Fogerson gets early Husky offer

Family connections usually help when team's are recruiting football players and, for the Huskies, the hope is they will have an inside track on O'Dea FB/LB Zach Fogerson for a couple of different reasons. First, his older brother, Johri, will enroll at Washington in the summer, but, more importantly, the second reason is because they were the first to offer the sophomore Irish player.

"I have a verbal offer from U-Dub," Fogerson told recently. "I got it while I was up there on Johri's (official) visit.

"Right now, I think my offer is as an athlete because coach (Chris) Tormey and coach (Randy) Hart, they want me on defense, but coach (Tyrone) Willingham wants me as a power-back."

Fogerson admits that he likes to play fullback, but his eyes lit up when he talked about playing linebacker.

"Last year on defense, I played two plays and had one tackle," Fogerson said with a smirk. "But I like that more than I like offense.

"I'm going to play outside linebacker this year next to (Allen Mooney). It could be SAM or WIL, I'm not quite sure right now.

"Everybody knows that I can play offense, but I just don't care because if I play defense I don't have to hold onto the ball to hit you. I can just come up and hit you and I can just take the ball from you."

Fogerson has a solid frame, even bigger than his older brother, that already carries 210 pounds.

"I'm 6-0.5 and 210 pounds," Fogerson said. "I'm getting comparison's to Johri a lot, but I'm compared to Anthony Felder a lot too."

As far as recruiting is concerned, besides his offer from Washington, Fogerson is also getting a lot of early attention from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and California and he said he's ready to be more than patient while considering his options.

"I'm young," Fogerson said when asked if he's considered committing early. "I don't want to say 'Yeah I'll go' and then my senior year comes and I have better offers on the table."

And who might those offers be?

"Texas," Fogerson said without blinking. "Cal, LSU, USC and schools like that. I like Cal a lot.

"Right now I like Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Oklahoma, USC and Cal along with Washington."

As far as camps are concerned, Fogerson said he expects to be at the Scout 7-on-7 tournament being held on March 15th and 16th at UNLV and then the Oregon camp being held in May.

Fogerson recently maxed out at 245 pounds on the bench, 350 on the squat and he posted a 250 pound max on the power-clean.

Stay tuned as the May evaluation period gets underway and Fogerson begins to pull in more verbal offers.

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