Simone and Moore enjoy time at Montlake

Two of the most important in-state recruits were on campus this afternoon as the Huskies ran through their drills and Skyline (Sammamish) WR Gino Simone and Prosser WR Kirby Moore came away impressed. Both wideouts are high on the Washington's list and they had a chance to meet with the coaches and they both updated Dawgman.com about how their visit went...

"It was a lot of fun," Simone told Dawgman.com on Tuesday evening. "It was a really efficient practice -- not a lot of guys standing around and there was a lot of coaching going on.

"No team gets better when guys are just standing around, waiting for things, so it was really good to see them working hard."

Both receivers sat down with Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham after they took in practice and spent time just talking about football and life in general. "He said things are getting ready to explode there," Moore said. "He said playing with a player like Jake Locker who is the most talented player at his position in the country is a once-in-a-lifetime chance and really that is something to think about.

"That will definitely play a part of where I end up, but it isn't the only thing. There are a lot of things to consider."

Moore and Simone have become fast friends after going on the camp circuit together and traveling to New Orleans to represent the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL 7-on-7 tournament that they ended up winning with an 11-0 record.

"We've definitely become good friends and we're talking a lot about recruiting and stuff," Moore said. "We talk about what we like about this program or that program and we just compare notes and stuff."

Simone said the two have talked about possibly committing to the same school.

"We've definitely talked about it a lot," Simone said. "It's just going to be how it works out, but we're being recruited by pretty much the same schools so that makes it pretty easy to talk about."

"We play different positions, so it would be fun to play on the same team," Moore added. "Some teams like the smaller guy on the inside and the bigger guy on the outside and then other teams like it the other way around, so we're not really going to be competing to play the same spot."

While Moore's brother Kellen is challenging for playing time with Boise State, he said the Broncos, Washington and Washington State are the three schools recruiting him the hardest.

"They all have their pluses," Moore said. "I'm just being patient and making sure I get all the information I need to make a good decision."

Simone also said that Washington, Washington State, Boise State and Oregon State are the schools making the most contact with him.

"They are all telling me how much they want me," Simone said. "It's flattering and something I'm not taking for granted."

On Friday the two wideouts will head to Pullman to take in a day at Washington State and to check out the Cougars' fall practice and then both will be ready to get started with their two-a-days.

"We start on August 20th," Simone said. "I can't wait to get out there and get started it's going to be fun."

Simone said he plans to take in as many Husky games as possible this season and Moore said he hoped to make it over for a game or two as well.

We'll continue to track these two pass-catching dynamos as their seasons get underway and as coaches start calling after September 1st.

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