Wells sets up first visit

Jeff Wells is a 6-3, 210-pound quarterback/defensive back prospect from Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes, and while Wells and his Lakes' teammates were losing to Lynden at the Tacoma Bowl, he was getting a message on his answering machine from Washington Head Coach Rick Neuheisel. While not thrilled with what happened that night on the football field, Jeff's spirits were lifted considerably by the note Neuheisel left.

"They executed really well," Wells told Dawgman.com tonight about Lynden's 55-21 win over the Lancers. "They did everything with their assignments and played a good game. We gave up a couple of turnovers early in the game that were critical. We didn't come out as hyped as we would have liked to, so that played a big role."

And the note from Neuheisel? "He called to see how I was doing," Jeff said. "He said he saw film and liked how I was playing. He said they want to take a closer look at me. It seemed like a routine call, other than it was from the head coach. That was a little bit of a shock."

The Huskies haven't offered Wells a scholarship, but he will be visiting officially this coming weekend. "I'm still looking for that first offer," he said. "I'll be lifting weights, focus on my grades the rest of the year and look forward to track."

Recruiting contact is coming strong and steady from Nevada, Washington, Portland State, Montana and Eastern Washington. "U-Dub is recruiting me more on defense, Montana as a quarterback, Eastern as a quarterback and Portland State as an athlete," Wells said.

Jeff scored a 1000 on his first SAT try, so all he needs to do is keep his grades up and he'll qualify easily.

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