spitz's list

One unsung player in the state of Washington this year has been Mead TE/DE Dan Spitz. He already has an offer from Washington State and now the Washington Huskies, along with several other schools have begun to increase their attention on the young man from Spokane. Dawgman.com recently caught up the gifted football player and got his thoughts on his season and recruiting…

"Our season has gone pretty well," Spitz said recently. "If CV (Central Valley) loses their next game, assuming we win our game, we'll go to the playoffs. If we don't win and they don't win or if we win and they win then it basically goes into a ‘Texas Playoff' which is basically an overtime deal that we would play in the middle of the week.

"None of us want that, but we want to go to the playoffs so if that's what it takes then that's what we'll have to do."

Spitz has excellent size (6-6, 245) and strength, including a 525 pound squat and a 315 pound power clean. He runs the 40 in 4.9 seconds and said all the schools recruiting him are looking at him as a tight end first with the possibility he could move to defense if the need arises.

"If you had to pin me down, I don't really have a preference, but if I had to choose I would say I probably like defense a little more," Spitz said. "I like to be more aggressive and hit people and be physical. You can do that on offense, but every play you can do that on defense."

Defensively, Spitz plays defensive end and he's posted 60 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and four forced fumbles. On offense, he's managed to grab 11 passes for 179 yards and five touchdowns.

As far as recruiting is concerned, Spitz has seen several schools increase their recruiting attention on him and one of those schools is the University of Washington.

"Coach (Randy) Hart said he likes me a lot and wants to offer me, but coach (Tyrone) Willingham wanted to see some more film of me so I'm putting together two game films for them so we'll see what happens with them," Spitz said. "I like Washington a lot. They're improved over what they've been recently and it would be cool to be part of them rebuilding.

"Washington State offered me and I have always liked them a lot. Idaho and Hawaii have both offered me too. Other than those schools, basically Arizona State is the other one looking at me."

Spitz expects to set up some visits in the near future and said Washington is pushing for him to visit in early December.

We'll continue to follow his progress as he gets ready to set up his next couple visits.

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