UW makes a move on Mt. SAC's Gaisie

The new coaching staff at the University of Washington has some strong JUCO ties and one, new DB coach Demetrice Martin, comes from one of the top JC programs in the country. One of Martin's top students, Mt. San Antonio CB Dominique Gaise, is being courted by several D-1 programs and recently the Huskies got into the mix and they could be approaching him with an offer soon...

Gaisie prepped at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California and after his he graduated he ended up with the Mounties.

"Mt. SAC is a great program and one that I felt at home at and that I could felt would help get me ready for the next level," Gaisie told JCFootball.com recently. "When I came in they put me out on the island almost right away and I just felt at home and I also got to return punts and kicks too, so I was out there a lot right away."

In his two years at Mt. SAC, Gaisie started all but one and this year he finished with 71 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes defensed while almost averaging 20.3 yards per kickoff return and 13.2 yards per punt return.

"I like to lock it down on my side," Gaisie said. "I'm more of an 'in your face' man-to-man guy, but I like to be physical with guys and I can come up and tackle well."

BYU is currently recruiting Gaisie the hardest and he's scheduled a trip to visit the Cougars on January 9th.

"They said they will probably offer me when I get there on the visit," Gaisie said.

Aside from BYU, Temple, Arizona and UNLV have also been on the talented JC defensive back and a new suitor has come to the fore.

"Washington just started recruiting me really hard because my DB coach (Demetrice Martin) just got hired up there and he wants to bring me with him," Gaisie said. "Coach (Steve Sarkisian) is a good coach and he comes from a winning program at USC, so I feel like he can turn them around pretty quickly.

"They are looking at my transcripts to make sure everything is ok and if they think I can come in, they said they will probably offer me."

Gaisie will graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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