Huskies step up with offer for Porter

One of the top in-state linemen this year is Redmond OL Colin Porter and on Thursday he got good news when the Washington Huskies became the first school to extend him an offer. caught up with the big, physical lineman and he updated us on things and his possible timeline for making a decision...

"I got a text from my head coach that I needed to call coach (Jeff) Mills who is the coach that recruits my area and so I called them," Porter said shortly after getting done with baseball practice. "It was cool talking with them. Coach (Steve) Sarkisian wasn't available right then so all of the coaches got on the line and talked with me and told me how much they liked me and what I could be like in their system and by the time that was done coach Sarkisian was avialable.

"He told me he thought I would fit in perfectly and that he wanted to offer me a full scholarship to the University of Washington.

"It was real flattering to me and it basically came out of nowhere because I wasn't expecting it at all. They were pressing me to commit on the spot, but I wanted to make sure I talk to my dad about this and take everything into consideration so I'm not going to do it just yet, but they should be secure in the fact that they are my number one school by far."

Besides the Huskies, Porter said that schools like Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Utah are all looking at him right now.

"Washington State has sent me a questionaire and I met coach (Travis) Niekamp when he was over scouting David Gilbertson, our QB who is going to walk-on over there," Porter said. "He introduced himself and we talked really quickly, but I haven't heard very much from them so right now I don't know what is going on with them."

Porter's father, Ron, played defensive line for the Huskies in the mid-60's and Colin noted his dad would have a lot of sway in where he ends up.

"He's such a big influence on my life," Porter said. "I definitely will best listening to his advice and what he thinks I should do.

"He's been my biggest influence in my sports career that I think it is smart to listen to him and take his advice to heart."

Porter plans to visit Cal during their next junior day sometime next month and he said he will be on hand for several Husky practices this spring as well.

"Coach (Dan) Cozzetto and I have met a lot and talked a lot," Porter said. "I spoke with him at Washington's junior day earlier this month and he and I talked about what he's looking for in a lineman.

"He said I could play either inside or outside, but I think they might be looking at me as a tackle. I'm fine with playing either of them though. It doesn't worry me too much."

We'll have more from Porter in the coming weeks as things really pick up steam during the May evaluation period.

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