Washington impresses Hartvigson

He's one of the fastest rising prospects in the northwest right now, but Bothell TE/DE Michael Hartvigson is a player who is just now starting to see recruiting pick up. On Saturday the talented athlete who could end up on either side of the ball at the next level was at Washington to take in the Husky Junior Day and he came away impressed with the intensity of the new coaching staff...

"It was a great time and I was really impressed with everything," Hartvigson told Dawgman.com on Sunday afternoon. "I got to meet with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and I spent a lot of time with coach (Nick) Holt and coach (Clayton) Adams, the new tight ends coach, and I could really see myself playing for them."

Hartvigson said the highlight of the day was watching the Husky basketball team beat Washington State to win the Pac 10 Championship.

"We had unbelievable seats," Hartvigson said. "It was great because I got the 'high-five' Jon Brockman and Isaiah Thomas and that was really exciting.

"We went down on the floor and celebrated with everyone too. It was really fun and exciting."

While the Husky coaches were intense, Hartvigson said it's a stark contrast to the Cougar coaching staff.

"They are so intense and winning is what coach Sark is about," Hartvigson said. "They were completely different than the Wazzu coaches, but that wasn't a bad thing.

"That isn't saying anything bad about the Cougar coaches, but they are laid back compared to the U-Dub coaches. It was just different, but both are great."

Hartvigson's only offer to this point is from Washington State, but he said other schools including Washington are picking up the pace.

"I'm talking a lot with the Huskies right now and they told me they are really interested in me," Hartvigson said. "Oregon State, Stanford and Oregon are also coming on for me as well, but I haven't really had much contact with them yet."

Hartvigson said that several coaches have told him they like him on both sides of the ball and he said he's up for playing anywhere.

"I love playing offense and defense," Hartvigson said. "I could play either tight end or D-end, it just depends on where the coaches see me playing at wherever I end up going.

"I'm totally open to it, but I think with Washington I'm going to end up at tight end because I spent so much time with coach Adams and I went to the tight ends position meeting."

Hartvigson was unsure what camps or combines he plans to attend, but he did mention he plans to take in spring practices for both Washington and Washington State next month.

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