Saylor enjoys visit to UW

In last year's state playoffs Union (Camas, Wa.) WR Mitch Saylor vaulted onto the scene of college football recruiters who are intrigued by his size (6-5, 195) and playmaking abilities. This weekend Saylor and his Union teammates are focused on earning a state berth in the basketball playoffs, but he took a slight detour on Saturday when he visited Montlake to take in Washington's Junior Day...

"It was a great time," Saylor said as he relaxed in his hotel room in Tacoma before his 8 o'clock game against Lakes. "I got to meet with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and with the new receivers coach (Jimmie Dougherty) and I think both of them would be great guys to play for.

"They just broke down how they like their receivers to play and what they are looking for in a player and they said they liked me a lot."

Saylor led the Titans with 45 receptions, 765 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns as a big receiver who causes matchup problems, but he said a few schools have asked him about what he thinks about playing tight end.

"They've asked me and I said I'm open to it, definitely," Saylor said. "I mean, I'd have a lot of stuff to work on since I've never played it before, but wherever the school that I go to sees me playing and fitting in best, that's what I'll do."

Saylor said the Husky coaches told him they would be recruiting him over the coming months and that they want him to come up and watch some of their spring practices.

"Coach Sarkisian said he really liked my highlight tape a lot, so that was real encouraging," Saylor said. "I will definitely be coming up for some of their spring practices to get a feel for how they do things.

"I was invited to Washington State's junior day last weekend, but I had a conflict with basketball so I will have to drive over there to take in one of their practices and to meet the coaches there.

"Right now I'd say Washington, Oregon State and Washington State are probably recruiting me the hardest, but I'm not in any type of a hurry. I don't even have any offers yet, so I'm going to be patient."

Saylor said after basketball he will focus on recruiting more and he plans to visit as many schools as possible over the coming weeks and months before his senior season gets underway.

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