Sale will visit Washington this weekend

His teammate is visiting Washington this weekend and, while he doesn't have an offer from the Huskies yet, Los Alamitos (Ca.) OG Niu Sale is going to be in Seattle to watch the Huskies take on Oregon as well. caught up with the up-and-coming offensive lineman and he told us why he's interested in what's going on at Montlake and what other schools are showing interest as well...

"Things have really started picking up for me a lot lately," Sale told Tuesday evening. "Basically, Washington has really been recruiting me hard and then Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Cal, most of the Pac 10 actually, and Utah, San Diego State and UNLV are all picking up too."

Sale is a player who the Huskies had been keeping their eyes on and now they've come to the point where they are interested enough to bring him up to visit Montlake even though no offer has been extended at this point.

"Coach (Nick) Holt talked to me and he said they really like me a lot," Sale said. "He said they are looking for physical lineman who love to compete and that I bring that to the table. They really seem to be interested in me and they offered me the trip so I'll go up there and see what they are about."

Sale said one of the big things that interests him in what Washington is doing is his uncle who played with Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian at El Camino College.

"They both played together so they know each other real well," Sale said. "My uncle said he knows what he's doing and he knows how to win and get the players motivated to play their best.

"I watched their game against USC and thought it was crazy. The fans were so excited they rushed the field and the team just played hard the whole game. That's something that means a lot to me. How exciting it looked."

He also mentioned that his friend and teammated possibly heading there is also a key.

"Me and (Shaquille Richardson) are friends and it would be fun to go to school with him if it worked out," Sale said.

Sale said he benches over 315 pounds and hasn't done his squat in some time, but was repping 385 several times over the summer.

"I'm real physical and I love to block," Sale said. "I play both ways, but guard is what I love to play. I play left guard for us and they always run behind me. They know if we need yards, they can call my number and I'll help our backs get it."

Sale didn't do much in the way of the camp circuit this summer, only hitting the Nike Combine at USC, but he said he's hoping more schools see his film and like what they see.

"I'm just being patient," Sale said. "If Washington offers me this weekend, it will definitely be big and something to think about, but with my family I think I'm going to come home and talk to them before I make a decision."

We'll have more from Sale after he completes his trip on Sunday.

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